Posted in October 2012

Breakfast Cookies- two ways

Breakfast Cookies- two ways

Here are two tasty cookies that can be easily grabbed along with a smoothie for a quick breakfast. You will want to bake the pumpkin ones a little less than I did. My oven gave out mid way. A hundred dollars later and I have almost burnt cookies. I would have redone them but I … Continue reading

Meatless Monday- Greek yogurt pancakes

Meatless Monday- Greek yogurt pancakes

Just me and the gals tonight as hubby is away for work. Perfect night for pancakes. Plus I’m not feeling great so it’s nice to have something easy to prepare. Greek Yogurt Pancakes 1 cup unbleached flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup spelt flakes 1/4 cup coconut flour (for added fiber) 2 Tbsp … Continue reading

Meal Plan Oct 29 – Nov 4

I have come down with the worst cold ever. So I figure this week is a good week to clear out the freezer and rely on some easy prep meals. Meatless Monday Greek Yogurt Pancakes Tuesday Baked Chicken Chimichangas Wednesday Turkey Lentil Soup Breadsticks Thursday Crockpot Chicken Chilli Friday Cabbage Borscht Biscuits Saturday Pizza Sunday … Continue reading

Low Carb Pizza Crust that Tastes Good

Low Carb Pizza Crust that Tastes Good

My sister follows a gluten free low carb diet. In the interest of supporting her I have been helping her with different recipes for snacks and other low carb goodies. Last night we had planned a pizza and movie night after my gals went to bed. We were still a bit bummed over our last … Continue reading

Our Food Philosophy

I have always loved to cook. I love testing new recipes, making up my own recipes, feeding my family and others. I generally love the joy of sharing good food with my family and friends. I started this blog with my husband to share our family’s journey to a simpler life. Part of this journey … Continue reading

Refilling my pantry

Refilling my pantry

I had a busy, busy day yesterday. I spent most of the afternoon refilling the pantry and breadbox and making supper. The thing about moving to a less processed life means a little more time spent in the kitchen making the snacks and goodies that replace the prepackaged foods that use to be part of … Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie (meal five)

Chicken Pot Pie (meal five)

Finally meal five is here. In case you missed the other posts I had purchased a natural chicken (grass fed free range) for about twenty dollars. At that price I was determined to make the most of this chicken and challenged myself to make five healthy filling meals from that one chicken. So far we’ve … Continue reading

WINTER IS COMING (and a recipe)

WINTER IS COMING (and a recipe)

Anyone who likes ridiculously long epics as much as I do will certainly get the title of this post. For those of you who don’t I would recommend you check out the series A Song of Ice and Fire. Anyways here is the view from my front door this morning. When I woke up and … Continue reading

Homemade Cream of Tomato Soup

Homemade Cream of Tomato Soup

Two days ago a friend of mine brought me a gorgeous bunch of fresh tomatoes from her garden. They were really really ripe. I thought about canning them for later use but thought they may have been a bit too ripe so tomato soup was the perfect answer. Here’s how I made it. Start with … Continue reading

Honey WW Bread with Oatmeal

Honey WW Bread with Oatmeal

When I think of soup, which is what’s on the menu tonight, I think about a nice fresh homemade bun. Hubby really likes white bread and buns so when thinking about a whole wheat bread I knew that I wanted something that was a bit sweet, light, fluffy and simple. I used this recipe as … Continue reading