Zac’s Banana Muffins

A couple weeks ago I decided to try and make some sort of muffin for Zac. He’s got the basic ingredients; surely I could make something that resembled a muffin. Since we were re-trialing bananas at the time, I wanted to make a banana muffin. What I created is a … Continue reading

Halloween with Food Allergies

The “trick” in “trick-or-treat” can mean an entirely different thing for families with food allergies. It’s a real challenge to navigate holidays when your kiddos can’t eat traditional treats. It’s worse on Halloween, where one of the biggest parts of the holiday is for kids to run around mooching goodies … Continue reading

Popped Quinoa

So here’s a fun little recipe: Popped Quinoa. Back when I first made the Crispy Butter Candy Bars for Jed, I had the idea that puffed quinoa would be a great substitution for the puffed rice or puffed millet. If I could use puffed quinoa, then one day, those bars could … Continue reading

Practical Preserving: How to Dehydrate Eggs

Earlier this summer, my parents had a chicken crisis. Several of their laying hens disappeared; sadly, free-range chickens occasionally become predator snacks. Compounding the issue, one of their remaining hens became broody. Instead of laying her eggs and walking away, she decided she was ready to actually be a Mom. … Continue reading

Practical Preserving: How to Make Cucumber Chips

Since yesterdays recipe used some dehydrated cucumber, I figured I may as well share how to make your own dehydrated cucumber chips. Like the dehydrated basil, this is ridiculously simple. Grab some cucumbers and slice them fairly evenly. Some people like to toss their cucumbers with some oil and seasonings. … Continue reading

Vegan Cucumber-Cauliflower Soup

Once the stomach bug left, taking with it many of Zac’s safe foods (hopefully temporarily), I found myself trying to find a way to get him to eat cauliflower and cucumber. Despite wolfing them both down with gusto when we first introduced them in trials, he has since become rather … Continue reading

Practical Preserving: How to Dehydrate Basil

Every once in a while I have a thought or idea to share that I talk myself out of; it seems like such a simple, “everyone knows this” thing that I’m afraid it would be an insult to make into a whole post! But then I remember the comments I’ve … Continue reading

2 Ingredient Cookies

…and what to do with leftover oatmeal! Since we’re trialing oats right now, and Zac has gotten used to eating cookie-like items every day, I knew there had to be a way to make oatmeal cookies for him. After all, he’s got eggs, goat milk, goat milk butter, and quinoa … Continue reading

Practical Preserving: How to Freeze Blueberries

I almost don’t even want to write this. I mean, freezing blueberries is totally a no-brainer, right? Well, maybe for a lot of people, it is. But I can remember a time in my life when I was so helpless in the kitchen, that even something as simple as freezing … Continue reading

Vegan Sunbutter Ice Cream

The other day, out of nowhere, Jed announced he wanted Sunbutter Ice Cream. To my knowledge, he’s never even heard  of Sunbutter Ice Cream before, so where he got this latest desire from I have no idea! (Maybe he’ll take after his Mama and be creative in the kitchen.) After … Continue reading