Farewell to Qatar
Holidays / Snack / Vegetables

Farewell to Qatar

After five years, we’re leaving Qatar tomorrow. This quirky country, full of potential and growing pains, has been a gracious home to us. I will miss many things I have come to love about this place. Day after day of glorious sunshine, interspersed with the odd excitement-producing bout of rain. An overwhelming sense of optimism … Continue reading

Taco-less Taco Salad (and de-graining meals)
Grain-free/GAPS / Lunch / Recipes / Salad / Vegetables

Taco-less Taco Salad (and de-graining meals)

Back in the grain-free days of February, I learned the art of de-graining menus. At first I tried to find or think up new recipes that didn’t include any “forbidden” ingredients. That’s tiring and, as I came to understand, unnecessary when most dishes can be made grain-free without too much effort. Please note I said most. … Continue reading

Bone Broth (& roasted vegetable soup)
Grain-free/GAPS / Recipes / Slow Cooker / Soups & Stews / Vegetables

Bone Broth (& roasted vegetable soup)

Last year I significantly reduced the amount of animal products I was purchasing, consuming and feeding to my family. We were never true vegans, but we were moving toward a more vegetable-based lifestyle. There are so many reasons to reduce (or eliminate) one’s consumption of animal foods and I am drawn to all the arguments … Continue reading

Healing our Guts in 2013
Fermenting / How to / Probiotic / Raw/Living Food / Vegan / Vegetables

Healing our Guts in 2013

I have mixed feelings about New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t think it’s coincidence that most resolutions get broken quickly. The typical resolutions (Quit smoking. Start an exercise regime. Eat better. Be more generous/ loving/ thoughful/ compassionate.) are actually life-altering decisions. You’ve got to be in the right place in your life to implement such major … Continue reading