Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (GF & Dairy-Free)

Wild rice is something I’ve been meaning to cook with ever since we moved up to Minnesota. This ingredient is harvested in surrounding lakes by boat, and I started noticing it while Matt and I were out fishing. It really is considered a staple up here, and is found on just about every restaurant’s menu….

No Bake Brownies

We had a new oven delivered yesterday, and it was a much-needed update in our kitchen! The old oven was a real eyesore but worked just fine, so we had trouble justifying spending the expense. I told Matt I’d need a new oven before “Baking Season,” and when prompted, defined it as the first week…

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Happy Hump Day! I find that weeks leading up to a long holiday weekend always go the sloooooowest. Anyone else? I took a poll on Instagram and asked what kinds of recipes everyone would like to see, and Matt’s cousin Lorraine replied with “carrot salad.” I’m almost positive she was thinking of my Mother in…

Pad Thai (GF & Refined Sugar-Free)

Living in Northwestern Minnesota has its perks. Every morning I get to wake up and drink coffee on my porch with Blue, then go for a walk and listen as loons fly over and call to each other. I don’t have a commute, we spend lots of time outside, I love our home and our…

Salsa Verde

This weekend, we celebrate my favorite person on the planet’s 29th birthday. Matt is my husband, BFF, adventure partner, biggest supporter, and also a huge salsa snob. Pretty early into our relationship, I went to visit Matt in the city and he sent me home with a jar of fresh salsa. I think that’s when…

Zucchini Fritters (Paleo)

I guess it’s zucchini week around here! Earlier this week, I posted my Paleo Zucchini Muffins and now I’m ready to get savory. These Zucchini fritters are perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner- you can make a big batch and heat them up throughout the week. It doesn’t get better than that! These zucchini fritters…

Paleo Zucchini Blueberry Muffins

It’s zucchini season! Sadly, we do not have any zucchinis growing in our garden, but Matt brought one home from work the other day that was bigger than my arm. He is not a zucchini lover like I am, but he is a huge fan of zucchini bread. Riddle me that. There are so many…

How to Brew Kombucha: Part 2

The actual process of brewing Kombucha takes about 10-14 days per cycle, depending on a few different factors. The temperature in your kitchen, the age of your SCOBY, how much starter liquid (very strong Kombucha) your SCOBY comes with, and the size of the batch you are brewing all affect the length of time each…

Herbed Turkey Meatballs (Dairy-Free)

We’re more than halfway through July – What! –  and I am up to my eyeballs in fresh herbs. It’s a great problem to have, but what do I do with them all? These herbed turkey meatballs kill two birds with one stone by using whatever fresh greens you have growing as well as helping…

Strawberry Ice Cream (Dairy-Free)

I have been pining for an ice cream maker for years, but could never commit to buying one because I knew our kitchen didn’t have the space. Tiny kitchen problems. Every time I brought it up, Matt’s first question was “where is it going to go?” and I never had a good answer. Matt’s parents…