There are many reasons to keep your kitchen pantry tidy, including finding hidden food items that you can quickly turn into a meal. I noticed a bag of cornmeal sitting in our pantry, and realized it had been there for more than a year. I sought out a weekend brunch […]
Breads, cakes, cookies, pasta – all the yum, none of the wheat!
As I look at this week’s meal plan, it’s obvious that I had Autumn on my mind. It was inevitable, with both of our sons back in school and the sun setting earlier every evening. Our kitchen smelled like a cornucopia of delicious spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. We […]
The traditional version of this recipe comes from northern Japan, and includes lotus and taro root, konnyaku (preserved konjac potato), and dried shiitake. For our version, I researched vegetables that could stand as reasonable substitutes for these less common Japanese veggies. I discovered that celery root could replace lotus root, […]
We adapted this recipe from the Whole Life Challenge website. The original recipe used turkey, and you could just as easily use chicken. We opted for pork cutlets which we broiled in the oven and served on top of the tart stew.
We’re still playing the Whole Life Challenge, so this week’s recipes are mostly Paleo (or paleo + rice). We had fun this week, enjoying Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes for dinner mid-week, experimenting with pork belly, and loving Strawberry Cashew Chia Pudding (Vegan). Friends joined us for dinner over the weekend, and […]
We’re halfway through the Summer ’19 Whole Life Challenge! We’re exploring two new Paleo cookbooks that we found at our public library – “Sheet Pan Paleo” by Pamela Ellgen and “Paleo Comfort Foods” by Julie & Charles Mayfield. We’ve had success adapting recipes from both, though I’m currently favoring the […]
We prepare turkey meatballs and spaghetti squash whenever we want to cut our boys some slack – we make them traditional spaghetti to accompany their meatballs. We all end up super-happy with our dinner plates! I’m particularly pleased with this batch because it incorporates secret veggies and because we used […]
During the second week of this Whole Life Challenge, we decided to challenge ourselves by adhering to the Performance nutrition guidelines. Basically, in addition to no dairy, sugar, or wheat we eliminated beans, corn, white potatoes, and rice from our diet. We ate a LOT of vegetables and learned that […]
We found this recipe at Whole Kitchen Sink, and hands down, this is one of my favorite salads ever! The veggies are cool and crisp, the dressing is a wonderful blend of sesame, ginger, and coconut aminos, and the grilled chicken has that awesome warm, slightly charred, flavor. So good! […]
We changed so little in the original recipe from Healthy Liv, I’m simply going to link to it here. Though the original recipe called for ground beef, we opted for ground turkey. We omitted the garlic powder and replaced the medium onion with one bunch of green onion, chopped fine. […]