Sunday, March 19, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

organic allergen-free dark chocolate bars for Boys
sofa arrived same week: living space to set up gifts :)
our family amor banner goes great with Cheetah-Go banner
weekend before: chocolate heart cookie sandwiches with whipped coconut cream

Valentine meal includes family faves: our foccaccia topped sauteed kale, lox, jamon, almond cheese, carmalized onion

found this smoked salmon from Chile
awesome card from good buddy
from classmate

Looking back to last year's valentine cake.  Papi surprised us with this delight from Jody Cakes baked according to our allergic needs.  Little Brother had never had a cake like this one before. If you are in Houston and need a special occasion cake for someone with dietary needs, check out Jody Cakes.

Scrumptious Saturdays


looking forward to roasting and grilling these carrots and gorgeous zucchini
lunch outside.  warm, steamed tamales in Varoma

Guudbelly is guud

veg prep
meals based on Market goodies
fresh and juicy

planting mint with Boys in wall hanging ceramic pot we brought back from Spain

Hosting Brunch

our spread

double batch of waffle batter
some pics of kids' plates

We had friends over for our Sunday waffle breakfast.  We included some blender apple oat muffins and turkey bacon (Trader Joe's-no garlic) along with the waffles.  Toppings are the best part: whipped coconut cream, market strawberries, citrus and pecans, hemp seeds, gogi berries, walnuts, sprouted flax, coconut and maple syrup.  Their little boy has many of the same food allergies as our little boy.  Both boys can eat tree nuts. It's great to eat together! Morning french-press coffee with homemade almond milk is best shared.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Homemade Almond Milk

mixed in some cinnamon and one date for afternoon playtime beverage
Place 100 grams of Trader Joe's organic, unpasturized Spanish almonds (soaked overnight) and 1 liter of pure water in TM bowl. Blend for 1 minute speed 10. strain the milk through a nut milk bag.  return pulp to TM bowl and blend 30 sec/speed 10 with 1 liter (or less if want cremier milk) of water. strain again. 
*check out to see where I learned to make my almond milk

Monday Morning Picklets

cooked these cuties in some lovely ghee and served with Kite Hill almond yogurt and blueberries

happy monday morning breakfast time. cashew butter and bananas for rest of family. 
Buckwheat and oat flour freshly ground in Thermomix and left to soak overnight in coconut milk with coconut yogurt and pink salt.  When ready to make following morning, I add cinnamon, melted coconut oil and a touch of coconut sugar.  I melt some ghee and spoon the batter into my hot cast iron pan.  Joy! These are a breakfast staple.  See them from the past here. Some info on health benefits of ghee here
bottom left mark "g": is ghee
passed skin test to ghee at allergist office.  no calcium, but score on nourishment value
I usually make my own coconut yogurt.  lately we have been mixing it up with some of this almond yogurt

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Scrumptious Saturdays

hoping to get some roots and plant this mint
farinata lunch with almond cream cheese and fresh market salad
found this table at the Market.  we really like, but a bit small for space. we have furniture again!
Little Brother picked up these snap peas
Market strawberries for Sunday waffle breakfast with homemade almond/sunflower seed better