Mood-Boosting Trail Mix

Mood Boosting Trail Mix

This is a guest post from Kristi Arnold who blogs at Veggie Converter. Kristi Arnold is a former newspaper reporter and editor who is now a gluten-free vegetarian mom married to Mr. Meaty, a “normal” omnivore. The culinary odd couple is parenting two kids, a pescatarian with a hot dog exception and a lactose-intolerant nightshade-sensitive […]

Homemade Frijoles Negros

Black Beans fb

We eat a lot of beans at Casa de Baker. They’re inexpensive, delicious and when prepared properly, extremely nourishing. Beans need to be soaked in an acid and cooked slowly to break down antinutrients that would inhibit proper digestion. In addition to this, I cook them in homemade bone broth, which enhances their nutritional value […]

A Simple Porchetta Recipe

Porschetta

  My friend Taylor who blogs at English 101 gave me this porchetta recipe. It pretty much blew my mind so I asked her if I could put it on my blog because I wanted the world to have it. She originally suggested using a whole ham (referring to the cut of meat, not a cured ham), but […]

Paleo “Death By Chocolate” Mousse

Paleo Death by Chocolate

Last night I was craving something delicious in a big bad way. The only problem was, I had no treats made. Boo. I considered making brownies or working on a recipe for coconut flour cookies, but honestly, I just wanted to grab something and eat it, not reinvent the wheel. Enter this recipe for paleo […]

Muffin Cup Omelettes

chicken

Recently I was so lucky as to be able to babysit (chicken sit?) a friend’s backyard chickens while she went on vacation. She has beautiful hens. There are nine of them and they are all very friendly. They have this simple coop to sleep in, and when there is someone to watch them, they have […]

Cherry-Berry Vanilla Shake

Cherry Berry Vanilla Shake

Sometimes I throw something together out of whatever I have in the kitchen, no big deal, and then I realize, THIS COULD BE A BLOG POST. This morning I blended up what was left of our frozen fruit with some yogurt and whatever else was nearby and blended it up. I gave it to Darling Baby, […]

Mason Jar Sangria

Mason Jar Sangria

Is there any better party drink than sangria? I don’t think so. It’s beautiful, you can use cheap wine and no one minds, and it’s easy to switch it up with the seasons. This recipe has apples and winter spices, but you could easily change the fruits with the season. A lot of sangria recipes […]

Curried Apple-Butternut Squash Soup

Apple-Butternut Squash Soup

Last weekend we took a trip to the Santa Barbara Mountains. We go in October almost every year. We stay in a cabin, and visit Snow Line Orchard, and carve pumpkins and just generally unplug and enjoy Fall in the mountains. It was Darling Baby’s first year. (We may not look like it here, but I […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract with Brandy

Vanilla Extract with Brandy

It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about holiday gifts, and the blogging world is no exception. There are a lot of vanilla extract posts floating around the blogosphere right now, and they’re all good, but I’m going to argue that mine is exceptional. Why you ask? Because BRANDY. Brandy has that […]

Tamale Pie

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PrintTamale Pie IngredientsFor the Filling: 1 lb ground beef or turkey 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 C enchilada sauce (I use the recipe from Nourishing Traditions) 8 oz frozen, organic corn or aproximately 2 ears fresh corn sauteed 1 2 1/4 oz can black olives, drained (totally optional. I like it but […]

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