Hopefully no one ever accuses me of giving my recipes names that are too short! ;)
It’s my birthday! I’m 35 today and you know, all I REALLY want is some Haagen Dazs Rocky Road ice cream? But I brought in my birthday in the ER with my hubby and baby Jack, the doctor thinks I have gall stones. Sooooo…I think it would be wise to hold off on the Rocky Road, and maybe stick to a healthier option like these paleo muffins for example (hint, hint!) They are awesome by the way, and now that I have 24 adorable silicon muffin cups, we may be enjoying muffins around the Burns household a little more often! Continue reading
I’m all about being healthy, but sometimes I just don’t have time to feed my kids the most healthy meal. Which is why I haven’t made my other Paleo Banana Pancake recipe very often, there are just a few too many steps and they take a long time to cook, the end result is that they tasted amazing but they kind of fall apart really easily…so I tweaked the recipe this morning, and they were just as tasty as my first recipe, they held together so much better, and they cooked just as fast as my whole wheat flour pancakes. We’re all pretty happy today!! Continue reading
Okay, first of all I have to say, aren’t these just the cutest ever?! Look at those two tiny fried quail eggs on top of my small little stack of pancakes :) Quail eggs are so fun!
This week I’ve been experimenting with a pancake recipe that works for us, and I think I’ve finally got it right! :) The first time I made these I made them with frozen blueberries (that were really big), and the kids didn’t really like the blueberries in the pancakes. I know, what’s wrong with them?! But they love the frozen blueberries on the side, or simmered down into syrup, so I guess I can’t complain! Anyway, I wouldn’t use the frozen blueberries from Costco in this recipe, they are just too big, and make it really hard to flip, use fresh berries or smaller frozen ones. Continue reading
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I love banana bread. Of course it’s tough making “bread” without wheat or some other kind of flour, but this recipe will satisfy that desire for a yummy sweet bread, just without the “bread” and a bunch of sugar! Next time I make this I’m going to make a couple changes, I’m going to add some chopped nuts, and I’m going to leave the chocolate chips whole instead of melting them on top (but both are optional). Continue reading
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Tagged banana bread, chocolate banana bread, low sugar treat, paleo banana bread, paleo bread, paleo primal treat, primal banana bread, primal bread
A few weeks ago I rummaged around online looking for a Breakfast Cookie recipe. I usually add a link to where I found the original recipe that I end up tweaking but the one I found was hard to understand so I’m not going to leave a link :)
The past few months I’ve been trying out (here and there) a diabetic diet. Trying my best to not gain too much weight during this pregnancy. In an effort to be more successful at this diet I wanted to have a few healthy quick snacks that I can grab between diaper changes and preparing meals for my ever-growing children! I’ve heard many doctors and other smart people say that it’s best to eat 5-6 small meals a day instead of 3 larger ones. But that can be a challenge for a mom with six kids (one still inutero!)
I chose this recipe because it didn’t call for sugar, just a bit of dark chocolate, and what I’ve read (from some more of those smart people) is that a bit of good organic dark chocolate, low in sugar, is great for our bodies! So, by all means, throw in a handful of chocolate and enjoy it! God made the cocoa fruit and we should enjoy it from time to time!
So I’ve decided, while I will dabble in this diabetic diet here and there (I’m not a diabetic by the way but my midwife thought it was a good healthy way to eat while expecting), I’m also going to strive to live a balanced life and not worry too much about how fast I lose the “baby weight.” And if my kids want me to make them a chocolate cake for their birthday, then you bet, let’s have some cake!! :) Okay, back to this healthy breakfast cookie recipe. I thought they turned out pretty good for how healthy they are, and a filling snack for a mom on the go, I hope you enjoy tweaking this recipe to your liking as well! Add some currants, or pumpkin or sunflower seeds, or cranberries. Have fun with it!
There’s nothing like sitting down to a warm piece of homemade bread on a cold, rainy spring day in Washington (these kind of days happen often in Washington, in April or any other time of the year for that matter!) Sometimes one needs a little pick-me-up when the sun isn’t shining. And when it’s a healthy pick-me-up, well, all the better!
I’m always looking for a good use for those three quickly browning bananas on the top of the fridge. I found this recipe and adapted it be even a little more healthy, according to my standards anyway, someone else might disagree! :) I don’t know if I have ever just left a recipe as is, I am constantly making adaptations based on what I have on hand, sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t! I was happy when this one turned out great!
I just watched this very inspiring video with Julia Child on How to Make Croissants, taught by chef Esther McManus.
I think one of these days I’m going to have to try this! I need a little bit more space in my kitchen, and a little more time to spare, but other than that I think I could do it :) This is a great website, I’m sure I will be spending some more time there looking around. Hope you are as inspired as I was! She even makes some croissants with chocolate in the center, now I might have to try them just for that reason :)
Here’s a recipe for Croissants if you are up for the challenge!
The other night I made Batter Fried Fish with some salmon that I bought from Costco. I knew that i would have too much for our family to eat if I made it all up. I didn’t want the salmon to go to waste, I love my chickens but I don’t want to feed them expensive salmon! So I froze about half of the salmon to use later. Tonight I tried a new, to me, recipe.Knowing that this recipe was a little bit out there for the kids, at least the boys, I decided it would be easy to make them something similar, in order to let us try something a little different without having to fight with them about trying something new. If you know me, you know that I am NOT a short order cook, but I know my kids limitations, and I know when I’m feeling up to pushing them to try a new dish :) I decided tonight was not the night for that!
I really wanted to title this post, “Real Men Cook with their Wives!” But I thought “Oat Waffles” might be more accurate for search engine purposes ;)
I must say, cooking is not my husband’s forte, but I love how he is always willing to help me out when I need it. He made this batter all by himself. I will admit, I consider it very romantic to wash dishes while my husband is cooking next to me, what wife wouldn’t appreciate an extra hand in the kitchen (especially one that is capable of stirring batter without making a huge mess! ;)
I will have to add the picture of our waffles, the only waffle iron we possess is a cute Mickey Mouse waffle iron. It is really cute but not the most practical waffle iron because you can only make one small waffle at a time, and each of the kids want 2 or 3, by the time this pregnant woman has had one, I’ve been standing for quite some time! We manage though and the kids LOVE eating Mickey Mouse waffles. Without further ado, here’s the recipe.
I think I’ve mentioned before that scones are one of my weaknesses in life? Well, they are! I was pleased with this recipe, and although the picture doesn’t show, the first time I added currents and I liked them much better. They turned out just moist enough :) I got lots of compliments on this recipe, thanks cdkitchen!