Chicken Broccoli Cheese Bake

This is something I made while I was pregnant to freeze for post-partum. I’m so glad I did! I made one big batch, and put some of it in a casserole dish to eat that night, and froze the rest in those little foil bread tins… a couple sized for enough for me and my


Zingy Cauliflower Salad

If you need to take something to a Labor Day picnic or barbecue, this is the perfect low-carb dish. It’s certainly crowd pleasing, and it’s a snap to make! Zingy Cauliflower Salad Ingredients: cauliflower – “chunked” and steamed mayonnaise dijon mustard celery – diced or sliced salt and pepper Whisk together the mayonnaise and the


Happy Birthday to my Sweetie

Well, happy birthday to him yesterday. And as a birthday gift to all of you? I give you this cake. And since I made it with a 3-week-old baby who is nursing constantly when she is awake… you know it must be easy. Plus it’s grain-free and gluten-free. Score! And my husband just wouldn’t be


Grain-Free Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Recipe

Today while skimming through blogs, I came across this recipe for Homemade Graham Crackers. And they just happened to also be grain-free! And they ALSO happened to use ingredients I had on hand already! So I had to go for it. I love(d) graham crackers… sometimes you just want something cinnamony and honey-y that will


Grain-Free Gluten-Free Cookies of Awesomeness

Yes, I’m still pregnant, still in Prodromal Labor… consistent contractions all day and night, but that’s just the “problem.” They’re not getting more intense, so… I’m left in limbo. And what do people in limbo do? Bake cookies! (And make tomato basil sauce out of the TONS of tomatoes from our garden, but I didn’t


Unbeatable Summer Brunch

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Full-fat cottage cheese, blueberries (the kind that explode in your mouth they’re so juicy) and strawberries from a local farmer, garden-ripe tomatoes… You can’t tell me this doesn’t look amazing!


38 Weeks, and Staying Patient (Pregnancy Iced Tea)

Pregnancy iced tea: Heat 4 cups of water. Throw in 3 bags of Red Raspberry Leaf tea. Throw in 1 bag of other tea (I did peppermint, then green chai, and tonight’s is green tea + some lemon slices) for variety Dump in 3 packets of Truvia Let steep several minutes. Remove tea bags, and


Good Chicken Salad Salad – With Grapes and Pine Nuts

Just another delicious summer salad made with local lettuce and tomatoes. But the star of the dish is, of course, the chicken salad on top. It’s so simple to make, and wonderfully flavorful. Good Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pine Nuts Recipe You will need: several chicken breasts, poached and shredded (or leftover rotisserie chicken,


Greek Stuffed Zucchini Boat Recipe

I am SUCH a fan of Zucchinis, I get so excited whenever our plants start producing. And the grocery-store ones never seem to measure up to our garden ones… just such creamy delicious flesh, thin tender peel (with no gross waxy stuff rubbed on it). So when we had four ripe zucchinis at once, I


Homemade York Peppermint Patty Recipe

One of my husband’s favorite candies is the York Peppermint Patty. This minty-chocolate treat might not be the most popular candy bar on the market, but it’s not that far of a stretch from his favorite ice cream, mint chocolate chip. But take a look at this ingredient list: sugar, corn syrup, semi- sweet chocolate


Parmesan Crusted Baked “Fried” Zucchini

One of the first things my husband requested when our zucchini plant started producing was, “Something like fried zucchini, maybe with parmesan cheese for the coating?” So we’ll give him the credit for basically inventing these. And they were GOOD. Even the leftovers were great cold or room temperature (though they also re-warmed just fine).


Grain-Free (Coconut Flour) Zucchini Bread Recipe

Zucchini is something I look forward to every spring and summer… and I always hope for a bountiful crop of it in my garden. Other people complain about having too many, but I never seem to have enough for everything I want to do with it! Last year, our plant hardly made any at all,



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