Store bought chicken stock is one of those products which really irks me. Even the seemingly good quality ones (organic, free range, low sodium, etc.) have long ingredient lists which include things like "natural chicken flavor" (shouldn't the flavor come from the chicken itself??). But somehow making homemade stock always seemed like so much effort! … Continue reading Homemade Chicken Stock, Two Easy Ways
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Ahhh, the crisp cool weather of fall...I don't know about you, but the end of the summer heat (and sunblock and chlorine and sand!) comes as quite a relief for me, and I welcome the leaves changing color and the cooler weather finally arriving. I am also excited about fall produce. Attempting to eat seasonally … Continue reading Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Slow Cooker Apple Sauce
As much as I love the produce of summer (fruit and tomatoes in particular!), I have to say, I am awfully excited for fall. Not only do I absolutely love the changing colors of the leaves and the cooler temperatures, but apple season makes me incredibly happy. I am guilty of buying imported organic apples … Continue reading Slow Cooker Apple Sauce
Moroccan Lamb Stew
This post was originally published on June 1, 2010. Last time I ordered meat from my CSA, I decided to branch out a bit from my typical beef and poultry selection and bought two kinds of lamb - stew pieces and a lamb leg steak. The steak is still in the freezer waiting for the … Continue reading Moroccan Lamb Stew
Brownies – without the eggs!
I have been very fortunate in that so far, neither of my girls have any food allergies (nor do hubby or I!). My young niece, on the other hand, has not been so lucky, and cannot eat nuts or eggs. Because she is often placed in the unfair position of not being able to share … Continue reading Brownies – without the eggs!
As a follow up to my previous Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe, I wanted to share with you my other favorite use for extra zucchini - fritters! I just tried this recipe for the first time last month, and I think I've made 4 batches since then. This one is great if you have TONS … Continue reading Zucchini Fritters
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread/Muffins (Whole Wheat)
People like to talk about seasonal food, but with modern transportation and grocery stores, it's sometimes easy to forget that most of us do not live in an area where a wide variety of produce grows year-round. And yet even though you can pretty much always get things like lettuce, carrots, bananas, and apples, in … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread/Muffins (Whole Wheat)
100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns AGAIN! (Bread Machine)
Hi everyone! Just wanted to quickly share a recipe I've made several times this summer. I know I already have a 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Bun recipe on the site, but that recipe has a few ingredients that are a little more processed than I prefer (e.g., dried milk, potato flour, vital wheat gluten) and … Continue reading 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns AGAIN! (Bread Machine)
If you're going to make yogurt at home, doesn't it follow that you need to make granola to go with it? Well, maybe not, but there are a lot of good reasons to make your own granola. You come out way ahead cost wise, but in my opinion the most important one is that you … Continue reading Granola
One of the most common foods I see parents feed to babies and young children is yogurt. And while I agree that the probiotics and other nutrients are great for little ones, I am a bit confused by the popularity of sugar and additive filled varieties specifically marketed to kids. Have you ever looked at … Continue reading Homemade Yogurt