“Real Food” Grain-free Gluten-Free Muffins/Cupcakes

So recently, I’ve been going through my internet bookmarks trying to sort things out – deleting bookmarks, and clipping things to Evernote (which OMG I am LOVING by the way). And I came across this recipe for Nut Butter Muffins on Grain-Free Foodies. Well I’ve had a jar of almond butter in my fridge for


Primal Braised Beef Short Rib Recipe

One problem I tend to have with a lot of meat recipes is the sauce… so often recipes call for bottled sauces loaded with sugar, or soup packets mixed with ketchup and coke (not even kidding), or various other gross-sounding concoctions. So for this braised beef short rib recipe, I decided to just wing the


Spaghetti Squash Bacon Thing

This was one of those random “gotta make something for dinner and have no meat thawed” meals. Not really well thought-out, but it was decently tasty. First I cooked some spaghetti squash (poked holes in it with a knife, and baked it at 350 for about an hour, then cut it in half and let


Exciting Swiss Chard and/or Spinach Recipe

Here’s another gorgeous vegetable from my CSA basket – Swiss Chard! I suppose it’s in the same category as “greens” like mustard greens, collard greens, kale, that sort of thing. But it’s really not as tough or fibrous as those – it’s kind of like a cross between “greens” and spinach, which has a high


Creamed Spinach Recipe

We’ve been getting spinach in our CSA basket, but I’m not sure if my husband has actually gotten to eat any of it… I keep making creamed spinach for myself and gobbling it up for lunches. Can you blame me though? It only takes a few minutes to make (depending on how cooked you like


Broccolini and my New! Pan!

This week in our CSA basket, we got a couple bunches of adorable broccolini. Sometimes it’s called “baby broccoli” but it’s really not. It’s a cross between broccoli and kai-lan, which is Chinese broccoli (so says Wikipedia). It’s very delicate and not something you want to overcook, so light steaming or sauteing/stir-frying it are good


Baked Oven Fries Recipe

I guess if I say “baked” then of course they’re in the oven and I don’t also need to say “oven fries” but… oh well. That’s what this post is gonna be called. So we bought all these potatoes because, well… I’ve been making stews lately and potatoes are good in there (I might use


Loaded Baked Potato Leek Soup

We got leeks last Tuesday in our CSA basket, and I wasn’t exactly sure what to do with them. I know they’re basically like big huge fat green onions, but didn’t really have a plan for them. So I googled around and found things like potato leek soup, cauliflower leek soup, things like that. So


What to Do With Lemons: Raw Lemon Cookie Recipe

I wrote earlier about life giving me lemons, and how that’s a GOOD thing. I love lemons! They are beautiful, taste great in and on so many things, and smell amazing. But sometimes, life  (or your boss/friend/neighbor/tree) might give you something closer to 5 dozen lemons at a time. And there’s only so much lemonade


What to Do With Lemons – Lemon Pepper Recipe

I wrote earlier about life giving me lemons, and how that’s a GOOD thing. I love lemons! They are beautiful, taste great in and on so many things, and smell amazing. But sometimes, life  (or your boss/friend/neighbor/tree) might give you something closer to 5 dozen lemons at a time. And there’s only so much lemonade


Crispy Skin Chicken Thighs and Roasted Cauliflower

This is SUCH a simple meal to make that it is one of our standards. If we don’t have anything else planned, heck, there are probably some chicken thighs in the freezer we can thaw, and we always have some sort of veggie lying around that we can throw in the oven to roast, right?


20 Weeks Pregnant, Tommy Emmanuel, and Primal Chicken Fingers!

Yesterday I hit 20 weeks in this pregnancy. A lot of people will say, “Wow, 20 weeks! You’re halfway through! But that’s only part true… while a pregnancy may last 40 weeks on average, for some reason (as I mentioned before) it’s measured from the first day of the last menstrual period, so for the



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