Archive for the 'Food' Category

Baking Day: Lemon Bars, Coconut Flour Bread, Banana Spice Coffee Cake, Macaroons, Chai Spice Muffins

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Banana Spice Coffee Cake {Grain Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free} 1 cup banana 4 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp honey 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp coconut oil optional: chopped nuts, 1/4 cup coconut, […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, right? {Use carrot pulp from juicing in these muffins}

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Note: Gluten-free; Grain-free; Dairy-free 4 eggs 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (can sub butter here) 1/4 cup honey (I used none the last time and they were still sweet enough) 2 Tbsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 c carrot pulp […]

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Yummy Chicken Butternut Stew

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

This steamy stew was amazing and had my family going back for seconds, and my 6 year old eating out of the pot at clean-up time. I thought about it for days after. You can use chicken broth (homemade ideally) or beef broth (which I used and gave it a great rich flavor that complimented […]

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Snack/Lunch Tip: Getting Away from Crackers

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

We have had to make some changes in our eating habits here… part of it is getting away from carbs. With three little kids, one of which is a constantly hungry boy, it has been challenging to say the least. Maybe you need to or want to do the same, here are some tips: -Use […]

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Easy Lunch or Snack

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Pinterest inspired lunch or snack. My son said, “This is the best lunch I have ever had”. Wrap a whole banana in a tortilla (you can use whatever- whole wheat, brown rice…) that you have smeared with peanut butter or sunflower butter or almond butter and jam or honey or honey mixed with cinnamon…  

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Tip of the Day: Dinners for Soccer Nights…

Monday, August 20th, 2012

And so… school, soccer, and structured schedules reconvene into the organized chaos of a mom’s life. Homework, drop-offs, pick-ups, baths, bedtimes, and meals find a place in the few hours after the school bell rings. Here are some ideas for meals that can be made-ahead or prepped ahead on those busy evenings where we want […]

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Tip of the Day: Too Many Paper Towels??

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Do you use too many paper towels? Wiping up spills, plating sandwiches at lunch, drying soppy hands… I have found a couple easy places to decrease use of paper towels: -Use bread boards {Resopal boards– you can buy individually or in sets} (inspired through my German grandmother) to plate sandwiches and toast… Easy to wipe […]

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Tip of the Day: Bananas Stay Yellow!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Don’t you hate it when you buy a bunch of bananas and they turn spotty in a day or two! This is amplified with these warm days. There are only so many times a week I want to bake with ripe bananas. Anyways, just saw this on pinterest AND it works amazingly well!! Wrap the […]

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Buttermilk, Green Onions, and Yogurt

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Money saving. Easy. Sustainable. DIY. Low-time commitment. These are all words that prompt a mom to continue reading… Buttermilk: add 1 cup of (store-bought, cultured) buttermilk to  a 1 quart Mason jar. Fill the rest of the jar with milk. Let it sit on your counter for 24-hours until it is thickened and coats the […]

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Layers of a Meal

Monday, June 13th, 2011

We had such a delicious dinner tonight. Layered it. Why? Presentation. Encouragement to eat the meal parts together. Layers of our dinner (bottom to top): Basic Risotto (a bit of parmesan mixed in) from a couple nights ago Onions sauteed with butter and then some leftover red wine from last week. I prepared this portion […]

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