I was so excited when I saw this book pop up in my instagram feed, and when it arrived in my mailbox a couple of weeks later, I flipped through it with glee. Like Paleo Indulgences, another Victory Belt publication, Paleo Slow Cooking has a thumbnail-index of recipes in the front. I love this style

Cooking for myself and a toddler (while my husband is deployed) is SO different than cooking for all 3 of us. Especially since my husband takes leftovers to work for lunch. So I’ve been focusing on trying to make 3 categories of dinners for Anneliese and myself, to avoid eating the same leftovers for a

I’ve found myself relying on dairy too much… well, maybe not “too much” (based on what?) but more than I’d like. If I’m hungry, I reach for a glass of milk (up to about 3 glasses a day often). Anneliese asks for cheese all the time for snacks. She eats LOTS of cheese. And usually

My friend Amber texted me yesterday and said “I hope your birthday is amaze-balls.” It was pretty good but I MADE amaze-balls. I was going to make myself Joey’s Birth Day Cake, but I didn’t butter the pans well enough and the cakes stuck. So I threw the cake into the peanut butter frosting and

Tonight’s dinner was fantastically fresh. BLT Summer rolls, blanched veggies, and a ranch sauce for dipping. When I read this BlogHer post, I became obsessed with finding rice paper. Easier said than done… but finally I found a “hole in the wall” Asian grocery store, and they had them. So I happily carted them home,

This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and Tropicana. It’s funny, if you look at the USDA food pyramid… if you tried to eat as many servings of everything they want you to, it would be really really hard. (Well, at least the pyramid I grew up with. Not sure about the “my pyramid” or

Nov 23 2010
Category: Day-to-day. Food

I’ve been trying and trying to write up this recipe… but my mind is blank. So sorry, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see how I made this: Also? It was goooood. While my mind is (mostly) blank, I’m totally completely stuck on the fact that November is almost over. 2010 is almost over.

Today, I made these grain-free granola bars, but when I was making the honey-coconut oil mixture, I dumped in a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder. Oh, YUM! And for dinner, I made crispy skin chicken thighs, but I put them on top of some carrots while they were in the oven. The carrots got all

What Is It? Coconut cream concentrate is basically ground up coconuts, oil and all. Think of peanut butter, but instead of peanuts, it’s coconuts. In the name of all that is holy, this is amazing stuff. It’s mostly fat (1 tablespoon contains almost 100 calories of fat) which means a spoonful can be an excellent

What is it? Guess what I got in the mail a few days ago! If you guessed YET ANOTHER Department of Defense survey (this time addressed to my baby), you’d be right! If you guessed a HUGE tub of organic dried shredded coconut from Tropical Traditions, you’d also be right! There’s nothing but coconut in

I think I’ve mentioned that I’ve been freezing meals for post-baby… so last night I wanted to poach some chicken breasts and freeze some for easy meals (throwing into veggies/sauce, making into chicken taco salads, etc). So I poached 6 breasts, and cut up 2 to use in dinner, which was sort of a repeat

One thing about eating the way that we do – mostly meat, produce, eggs, and dairy – is that it makes it difficult to have a store of food ready in case of an emergency. On the east coast, that would mean hurricanes or tornadoes. Out here, that means possibly an earthquake (which my husband

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