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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mason Jar Sangria

Is there any better party drink than sangria? I don’t think so. It’s beautiful, you can use cheap wine and no one minds, and it’s easy to switch it up with the seasons. This recipe has apples and winter spices, but you could easily change the fruits with the season. A lot of sangria recipes […]

Curried Apple-Butternut Squash Soup

Last weekend we took a trip to the Santa Barbara Mountains. We go in October almost every year. We stay in a cabin, and visit Snow Line Orchard, and carve pumpkins and just generally unplug and enjoy Fall in the mountains. It was Darling Baby’s first year. (We may not look like it here, but I […]

Baked Cranberry-Ginger Chicken

I made this last night. It felt like Fall, and I wanted to eat something Fall-ish and amazing. So I threw all the Fall flavors in my kitchen together and hoped for the best. It turned out great. I baked this in the oven, but I’ll bet you could cook it in the slow cooker […]

Darling Baby’s Lunch 9/23/13

This was just a quick snack to take to the park. Darling Baby and I usually share. I packed: Half an avocado with lemon juice, salt and pepper A cheddar cheese and cherry tomato skewer A raspberry-blueberry coconut flour muffin And a drumstick from the chicken I roasted Sunday. Easy, fast, tasty and nutrient dense.

Bacon Maple Meat Muffins

I’m not a morning person. Not at all. So when I’m packing lunches, I really don’t want to mess around with making something awesome in the foggy period between waking and my son leaving for school. That’s why I make lunch things ahead of time in batches. I really want to pack my family healthy, delicious […]

Darling Baby’s Lunch 9/16/13

Darling Baby and I started attending a great little Mommy and Me Class on Mondays now that my Darling Teen is back in school. You should see how his eyes lit up when he saw all the toys and other babies. He has so much fun there. They play inside, then have singing time, then […]