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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zucchini Noodle – A Paleo Staple

Ready to be added to sauce OH what a steep learning curve this going grain free is.  There have been some serious challenges to keeping it up….the biggest being that I am a mom that signs up/volunteers/says yes and takes on more than I should.  I can actually hear Big Daddy’s eyes roll as I […]

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 […]

Garlicy Hummus

About once a week it is Big Daddy’s night to make dinner.  Usually it falls on one of my busier days when I haven’t been able to consider dinner early enough in the day to make sure that the meat is thawed and prep done.  Sometimes it is left overs but most often he does […]

Braised Vegetables

Roast Beef with Braised Vegetables and homemade Horseradish Mayo I’m not sure if I will actually get the posts I promised done this week.  A couple of my planned shots were eaten by someone in this house before I was able to take a picture……I’m not naming names or nothin’……. but I don’t know if […]

Creamy Zucchini Soup

The weather is getting cold, the seasonal vegetables have changed and the budget is thin.  After beautiful summer weather all through September, Fall rolled in with a vengeance.  It got cool fast and everyone got sick.  The last week has been cool rainy days that are overcast and dark.  My least favourite kind of weather.  […]

Low-Grain Granola

I have been slowly reading and ‘digesting’ (see what I did there?) more and more of Wheat Belly and the concepts behind the Paleo Diet, GAPS diet (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) and SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet).  The need to go gluten free first opened my eyes to diets beyond Atkins and low-cal to ones that […]

Fresh Tomato Pasta

We are currently overwhelmed with tomatoes from the garden.  They aren’t any of the great canning varieties and in some cases not even sliced on a sammy types.  They are from the littlest of little to a larger cherry tomato size.  We have had some strange success from these larger yellow guys that we have […]