Raw Cacao-Cinnamon Chia Pudding

My mantra lately is K.I.S.S., Keep it simple, Skippy. I tend to over-complicate things, especially on holidays. I’m more likely to gravitate toward a recipe with with multiple steps and expensive ingredients because I want to make things special, but I’m learning as I get older that special doesn’t have to equal working myself to […]

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Years ago in my 20s, while my teen was still an infant, a friend invited me over to dinner. She was a young mom like me, but already a fantastic cook. Looking back, I think she might have been the first “Real Foodie” I ever met! 1998 was the height of the low-fat diet rage, and […]

5 Ways You Save Money on Organic Produce by Subscribing to a CSA

With mounting evidence that pesticides are more harmful to our health than previously believed, it’s more desirable than ever to buy only untreated produce. But is the cost of produce that hasn’t been sprayed with glyphosate prohibitive? Actually, no. Buying produce directly from the grower can actually help you save money while keeping you and your family […]

Easy, Slow-Cooked Oxtail Stew

Add to Flipboard Magazine. We recently purchased a quarter of a grass-fed cow. It was a really great, affordable (well, per pound at least) way to stock our freezer with grass-fed beef, but we ended up with a lot of odd bits that I’ve never cooked before! I actually didn’t know what the oxtails were. […]

Simple Bibimbap Recipe

While the ingredient list for this may seem long, it is actually a very quick dish to throw together once you have prepared the components. For an even faster dish, you can find seasoned vegetables and sauce for bibimbap at almost any Korean market. It makes a great lunch or dinner. You can even have it […]

Mood-Boosting Trail Mix

This is a guest post from Kristi Arnold who blogs at Veggie Converter. Kristi Arnold is a former newspaper reporter and editor who is now a gluten-free vegetarian mom married to Mr. Meaty, a “normal” omnivore. The culinary odd couple is parenting two kids, a pescatarian with a hot dog exception and a lactose-intolerant nightshade-sensitive […]

Homemade Frijoles Negros

We eat a lot of beans at Casa de Baker. They’re inexpensive, delicious and when prepared properly, extremely nourishing. Beans need to be soaked in an acid and cooked slowly to break down antinutrients that would inhibit proper digestion. In addition to this, I cook them in homemade bone broth, which enhances their nutritional value […]

A Simple Porchetta Recipe

  My friend Taylor who blogs at English 101 gave me this porchetta recipe. It pretty much blew my mind so I asked her if I could put it on my blog because I wanted the world to have it. She originally suggested using a whole ham (referring to the cut of meat, not a cured ham), but […]

Paleo “Death By Chocolate” Mousse

Last night I was craving something delicious in a big bad way. The only problem was, I had no treats made. Boo. I considered making brownies or working on a recipe for coconut flour cookies, but honestly, I just wanted to grab something and eat it, not reinvent the wheel. Enter this recipe for paleo […]

Muffin Cup Omelettes

Recently I was so lucky as to be able to babysit (chicken sit?) a friend’s backyard chickens while she went on vacation. She has beautiful hens. There are nine of them and they are all very friendly. They have this simple coop to sleep in, and when there is someone to watch them, they have […]

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