By Tammy in Cool for Kids
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on Oct 19th, 2014 | No Comments
A while back, while perusing Pinterest for Paleo-friendly recipes… I happened upon THIS photo… How cute are these???
Gummy bears made with nothing more than fruit juice, gelatin and lemon juice! Well, technically her version has stevia in it too, but I chose to omit it. The recipe is located on a gluten free blog I enjoy… Elana’s Pantry. She also has a great little paleo cookbook that I own and like.
Anyway I was enamored with that photo, so I went online and ordered both the gelatin (must be the RED Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin to work) and the gummy bear mold (actually, an ice cube tray) she recommended. And they sat in my house for about 6 months.
Then, about 2 weeks ago when I was trolling the “New Products” area at my Trader Joe’s, I noticed a new juice they added called “Power of Seven” — a combination of pomegranate, tart cherry, black mulberry, red grape, purple carrot, cranberry and blueberry juice. I bought a bottle...
It was bittersweet last week…. I picked up our final Powisset Farm CSA share of the year. It was a bountiful year at the farm and we have great memories from this season… so I thought I’d share a few with you.
Last week’s final share consisted of late-season fall veggies, including: kale, mixed greens, red leaf lettuce, onions (not pictured), garlic (not pictured), carrots, kohlrabi, butternut squash, potatoes, parsnips, yams and radishes.
There weren’t any pick-your-own veggies left in the fields… though, in past weeks we had been lucky enough to pick things like this:
Lots and lots of cherry tomatoes!
Gorgeous PURPLE wax beans!
A family favorite, husk cherries!
Kale, chard and fresh herbs!
We even had several weeks of raspberry picking. I have to admit this is my favorite part of the share… we LOVE raspberries. This year, the bushes were full of stinging critters so you had to be really careful! The bumble bees were busy pollinating the fruit...
By Tammy in Everything
on Oct 14th, 2014 | No Comments
I’ve written about homemade stock before… but this is hands-down the easiest and most delicious chicken stock to date. Sure… the one I posted earlier is SUPER good. But this is just as good and way easier!
BFW’s Super Easy and Delicious Homemade Chicken Stock and Soup
Serves about 4
2 bone-in, organic chicken breasts
1 cup of white or yellow onion, chopped
1 cup of carrots, chopped
1 cup of celery, chopped
Salt and Pepper
1/2 Lemon (optional)
For the chicken, I like to buy WholeFoods organic, split chicken breast. It’s the perfect portion size, they are organic and they often go on sale (like the one below). Open the package and remove the skin from each breast.
No need to wash the chicken breasts, as we all know… this just spreads the germs around your kitchen more! Instead, I put the breasts in my sink, remove the skin there, toss it in the trash and then immediately place the breasts in a dutch oven or stock pot. After, I use clorox...
By Tammy on Oct 11th | No Comments
Well, it’s certainly been awhile since I posted… so I hope this AMAZING soup recipe more than makes up for it!
About a year and a half ago, I switched to a mostly paleo diet. I cut out all wheat, gluten, most dairy and eat very little legumes. I still toy around with soy, rice, corn and of course my ultimate downfall… sugar. However, this recipe is 100% paleo friendly. There is NO...
By Tammy on Mar 23rd | No Comments
I saw these baby Brussels sprouts at Wholefoods and couldn’t resist because they were so cute! I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but then I remembered that I had cubed pancetta in the fridge and a light bulb went off. Brussels sprouts and pork go very well together.
I’ve honestly never been a big fan of Brussels sprouts, but my husband loves them and they are actually...
By Tammy on Mar 17th | No Comments
Yesterday I posted my recipe for Pan Fried Smelts over a Spinach, Onion and Cucumber Salad. It was delicious. Today I was hungry for lunch and decided to use the leftover smelts in my fridge to throw together some quick and easy fish tacos with homemade tartar sauce. I’m a sucker for tartar sauce… especially if it’s homemade.
You can really use any fish for this recipe. If making...
By Tammy on Mar 16th | No Comments
It’s that time of year again… the season where some local grocery stores (like my WholeFoods) offer fresh-caught smelts! Per Wikipedia…
Smelts are a family of small fish, found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. They are also known as freshwater smelts or typical smelts to distinguish them from the related Argentinidae, Bathylagidae and Retropinnidae.
Some smelt species are common...
By Tammy on Mar 15th | 2 Comments
Happy Belated Pi Day! I posted a great Chocolate Paleo Pie yesterday for Pi Day… but wanted to actually MAKE a pie on Pi Day (3/14 = 3.14 or π) as well. So, with blackberries in hand and a set of gluten free frozen pie crusts in the freezer, I did a quick internet search for “paleo blackberry pie” and came across this great little blog called Kokopaleo. The author posted a recipe...
By Tammy on Mar 14th | No Comments
A friend of mine brought this pie to a party we attended and I couldn’t get enough of it. Since’s it’s Pi Day (3.14), I couldn’t resist sharing this with you too!
The recipe is originally from Kelly Brozyna’s book The Paleo Chocolate Lovers Cookbook and I obtained the recipe from one of my favorite paleo blogs, Nom Nom Paleo. It’s a bit of a PITA (pain in the ass)...
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