Nourishing Hot Eggnog

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in primal, recipes | 2 Comments

Hot eggnog is one of my favourite drinks this winter. With a full farm egg and a serving of gelatin in your cup it’s more than a drink, it’s a liquid snack. So tell that chemical filled grocery store nonsense to move on over and give this recipe a try, you’ll never go back. I […]

My Gramma’s Perfect Pie Crust

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in dessert, recipes | 3 Comments

My maternal grandmother was the queen of pastry.  Her pies were a thing of beauty and the crust always turned out perfectly.  My mother swears by this same recipe.  I grew up with amazing pie crusts and was deeply disappointed by the first store bought pie I tasted.  I still can’t bring myself to buy […]

Simple Chocolate Pudding (THM – FP)

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in dessert, recipes, THM | No Comments

This simple chocolate pudding reminds me of the pudding my mom made when I was a kid.  You know, the jello brand chocolate pudding.  Full of who knows what.  This recipe, however, is full of things that are awesome for you.  As a side note, I remember when some kid told me that jello was […]

Apples and Oatmeal Oven Pancake (THM-E)

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in real food, recipes, THM | No Comments

I am a big breakfast eater.  This is kind of funny because for all of my childhood and teen years I hated breakfast and could barely choke a shake down.  Now I wake up starving every morning.  It’s a good thing, because breakfast is awesome. With the THM eating plan, you can either eat a […]

Fermented Cranberry Sauce

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in recipes | No Comments

Look! A recipe!  I realize that it’s a bit late to make this for Thanksgiving if you are Canadian, but a friend wanted the recipe for Christmas so I decided to take a couple photos before we ate it all.  We’re already a third of the way through the jar, so it’s a good thing […]

Other People’s Recipes

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in links, recipes | No Comments

These are all tested for awesomeness in the Sandvig kitchen: 1| Spaghetti with Parsley Pesto from Turntable Kitchen (I used rice spaghetti and added a squeeze of lemon)2| Waffle Iron Fries from Just Get off your Butt and Bake (I used bacon grease.  I think they are like hash brown patties)3| Green Curry in a Hurry from FoodFanatic (we all […]

Strawberry Shortcake

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in dessert, recipes | 3 Comments

Strawberry season has arrived!  Strawberries are another food that I don’t tend to eat out of season.  I love that first strawberry of the year, it just tastes like summer.  I buy flats and freeze them for smoothies all winter, and then we eat and eat them until the season is over. One of my […]

Honey Mint Ice Cream

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in dessert, ice cream, recipes | No Comments

It’s 30 degrees out this evening and the girls are running around screeching in the sprinkler with their daddy while I write.  In other words, it’s clearly ice cream season!  I love ice cream and I’m determined to give my ice cream maker a solid workout this summer. This ice cream is sweetened with honey […]

Dill-icious Asparagus Soup

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in recipes, soup | No Comments

I love asparagus season!  We eat it every day for a couple months and then not at all the rest of the year.  It’s just one of those foods that I don’t find to be very satisfying when it isn’t in season.  Fresh asparagus tastes like Spring.  So does dill, which makes this really nice […]

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 […]