Category archives: Meals

Pulled Sweet Potato Sandwiches
  • Pulled Sweet Potato Sandwiches

  • I've been having a difficult time deciding how I can tie my recipes into the things I want to write about. It's hard to find a way to say that this, this and this is happening... and ta-da a recipe! Then I realized this is my blog, and people can read or not read, and the truth is I really need an o[...]
Chickpea Pitas
  • Chickpea Pitas

  • After hearing about our kids' diet, people are always asking me, "what do they eat??" What this question is really getting at is what the day-to-day meals are that my toddler will actually eat? When mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, and scrambled eggs are off the table, how do you survive?! Our numbe[...]
Meatless Fajitas
  • Meatless Fajitas

  • We hit our family deductible 7 days into our new insurance plan. We have medical bills galore. Rare disease means our kids are seen twice as often by each of their doctors. Each doctor requires their own labs drawn, and diagnostic tests run. For a time, after he turned one, Dru was on a special form[...]
Carrot
  • Carrot "Hotdog"

  • The other day we had a fly in our house. It was nice outside and the door was left open most of the day. Before I dive into the impact this fly had on our family, I should mention a couple things. First, my husband David loves anything creepy and crawly... That's probably why he likes me so much. Ha[...]
Parmesan-Ranch Butternut Squash
  • Parmesan-Ranch Butternut Squash

  • July has been nuts. We've been traveling all over—living all the life we missed while we were North Dakotan ice cubes during the (8 month) winter. Our most recent adventure was to Chicago where David took his clinical skills board exam. It was a quick trip. It was so quick that we were all a little [...]
Balsamic Tomato Basil Bread
  • Balsamic Tomato Basil Bread

  • Maybe it's in my head, but when Dru turned two... he TURNED two. What I mean is all of those impulse control, independence struggle type of situations that parents have experienced for decades and have affectionately deemed "The Terrible Two's", its here. He had his birthday and we dove right in. No[...]
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls

  • Ok guys, prepare yourselves, you're in for a treat. You are going to love these little veggie packed babies! Vegetable spring rolls are on the tippy top of our favorite vegan recipes list. So yummy, so  satisfyingly flavorful, and so filled to the brim with veggies! Dru goes nuts for spring rolls. T[...]
Vegetable Pot Pie
  • Vegetable Pot Pie

  • For me, the hardest part of transitioning to a vegan diet is missing foods with full and hearty tastes. I recently caught a whiff of a chicken pot pie that my friend had baked. As soon as the aroma hit my nose, my mouth immediately started watering. There is something so pleasant and comforting abou[...]
Favorite Broccoli-Potato Soup
  • Favorite Broccoli-Potato Soup

  • Brrr… Fall weather has officially been given the boot. It is just plain cold around here! Outside may be gloomy and gray, but that is simply all the more reason to cozy up with a warm, hearty soup. Yummy, dairy-free soups can be difficult to come by. But this recipe yields the perfect soup, witho[...]
Super Quick Stir-Fry
  • Super Quick Stir-Fry

  • I had to try my best not to title this "super-fly, stir-fry". It just sounds right (side bar, do high schoolers say fly anymore?). Okay, it may not be fly, but it is undoubtedly super quick. We have this at least once, often twice a week... I'll openly admit it, I'm not that plan-ahead, perfectly[...]
Tomato-Basil Pasta
  • Tomato-Basil Pasta

  •  Today really knocked the wind out of me. By this time we have gotten used to abnormal test results for Dru. That truly is all that he has ever had since he was born. And while I am definitely used to it to some extent, today's results came completely out of left field... no, somewhere much more une[...]
Orange Cauliflower
  • Orange Cauliflower

  • I'll be honest, well over a year ago when we decided to start transitioning to a vegetarian/vegan diet, I had a hard time getting David on board. After all, taking meat out of the equation meant we needed to change nearly every single one of our staple meals. Until I gave it up, I didn't realize jus[...]