Veggie Rogan Josh

The other night Brian and I went out on a date night for dinner! That hasn’t happened in quite a while. A dear friend kept our kiddos safe and happy while we enjoyed a rainy cold night together! Brian planned it all out and we tried out a new Indian restaurant called Punjabi Junction. Continue reading “Veggie Rogan Josh”


Community meals are really important to us. Sharing fellowship and a meal with friends is one of our favorite things to do. Free conversation flows over a good meal and friendships grow deeper and connects made over food and drink! Continue reading “Mafe”

Broiled Pork and Pineapple

This dish was absolutely fantastic. As you’ve heard me bemoan the fact that I’ve been less than inspired lately, this meal hit the spot. Not only that, but the entire family raved about it. The kids had been announcing the fact they were SO SO SO hungry for the last hour before we ate. Must have been true! They licked the entire bowl of pork, pineapple, scallions and rice completely clean! I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading “Broiled Pork and Pineapple”


Many of my friends know of our Sunday tradition… it’s a day of rest and I really LOVE how the pioneers really took that literally and didn’t cook, wash, or do any work of any kind! Now I do think it kinda went to the extreme, but I also think we do not take it seriously and don’t truly rest on the day of rest! I’ve certainly been known to throw in a load of laundry on Sundays. Continue reading “Popcorn”

Char Siu (Roasted Chinese BBQ Pork) and Cucumber Salad

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any recipes for dinner that are super fantastic.  I’ve posted other food stuffs, but no new dinner ideas.  I have made a few, but nothing worthy of posting here.  I’ve been less than inspired lately and have resorted to some older recipes and haven’t been ultra motivated to come up with something new or alter something inspiring. Continue reading “Char Siu (Roasted Chinese BBQ Pork) and Cucumber Salad”

Sausage Stroganoff

This dish has long been a favorite of mine, but was no where near paleo with lots of butter, cream, noodles, and other no nos! I’ve not only paleoized this classic dish and I must say the results were fantastic! Continue reading “Sausage Stroganoff”

Beef Tip Broccoli Stir Fry

I think I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m all about one pot or plate dishes. I like to make one major portion of the meal and not have lots of sides much less complicated sides to concoct. This one fits the bill! It was quick and simple and took less than an hour easy to throw together.

It was a hit in the family and everyone had seconds. I think Tonchi had fourths and we had only one tiny dish of leftovers for Brian’s lunch the next day! We did serve it over rice, but it would taste good over quinoa as well if that is prefered. Sometimes I can do that, but often times it’s near mutiny by husband and kids if there isn’t rice to go with a stir fry. Their Asian blood definitely shows in this preference!

Dear hubby would prefer to have rice once daily if not thrice daily! So limiting it to once a week is quite an adjustment, but it’s all I can do! It is also a relatively cheap filler, which is nice. When we have these types of meals over rice them the whole family can easily eat on a pound of meat. Otherwise it’s a bit of a stretch if there aren’t enough sides to fill them up!

Even though the kids are young it is amazing how much food they can put away. If you’ve ever seen them eat or you’ve been generous enough to have us over, you might not have prepared enough food. The way they eat, you’d think I hadn’t fed them in the last week!

So check out this recipe and let me know what you think!

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Beef Tip Broccoli Stir Fry

4 servings

3 TBSP Arrowroot
¾ cup water, plus
1 lb beef tips cubed
1 small onion sliced
6 garlic cloves finely chopped
2 TBSP chopped fresh ginger
2 TBSP coconut oil
4 cups broccoli florets
⅓ cup tamari
2 TBSP raw honey


  1. In a bowl combine 2 TBSP arrowroot and 2 TBSP of water and mix till smooth
  2. Add beef and mix well till completely covered – Let sit for 30 minutes
  3. Saute onion, garlic and ginger in coconut oil till soft, remove from pan and set aside
  4. In wok over medium high heat stir-fry beef in coconut oil until reaches desired doneness; remove from pan and keep warm.
  5. Steam broccoli in about ¼ cup water until soft and water is mostly gone.
  6. Return beef to pain.
  7. Combine tamari, honey remaining 1 TBSP arrowroot and ½ cup water until smooth
  8. Add to pan
  9. Return all ingredients to the wok and cook for 2 minutes or until warm and thick.
  10. Serve over rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice.

If you try it, let me know how it works out for you and what the rating is with your family!

Post-Thanksgiving Mashed Potato Patties

I know it’s a bit past Thanksgiving, but I did make these the week after our delicious meal! My sister had copious amounts of leftover mashed potatoes that she didn’t want to keep and my mother in law delivered us a LARGE package of leftover mashed potatoes as well. It seemed we had them coming out our ears! Continue reading “Post-Thanksgiving Mashed Potato Patties”

Paleo Mexican Tuna Steak, Sweet Red Peppers & Avocado Salsa

On occasion we have some yummy tuna steaks… although I have to be honest… in the past I’ve just cooked them, flaked them and made tuna salad. The kids like it a lot and so do I! We usually just have it on cucumber slices or in lettuce boats. I probably overcook it, but I feel like it turns out really dry and that is definitely not my preference! I had looked many times in the past for a fail safe recipe and I finally found one! Continue reading “Paleo Mexican Tuna Steak, Sweet Red Peppers & Avocado Salsa”

Fish Chowder

I had fish in the freezer and it’s cold and I want something warm and comforting for dinner. Fish doesn’t usually fit that bill… so what to do?! Continue reading “Fish Chowder”