Coconut Flour Pancakes

Our breakfasts for a long time now have generally been our banana pancakes , eggs, and bacon. Occasionally we will switch it up as we want or our supplies necessitate. Our youngest boy is now almost 11 months and he has been eating breakfast with us since he was about 8 months (he refused purees and got 6 teeth before he turned 8 months and then wanted the real deal). He doesn’t like eggs and too many bananas has been causing him trouble with going to the bathroom. So we needed to switch things up.

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Basil Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Fall Veggies

Our weekly meal plans always include a full chicken. We usually roast it in the oven but occasionally will cook it in the slow cooker (generally in the summer since roasting a chicken for 1.5-2 hours is sometimes just too hot). As I was making our dinner today I thought to myself, ‘I should move north so I can roast meals 365 days a year!’ But Tom would never go for that – even if I guaranteed delicious meals daily.


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Pumpkin Muffins

When I was pregnant with our son two years ago, I fell in love with pumpkin spice.  I had never been a big fan before but suddenly it was everything I needed. I would put pumpkin pie spice in my coffee every day. This is something that has stuck with me since that pregnancy.  Since then I have been more adventurous in my baking and have dable into the realm of pumpkin baking. With our son starting solid food last fall we also cooked pumpkin for him (he really forced us to become more adventurous in our eating too – we wanted him to eat nutrient dense foods and therefore we would too!).

Yummy pumpkin muffins
Yummy pumpkin muffins

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Tomato Jalapeno Soup

One of my favourite soups of all time is tomato. Growing up my favourite was Heinz brand and I could not stand Campbells’. Yes I’m talking the canned variety. Since moving to a grain free lifestyle, our diet no longer consists of most prepared foods. We prepare everything from scratch for the most part. This has been sad for me.  At times I miss the convenience of having prepared food in my cupboard but I also enjoy exploring the flavours of fresh foods and am proud when I have culinary success!

Tomato Jalapeno Soup!
Tomato Jalapeno Soup!

I LOVE to cook is soup. I feel like with soup you can be so creative and there really isn’t too many ways that you can mess it up. Fall means the start of soup season! While I believe you can eat soup any time of the year, there is nothing better than enjoying a warm bowl of soup on a chilly fall or winter day. Continue reading “Tomato Jalapeno Soup”

Pepper Ring Eggs

Some days we are perfectly happy to have eggs over easy with bacon. Other days we need a little variety in our breakfasts without having to do a tonn of extra work like making banana pancakes.   Recently a friend of mine posted a picture of pepper ring eggs and it intrigued me a lot. This … Continue reading Pepper Ring Eggs

Banana Pancakes

Wow! I cannot believe how slacking I have been on blogging. I started a new job last week and it really distracted me from posting some great recipes. Tom and I have so many pictures taken and blogs ready to write but I just need to buckle down and write them. I have better plans for my time this week and hopefully moving forward we won’t have another week like last without much from us.

When we switched to a grain free diet, breakfast was the second hardest meal (dinner was easy and lunch was the ABSOLUTE hardest). Both of us love eggs but we had always included cereal or oatmeal in our breakfast rotations.  We adjusted fairly well to eating eggs daily and LOVE bacon.

Who doesn't love bacon!
Who doesn’t love bacon!

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Grain Free Crepes

I follow a lot of paleo and primal blogs on Facebook and Twitter. I like to see the recipes they post and I like reading when they share about how living this lifestyle has impacted them.  Lately this has become a challenge to me. Being pregnant any recipe I see I NEED to have.  Tom and I have been watching Master Chef lately and EVERYTHING they cook I immediately crave. I can’t help it. Even when they cook things I have never had before I want.  When they cook grain filled goodies I WANT THEM SO BAD! Since going grain free I can honestly say that I have not had a strong desire to go back to our old ways. I like the way we eat and I feel great. This pregnancy has thrown that all out the window. When I was pregnant with our son I only ate bagels and peanut butter for the first 4 months because it was all I could stomach. This time I am finding it hard to find other foods that fill my needs and desires but it is also forcing us to be creative. Continue reading “Grain Free Crepes”