I’m an Irish gal. I love me some potatoes. The non-paleo kind of white potatoes (this is a good article about the paleo or not potato debate). Many people have inflammatory responses to white potatoes, but I tolerate them just fine (thank you, Irish ancestry). What I don’t tolerate well is dairy. So I created a dairy free mashed potatoes recipe. …
My dad is the soup king. He has always made soups like it was easy. I had to watch him one day to see what he does. I’ve been making this chicken soup for at least six years using leftover shredded chicken or boiling up a chicken breast. It’s a “naturally paleo” chicken soup recipe.
Funny story: when my sister was in on the soup learning session with Dad, she figured she knew what she was doing and could make the soup. She later reported back that she thought when she boiled a chicken breast in water, that was the broth and used that as the soup base. She was horrified that what she made was nothing like Dad’s soup. …
Look no further to find the perfect paleo spaghetti recipe. If you’re like me, you love spaghetti. You love the simplicity of spaghetti and the comfort of spaghetti. The problem is, the easy way to make spaghetti is to buy a jar of sauce, add some meat and top over noodles. If you are frantically trying to get your family to eat vegetables, you may find yourself desperately serving a side salad to the dismay of your toddler-who sees something green and puts a hand up to claim “I don’t like it.”…
This is a work at home mom “throwback” story from a day about five months ago. It’s one of my favorites so I couldn’t leave it out. Laugh along with me as I retell how this day went. I can’t make this stuff up.
The day started like any other. I was up every three hours with the teething nine month old, Maddux. Like a zombie, I stumbled to get dressed. Josh, my lover/father of my children/boyfriend, kindly offered to make me coffee as I juggled the baby, got dressed and planned how I was going to throw a bunch of things in a blender, bake them and hope to make strawberry pancakes for my two-year old, Ryder. The plumber was set to show up at 8am to fix a leaky (flooding) faucet in the bathroom so we were getting ready for that. The neurotic dog had his beeping collar on so that when the plumber came, he wouldn’t go to nuts….
Some folks see a leaf and declare it to be fall and get all things pumpkin ready. Here in southern California, I see 85 degree weather in sight and declare it’s time for chili (I also love all things pumpkin). That’s where this paleo veggie chili comes in….
So you have endless lists about what you need when you have a baby, but what are the worst baby products? What should you avoid the like the plague? Didn’t we used to live in caves and survive? How is it that if you read through all of the baby must haves on Pinterest, you will discover you need EVERYTHING? When I was first pregnant with my oldest, Ryder, I was so overwhelmed with all the baby products out there. I wish I had seen mom thoughts on the worst baby products they have encountered. Now that I feel like a seasoned pro, I wanted to do that for my readers….
95% of the time I am Work at Home Mom. About 5% of the time, I am Construction Mom. My job is to run the commercial estimating department of a construction company in a family business. It’s infinitely stressful and full of adventure in itself. In the last couple of weeks I have been allowed to get out of my cave and get out on some job sites once a week. It has been a whole different kind of adventure. Here’s a recap of one day last week….
Part of learning how to be a grown up requires learning how to wear many hats. You often have to juggle a full-time job, a family, a relationship and sanity. I am documenting my work at home mom adventures in hopes of adding some humor to your day. Perhaps we can all learn a lesson or two as well.
A little back story about me:
My work at home experience is slightly different from what most think of when they hear work-at-home-mom. My job is a crazy demanding whirlwind that requires my attention for 8-10 hours a day. Kids are also that way. In order to work (and keep some form of dignity), I need childcare. I don’t get to make my own hours, and I have to be available to take phone calls and complete tasks requiring professionalism and solid focus between 8 am and 5 pm….
So you decided to make the transition to a paleo diet? A little bit lost on where to start and what to do? Every time you read a recipe, it mentions a gadget you don’t have in your new paleo kitchen?
I make paleo meals every single day. Sometimes multiple times a day. I’m not a chef, just the family cook who is trying to make healthy meals. I remember what it’s like to first make the transition from boxed food to making everything from scratch. I don’t have unlimited funds for fancy kitchen gadgets. These are the 10 kitchen gadgets I use just about daily in my paleo kitchen….
Every toddler I have encountered loves muffins. Not every toddler loves vegetables, including, my oldest son, Ryder. When Ryder was a baby, first starting with finger foods, he loved muffins. I could give him anything in muffin form and he would gobble it up. Before he turned one, he couldn’t tolerate eggs. Insisting that my baby eat a paleo diet, I wanted to create a muffin that was sweet, tasty and full of vegetables. Ryder went to a nut free daycare at the time and I just couldn’t find many recipes that were paleo, egg free and nut free that I felt comfortable giving my baby/almost toddler. I especially had a hard time finding any paleo hidden veggie muffins….