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 […]

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. […]

Candy Corn (gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, corn-free)


This past week was filled with lots of Halloween festivities, especially in Rylee’s classroom. I have to say, I cannot even begin to explain how happy it makes me that their parties, treats, candy, etc. is so very limited in the classroom. Where other parents were making Halloween-themed cupcakes & sweet treats to take in, […]

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 […]

Easter Brunch

This year, we are kind of on hold with Easter plans. Yesterday was my due date &, well, she’s still not here, so as long as I’m not in the hospital on Sunday, here’s our brunch plan (& here is last year’s menu, in case you need some more inspiration). ~ Turkey: roasted with olive […]

Chow Mein, kind of…

I am really loving coconut aminos! Our local health food store now carries it, & while it’s expensive, it’s just so nice to have something to replace soy sauce with. It opens up a whole new realm of recipes! Tonight I was searching for an Asian noodle recipe & the one I decided to got […]