3 Ways to be Better at Breakfast

  Ahhhh…. breakfast. The most important meal of the day. Right? Maybe… But what do you eat? Lots of carbs, or a protein shake, or eggs and bacon?? Here’s the deal with the expert opinions on breakfast breakfast: it depends on WHO you ask! ALL THE OPINIONS! Folks who buy into the FDA “my plate” (UM, not MY plate, amirite??)…

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Crazy Simple Pizza Sauce (Sugar Free, Oil Free)

I am frequently appalled by the ingredients in store bought pizza sauces. You’d think this is one of those foods that SHOULD be perfectly simple to make and enjoy, but the labels divulge something else. A few examples: High Fructose Corn Syrup Soybean Oil Canola Oil Sugar Flavorings (Natural or Otherwise) Modified Corn Starch Cheese (which is a problem if…

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Spaghetti Squash Fettuccine Bake (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Well folks, we’ve got some baby goats!  They were born right before the hottest spell of the summer, but I think that’s helped them thrive.  We have Nubian goats and that breed originates from Africa and India.  So I have to believe they are conditioned for heat! Be sure to like our farm Facebook page, Autumn Lane Acres, to keep…

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Cucumber Tomato Salad

Oh hey, it’s summer again! And boy is it summer! We haven’t seen a significant amount of rain in weeks, the pasture is starting to brown, and the cows spend their days lounging in the barn out of the heat of the day. But the good news is that we’re expecting baby goats in the next month. Which means GOAT…

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Summer Watermelon Salad with Mint & Jalapeno

    –Because sometimes, I just like to put really awesome things in my face.–   If you agree with me on this, you need to make this salad.  It’s like the perfect summer party for your mouth- cool and refreshing with just a little kick. I have to give a shout out to my favorite dining spot, Cleveland Heath,…

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Beef Tri-Tip Oven Roast

  I would like to make a bold statement today.  I’d like you all to know that the Tri-TIp Roast is my favorite cut of beef.  Which is a pretty big statement, because I do love most cuts of beef.  I just think the Tri-TIp dresses up or down to any occasion, and what more could you ask for from your…

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Savory Pork Sweet Potato Bites

  We (my husband) pulled in the last of our garden for the season and with that came 10 gallons of sweet potatoes.  Now, I love sweet potatoes as much as the next girl, but 10 gallons is a lot for us!  But since they are a root vegetable, they should last in our root cellar (aka unfinished basement) for…

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Apple and Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin

Apple and Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin

  I like to think of myself as a foodie.  I really enjoy when other people spend hours in the kitchen to create mouth parties for me.  But I rarely spend hours making one meal (part of the reason why I don’t bake).  I like quick, simple, and nutrient dense recipes.  Time is money my friends.   But I think…

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Paleo White Chicken Chili

  Here in the Midwest, summer seems to desperately be hanging on.  Temperatures have dropped a bit, but it’s still huuuumid.  And we know that nothing says fall like sweating in your leggings and scarf. But I’ve basically decided that if I believe hard enough that it’s fall, fall will magically arrive in all it’s magical glory.  Sort of a…

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Chicago Style Italian Beef with a Primal Flare

      For someone whose familial roots are firmly embedded in the Windy City, I can tell you that the culinary repercussions of a Paleo/Primal lifestyle are sometimes more than I can Bear (pun intended).  This Chicago style Italian Beef with a Primal flare can help mitigate that. Traditional Chicago Style fare usually includes a big portion of bread…

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