Easy Peasey "Cheesey" Parsley Pesto and Pinto Bean Pasta

Easy Peasey “Cheesey” Parsley Pesto and Pinto Bean Pasta

Well, the friends of mine who are professional food bloggers will probably cringe at the recipe name. I think it’s perfect. It seems this mama has “gone veg” again. I was a vegetarian for most of my life, and started eating it around the time Papa and I got together. Then pregnancy, kids, life, I […]

Ange's creamy sweet tattie, leek soup (without the cream)

Ange’s creamy sweet tattie, leek soup (without the cream)

I used to live in Scotland and work in a cafe which I think was called the Old Bakehouse. We didn’t bake anything but if I remember correctly, there was a place in the stone wall where there was once an oven. It was a quirky little place filled with quirky characters. My god I […]

Cape Gooseberry (or ground cherry) Ginger Jam: no pectin or sugar

Cape Gooseberry (or ground cherry) Ginger Jam: no pectin or sugar

I thought eating ground cherries was going to be a fun family activity, but when we got them home, neither of the kids were crazy about the taste. Babe had been asking for jam for a while, so this seemed like a good time to do it. When I asked who was going to help, […]

Easy Peasey Coconut Curried Cod (gluten and dairy-free)

Easy Peasey Coconut Curried Cod (gluten and dairy-free)

I never loved eating fish. There are all kinds of ethical and political and environmental and spiritual reasons one might not like to eat fish. That’s some of the reason, but I actually don’t like that “fishy” taste. I don’t even like vegetarian sushi. But I discovered that fresh, white fish, doesn’t have a fishy […]

Ogre (okra) Stew

Ogre (okra) Stew

Okra is a pretty cool veggie. It’s appearance alone is an entire blog post. The texture, a second post. It’d had been a while since I used okra and was honestly a little worried my non-picky kids would dislike it. It can be slimy. So before introducing them to this new vegetable, I took slime-reduction […]

Mama's 20 minute chicken salsa dish

Mama’s 20 minute chicken salsa dish

Do you ever find yourself scrambling to make a quick and nutritious meal? It happens to me all the time, and this time, my friend Cristina was over with her girls. We were talking so much (or more likely I was talking so much!) that I forgot about preparing dinner. Papa was going to be […]

Grilled, "cheesy" tabbouleh topped BBQ Portabellos

Grilled, “cheesy” tabbouleh topped BBQ Portabellos

Are we the only ones who shop at Costco? I bet not. We love that they have some of our staples in this house– organic ground beef, organic chicken, gluten free pasta options, frozen organic produce, coconut oil, almond butter, nuts. I could go on. We do not buy all of our groceries there. I […]

Raw Kale Salad

Raw Kale Salad

This recipe came together when there was still snow on the ground and we were desperate for summer. I bought loads of kale and asked friends on Facebook what they’d use it for. One woman, Rowan, suggested kale, parsley and cabbage salad. So thus is what I came up with. I’d have added lemon juice […]