Family Staples

Cassava Almond Anise Biscotti

Cassava Almond Anise Biscotti

These are a long time favorite in our little family.  The original recipe is from a few renditions back and was given to me by the owners of a local Italian bistro that has since closed up shop.  I could never eat them myself… but […]

Apple Pie with Cassava Crust (Paleo options, No Sugar)

Apple Pie with Cassava Crust (Paleo options, No Sugar)

I was really pleased with the results of this pie.  It was tricky to be sure to make the cassava flour behave but in the end with my usual tricks it did just fine. It is an offshoot of my Einkorn Apple Pie, but it […]

Einkorn Apple Pie (No Sugar)

Einkorn Apple Pie (No Sugar)

Our beloved apple pie for the holiday season… without the sugar.  I have served this up at two holidays pitted against full sugar pies and no one can tell it’s sugar free… and often it is preferred. Feel free to sub the Purecane with Swerve, sucanut, […]

Sour Cream Einkorn Pie Crust

Sour Cream Einkorn Pie Crust

This recipe has evolved over the years from my mom’s pie crust recipe…. It is influenced by the Irish love of cream and the Scottish love of whiskey. The credit for that actually goes to one Cindy McGregor who once told me she put vodka […]

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

This is an easy tomato soup enriched with bone broth.  I can’t do nightshades so it is not for me, but it is one of those quick meals my family loves served up with gluten free or Einkorn grilled cheese Vegemite sandwiches.  

Sweet Potato Truffle Fries (Hot Chips)

Sweet Potato Truffle Fries (Hot Chips)

When my husband was away in Ireland the first year before we joined him, I used to have a mom date with my cousin MacKenzie.  Sometimes other mom friends came as well, but after a bit she announced to my parents that I needed a […]

Kefir Cream Cheese (And Whey for Culturing)

Kefir Cream Cheese (And Whey for Culturing)

My son loves cream cheese.  When we were living in Ireland the kids were not allowed to go to school with peanut butter in their lunch, which is fair and common here as well, but it left me with a chink in my mom armor […]

Simple Probiotic Oat Granola. (Easy Breakfast!)

Simple Probiotic Oat Granola. (Easy Breakfast!)

This is soooo quick and easy.  Slower when you’re photographing every step but really and truly it only takes a few minutes to put together when you have the coconut yogurt whey or whey from a milk kefir strain.  The probiotics eat up some of […]

Coconut Kefir Yogurt

Coconut Kefir Yogurt

This is an everyday staple for me.  It is gloriously delicious (if you like coconut) and smooth and thick as greek yogurt.  I use milk kefir grains to culture coconut milk (always BPA free, either Aroy-D or Whole Foods 365 as they work best).  It […]

Cultured Cassava Kefir Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

Cultured Cassava Kefir Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

These are a thin, rollable pancake, more like dutch babies or crepes.  I have been exploring substitutes for our einkorn to make breakfast a little more everyone friendly and to get a bit more variety in my kids gut biomes.  We want to feed those […]