If you have never enjoyed garlic scapes, I encourage you to give them a try when you have the opportunity! You can usually find them in early summer at farm stands and farmer's markets. They have a lovely crunchy texture and a mild garlic flavor. They are great anywhere garlic would be, especially in salads, soups, and (the way that I generally use them) in this wonderful egg scramble! [read more]
Here's a way to stay true to your low carb lifestyle, while still enjoying your favorite pizza toppings from time to time...[read more]
It has been a soggy and chilly spring here so far, and we're still craving the comfort foods! Here's what's cookin' at the cabin tonight - inspired by some of the amazing eats we have enjoyed while traveling around south of the Mason-Dixon line. [read more]
Happy Spring! Here's one for all of you former breakfast cereal lovers. This porridge is a hearty, warm way to wake up, and the many options for toppings lets you enjoy a different bowl every day! Hemp hearts not only taste great, they are rich in both nutrition and anti-inflammatory properties...[read more]
We're back, with another dose of hearty comfort food, that fits very nicely into a low carb lifestyle! Featuring ground caraway seed, cauliflower and slightly pickled cabbage, Kohl-cannon (from Blumenkohl which is the German name for cauliflower) is a decidedly German twist on Colcannon, a traditional Irish dish made with potatoes. This has quickly become …
Hello friends! Last week's conference was an opportunity to test our skill at frugal travel! As I have mentioned here before, we are artists and musicians, relying heavily on the gig economy for our incomes. A hotel room AND restaurant meals was a bit too "spendy" for us. We needed some travel-ready food for both …
This hearty lasagna uses thinly-cut eggplant in place of carb-filled pasta noodles. The trick here is to slice that eggplant nice and thin (slicing the short way makes this easier) before roasting to keep it tender, melt-in-your mouth gooood! We love the subtle, smoky flavor that the roasted eggplant brings to this dish and don't miss those noodles one bit... (read more)
Steak is definitely not off the menu here in the winter months – when the cold weather comes, I grab a few choice grass-fed cuts, my cast iron pan, and my jar of beef tallow and enjoy a simple and delicious meal of pan seared steaks with veggies and... [read more]
I remember missing bread-like foods when I was first getting started, so I thought that today might be a good time to share this recipe. These waffles are simple to make. They freeze well and you can thaw them quickly in the toaster. Start to finish, you can have a batch of these finished in 30 minutes! Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla and your favorite low carb sweetener for a sweet waffle, or a half cup of your favorite shredded cheese and a pinch of dried herbs for a more savory snack... (read more)
Here's an easy way to enjoy winter squash, which is now in season! We are often able to get a big box full of them super cheap as our local farms close up shop for the winter. We enjoy this creamy, comforting and nutritious soup often throughout the winter months. For our readers in the US, this simple, tasty soup would make a nice first course for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday...
Here's a moderately easy chicken dish that is quick enough for a weeknight, and fancy enough for guests!
This hearty stew goes together quickly, then simmers all day to tenderize the meat and meld the flavors...(read more)
We've just returned to our cabin from a week-long, relaxing and fun camping retreat with a bunch of our music-loving friends! So much fun, and a great way to connect with nature, get some good quality face-to-face time, be creative, play music, enjoy the sun and then the glow of a campfire and music/stories against the darkness, and just let go of the stress and details of day to day life. These are all things that we have tried to become more mindful of – in addition to eating well – as we pursue better health...(read more)
One of our most satisfying strategies in adopting a whole foods diet has been growing our own! Having tasty, fresh food waiting to be harvested just outside the back door makes it easier to stay on track and enjoy maximum "just picked" nutrition with our meals...(read more)
Here's an incredibly simple summer dish that won't heat up your kitchen, or tie up a precious summer day!
Here's a favorite low-carb and grain-free quiche/egg bake recipe that we're enjoying quite often these days, paired with fresh-picked salad greens, and cherry tomatoes when we have them. So good, and so easy!
Crisp, cool fall weather has finally arrived here at our cabin! Perfect for long walks in our brilliantly colored woods and a little foraging along the way. Here’s a tasty tried-and-true recipe —hearty and filling with a little heat for good measure...