Summers Stories: Mystery Reactions Solved?

Last Monday I woke up in Boston, just as another major snowstorm began. My flight was scheduled to depart at 6:45 a.m. We finally took off at almost 1:00 p.m. We were lucky, though; we were one of 4 flights that my airline was actually able to get in the … Continue reading

Riding the Roller Coaster

The last post I wrote shared how grateful I feel for our little “not normal” lives. I was. I am. But, you know, the reality is that no one can sustain any feeling on a 24/7 basis. Not even gratitude for the blessings you have. Last week was an absolute … Continue reading

Sort of Stroganoff

Who doesn’t love a hearty dish like Beef Stroganoff on a cold fall or winter day? I know I do! Last winter I just had to do without; we didn’t have enough safe foods in mine or Zac’s diet to make such a delicious dinner. But this year, well, I have … Continue reading

Tallow Hand Cream

Last August I wrote about Zac’s reaction to Aveeno hand cream. The oats just did him in. Consequently, I became terrified of beauty products! Since then I’ve searched for as natural and basic products as I can find for EVERYTHING…especially after he once had a mucousy diaper from my hair! … Continue reading

Perfect Pot Roast

One of my favorite meals is Pot Roast.  At the start of this elimination diet I felt confident I could maintain it because, well, my diet was basically variations of pot roast. At the risk of sounding boastful, I must say that I make an awesome Pot Roast.  Really.  Ask anyone … Continue reading

The Best Spaghetti Sauce Ever

…or so says my husband!   When I posted the recipe for my quinoa pasta noodles I commented that they went great with my homemade spaghetti sauce.  One of the comments on that post requested the recipe for the sauce, so here it is!  (This is for you, Katherine!) It’s … Continue reading

Beef Rationing

Well, it finally happened. I mentioned in November that I didn’t think our beef supply was going to last until our next cow came back from butchering.  I was right. I’ve been rationing my meat consumption for almost a month now.  Weeks of eating Hamburger Hash at pretty much every meal, … Continue reading

Hamburger Hash

Take out eggs, cheese, and wheat, and what can you make for breakfast? Not. Much. For us, just beef and potatos, basically!  That can get really boring, really fast, so I’m always looking for new ways to shake things up a bit. Here’s my latest breakfast creation: Hamburger Hash! It’s … Continue reading

Snack Attack – Beef Jerky!

I have always loved beef jerky.  Yu-uumm!  It’s not terribly lady-like, but I just love ripping off a piece of meat with my teeth.  Makes me feel powerful in some primal way, I suppose. But have you looked at the ingredients on the bag of beef jerky at the store? … Continue reading