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

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

Unconventional Meatloaf

For two years, my primary foods have been beef and potatos. I’m quite talented at hamburgers and fries by this point, but on occasion, I want a little variety. Usually I make myself a pot roast or steaks, and switch from fries to mashed potatos or roast potatos. It’s not … Continue reading

Cauliflower-Egg Tortilla

This has become one of Zac’s favorite recipes, and I’m pretty fond of it, as well! I never would have guessed that two simple ingredients could yield something so tasty, but it does. These are really yummy! Now, I’ve made theses several times now, always referring to different recipes online … 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

Practical Preserving: How to Can & Freeze Apricot Puree

There are lots of things you can do with apricots, but pretty much everything I’ve made for Zac so far has involved puréed apricot. Fortunately, that makes it really easy for me to preserve enough apricot to use all year! Puréed apricot is easy to store. Before I knew whether … Continue reading

How to (Actually) Make Homemade Goat Milk Butter

The right way! Yesterday I shared the amazing and amusing story of how I did everything wrong and still managed to make goat milk butter. All told, that butter making encounter took at least four hours of attention and time. Ridiculous. The good news is that Monday of this week … Continue reading

How to do Everything Wrong & Still Make Homemade Goat Milk Butter

I sure would like for everyone to think I’m some kind of kitchen wizard; that all I have to do is think about a new recipe or idea and the end result is magic. That’d be nice. But it’s absolutely not true! I almost didn’t write this post, because, well, … Continue reading

Cucumber-Basil Summer Salad

  This is a winner. Simple, classic, fresh, delicious. Remember when I said the farmers at the market gave me some cucumbers last time? Well, I didn’t really know what to do with them. Pre-FPIES, I was never a big veggie eater. If it wasn’t on a pizza or deep-fried, … Continue reading