Better Than Takeout: Homemade Chinese Fried Rice

Fried rice seems pretty straight forward but over the years I have made some pretty smooshy, salty or horribly mediocre variations that are nothing like what you get from a take away. Fried rice is great for fast and easy meals and it’s the perfect use for leftovers or random bits of fresh produce that you need to use up. This recipe is absolutely the best I have made to date and I will be making this recipe from now on ....more

Mason Jar Mayo: Stupid Easy 2 Minute Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise hasn’t always been my favorite but that has recently changed, especially since I have found this recipe. For the past few years I have foolishly been purchasing tiny jars of “not so terrible” natural mayo that costs about $5 a jar. Conventional mayonnaise not only has toxic GMO oils such as soy and canola, but it also contains chemicals and preservatives that are really bad for you ....more

Crispy Baked Plantain Chips

Plantains are not something I grew up eating, but they have quickly become a favorite of mine....more

Spicy Kombucha Mustard

I have made mustard several times in the past, and although I always love the results, I just don’t get around to making homemade mustard as often as I should. This recipe isn’t all that different than recipes I have used before but is unique because it utilizes extra sour, homemade, raw kombucha or “kombucha vinegar” instead of beer, white wine or apple cider vinegar. Kombucha vinegar is basically just really acidic kombucha that has been left too long without being fed ....more

Roasted Peel Apart Potatoes (Hasselback Potatoes)

These pull apart roasted potatoes are crispy, tender and absolutely delectable. Also known as Hasselback potatoes, accordion potatoes or shingled potatoes, these are crisp and creamy and adored by kids of all ages....more

Sticky Balsamic & Rosemary Chicken

It’s no secret, I love chicken. For quick suppers, I pretty consistently rely on chicken, green beans and broccoli. I especially love thighs and drumsticks because I can always find them for a pretty decent price so I buy them up (especially when they are discounted) and I freeze them in packages of 6-8....more

Chocolate French Silk Pie

Pie is Man-Meat’s favorite food group. He is like a pie junkie, he likes flat pies, custard pies, fruit filled hand pies, savory meat pies, chicken pot pie, empanada’s you get the point ....more

Sprouted Whole-Wheat: Flaky & Buttery Pie Crust

Pie has always been one of my least favorite things to make. I used to absolutely despise making pie crust but as the years have gone by I have mastered it well enough to do it mindlessly. I still kind of hate it, but it annoys me slightly less than it used to ....more

Whole-Wheat: Kefir Pizza Crust (Nourishing Thin Crust Pizza in 15 minutes!)

Move over English Muffin Pizza’s, there is a new quickie pizza in town. Pizza is just about every kids favorite food group, and my boys sure aren’t the exception to this rule. We can really tear through homemade sourdough pizza’s on pizza night, but this ultra crispy, crackery, thin crust is so fast and easy to prepare, it’s just fantastic for a wicked fast weekday lunch or supper ....more

Broiled Lamb & Beef Kofta

I haven’t always been the biggest fan of lamb, it always reminds me of a musky wet dog. I have made it numerous ways and beyond lamb chops, I never really had any great successes. The first time I had ground lamb that I didn’t hate it was at a quaint little bistro in Jerusalem ....more