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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salad Nicoise

With babies, there is a period in between spoon feeding puree foods and efficient finger food eating that is particularly troublesome.  It is usually during this period that the little nuggets figure out that throwing food on the floor is fun….this I loathed.  I hated that all the effort I had made to feed them […]

Vegetable Stock and Curry Sweet Potato Soup

We have now come out the other end of ‘tag you’re it’ stomach flu.  I always think I have somehow managed to avoid what ever the kids have brought home but oh how the mighty do fall. Auto-immune diseases and all I actually fared pretty well.  Everyone else in the family spent at least 12 […]

Real Food Shepherd’s Pie

This almost Paleo dish was a huge success around here.  Any dinner leftovers were eaten by a certain ‘Daddy Monster’ while he did the supper washing up.  I would like to say that we ate this with a huge salad like I would recommend for you and yours to do but after a very cold […]

Chicken Noodle Soup

Sometimes we got so caught up in the ‘other’ that we miss the simple.  This week my husband got sick with a bad cold or a flu.  He has an amazing immune system so a cold for him is a slightly runny nose and the need for an extra couple of hour of sleep a […]

Beer Braised Pulled Pork Tacos with Pico de Gallo

Every once and a while there is a recipe I work on that makes me happy right down to my toes.  One that classically has gluten and dairy but doesn’t leave me feeling like it might have been better if I could eat gluten and dairy.  That it is perfect and delicious just the way […]