Homemade Granola Bars


I stumbled across this recipe for granola bars recently and was surprised how easy they were to make, with a few modifications, and how tasty the end result was. They cut into 12 even slices and fit perfectly into Ry’s new PlanetBox (there’s a long, skinny compartment I’m pretty sure must be intended for granola […]

Green Smoothie


We drink a lot of smoothies around here- I don’t really measure & am pretty sure we never make the exact same one twice. They’re always tasty & the kids drink them right up (& usually ask for seconds). This one was the last remains of our produce- I grocery shop on Wednesdays so by […]

Asian BBQ Chicken Marinade


I discovered something rather exciting recently- the WordPress app. My blog is through wordpress, so with the app, I can take photos with my iPhone & upload them (after a little editing), straight to a new blog post. This is pretty exciting for two reasons- 1. I can now easily photograph my recipes & 2. […]

The Best (& Easiest) Frosting Recipe


My Favorite Frosting Recipe: 1 cup palm shortening 4 cups powdered sugar (use corn-free, if needed) splash or two of dairy-free milk Place all ingredients in mixing bowl & mix until desired consistency, add more milk if you need to. This recipe is good for two dozen cupcakes or two cakes. It’s pretty much the […]

Turkey Sloppy Joes (garlic-free, gluten-free)

Sometimes the easiest recipes are easily forgotten about. Actually, we never even ate Sloppy Joes growing up. The few times I remember eating them is while visiting my Grandparents, & they came straight out of the can. Yep, Manwich. I just read the Michael Pollan quote, “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food,” […]

Eggplant Parmesan (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)


The last few weeks have been filled with some drastic food changes. It deserves it’s very own post, but the short version is our 9 month old has lots of food intolerances. She is still exclusively breastfeeding, so January 1st I took those foods out of my diet. It’s been an interesting adjustment. I had […]

Cranberry Sauce


Thanksgiving is approaching, which means cranberry sauce season will soon arrive. I’ve tried making fancy sauces & sugar-free sauces, & while they’re very, very good, I like basic so I follow the recipe on the bag. It recommends to boil them for ten minutes, stirring occasionally, but I like to mash them during this time. […]

Broccoli Salad (egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free)

I’ve never been one for broccoli salad. I don’t really know why, or if I’ve even tried it. Well, that has changed! Tonight we needed a new way for the kids to eat their veggies & broccoli & cauliflower were filling the fridge. So, here it is, my own take on broccoli salad. I left […]

Halibut Olympia (dairy-free, gluten-free)

I think one of the hardest foods to give up, since Ry’s original allergy & intolerance diagnosis, is fish. Actually all seafood & shellfish. We live on Kodiak Island, one of the top fishing ports in the nation. We can keep our freezer full of halibut, salmon, cod & more. However, we don’t. It’s also one […]

Spicy Thai Noodles

We’ve really been enjoying stir-fry’s lately, ever since I found A Taste of Thai rice noodles ‘reduced for quick-sale’ at our local grocery store. We’ve used rice noodles a fair amount in the past, but these ones come with tasty recipes on the back & they also have a Garlic Chili Sauce that is absolutely […]