Simple & Delicious Meatloaf
Photo credit: Taste Inspired I made meatloaf for dinner last night, we had meatloaf sandwiches for lunch, and we liked it so much we’re having it again for dinner tonight! I’m also making dinner for a friend-of-a-friend who just had a new baby, so she’s getting meatloaf too! Hope she likes it as much as we do. With an easy recipe that good, I thought I’d share and give you a fresh dinner idea. Meatloaf Recipe 1 lb organic ground beef 2 eggs (preferably organic free-range) 1/2 t Italian seasoning bread crumbs (preferably fresh – just make some crumbs from a few pieces of bread. Otherwise, Whole Foods is the…
Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes! (Tasty Tuesday)
We have a love for all things pumpkin (as you’ve probably picked up on by now), and had been on the search for a good pumpkin pancake recipe. We finally found one that passed muster (with flying colors!) and has become a family favorite. Enjoy! Pumpkin Pancakes Ingredients 2 c all-purpose flour (substitute your flour of choice) 2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ground allspice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger 3 tbs organic brown sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 c raw milk 1 c fresh pumpkin puree 1 organic free-range egg 2 tbs grapeseed oil 2 tbs vinegar Combine flour, baking…
Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Creamy drinks are such a treat. One of my favorite fall drinks is a pumpkin spice latte, homemade! (Good for my bank acct and even better for my nutrition, since I pick the ingredients!) I made this for a party with some friends last fall and they loved it! I got lots of requests for the recipe, so I thought I’d share it with you! I especially love recipes that are quick and easy, and this one definitely qualifies! Ingredients: 2 cups raw milk 2 tablespoons fresh pureed pumpkin 2 tablespoons organic sugar 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 cup of strong brewed coffee (optional)…
Free Kindle Recipe Books – Gluten-free & Yogurt!
I LOVE free books! Right now, you can head over to Amazon for some free Kindle downloads! Gluten-Free, Hassle-Free: Planning and Cooking Simple Gluten-Free Meals and Dinners Made Easy: Yogurt Recipes From Stonyfield Farms Remember that you don’t need a Kindle to read these! You can read them on your computer or smartphone, for free! Thanks, Surviving the Stores!
Pumpkin Bread Recipe (Tasty Tuesday)
Last week, we looked at how to make our own pumpkin puree. This week, I want to introduce you to a delicious pumpkin bread recipe! Ingredients 1 cup real butter, softened 3 cups organic sugar 3 free range organic eggs 3 cups flour (your choice) 1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg 16 oz fresh pumpkin puree Directions In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Combine dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture until just moistened. Stir in pumpkin. Grease two 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in.…
How to Cook a Pumpkin (Tasty Tuesday)
I love pumpkin season! Fall is all about pumpkins for me and I get so excited when I see them in the stores! (My own attempts to grow them failed miserably this year; maybe it had something to do with the drought. Very thankfully, we are not relying on our personal garden for food.) I love cooking with pumpkins! Pumpkin bread, pumpkin scones, pumpkin pies, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin lattes! So many things you can do with pumpkins! Since food loses so many of its nutrients when it’s processed, I try to make what I can at home. Pumpkin puree definitely qualifies! Want to learn how to cook your own…
Blueberry Scones (Tasty Tuesday)
Blueberry Scone Deliciousness I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE blueberry scones. Apparently my little guy does too. We made a batch this morning and he devoured them. When I asked him if we should share them, he said no! Once I clarified that I meant the recipe and not the scones themselves, he was all for it. He’s working on learning how to share… learning to share food is something I’m still working on! These scones came out soft and delicious – no hard bricks here! (unlike the last recipe I tried…) Blueberry Streusel Scones: 2 c all-purpose flour (Substitute your favorite type here) 1/3 c organic sugar (Substitute your favorite…
Truly Perfect Popcorn
We’ve had a hankering for popcorn these days. I almost bought a jar of kernels at Walmart this week, but, remembering that 80% of the corn in the US is genetically modified, I decided to price check at Central Market or Whole Foods for an organic version. We were at Central Market today and they had organic popcorn for $1.79/lb. Considering you only use 1/3c at a time, this is an inexpensive, healthy & delicious snack! Theseare the instructions we used for our perfect popcorn! We added some butter and sea salt for a bit more flavor, and it was huge hit!
Popsicles I’m happy to give my kids – bye-bye summer heat!
Didn’t we have a cold snap just a month or so ago??! Hard to believe we’re already hitting the triple digits, and it’s only June! Like many of you, we enjoy eating something cold to relieve some of the heat and I love our popsicles! They are cheap and healthy – the best of both worlds! My mom picked up a little popsicle holder at Walmart. I fill this baby up with water and a smidgen of organic apple juice (about a teaspoonful), freeze it, and voila! Davy devours them. 🙂
Delish Blueberry Muffin recipe
My muffins! I started craving blueberry muffins today and since I had organic blueberries from my co-op, I decided to make some! I had some great kitchen help, and the recipe turned out great! Blueberry Muffins 1c all-purpose flour 1c whole wheat flour 2/3c brown sugar 3t baking powder 1/2t sea salt 2 eggs 2/3c milk 8T oil [I used grapeseed] 1 t vanilla 2c fresh blueberries Yield: 12 muffins In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine the egg, milk, oil and vanilla; add to the dry ingredients just until moistened. Gently fold in blueberries. Fill greased or paper-line muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375 degrees F…