Berry Hand Pies

The original recipe for these uses a star-shaped cookie cutter to make star pies for the 4th of July: 4th of July Star Shaped Berry Hand Pies. I didn’t have a big enough star cookie cutter so went with round. Less exciting but still tasty. The crust is easy to make and is pretty close to […]

Peach Crisp

Nothing better than ripe, fresh peaches in season. Some of the ones in this recipe came right off the tree in my parents’ backyard. This fast, easy recipe is perfect for making a simple, very homemade tasting dessert on a summer night: Paleo Peach Crisp. It is dairy-free and gluten-free. I made a couple changes […]

Avocado Lemon Mayo

I found this super fast and easy recipe here: Healthy Avocado Mayo. I followed the recipe exactly, except to use regular olive oil instead of light. This is an amazing dipping sauce for Zucchini and Summer Squash Fritters.

Zucchini and Summer Squash Fritters

I used this recipe, Paleo Zucchini Fritters, as a template, but made a few changes: Doubled the recipe (this made 12 fritters) Used both zucchini and yellow summer squash Added onion Added arrowroot Made thinner, flatter fritters for more even cooking. Here’s the adapted recipe: 2 medium zucchini, shredded (about 5 cups) 2 medium summer squash, […]

Grain-Free Carrot Pecan Muffins

This is an adaptation of this great gluten-free/dairy-free blueberry muffin recipe: Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins. Using almond flour rather than any grains and lots of eggs gives these a custardy texture, but with enough firmness to hold together. I’m becoming a big fan of grain-free baked goods without too much added sweetener. These use a little […]

Paleo Tortillas and Chicken Soft Tacos

I was so happy to find this Simple Paleo Tortillas recipe. I doubled it and it worked like a charm. They are really most like crepes, and stood up to all the filling I stuffed in, as you’ll see in a photo below. It’s great to have a grain-free alternative to most of the tortillas […]

Homemade Cookie Dough Energy Bars

First attempt at creating my favorite flavor (cookie dough) of you know the bars… starts with “L,”  ends with “ARABAR.” With so few ingredients (dates, cashews, dairy-free chocolate chips), the key is getting the proportions right. These turned out crumbly and needed more dates. There will be another attempt. Here’s the recipe I used: Homemade […]

Beef Soup

This was my quest for a nutrient-rich soup with meat I could leave in it, more than broth, less than stew, nothing too spicy. I used this Beef Bone Broth recipe as a basis. You can follow that as a template and see the tweaks I made below. The first photo is the soup the day […]

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Blueberry Muffins

Love this great, fast recipe with just a couple of tweaks: Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins. They’re made with almond flour, so are totally grain-free. The first change I made was to add 1/2 cup of a nut milk (used almond-coconut blend, unsweetened). The first time I made these, they turned out very dry and crumbling, like scones, […]

Homemade Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Lots of benefits to making your own granola bars. If you have a kid eating them in bulk, this will probably save some money. Also, making them yourself allows you to control the sugar content. I used this recipe: Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars. These turned out more crispy and cookie-like than chewy, but good. […]