Primal Challenge #2 and My Elimination Diet

Primal Challenge #2 Remember last year?  I did this Primal Challenge hosted by Mark's Daily Apple.  I took pictures of my groceries and made a video about my homemade nutella!  Well, Mark is at it again and since I'm on an elimination diet right now, it seemed rather easy to join in the Primal Challenge!... Continue Reading →


Gluten-Free Timbits!

Timbits!!  What's a timbit?  You must be American.  *sweet smile at you* Timbit (proper noun): a bite-sized doughnut hole sold at Tim Hortons in Canada. Introduced in April 1976 these treats are now available in various flavours that differ from store to store. Flavours include chocolate, jelly-filled, "dutchie", honey dip, sour cream glazed, and apple... Continue Reading →

Noodle-less Stroganoff-ish

This was a delightful dish that was super easy. I started with two slices of grass-fed flap meat, cut into slices (about 0.75 lbs).  They went into a cast iron skillet and browned and cooked.  While they cooked, I sliced up four zucchinis into quartered slices.  Once the meat was browned and cooked, I added... Continue Reading →

Tea or Tisane?

Herbal tea - aka tisane - is a joy to me. Ima coffee-in-the-morning* and tea-in the-evening gal and one of my favourite teas is Good Earth (thanks to Amy Mac for introducing me to it!). But I've been troubled by the number of boxes and teabags that I find myself recycling and tossing, respectively. Even... Continue Reading →

Mint Transplant Success

My friend Brian and I share a plot at a local urban garden. We've planted carrots and broccoli and cabbage among a few other things. Brian's been growing herbs over at his apartment but I was too scared to try herbs. Until recently! I saw that there was wild mint growing near the water hoses... Continue Reading →

Tasty Trailers: DIRT

Dirt. It's a good thing. I consider it mother nature's vaccine. I like to play in it. Grow stuff in it. And sling it at that cute boy I married. We can tend to sometimes think of dirt as dead. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, ya know?  But dirt is a community of... Continue Reading →

And what about stevia?

I little over a year ago, I wrote about how stevia had been approved by the FDA for human consumption.  I've been using stevia for about five years now and so-far-I-haven't-had-any-problems. A day or two ago I came across this little tidbit on a paleo blog I read.  And I wanted to share. There's some... Continue Reading →

Where’d Y’all’s Milk Come From?

I usually buy my raw milk from Organic Pastures Dairy.  I buy it at my local grocers. Details on why raw milk here. And here! But raw milk is expensive so I only buy enough for drinking straight or I buy cream.  I'm certinaly not going to use raw milk to make cappuccinos!  I'm essentially pasturizing the... Continue Reading →

Agave Concerns

My affaire with agave nectar was passionate but short-lived. I discovered it while doing Weight Watchers, when I was looking for low-calorie sweeteners. I stopped using Splenda a long time ago. I currently use Stevia because I can tolerate the aftertaste. But inbetween those, I flirted with agave syrup. And agave syrup flirted back. It... Continue Reading →

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