• Recipes

    Herb Chicken Burgers and Fries [Paleo friendly, gluten-free]

    These herb chicken burgers and fries are sure to spice up your weeknight dinners! Need a break from your average beef burger and fries? Look no further! You’re going to love this chicken version of an American classic. Throw this meal together in about 40 minutes, and you’re set for dinner! Let’s get into the recipe. Herb Chicken Burgers and Fries Serves 4 Ingredients For the burgers: 1 lb ground chicken 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped finely 2 Tbsp almond flour 5 sprigs fresh oregano (or 1 Tbsp dried) 1 Tbsp sea salt (if using table salt, reduce to 2 tsp) 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 tsp chili…

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    Brown Butter Peanut Butter Cookies [Paleo friendly, gluten-free]

    Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter cookie?! I know I do. The great thing about these cookies is they can be made with any nut butter that you like. Allergic to peanuts? Use cashew butter! On the Paleo diet? Use almond butter! They are delicious no matter which butter you choose. With the holidays coming up, these would be a great dessert to bring to a holiday party to break up all those pumpkin pies and chocolate cakes. As delicious as pumpkin is… one can only eat so much of it. Anyways, let’s get straight into the recipe! Brown Butter Peanut Butter Cookies Makes 12 cookies Ingredients 2 eggs…

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    How to Make Bone Broth [GAPS, SCD, Paleo] + 3 Reasons You Should Be Making It

    Healing, Nutritious, and Wonderful Bone Broth! There’s a reason your mom used to give you chicken noodle soup when you were sick. She learned from her mom, who learned from her mom, who learned from her mom… that there is something incredibly healing about chicken broth! The one difference is, the only way to get back in those days was to make it yourself. How sad it is that many of us have lost the art of cooking from scratch… Imagine this… It’s 1880. You are in your great great grandmother’s shoes. She’s a pioneer who took the treacherous journey West with her family, in search of the vast, plentiful prairie. They…

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    Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful, hard-working, strong mothers out there! You are amazing. I know my mama is one of those strong women. And she deserves the best on Mother’s Day! Buying a present is a lovely gesture, and believe me that’s what I do for most other holidays, but Mother’s Day seems different. How do you show your mom just how much she means to you? Sometimes a Yankee candle just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes a fancy dinner with a gourmet dessert and a boat ride just isn’t in the budget. So, for this special holiday, I like to make (semi) handmade gifts. It just feels a bit…

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    Easy Homemade Pickles [Fermented, Probiotic]

      C’mon, Who doesn’t love pickles?! They’re salty, crunchy, a bit sweet, and such a satisfying snack! I bet you never guessed that they can actually be very healthy and beneficial to your gut health! I’m not talking about the pickles on the shelf at the store, though. Unfortunately, those are filled with additives and a host of other ingredients that you wouldn’t want to put into your body. According to this article by naturalness.com, shelf pickles contain refined table salt, calcium chloride, sodium benzoate (linked to cancer), polysorbate 80, “natural flavor” (proven to be not-so-natural after all), and yellow #5. That’s enough reason for me to make my own and avoid the…

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    Choc-Peaunt Butter Macaroons [Paleo, Raw, Vegan]

    These raw macaroons (the coconut ones, not the fancy French ones! ;)) are the perfect sweet snack to bring anywhere. I bring them to school, to work, to the beach…really, anywhere! They are incredibly easy to make and only require a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. They are possible my favorite go-to snack, because they can be made in so many different flavors: lemon, blueberry, vanilla…..Mmm. They have been tested on many people (healthy eaters and “non-healthy” eaters alike, and they are loved by all! They are Paleo & Vegan friendly, and raw as well! No need to cook them. Just whip them up…

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    About Me

    Hello! Welcome to My Life From Scratch. I am so glad you’re here! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Miriah, and I’m currently a college student in California studying nutritional science. I love creating new homemade recipes, always from scratch, as well as recreating “unhealthy” recipes, turning them into nutritious, filling, and satisfying recipes that can be enjoyed by everyone (Yes, even those health-skeptics! They won’t even know the difference, believe me, I’ve tested these recipes!). I am so passionate about healthy food because I am in the process of using nutrition and diet to heal myself of IBS, intestinal permeability (a.k.a. leaky gut),…