Slow Cooked Chicken Biryani

Ingredients Marinade 3-4″ ginger 6-7 cloves garlic bunch of mint bunch of cilantro 1/2 lime 1/2 onion 1 cup water 3 t cumin 3 t coriander powder 3 t masala powder 1 t turmeric 1 t cardamom 2 t chili powder 1/2 t nutmeg 1 t pepper 2 t sea salt 3 bay leaves 2″ […]

Mieng Kham Salad

There’s a Thai restaurant we loved going to.  This is a re-creation of the flavors of a traditional Thai snack called Mieng Kham.  The ginger, lime, roasted peanuts, roasted coconut, onion, shrimp and fish lemongrass sauce – sweet, salty, crunchy, zesty. Yum. Ingredients 1-2 bunches of collard greens or spinach leaves 1/2 lb of cooked […]

Sausage, mushroom apple stuffing with sage (Paleo)

Sausage, mushroom apple stuffing with sage Serves 6 1lb Italian sausage, casings removed and chopped 3 celery ribs, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 8oz crimini mushrooms, sliced 1 pear, chopped 1 apple, chopped 1 T sage, minced 1 cup dried unsweetened cranberries 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 3 […]

Our pet caterpillars

This spring, we bought our first milkweed to create a natural butterfly habitat.  Milkweed is the host plant for monarchs, and ours came with a tiny caterpillar.  Watching the transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis to a beautiful butterfly was awesome!! This is Day 1.  It got windy at night, so we kept the milkweed plant […]

Best tastin’ easy-to-make chicken.

My mom taught me to make wings this way.  I prefer thighs myself, but I imagine you can use this method with any cut of chicken.  The broiling carmelizes the skin and makes it crispy on the outside, while locking in juices for tender, moist meat inside.  What I love most about this method is […]

Cinnamon rolls (Paleo)

One night, I discovered this recipe for cinnamon rolls in The Paleo Kitchen: Finding Primal Joy in Modern Cooking. I had most ingredients on hand, so I gave it a go with a few modifications.  It was fun to make and eat!! Ingredients Dough 2.5 c almond meal 1/4 c coconut flour 1/4 c tapioca […]

5 ingredient brownie

Ingredients 1 cup dark chocolate chips 2 T apple sauce 1/3 cup honey 4 eggs 1 T vanilla extract (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350. Grease 8 inch square baking dish with coconut oil. Place a wide skillet with about one inch of water on a burner. Place your chocolate in a heatproof bowl, and […]