Archives for 2013

What Now Mama?

Today is day 12 of my kids being in full day school.  I have been ‘released’ from my duties of being a full time mom.  There are now 6 ½ hours a day that the kids are in school.  6 ½ hrs to get things done.  6 ½ hours!!! 6 ½ hours to tackle this […]

Real Mama Life : The Cupboards are Bare!!!

There are some very real benefits to all the preserving and canning I do.  Not just because of the health benefits of eating food that is preserved while it is in season but because very rarely are the cupboards really bare. Tonight was one of those nights…..we have been in and out of town so […]

Dairy Free Butter Chicken

This has become a stand by dish around here.  It ain’t pretty, it’s easy, fast and the kids love it.  The best part is I can eat it and these days it feels like there isn’t much I can eat.  I know boohoo poor me but the list of forbidden foods has grown….again! It started […]

Beet Noodles Salad

I can always tell when my auto-immune is being mismanaged because I can’t focus.  I can’t see projects through and I feel easily overwhelmed.  Motivation is absent, exhaustion is present and my brain doesn’t work. Remember my last post about June and it’s attempts at homicide?  Well there are a few days left and it […]

#RealMamaLife June’s Chaos

Am I delusional? I must be delusional to think I can do all the stuff that I sign up for.  I am delusional to think that someone can keep sane with this many balls in the air.  Let’s face it, I have truly, irrevocably, ambitiously, insanely, signed on for a REAL #RealMamaLife and lost all […]

Shrimp with Asian Style Beet Noodles

Some recipes come easy and others take real thought, effort and experimentation.  This is one I have been working on for a couple of weeks.  It has taken more work, effort and experimentation than any of the other recipes I have ever done.  There is no research I can do on beet noodles and how […]

Perfect Pickled Red Onions and Why I need them.

I have been on a quest.  I have been so in love with my new spiral slicer that I have been on a creative high finding reasons to use it almost every day and inventing dishes or variations of old classics just to have another reason to use it.  Well I have done it this […]

Head Lice Repellant

YAY!!!  Another thing to bring home from school!!  If it isn’t the endless list of colds, viruses and illnesses, the pockets full of wood chips or sand to clog the washing machine, the bags full of unfinished art, it’s the dreaded note that YOU have a child with head lice!! OH the shame….. Here are […]

Real Mama Life = Humiliation

In the on-going struggle to reclaim my health after years of illness with an auto-immune disease I am now subject to this kind of humiliation….apparently best served by the deft hands of my children. My doctor has sent me for ‘stool testing’ (bare with me, it gets worse) to be collected at home (thank god) […]

Tomato, Capers, and Olives ‘Pasta’

Remember this recipe for zucchini noodles? The point of that recipe was for this kind of recipe to follow…… I love olives….mostly I love kalamata olives.  I know in the olive world this is the most common and but a small portion of the many to choose from. I do like others but kalamatas are […]