Life is Good, and Kale Chips

Life is so good. I might be tired all the time still, and maybe I don’t have much of an appetite, but I’m not feeling so sick all the time anymore, and I have an amazing husband who takes such good care of me, our dog, and our house. Hopefully soon I’ll feel even better


I ate! Spinach Frittata Thing

Lately I haven’t been able to eat eggs without gagging, and most proteins make me lose any appetite I might have. So I really needed to sneak some in, but didn’t want to choke down a protein shake. So I thought maybe if I made something that was mostly NOT eggs, with eggs to hold


Primal Party Foods – 5 of 5

At first, when I was dabbling in the primal way of eating (grain free, whole, natural, unprocessed foods) I tried to get rid of our un-primal pantry staples by bringing them to parties. Fiesta night? I’ll make the Mexican rice! Recipe swap? I’ll bring pasta salad! Cookout? I’ll bring macaroni and (velveeta, fake) cheese with


Primal Party Foods – 4 of 5

At first, when I was dabbling in the primal way of eating (grain free, whole, natural, unprocessed foods) I tried to get rid of our un-primal pantry staples by bringing them to parties. Fiesta night? I’ll make the Mexican rice! Recipe swap? I’ll bring pasta salad! Cookout? I’ll bring macaroni and (velveeta, fake) cheese with


Primal Party Foods – Part 3 of 5

At first, when I was dabbling in the primal way of eating (grain free, whole, natural, unprocessed foods) I tried to get rid of our un-primal pantry staples by bringing them to parties. Fiesta night? I’ll make the Mexican rice! Recipe swap? I’ll bring pasta salad! Cookout? I’ll bring macaroni and (velveeta, fake) cheese with


Primal Party Foods – Part 1 of 5

At first, when I was dabbling in the primal way of eating (grain free, whole, natural, unprocessed foods) I tried to get rid of our un-primal pantry staples by bringing them to parties. Fiesta night? I’ll make the Mexican rice! Recipe swap? I’ll bring pasta salad! Cookout? I’ll bring macaroni and (velveeta, fake) cheese with


Coconut Drink Recipe

When I was in China, one of my favorite beverages (other than lightly sweetened iced jasmine tea) was coconut milk. It came in a bottle, ready to drink, unlike canned coconut milk here which is extremely thick and nothing like the light drink I guzzled in TaiZhou. So for years, I’ve tried to find that


Zucchini Carrot Nests

This was a REALLY GOOD IDEA, but slightly poor execution. First I’ll tell you the things I’d change, then I’ll give you the original recipe. I used too much coconut flour which made the pancakes a little too “bready” and a bit dry. I’ll use less or possibly none next time. Also, I love the


Asparagus and Poached Egg with Hollandaise Sauce

Yet another elegant use of hollandaise sauce. Steamed asparagus topped with a poached egg, all crowned with hollandaise sauce and black pepper. Need I say more? (Maybe I do need to… maybe I should make an egg-poaching tutorial post?) Check out that runny yolk… You can’t honestly tell me you’d prefer chicken fingers at Applebee’s,


Carrot Chips – Danger: Addictive

So, this amazing girl started posting about her carrot chips and carrot fries… and how gooood they were. And you know what? I wanted some too. So I thinly sliced some carrots. And warmed a few tablespoons of coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat. And when the oil was hot, I threw in


How to Make Hollandaise Sauce

One of the best things in the world is hollandaise sauce. I’m not even kidding. On asparagus, for dipping artichoke leaves, over eggs benedict, or as a sauce for fish (or chicken, or veggies, or whatever). You will lick the plate. Unless there’s company over… in which case you’ll lick the plate in the kitchen


Mocha Maple Popsicles

For these smooth addictive (be careful!) summertime treats, you’ll need: 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 Tbsp whole milk 1 Tbsp maple syrup 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp instant coffee granules 4 Popsicle molds Although my Popsicles were a little on the not-full side, so depending on the size of your molds, you may or



as seen onas seen onas seen onas seen onas seen on

© 2016 Joyful Abode | Designed by OSN