Carrot and Pumpkin Muffins with Pumpkin Flour (grain free)

I often select a recipe because I have a lot of one or more ingredients to use up. In this case, I had a lot of carrots and canned pumpkin to use up. I also just finished soaking and roasting a big batch of raw pumpkin seeds. Did you know how important it is to … Continue reading Carrot and Pumpkin Muffins with Pumpkin Flour (grain free)

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First Grade Fajita Lunch box: Grain free

I am still waiting for the day that the boys come home from school and tell me how much they enjoyed their vegetables. Or, note the amazing flavor combinations that I so carefully put together. I know that they enjoy eating my hidden vegetables in sauces, smoothies, tuna salad, meatballs or ground beef scrambles. But, … Continue reading First Grade Fajita Lunch box: Grain free

Paleo Coconut Flour Pizza with a Veggie Sauce

Every time I write our family meal plan/menu, I give the boys one kid's night each where they build their dinner. William chose pizza for his kid's night. His veggie choice was avocado, tomato and broccoli salad with black olives and olive oil. I have been making a variety of crusts and not found the … Continue reading Paleo Coconut Flour Pizza with a Veggie Sauce

First Grade Real Food Lunchbox

I build Cameron and William's school snacks and lunches around a protein and then fill in the sides with fruit, starch and vegetables. There are important considerations... Everything must be kept around the same temperature. You cannot pack a hot thermos of lentils with a cold fruit salad in the same lunchbox. There must be … Continue reading First Grade Real Food Lunchbox

EVERY BITE COUNTS: veggie pasta sauce and a sardine sandwich on seed bread with sautéed veggies

I strive to make every meal as nutrient dense as possible. My philosophy is...every bite counts. Sometimes the best way to ensure that all of this amazing food will be eaten is to employ a bit of trickery. I don't feel bad at all about using such methods as it is the best way to … Continue reading EVERY BITE COUNTS: veggie pasta sauce and a sardine sandwich on seed bread with sautéed veggies

Cacao pancakes with coconut flour and gelatin (Grain Free)

Friday marked the end of Cameron and William's first week of first grade. I thought we would celebrate with a super yummy breakfast treat. So, I took our typical pancake recipe and added a twist. I doubled this recipe and made 35 pancakes. They freeze really well and it will save me some cleanup later. … Continue reading Cacao pancakes with coconut flour and gelatin (Grain Free)

Carob and Cacao Sprouted Chickpea Flour Muffins/Cupcakes (gluten free)

The boys had a birthday party to go to the weekend before school started. I knew I had to make them a cupcake to bring to the party and I also needed muffins for school. So, I decided to make both in one batch! For the party, I added a quick icing made with melted … Continue reading Carob and Cacao Sprouted Chickpea Flour Muffins/Cupcakes (gluten free)

Organ meat lasagna with veggie sauce

One of the most challenging things about about returning home from travel is coming home to an empty refrigerator and wondering what to make for dinner. I try never to let that happen. We are going to the beach in the next couple weeks so I built some time into my meal prep schedule to … Continue reading Organ meat lasagna with veggie sauce