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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Is beauty is only skin deep?

You try to eat organic, pastured, local foods. You keep a clean home. You drink plenty of water and avoid soft drinks. You think you’re treating your body well, right? But did you know that whatever you put on your skin, you are ingesting? Last night I pulled out a ton of lotions and shampoos…

Primal Nanaimo Bars

I love Nanaimo Bars.  Aside from good ole chocolate chip cookies, Nanaimo Bars are my favourite!  But by the traditional recipe, they’re super high in cornstarch (ew!) and sugar (ahhh!).  So I brainstormed a gluten-free, low-carb, sugar-free version of my second favourite cookie recipe!  I call them: Primal Nanaimo Bars!  And they’re super easy to…

McNugget of Contradiction?

Mark Sisson, of Mark’s Daily Apple, linked to this article “4 Shocking Secrets About Fast Food” that lists some information (what most of us already assumed) about fast food and in which they also lambast the Chicken McNugget, saying: The “meat” in the McNugget alone contains seven ingredients, some of which are made up of…