Bacon Braised Turnip Greens; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Bacon Braised Turnip Greens

One, two, three, four....turnip seed packets. Really? I don't even like turnips that much. What was I thinking ordering all of these seeds? I was delusional... mezmorized by these bacon braised turnip greens (specifically, these greens paired with maple glazed pork chops and homemade mashed potatoes). Honesty, you could probably make these with any greens AND if I wasn't so drunk on my new found turnip green love, I probably would have loaded up on beet seeds instead, because I bet the greens … [Read more...]

Maple Glazed Pork Chops; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Maple Glazed Pork Chops

I made the best meal on Valentine's day - a steakhouse quality meal at home (and with no steak). We always seem to lean towards grass fed filet mignons for special evenings at home but I decided I wanted to make something a little different. I chose to make pork because I decided I was going to make some turnip greens and they sounded good together. So here it is, Maple Glazed Pork Chops. I served them over homemade mashed potatoes with some bacon braised turnip greens. It was ridiculously good … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Cauliflower; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

I started some seeds yesterday, specifically cauliflower (amongst others). Since good organic cauliflower is like $5 per head and we eat it ALL the time I thought I would try and grow some.  Whether you're growing it or buying it you need to try out this recipe! This Roasted Cauliflower is a staple at our house. The cauliflower is tender and the bottom gets slightly browned and carmelized. Of course, its wonderful because its naturally gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free and egg free. It … [Read more...]

Lamb and Winter Veggie Stew; Elimination Diet Recipe

Lamb and Winter Veggie Stew

I'm constantly trying to find easy recipes that have a lot of vegetables because I try to get at least 6 or 7 servings of veg a day- They're not easy to find! Then try to find a recipe with lots of veggies that's also nightshade free (like the elimination diet calls for) and it gets even harder.   Well, here's one to add to your repertoire! Aside from taking the time to chop all of these veggies and brown some meat, this is really simple - set it and forget it. I have a ton of soup recipes … [Read more...]

Felt Board Garden Planner; Toddler Activity

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Super cute right? It was only early January and I was well into planning my organic square foot garden for the year. I actually started planning in December, ordered my seeds and got them in mid-January! I start all of my plants from seed so I tend to plan the second I start getting my new seed catalogs right after Christmas. I like to try and start a few of the hard to grow seedlings in February...Did it happen? Nope! Ok so now that I'm a mom it's still easy to plan but it's a bit harder to … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Buffalo Chili; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Buffalo Chili in the Crock Pot

Everytime my mom swings by she's dropping me random things.  A lot of times, like 2 weeks ago when I was sick, she'll swing through and bake a quick Broccoli and Ham Quiche for me (they are our go-to,  we store them in the fridge (they're good for at least 4 days) if we don't have the time or energy to cook breakfast in the near future), the time before that, some pickled herring for me to drop off to my grandma, after thanksgiving, a turkey carcass for me to make broth, and about a month ago, … [Read more...]