Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup can be as simple as elderberry, water and honey. If you have sickies in the house or just need it asap, feel free to make it without the extra ingredients. If you have the extra ingredients and/or the time to get them, they boost the nutritional value and the flavor.

Ginger cilantro chicken and “rice” soup

This is a very light and fresh take on soup. It’s very fast to put together and does not require long simmer times to maximize the flavor. I’ve written this recipe to be low carb compliant – but feel free to use white or brown rice if that feature is not important to you. The…

Cucuzza Casserole

We have some super cool friends that love growing food as much as we do. They grew some amazingly huge cucuzza squash – and blessed us with one. If you get a chance to get your hands on one- snag it! If you don’t- then feel free to substitute squash or zucchini in this recipe….

Turkey Basil Florentine Soup

This recipe is a great light, flavorful soup. It works equally well with chicken or turkey. For those of you who like a kick to your soup- this one pairs well with hot sauce or sriracha sauce.

Your best turkey EVER

Turkey! The big (dumb) bird that was originally going to be a symbol for the newly formed United States of America is today ubiquitously tied to Thanksgiving. For most it just isn’t Thanksgiving without that golden bird, on the table, ready to carve. Cooking a beautiful big JUICY bird can be a challenge though. It is prone…

Low carb PANCAKES!

  It’s a pancake, pantycake, or pandacake – depending on which of my children you ask. Whatever name you choose to use- they are always a favorite. Of course, if you are trying to cut/limit grains- that favorite breakfast item fast disappears off your plate. I’ve made other coconut flour pancakes recipes before. They never…

Homemade Mayonnaise

      There are many different tweaks that can be made to mayonnaise. Use this recipe as a jumping point. Feel free to use more yolks, or less olive oil to tweak the recipe. Exchange the lemon juice for sherry vinegar for a different twang. Add some chili powder and sub lime for the…

Grain free “egg muffins”

Breakfast always seems the biggest struggle in my house. 1 of my daughters does not like eggs. It’s like a Dr Seuss book. “I do not like my eggs! I do not like them boiled, I do not like them scrambled, I do not like them as an omelet, I do not like them fried!…

Beef tongue tacos

Tongue gets a bad rap. It has the reputation of being scary, intimidating and “yuck”. In reality though it is just a misunderstood and neglected food from the wrong side of the track. It’s fascinating to talk to butchers and hear how the cuts we prize here in America are considered low quality – while the…

Beef Tongue

Few things freak people out in the kitchen as using offals. Offals (organ meats) are important for 2 main reasons. 1. They honor the life that was given so we could eat meat. Instead of eating only our favorite cut, we utilize and acquire nourishment from the whole animal, 2. Offals often have additional nutrients…