• Lamb, Kale, and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

    I’ve never been a meat person.  Other than when I was pregnant and had no control over my food desires, I’ve always kept meat to a minimum – especially red meat.  I just doesn’t appeal to me.  But lately, with this elimination diet in control of my cooking, I’ve been making (and eating) a lot more meat of all kinds.  And tonight I stumbled upon a great combo and just had to share! Lamb, Kale, and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta                                      (iPhone photo… not the best quality but that’s all I had.)  …

  • Winter White Bean and Baby Chard Soup

    We have been getting the most delicious greens from our CSA.  This week we got baby chard… and it was just begging to be thrown into some soup!  I don’t usually make vegan soups… I almost always use chicken broth or put some kind of meat in, but I am weaning my way off of it and trying to come up with some great new combos.  Yesterday’s butternut squash soup was NOT a good combo.  Last week’s beans and greens soup attempt was pretty good.  But today…. we have a winner! (although I did use chicken broth)  I’m already planning to make this again – it was easy and delicious,…

  • Protein Packed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal with Quinoa – Gluten Free, Dairy Free

    Sure to satisfy a big appetite and a sweet tooth, this sugar free and protein packed breakfast is the perfect treat on a fall or winter morning.  Today, I thought my boys needed a little something extra since Ryan has been out of town and they’ve been missing their dad.  Nathan LOVES applesauce, so this was an easy choice.  Even Lucas ate a second bowl! The smell filling the house is even more delicious than the taste of the meal.  The only trouble is, this takes a little while to cook because of the steel cut oats.  Be sure to start early.  There is nothing fun about two hungry and…

  • Quick Recipe: (Choose Your Own) Bean and Grain Salad

    What do you do when you need to get out of the house quickly and there is nothing to pack for lunch?  Easy!  Super quick, bean and grain salad.  The boys and I were headed out for errands and the library this morning, and I knew we wouldn’t be back in time for lunch, so I needed to pack something quickly.  Usually I will grab some leftovers or veggies and dip, fruit,  etc.. but that was not an option.  So I went to my plan B.  Plan B never fails me. I had some plain quinoa in the fridge that I had made a couple days ago without any specific…

  • Cooking with Kids: American Indian Cornbread – Gluten Free

    I was browsing our local Friends Of The Library bookstore yesterday when I came across the cutest old book from 1986.  Happy Thanksgiving – Things to Make and Do, by Judith Conaway. It is full of timeless children’s projects, including an Indian Feathered Headband, a Miniature Mayflower, a Pilgrim Belt Buckle, and the following recipe for Indian Cornbread (and it’s gluten free!).  This little book is a treasure, and I know we will use it for years to come. I plan to make this recipe with the boys this week.  I will report back on the results! Native American Indian Cornbread (Recipe from Happy Thanksgiving – Things to Make and…