Elk Stew from Eating Appalachia

Chianti-Braised Elk Stew from Eating Appalachia

Hi! It’s me, Andrew (Kelly’s husband). I’ve been waiting for Eating Appalachia to be published since last fall when I designed the book’s cover. Kelly may have mentioned that I design book covers (and their insides) for a living. Usually the publisher sends me a short description of the book to get a sense of how… 

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10 Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids

I don’t know about you, but I don’t make dinner every night. That came out wrong 😉 It’s just that when I think of “dinner” I think of something that takes a while to cook, like Lasagna or even Chicken Nuggets. I only make things like that a couple times a week. The other nights we eat… 

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Jujube Fruit Dairy Free Ice Cream

If you follow me on InstGood (AKA Instagram), then you know that we’ve been getting lots of local organic jujube fruit here in Southern California. The number one comment I get when I post pictures of jujubes is, “I had no idea it wasn’t just candy!” I don’t know how it’s possible, but I had actually never… 

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patio & dining room before & after

Knowing how much I LOVE seeing inside people’s houses (come on, tell me you don’t try to sneak a peak when you’re out for a walk and it gets dark…) I thought I would share mine with you. I’m pretty crazy about this place, and I’ve been slowly making it feel like home since we… 

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Natural Food Coloring for Frosting

I can’t believe that Ashley is 10 years old. It seems like a big deal kind of birthday. I remember feeling that way when Zoe turned ten. But Ashley’s birthday has always been a source of dread for me, because she had complications the day she was born, and we didn’t know if she was… 

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Ice Pops for Kids

ROCKET POPS!!!! These are the kids’ new favorite. I’m beginning to think they will eat anything I freeze in them. These are Carrot Orange, and Green Lemonade. Since taking this photo last week I’ve made them two more times! They love them! Or are the ring pops their favorite?! It’s a toss-up And I have… 

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Salmon Cakes

Last week was hotter than it’s been, and I try not to use the oven as much when it’s really hot outside. So I made the kids healthy dairy-free ice cream for breakfast every day, with half the dates, and added protein powder. Actually the ice cream for breakfast theme has continued into this week… 

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Balanced Bites Podcast #145: I talk about Autism & Paleo

I had so much fun talking to my friend Diane on her Balanced Bites Podcast! You can listen to the episode (or read it) here.

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Shortbread Gluten-Free Cereal

You may remember the scones I packed last year, on our road-trip to California. I quickly realized that they were great crumbled with almond milk, and that the kids preferred them that way. Just as Zoe loves “mac-n-cheese,” despite the fact that she’s never actually had “the real thing,” my kids are drawn to cereal,… 

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Our Gluten-Free Getaway in Montreal

Last week Andy and I had a gluten-free getaway to Montreal. We haven’t done something like that, just the two of us, since before Zoe was born (12 years ago)! Andy’s parents live just 2 and a half hours from Montreal on Lake George, New York. So, on Wednesday the 9th we left our girls with their… 

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Chocolate Dairy-free Ice Cream

Chocolate Dairy-Free Ice Cream This ice cream recipe comes from my Dairy-Free Ice Cream book! Click here to see the full list of recipes! Ingredients: 1 (13-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk heaping ½ cup (about 10) soft, pitted Medjool dates 1 cup almond, cashew, or hemp milk 1/3 cup cocoa or raw cacao powder 1 tablespoon vanilla extract… 

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