Pumpkin Bread/Muffins with Cashew Flour (grain free, sweetener free)

There is nothing more fabulous in the fall than pumpkins, winter squash and apples. I absolutely love the earthy and naturally sweet taste of fresh pumpkin and butternut squash. Add a little cinnamon and cloves and you are all set! Don't forget the mums! I am a total sucker for mums. The bigger, the better. … Continue reading Pumpkin Bread/Muffins with Cashew Flour (grain free, sweetener free)

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Fermented Carrots

This video shows it all...a very simple process that is easy to do with the kiddos. RECIPE for Fermented Carrots 2 pounds of raw, peeled carrots sliced into coins or sticks 1 large head of garlic, peeled 4 whole clean cabbage leaves 8 Tbsp real salt  Peel the garlic and separate into cloves. Divide the … Continue reading Fermented Carrots

No more booster seats: Twin mealtime freedom

About two weeks ago Annabelle learned how to unbuckle herself from her booster seat. Now, when you have twins (or I suppose more than one child) everything has to be the same. When Maddy realized Annabelle was free from the confines of her booster seat, she too wanted the same freedom. It is so hilarious, … Continue reading No more booster seats: Twin mealtime freedom

Tuna noodle salad with TONS of veggies (gluten free)

All four kids have been raised on a Paleo type diet. My reasons for following this lifestyle are centered in the dramatic health benefits. I choose to avoid grains and all dairy because I feel best. Cameron has a mild case of eczema which shows up on his thighs and upper arms. It is not … Continue reading Tuna noodle salad with TONS of veggies (gluten free)

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)

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