23 March 2013

First Time Sitting in a Shopping Cart


Thank you to my friend, Nichole, for letting me know about these noodles. They are sweet potato or glass potato noodles made with only sweet potato and water. They are very affordable at our local Asian American store. The noodles are also quite tasty.

Eight Months

13 March 2013

Health Care Crisis

Health Care Crisis

This article is written by Dr. Hendricks. Through God's provision he was my doctor the year I was very ill and he saved my life. I continue to be grateful for Dr. Hendricks' knowledge and dedication. I haven't been able to get IVs here, so I began ordering the energy drink he invented (RIZE). It has been a tremendous help to me.

Cellophane Noodles

My kiddos really enjoy eating cellophane noodles. The noodles are made with potato starch and mung bean starch. They are quick and easy to prepare. It is nice to have a pasta option for my gluten free and rice free kiddo!

11 March 2013

Meal Diary

salad with purple cabbage, onion, celery, tomato, red lettuce and avocado oil
served with beans and Jones Dairy Farm sausages

Pumpkin Bread

Abigail, Matthew and Josiah have been making this pumpkin bread at least once a week. 
 They really like it! 
1 large can pumpkin
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup applesauce or sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Chia gel*
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup arrowroot
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
bake in a greased 9x13 baking dish at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown
*Chia gel:  place 2 Tablespoons chia seeds in 1 cup water.  Let sit on counter for 12 hours stir every five minutes for first thirty minutes then store in refrigerator.

09 March 2013

Friday Supper

Baked potato slices

Quinoa Beet Salad

The original recipe for this salad came from Living Without Magazine. I made a few changes by leaving out the sweetener and yogurt and adding lettuce. Here is our recipe:

Quinoa (cooked)
Beets (canned)
Lemon juice
Mint leaves
Sunflower seeds
Garnish with lemon zest

Our Swing

Matt made this swing for our kiddos. Abigail, Matthew and Josiah spent most of today swinging!

Painter's Tape

Matthew spent an afternoon happily making a road with painter's tape. The tape easily pulls off the carpet and doesn't leave residue. Matthew and Josiah have continued to play with their road and are patiently waiting the next roll of painter's tape.

08 March 2013

First Hair Cut

This little Chief was out of regulations, so Daddy gave him a hair cut.

07 March 2013

Snack Time

Abigail and Matthew enjoy working together in the kitchen. Yesterday they cut celery and topped it with sunbutter and almonds. The celery bites disappeared as fast as they were made!

Quinoa Hodge Podge

Quinoa cooked with cabbage, peas, onion and tomato. This makes a nice warm meal on a cool day.

Marshall's Grand Opening

Abby, Isaac and I were able to attend the grand opening of a Marshall's store. We were given a free shopping bag. The items we purchased include an Easter hat for Abby, avocado oil, tea towels and a few snacks.

Photo taken by Matthew.

02 March 2013

Cabbage Wraps

Cabbage is a favorite food around here. My kiddos get excited as we put more and more heads of cabbage in the shopping cart. We usually buy one purple head and five or six green heads every two weeks. We eat the purple cabbage in salads and the green in a variety of ways. One way is to use it for a wrap. These wraps are filled with quinoa, avocado, olives, onion, and roasted red peppers (from a jar).

Cabbage has many health benefits including:
anti-inflammatory properties
 avoiding constipation
cancer prevention
high in vitamin C
Another benefit of cabbage is the inexpensive cost.  The most I have paid for green cabbage is 69 cents a pound, but it is often under 40 cents a pound.