Wheat Free

Breads, cakes, cookies, pasta – all the yum, none of the wheat!

Cornmeal Hotcakes

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 […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 22 August 2019

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 […]

 

Simmered Chicken and Vegetables

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, […]

 

Pork Tomatillo Stew

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.  

 

Meal Plan / Week 19 August 2019

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 […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 18 July 2019

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 […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 17 July 2019

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 […]

 

Sesame Chicken Salad

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! […]

 

Paleo Sweet Potato Chili

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. […]