2014? Bring it.

We started The 21 Day Sugar Detox today.  Craig and I, no one wants to detox toddlers, right?  They’re cranky enough?  Anyway, that’s who the cheddar bunnies are for.  So the detox, it’s three weeks without sweets, fruit (we are allowed a green tipped banana or -/and?  I need to look that up- a green […]

Homemade Mayonnaise

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in paleo, primal, recipes | One Comment

I always thought making my own mayonnaise would be tricky.  I made my own butter, ice cream, ricotta, bread, and all sorts of things before attempting mayo.  And you know what?  It’s dead easy.  For real, I think it takes about 5 minutes and uses ingredient I have on hand all the time.  The biggest […]

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 […]

5 Tips for Eating Paleo while Breastfeeding

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in breastfeeding, paleo | 18 Comments

Ria and I got off to a rough start with nursing (like many first time moms).  She had a bad latch and a big appetite that combined left me bloody nippled (sad but true) and weeping for the first six weeks or so.  Then we got the hang of things and had a happy nursing […]

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! […]

Quick Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in dinner, paleo, primal, recipes, supper | No Comments

Once upon a time, I only cooked with chicken breasts.  I never bought thighs, I wasn’t a fan of drumsticks, and the thought of dealing with an entire bird was just overwhelming.  Besides, two people didn’t need an entire chicken, right?  My freezer would have a big box of chicken breasts because I was convinced […]

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 […]

Tuna Melt Patties

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in lunch, paleo, primal, recipes, tuna | No Comments

Since we’ve started eating mostly paleo/primal we don’t have bread in the house.  I thought I would miss bread (I mean, I love it!), but I don’t really.  No sitting around pining for bread.  I do, however,  love soup.  Soup on it’s own is kinda unfulfulling to me, but sandwiches and biscuits are out.  I […]