4 Simple Meals that Even Picky Eaters Will Eat

You probably know that your child’s nutrition is important, but you also are tired of fighting food battles with picky eaters. I’ve heard countless parents say, “I refuse to be a short-order cook.” Currently, with eight or nine mouths to feed, I don’t have the time to be a short-order cook either. It’s also almost […]

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Healthy Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Have you ever grown a boatload of tomatoes and then wondered what to do with them? You don’t want them to go to waste, but you’re also really, really busy. Canning sounds fun…until you think about blanching and peeling all those tomatoes. This year we made spaghetti sauce for the first time. I use the […]

The Easy Way to Make Crunchy Dill Pickles

If you’re drowning in your own harvest of cucumbers or love a great dill pickle, you need this recipe in your life. Our cucumber plants are producing like crazy this year. We’re slicing and dipping, making Korean cucumber salad, giving them away, and, my favorite, pickling them. I love this recipe because you don’t need […]

paleo sourdough sandwich bread

Paleo Sourdough Sandwich Bread

When I tell folks about eating Paleo, I usually say, “Focus on what you CAN eat rather on finding substitutes for what you can’t.” But sometimes you just need a solid bread substitute. In the past, we’ve found that Paleo breads were either too dense or were more like dessert breads rather than sandwich breads. […]

Grain-free flatbread pizza OR crazy-ish bread

If you subscribe to the theory that bread and cheese are the hardest things on our digestive systems because of the gluten, lactose, and casein, then pizza is absolute worst invention E.V.E.R…except that it’s so much fun to eat! In my book, there is no acceptable cheese substitute, so we just take a digestive enzyme […]

Grain-free Sourdough Soft Pretzels

Earlier this winter, I had this craving for chewy, salty, soft-pretzels. I also happened to be on a sourdough baking kick and wanted to make something that I could eat without feeling guilty, achy, or brain-foggy (grains and gluten tend to do this to me). I took to Pinterest and Google but could only find […]

Secret to Successful Sourdough

We tried having the entire family go grain-free once, but it came with too much resistance. Instead, I try to make the bread-y stuff the rest of the fam eats as healthy as possible.¬†A couple summers ago, I set out to create my own sourdough* starter. *If you need a primer, type “benefits of sourdough” […]

3 Healthy Meals in a Bowl

For all the things that are¬†challenging about setting up our youngest for success, he’s a great eater. We moved to him to a mostly grain-free, Paleo-ish diet a couple years ago for reasons that could be an entirely different post. Let’s suffice it to say that I think this is a generally healthy way to […]