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The prettiest coleslaw you’ll ever make (it’s also yummy)

Recipes By September 4, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

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I wish I had taken a picture of this with my real camera, to really do it justice, because this coleslaw was just beautiful. The problem was that it was also delicious, which meant that Freja and I gobbled it up so fast there was no going to get my camera. I’m lucky I got a camera phone shot in time!

Apple Kale Cole Slaw

Ingredients
3/4 cup mayo
2 tbs sugar of choice (I used evaporated cane juice, coconut sugar would likely work well, honey might make it too runny)
2 tbs Dijon mustard
3 tbs coconut vinegar
1 package coleslaw mix (or shred about a half head of cabbage and some carrots)
2 red apples, finely sliced (I used Galas)
5-10 large leafs of kale

1. Mix mayo, mustard, sugar, and vinegar to make your coleslaw dressing.
2. Stir in coleslaw mix
3. Finely slice your apples. I started out cutting mine like tiny match sticks, but that was so time consuming, I ended up just doing super thin, half moon shaped slices. Once they are sliced, stir them in with your coleslaw.
4. Shred your kale. I like to take the stems out of the leaves, because that part is pretty tough, but that’s up to you. Coarsely shred the kale leaves and mix it in with the rest of the coleslaw.
5. Eat up!

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Curry Avocado Egg Salad

Home cooking, Recipes By August 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

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I’ve never been a big fan of egg salad until I had high tea at the Brown Palace last spring and had their delicious curry egg salad tea sandwiches. I told myself I would have to recreate it but never got around to it until I was inspired by my friend Jen who was making a roast pepper and curry egg salad recently for a meal during her Whole 30. When she posted about it, I made my own version that very day and it was great!

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Two weeks down

Recipes By January 21, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

We are officially at the half way point of eliminating dairy, wheat, and corn, and I’m happy to report that I’m not seeing much of a difference for Elijah. In fact, Jeremy and I are not seeing differences either (besides some weight loss, which I know I made a big deal out of that not being the point, and it’s not, but it is something that has happened since starting this). I’m happy because it gives me hope that maybe these foods will not be a problem. Of course, I realize that there are still some health concerns with some of these foods, and I am learning that we don’t need them, so I may be interested in still minimizing them in the future, but it will be nice to know that if we splurge on some noodles one night, none of us will be afflicted with any immediate bodily harm. I honestly don’t know why anyone would assume this lifestyle permanently without an actual allergy forcing them into it. It is isolating from society, and just kind of a bummer all around.

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Resolution season

Feminism, Holidays By January 16, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

I don’t like New Years. It’s just not a holiday I get into. But worse than New Years is the time that come after it, resolution season.

Resolutions probably were a nice thing at one point, a time where you set a goal to grow or develop somehow as a person, but now it’s all about weight loss. Everyone starts a diet this time of year, everyone starts some new work out routine, everyone is talking about how much weight they’re losing, have lost, want to lose. And even if you’re not talking about those things, most people will assume you are thinking it.

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Bulletproof Tea

Recipes By December 11, 2013 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

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I don’t like coffee. It tastes exactly like burnt dirt to me. People are always trying to get me to like it. They’re always mixing it with chocolate and thinking I won’t notice, or saying “You can’t even taste the coffee in this.” Yes I can. Yes everyone can. Why put something in a recipe if you can’t taste it? That’s just absurd. Of course you can taste it, that’s the whole point of putting it in! No, it doesn’t “bring out the chocolate flavor”. It ruins the chocolate flavor!
That’s how much I don’t like coffee.

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Bacon Pancakes

Recipes By November 2, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Who out there is an Adventure Time fan?!?

We are!  In fact, Adventure Time is the first thing I’ve geeked out for since The X Files (before the movie was made, after the movie it all went down hill).  Our whole family loves that show, and we’re seriously considering all going to Denver Comic Con dressed up as an Adventure Time family.  I will totally be rocking Lumpy Space Princess attire.  Don’t get me wrong, I loves me some rocking awesome Marceline, and badass brain Bubblegum, but a plus sized girl such as myself can just really rock a Lumpy Space Princess costume like nobody’s business (Jeremy thinks I’d make a better Flame Princess, what with the red hair, but I disagree – besides, I’d really like to wear a purple wig).

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