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 […]

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 […]

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I will come clean right from the start.  This recipe is not my own……in that it is a very slightly altered version of the absolutely amazing Apple Spice Coffee Cake by Danielle at Against all Grain. My kids will often say over a meal they particularly like “YUM! Mummy is the best cooker”.  I won’t […]

Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal

Even though my household is slowly moving toward a mostly Paleo diet we are struggling with breakfast for the kids.  I can happily eat dinner leftovers but the kids are fond of breakfast foods…..and don’t want eggs everyday.  I have been making huge batches of low-grain granola that is eaten with either almond milk or […]

Roasted Bussel Sprouts

Everything is yummy cooked in bacon and onions….EVERYTHING!! One of my New Years resolutions for 2013 was to try foods I have always claimed to not like.  I have never been a really picky eater (does being gluten free, dairy free and mostly sugar free count as picky?  I think not) but there were a […]

How to make Aioli

This is one of those quests that seemed hard at first.  It seems every recipe is different, all with warnings as to why the other method shouldn’t be done. I tried a few different methods and had a couple of absolute failures.  My food processor doesn’t want to ‘whip it into creamy submission’ and putting […]

The Worlds Best Pot Roast (the secret is a little Balsamic Vinegar)

I didn’t grow up eating pot roast.  We didn’t eat tons of beef when I was a kid.  Maybe because it was too expensive on a single moms budget, maybe it was too time consuming, or maybe because my moms recipe lexicon of 7, one for every day of the week, was full….I don’t mean […]

Dairy Free Vegan Sour Cream

Dairy Free Vegan Sour Cream Going dairy free isn’t easyEating a Paleo diet or any diet (and obeying all the rules) ain’t easy. At this point I’m not trying to adhere to any particular ‘diet’ or plan other than gluten free and dairy free (with the exception of butter….I use so little of it and […]

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 […]