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A health blog that focuses on cooking for a toddler, and family. Gluten free, vegan, and everything.. in between!

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  • Calorie free noodles are real!
    on Oct 28, 2011 in low carb chicken gluten free
    Konjac noodles are all the rage right now and I had to see what all the buzz was about."Shirataki (白滝?, often written with the hiragana しらたき) are very low carbohydrate, low calorie, thin, translucent, gelatinous traditional Japanese noodl...
  • Pumpkin carving crazyThe pumpkin party was a blast, and the food was on point because we were at a chef's house.Chef Zog's slidersI went overboard on my pumpkin. I spent almost 3 hours carving away freehand style- I probably looked nuts but I thoroughly enjoyed it!My fir...
  • Beans, Beans they are good for your Heart
    on Oct 23, 2011
    Whew what a weekend! I'm exhausted, but never too exhausted for a Sunday pumpkin carving party finale.For the bash, I made this (not including the dinosaur...just in case you were wondering)Flourless Mystery Brownies BOO! You'll never guess...
  • Soup is super.
    on Oct 20, 2011
    BOO!(scared you...not)This creature was protecting the tomato plants, stunning. I love spiders, so much so my man got me a tarantula on Valentines day, but I guess that just makes me a creep more than anything.It has been a busy last couple of weeks,...
  • An apple a day
    on Oct 3, 2011 in vegan gluten free
    Breakfast, the most unappreciated and under-rated meal of the day. Go big and go hard, breakfast is essential to gettin' your groove on and making the most out of the next 24hours.Aidan loves his morning oatmeal, so I made it super fly for a cha...
  • F stands for...
    on Oct 3, 2011 in vegan gluten free
    Fall is for FUN!Fall in Michigan is my favorite time of year, and I insist on spending as much time as humanly possible at the apple orchards & farms.The eggplants have been kickin' with a vengeance in the garden, and I'm alwa...
  • Eggplant roll-OUT
    on Oct 3, 2011
    Quinoa pinenut eggplant rollsNothing turns a house into a home like the smell of fresh food cooking on the stove or in the oven.If they could make a candle that gives you the real deal impression that someone has been baking away the day then...
  • Not-cho Grandma's Muffins
    on Oct 3, 2011 in gluten free
    Call me weird, freak, call me what you will. I'm in love with flour free baking, and I can't stop won't stop.These muffins make for the perfect breakfast, just warm up and add some buttah- and you are good to go with a cup of joe. On a side note...
  • Snap, crackle, POP
    on Sep 26, 2011 in vegan gluten free
    Vegan peanutbutter/chocolate rice treats (gluten free) 1cup brown rice syrup1cup brown sugar1cup natural,no sugar added peanutbutter7cups rice or brown rice crisp cereal3tbls semi-sweet chocolate (non-dairy)1tbls earthbalancepinch of salt (optio...
  • I smell pumpkin!
    on Sep 26, 2011 in cookies gluten free
    Fall sweet fall, I adore theeThe first of many pumpkin treats that can't be beat and of course, as always- kid tested & mama approved.1st day of fall pumpkin cookies- gluten free2 cups oat flour (can be made yourself by grinding rolled oats)2...
  • Roooooooaaaaaaaar!
    on Sep 14, 2011
    Eat Em' Up Tigers, Eat Em' Up!I'm a Detroit girl at heart.For almost 9 years I spent just about everyday either working, schooling or living there. Detroit has its quirks, its issues and positives. I moved on to provide what I consider a bett...
  • Way better than cheez-its (just when I thought it wasn't possible)
    on Sep 10, 2011 in gluten free
    You screamI screamAidan screams the LOUDEST for cheese crackers!Well, crackers of any kind really.Aidan's gluten free cheese crackers2 cups cheese (cheddar)3 tblspoons cold butter1/2 cup brown rice flour2 tblspoons ice cold water saltcumincayenne...
  • Diet Shmiet
    on Sep 10, 2011 in low carb
    "The only time to eat diet food is when you are waiting for the steak to cook"- Julia ChildMy pregnancy consisted of one thing; eating my way through the day. I ballooned up to a really high weight that my height could not handle. It wasn't hard, in...
  • Sunday Sauce Extravaganza
    on Sep 7, 2011
    A brief historyThe Tomato History has origins traced back to the early Aztecs around 700 A.D; therefore it is believed that the tomato is native to the Americas. It was not until around the 16th century that Europeans were introduced to this fruit wh...
  • Tomatoes and eggplant and basil- OH BOY!
    on Aug 18, 2011
    Summer, fantastic summer- how I love thee  Summer lovin' had Aidan a blast, so much fun and never enough sunscreen. Last week we celebrated my sister's high school graduation and my grandfathers 88th birthday, Italian style.  ...
  • The Big 3: Sunshine, Food & Family
    on Aug 4, 2011
     Aidan has been enjoying summer immensely, and his new cousin! The broccoli was just screaming at me, so I took it out of its misery and prepared it proper. Spicy broccoli & baked tofu with cashews over buckwheat noodles I didn't t...
  • Hot N' Fresh. Fa-fa-fa-FRESH
    on Jul 31, 2011
    Lo-carb eggplant veg flat breadThe perfect breakfast to get you ready for a long day on the lake! I used eggplant, garlic, shallots,tomato & zucchini all from the garden. Here's how I did it:::The crust is;2cups of Atkins low carb baking mix1cup...
  • OMS- Oh My Squash!
    on Jul 29, 2011
    Before I begin I must exclaim...The sweet miracle of life has occurred, and the family rejoices! Aidan has a cousin! Welcome Brendan, you are a beautiful blessing and we love you so very much!  It has been an exceptionally hot week. Lots of...
  • Herb-i-vore
    on Jul 24, 2011
    One of my favorite things about summer is the plentiful fresh herbs just begging to be chopped, cooked & sprinkled.This beautiful Sunday morning, bright and early I made a quiche with some extra spinach dip I had from Big Beaver tavern a couple n...
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