Cheat Refrigerator Pickle Chips (Paleo and Vegan)

These are another easy snack my whole family likes. Charlotte eats them with lunch on many days. They really are just small cucumbers with salt and lemon juice but they get transformed and make your basic small cucumber much more appealing to snack on. We use the “Persian cucumbers” from Trader Joes. I’ve seen them…

Smoked Gouda Turkey Spinach Scramble

Eggs are the perfect protein source for pregnant ladies like myself as well as little toddlers. They keep you full for ages and can be added to almost anything. We do eggs for breakfast, lunch and at times, dinner. The spinach adds some wonderful iron and the turkey is a high-protein, low- fat addition. We…

Make Your Own Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is my all time favorite smoothie additive. I have happily stumbled upon Trader Joes coconut milk thats only $1, but before that, I had absolutely no options that didn’t have additives. This recipe is simple and straightforward. And of course, it has nothing but coconut and water. It can save you a good…

Fluffy Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan and Paleo)

Oh whipped cream. I love your ways, every day. I just like simple, creamy desserts. And this whipped coconut cream fits the bill no refined sugar, it’s paleo and vegan and I can eat it by the spoonful, ahem, bowlful. A little maple syrup and some vanilla and magic happens. No distinct maple flavor, just…

Savory Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Apple Carrot Soup (Vegan and Paleo)

We had an abundance of delightful sweet potatoes to use up and our original dinner plans got de-railed. Happy Accident. I also stumbled upon some great inspiration at 100 days of real food. The beauty of the soup is how adjustable it is. You can really use any winter squash, add some apple and aromatics…

Piña Colada Tropical Green Smoothie

This smoothie is really really really yummy. Charlotte drank both of ours. It tastes like a piña colada, minus the rum. They don’t recommend adding rum for pregnant ladies and toddlers I guess. We’ve been drinking one green smoothie for snack most days lately and it’s going quite well. I also feel better if she…

Creamy Slow Cooker Tomato Soup (Primal, gluten-free friendly)

I loved making this soup for my book club earlier this week. They are fun to hang with and are a bunch of women who love home cooked food as much as I do. There is also always something lovely about cooking for a group other than my family. The opinions matter a little more,…