IMG_6162.jpg

  Perusing Pinterest, I found this recipe for oatmeal-raisin breakfast cookies. They looked great, except for the part about the oatmeal. Oh man, the last time I ate oats, I was pregnant with Anneliese and threw them into my grain-free waffles because I wanted the texture. BAD IDEA. There were some huge consequences, tummy-wise… So


IMG_4515.jpg

Here’s how to make these kid-friendly grain-free gluten-free treats. Just a few ingredients and a few minutes, and totally healthy! Great breakfast!


image.png

I came across this recipe on pinterest, which is adapted from this recipe at The Kitchn. It’s for southern-style chicken and dumplings. You know, the kind you get at Cracker Barrel. Like Emily’s husband (hey, that’s my name!), that’s what I ordered at Cracker Barrel EVERY SINGLE TIME we would go. Because it’s amazing and


IMG_9321.jpg

About a year ago, I mixed up this coconut-flour based pumpkin bread. It was good. Really good. Especially after a day in the fridge for everything to meld together. But this morning when I wanted to make some pumpkin bread, I didn’t feel like getting out a recipe (yes, I use my own blog like


IMG_9026.jpg

Lemon is one thing that actually helps my feelings of nausea when pregnant, so I’ve been eating a lot of it lately. These potatoes are mild enough to not bother my stomach, but flavorful – very lemony! Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside makes them perfect for any day, even if you’re


IMG_0403.jpg

I’m not a big fan of KIWI magazine – it’s one of those natural parenting types which would be nice (I miss Mothering), but it’s pretty “conventional wisdom” and seems to push the idea that veganism and vegetarianism are awesome, noble, super-healthy ways of eating. Still though, they have good articles and recipes here and


This post brought to you by TABASCO® Original Red. All opinions are 100% mine. TABASCO asked if I’d like to try out their Original Red hot sauce and develop a recipe for Superbowl parties. I love hot sauce, though I don’t eat it too often, so I jumped at the chance to use some creativity


IMG_5821.jpg

This is more of a dessert than an appetizer, by far. The dates sort of caramelize inside of the bacon, and the bacon lends a nice saltiness and crisp. If you’ve never had bacon-wrapped dates, don’t let their rough exterior scare you away – it certainly doesn’t detract from their deliciousness. Preheat the oven to


IMG_5858.jpg

I wanted to make a soup with a beef stock / tomato juice base, and also had leftover chicken from making Vampire Chicken earlier this week. So this happened. And it was good. Chicken Beef-ish Veggie Soup Ingredients: lots of butter 2 onions, diced 3-4 medium carrots, diced 1 cup green beans, fresh or frozen


IMG_5092.jpg

We’re getting down to the last pounds of our 1/4 grass-fed beef we bought last year, and all the bits with most obvious uses have been used. So now I have to be a bit more creative. So when I pulled out these short ribs to thaw (and wanted to try something new), I googled


IMG_5154.jpg

My mother-in-law makes a fantastic sourdough bread stuffing with onions, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes. It’s something I always looked forward to at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and to be honest, if she were making it I’d still totally eat it up. Sourdough bread is one kind of bread that has never caused me digestive discomfort


IMG_5038.jpg

Since switching over to the grain-free way of life, I have occasionally indulged in bread here and there. Face it, sometimes it’s just nice to have something to schmear butter all over… or to dip in your gravy/sauce/salad dressing/soup. But usually I end up feeling a bit bloated when I eat bread (with the exception



as seen onas seen onas seen onas seen onas seen on

© 2016 Joyful Abode | Designed by OSN