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 […]

Venison Stroganoff, dairy-free


Tonight I decided to write out various dinners that are quick, easy & tasty, & post it on my fridge. I feel like there are a lot of evenings when I realize I pulled nothing out of the freezer, & I have a serious lack of inspiration for creating a meal. However, we have a […]

The Best Vegan Pancakes


I just have to give a shout out to the blog Hell Yeah It’s Vegan, they have the best pancake recipe on there, ever. Vegan, or not. We make them multiple times a week, & they never fail me. The recipe is quick & easy, which is always a plus; & the taste, well even […]

Quick & Simple Trail Mix

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We’ve been enjoying a ridiculously gorgeous summer in our parts; which probably doesn’t mean much to those of you ‘down South,’ where the sun comes out regularly…but for us, it’s a big deal! June is usually plagued with rain, rain & more rain. Lots of 40-50 degree days, & not a whole lot of summer […]

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,” […]

Rainbow Cupcakes (vegan, dairy-free)


Yesterday, I made these sweet little rainbow cupcakes, an idea courtesy of Pinterest. I repinned this months ago, but as usual, never followed through. When you click on the link, there’s actually no directions in English, but there’s a good set of photos to walk you through the steps. So what I did was divide […]

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 […]