Homemade Eat-More Bars

We went on a spontaneous trip to visit my mom yesterday.  Craig wanted to drive to Cranbrook to see if he could find the tufted duck that had been spotted there (very rare.  Running after rare birds is called twitching.  I’m not kidding.  See, you even learn British birder slang on this blog, I’m so educational!), and […]

Apple and Sage Sausages

These little sausage patties are currently my favourite thing to do with ground pork.  I had quite a bit in the freezer after buying a pig off my brother last fall, but sadly the stash is nearly gone.  Only to be used for really delicious things.  Only to be used for apple and sage sausages! […]

Eggy Cups with Chorizo and Kale

 This has been a rough week for us, sleepwise.  Ria has decided that she is through with pull-ups at night, (with varying results) and Sunny has been up every hour for the past two nights demanding to nurse.  Teething?  Growth spurt?  I have no idea, children are a mystery.  Luckily I have Craig around, and […]

Simple and Savory Beef Stew

It’s been misty and drizzly with occasional snow this week.  In other words, it’s February.  It’s not the best for playing outside but it’s perfect stew weather!  Beef stew is one of my favourite things in the winter.  The trick is to give it time.  I like to get started right after lunch and then […]

Chinese Meatball Soup with Rice Crisps

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in gluten free, lunch, paleo, recipes | One Comment

This is a very simple and fast soup to put together, perfect for lunch on a chilly day.  A good chicken stock is important, as there are so few seasonings in it.  I make my own broth (cover chicken carcass with water, simmer overnight, strain out solids, tadah!) most of the time, or I use […]

Grain-Free Chocolate Birthday Cake

Sunny turned one on Sunday and we had birthday cake for her on Monday.  I’ve been working on this grain-free chocolate cake recipe, and I love how it turned out.  It’s incredibly moist and very chocolately.  Not too sweet, especially with the raspberry whipped cream and mascarpone frosting. The cake is made with coconut flour […]

Carrot Latkes with Feta and Dill

I love soup.  We eat it nearly every day for lunch when it’s cold outside.  I used to make biscuits or sandwiches to round out the meal but since we cut out grains they are a treat, not an everyday thing.  I posted last week about my tuna melt patties, which I love for vegetable heavy soups, […]

Grain-Free Almond Butter Cookies

I love to bake cookies.  I find it oddly therapeutic.  Something about the mixing and the rolling the dough in my hands.  So, while we’ve given up wheat, I’m not ready to give up cookies.  Ria loves to help stir and to roll the dough balls.  Her balls are a little deflated and not very circular, […]