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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maple Ginger Glazed Salmon

We have been having lots of play dates lately.  The long winter in southern Ontario this year has forced all the kids indoors and has all us parents dying for some social time.  Our food choices and my restrictions make it so much easier to invite people to our house than go to theirs. Also, […]

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 […]

Tom Kha Gai or Tom Kha Goong

I am officially completely obsessed with this soup.  I don’t mean in a ‘I like to eat it’ way but that I would bathe in it if you weren’t going to judge me.  I have made 3 batches of it since Sunday (it is Tuesday).  I love the smell, the sweet, salty, sour and bitterness, […]

Chicken Marbella with a Twist

I have started to attempt to add small scale catering to my resume.  Crazy I know but with everything else that I am doing it makes some sense. And in truth, I have had some requests. So I thought I would try it.  I am probably more stupid than brave but then you are here […]

Pad Thai

My life is getting in the way of my life again.  I know I say this every couple of months, like I am surprised, and like I should’ve gotten it all under-control since the last time I felt it but the fact of the matter is……..it isn’t a matter of control but a matter of […]

Dinner Last Night – Beef Bourguignon/Stew

I was recently diagnosed with low iron….like painfully low iron.  The kind of low iron that alarms the doctor when he reads the labs.  The kind where he starts writing prescriptions, suddenly seems busy, looking at you concerned and sifts through all the other lab work you have had over the last few years. Low […]