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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Garden carrot top smoothie

This was a banner year for my carrot crop! The longest carrot I have ever grown was a whopping 3 inches long. This year, I had one that came close to 5 inches!! This is very exciting for the kids. Especially since the last Curious George episode they watched was all about George planting carrots … Continue reading Garden carrot top smoothie

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

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

Ground Turkey Lasagna with Veggie Sauce (Gluten and Dairy Free, Paleo)

When I meal plan I don't think about fitting dishes to fit a certain "diet" like Paleo or low carb. I think more in terms of how can I pack the most nutrients into their diet each day. We all want our kids to eat tons of vegetables, but sometimes it is a struggle to … Continue reading Ground Turkey Lasagna with Veggie Sauce (Gluten and Dairy Free, Paleo)

Meal planning AND Bone Broth Soup

As you know, I have four children, two sets of twins. The girls are almost 2 1/2 and the boys are 6 1/2. The boys can disassemble a room faster than I can clean it up. It is amazing that immediately after I clean the bathroom, they have an "accident" and completely miss the toilet … Continue reading Meal planning AND Bone Broth Soup

Creamy cilantro garlic chicken

I planted my cilantro seeds back in March with the hope that some would grow into plants. Well, they all did! Now I have enough cilantro to add to every meal of the day! I've made cilantro smoothies, eggs, salads and now...marinade/dressing. All four kids had runny noses today so I wanted to act fast! … Continue reading Creamy cilantro garlic chicken