Curried Lentils

I just found this!  I wrote this about 4 years ago and somehow it never got posted! So I’m going to post it now!  I do remember having these, actually!  But now to make them again!  Also the photo is actually from some lentil soup I made last night!  I couldn’t find the original photo. So if you make it, it won’t look exactly like this!

This evening I was late starting dinner and even then I had no idea what I was going to make. I was feeling very uninspired. I found some sausages in the freezer that I pulled out and had some potatoes in the closet that I cut up into wedges and broiled… but what else to have. That was definitely not going to be enough for my famished boys. I had some salad ingredients, but we are having friends over for a salad bar on Wednesday and I kinda need it for that. Hmmmm Continue reading “Curried Lentils”

Turkey Day Food

I couldn’t post this on Thursday or before since I hadn’t made it and didn’t know exactly what I was going to make too far in advance! However… The food was delicious even though I was only responsible for 3 different sides! Thanksgiving foods tend to be traditional in that families have their tried and true…. but these recipes are still great foods for any day of the week or for Christmas which will be here before we know it! Continue reading “Turkey Day Food”

Italian Summer Salad

I have LOTS of veggies on had after getting our CSA share yesterday, and not a lot of anything else on hand for lunches! I few pieces of leftover chicken and that’s about it… The kids were happy dipping the chicken in some homemade BBQ sauce with some cucumbers and apples on the side and some left over apple crisp for a treat. Continue reading “Italian Summer Salad”

Paleo Quick Pickle Beets

As spring is here and summer quickly approaches, so is the need for some recipes to help store and enjoy the produce that will soon be coming our way! We were part of a CSA last year and we are doing it again this year. (Our house is going to be a drop site, so let me know if you are interested in more info)  As is the nature of a CSA there is often A LOT of one type of produce that arrives all at one time! Continue reading “Paleo Quick Pickle Beets”

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”

Lard Fried Cauliflower with Dill

So now we are getting lots of cauliflower from the CSA… so there will be a few more of these recipes too! This head we got this week was yellow and beautiful! The kids loved looking at it and kept asking me to make sure it really was cauliflower! So cute they even know it’s supposed to be white and that it garnered that much attention from them! Continue reading “Lard Fried Cauliflower with Dill”

Paleo Eggplant ‘Meatballs’


So we still have lots of eggplant coming out our ears and I’ve been scrambling to find ways to use it and enjoy it! 😉 Thanks to my sister who made some eggplant ‘meatballs’ that were amazing I decided to try and recreate a paleo version that my family could enjoy! Continue reading “Paleo Eggplant ‘Meatballs’”

Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes Basil and Feta

We have eggplants coming out our ears and I’ve been trying to find creative ways to eat them! I’m usually not a huge fan, although I’ve found that salting them helps to remove some of the bitterness and adds flavor! The texture was something my kids had to get used to, but this recipe was a huge hit for them! We also really like our eggplant pizza crust, but I’m always looking for more ideas! Continue reading “Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes Basil and Feta”



Recently I’ve been itching to purchase some [amazon_link id=”B001ELLBJS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Great Lakes Grass Fed Beef Gelatin[/amazon_link] because of all the health benefits (post on this coming soon) it offers and for it’s many uses. I’ve especially been wanting to make some marshmallows for the kids to enjoy over a campfire and not worry about the high fructose corn syrup and food coloring in them (yes… even though they are white, they still have dyes!) So hopefully I’ll have a recipe to post on that as well before too long… but first off I started with Jello. Continue reading “Jello”

Dessert for Dinner

This post is a little late coming out, but a week and a half ago we had our last day of school for this year!  Since we are homeschooling, we weren’t going to have a graduation, but I still wanted to do something special. Continue reading “Dessert for Dinner”