In fact, I’m probably never going to remember to take pictures when something has finished baking, or is plated nicely, or otherwise looks perfect. I’m going to always be hopping up in the middle of dinner shouting mild expletives, jerry-rigging things to look a bit more together. Or using the three bites of leftovers I’ve saved in the fridge and staging it to look like an actual meal, as if I wanted to take a picture of only one bite on a fork pretending to be headed to my mouth. (<–This actually happened, and the pic is coming your way soon.)
Beyond that, I take all the pictures with my iPhone instead of the nice fancy camera my hubby bought me (mostly because I can at least figure out how to get the pictures off of my phone)… So there are just a lot of issues and the pictures – I promise – do not do justice to the food. Moving on.
This spaghetti squash “casserole” is super yummy and is a great meal to make if not everyone has the same dietary needs. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the best ways to ensure success with your grain-free meal planning is to learn a few key substitutions. This is especially important for those of you doing the Whole Life Challenge. You may find you like these replacements even better than the originals! Read the rest of this entry »
Our absolutely fabulous MD/ Naturopath has helped us to discover that our five year old, Abigail, is sensitive to gluten and dairy (particularly cows’ milk).
I have to tell you, I felt like I had been smacked in the face! We go to such great lengths (not to mention the money we spend!) to get the freshest and healthiest milk possible. I painstakingly prepare our grains – soaking and souring – for optimal digestion and mineral absorption. I own a grain mill, for heaven’s sake! And all of a sudden I have to wrap my head around that fact that these very things I was encouraging my daughter to eat were actually harming her! Talk about mommy-guilt!
But now it’s a been a couple of months. And we’re managing. Maybe even doing better than managing.
Hello, again, faithful readers! It’s been a while, huh? Sometimes life is just like that. I have about two hundred half-written posts here (give or take) so I should be getting caught up soon. How about, to make up for it, I give you a chance to win something for free?
Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I mentioned Kate Tietje’s new book, Treat Yourself: Real Food Desserts? Well on Friday, I’m going to give one away to a lucky winner. It’s quick and easy to enter. Read the rest of this entry »
You might remember me mentioning that I have a new favorite, favorite cookbook. I’m thrilled to announce that this week I’m going to be doing a review and GIVEAWAY!! (Well, I guess since I already said it’s my favorite, I really stole my own thunder for the “review,” which is basically: It’s great. Get it.)
Just because it’s grain-free, don’t think for one second that it’s boring! Kate includes all kinds of interesting flavors, spices and sauces in her 30 recipes. (Six of the recipes are for breads and desserts! The Vanilla Cake will Blow. Your. Mind. Wait until you see what’s in it!)
So, whether you’re grain-free temporarily, like for GAPS or to reach a weight-loss goal, or are trying to make the switch permanently, for reasons such as a food allergy, this book is a great asset for you. In fact, even if you’re not grain-free, you want this cookbook! Read the rest of this entry »