Cooking & Food Archives

Whole30: Breezing along through week 3

Whole30 Week 3

At the beginning of week 3, this way of eating really started to feel easy and we’ve been considering going beyond the 30 days. We’re settled in our routine for making sure meals are prepared and we’re still enjoying coming up with new food combinations. I think I could eat eggs and sweet potatoes at […]

Whole30: Week 2


This week I started to feel really hungry all day, and ate a lot more food despite my clothes starting to feel loose again. I didn’t think I was going to lose any more weight since I had already lost so much and had leveled off for at least a month. I started debating if […]

Homemade sausage

Apple, Fennel and Sage Sausage

I love to make my own sausage. Starting with pasture-raised ground pork and adding my own herbs and spices means we can control exactly what is in our sausage and try out new flavor combinations. Here are two of my favorites, based on recipes from The Spicy Sausage. One of the meals in our first […]

Whole30: We made it through the first week!

Whole30 Week 1 Meals

Before starting the Whole30 I had serious concerns about my ability to make it 30 full days without any dark chocolate. I wasn’t sure if it was the chocolate itself, the sugar or the caffeine. I quickly realized it was the sugar. I had been eating a mostly Paleo diet for several months but didn’t realize […]

Whole30: Day 1, Attempt #2

We screwed up already yesterday, but are committed to getting this right, so we’re reseting our 30 day clock and going from Jan 2nd – 31st now. Today was much better. I sent Peter off to work with two hamburgers I cooked this morning and vegetables. Here’s what I ate today: I also had bone […]

The first day of the Whole30

We made it through the first day, sort of. We decided to start after breakfast. Besides our otherwise Whole30 friendly meal of eggs, veggies and lots of lard, we had mimosas. We had wanted some champagne on New Year’s Eve but still had more than half of the bottle left even after having more at […]

Healing through food

Meatloaf and fermented veggies

For the last several years I’ve been trying to learn what it means to eat healthfully. Since high school, my main focus with food was maintaining a healthy weight (always a struggle for me). This year everything changed when I became a breastfeeding mom. Our son had a few episodes of projectile vomiting, but I […]

Tricolored Popsicles

Tricolored popsicles

We don’t have a popsicle mold (yet), so we made these popsicles in small glasses and ate them with spoons. So delicious!

Rhubarb-Apple Crumble

Rhubarb-Apple Crumble

On our last trip to the farmer’s market there was plenty of rhubarb but no strawberries yet. I decided to try a baked dish with rhubarb and apple and it came out perfectly tart and scrumptious. I went back for seconds. And then I had some more with my eggs for breakfast this morning.

Ted Danson’s new book Oceana (Recipes: fish & scallops)

Scallops, Fiddlehead Ferns & Pasta

Today I heard an interview with Ted Danson, talking about his new book Oceana. He talked about fishing and seafood, which I’ve been eating more of lately. I also included my thoughts on preparing fish.