Pureed Parsnips

Pureed Parsnips RecipeA dear friend of mine headed out of town this week. While I always miss her when I don’t get to see her, she passed along her weekly CSA allotment before she left. In it was a lovely assortment of local, organic, seasonal produce, including beets, lots of greens, eggplants, and a bunch of parsnips.

 

Parsnips are an often overlooked root vegetable.… Continue reading

Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Pudding Pops

Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Pudding PopsEven though fall temperatures are moving in (especially in the mornings), we still generally have warm afternoons here in the Rockies. And my boys are still going through a ton of ice pops.

 

The other day I decided to make a batch of ice pops that I would really enjoy. My favorite ice pops are those that are rich and chocolaty, so that’s what I made.… Continue reading

Homemade Honey-Sweetened Marshmallows

Homemade Honey-Sweetened Marshmallows RecipeThe other day, we were reading a book that repeatedly mentioned “Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge Delight.” My 6-year-old speculated about what it might taste like, and how we might make it ourselves. I told him that I imagined it tasted like s’mores, but with all of the ingredients mixed together. Since he’s never had a s’more, this spawned a whole other conversation.… Continue reading

Grain-Free, Nut-Free Spice Bread

A couple of weeks ago, I came across this recipe on Living Healthy with Chocolate. It sounded simple and worth a try. (As a note, Adriana posts all sorts of great recipes and her food pictures are fantastic. It’s worth giving her blog a look.)

 

Grain-Free, Nut-Free Spice Bread

 

This last week, I’ve felt the fingers of Fall starting to reach into our Rocky Mountain summer nights, though the days still get quite warm.… Continue reading

Sautéed Mushrooms

Sautéed Mushrooms RecipeMushrooms are a wonderfully healthy, earthy delight. They have complex flavors. They can be prepared to have a variety of textures. And they adapt well to a variety of dishes. One of our favorite ways to prepare mushrooms is actually one of the simplest: we sauté them in coconut oil and season them with salt and pepper. This simple preparation yields a delightful side dish that easily accompanies eggs, tops a burger, or graces a salad.… Continue reading

Coconut Kale Curry

Coconut Kale Curry RecipeWe all love greens in our house, so I’m always on the lookout for new and flavorful ways to prepare them. When I stumbled across this recipe, I knew I wanted to try it. The words in the title alone made my mouth water, and when I read through the ingredients, I knew it would be a hit.

As always, I modified the original recipe a bit.… Continue reading

Roasted Carrot Fries

Roasted Carrot Fries

I’ve been looking for new snack ideas that my boys will be excited about. They love almost any type of vegetable that we roast: kale, beets, cauliflower, seaweed, and broccoli. Today we decided to make roasted carrots. In the past when we’ve made roasted carrots, I cut them into rounds using my food processor (that’s definitely faster), and we’ve called them carrot chips.… Continue reading

Grain-Free Coconut Muffins

Grain-Free Coconut MuffinsRight now, my 6-year-old is very interested in learning kitchen skills. He very sweetly told his Dad, “You know why I want to learn to cook? Because Mama is cooking all the time. And I really like to help. And I can help her a lot if I do some of the cooking.” Whatever his personal motivation was today, it’s important to me that both of my boys know how to cook and grow to be self-sufficient in the kitchen.… Continue reading