Archive for March, 2012

Coconut Flour Muffins with Honey and Orange Zest

Coconut Flour Muffins with Honey and Orange Zest

Baked Goods,Breakfast

Great News-  Max had another MRI in Denver this week and it came back totally normal!! He also saw the ophthalmologist and his optic nerves and eyesight look perfect!  We are so happy and relieved.   There is still no answer as to why this all happened but I am sure we will continue to theorize our own ideas about it.   We are slowly weaning him from his medicine.  Thank you for all the suggestions for giving him his meds.   The method that stuck was the marshmallow.    He hardly complains anymore, but always needs another something sweet to wash down the "gross marshmallow taste."  And after spending some time  at Children's Hospital,  we are ever so grateful and feel so…

Celery Root Soup

Celery Root Soup

Salad & Soup

I felt a little fancy when I made this but we all deserve to eat food that looks beautiful and was made fresh.  We had some friends coming for dinner and it's great to be able to serve something that is fairly easy to make, but looks like it's something you would order in a restaurant. I am trying to be conscious of how many things I put in my mouth that come out of a bag, box or can and to really limit it.  Eating real food can really change the way you feel.   So I encourage everyone to just be a little more conscious of where their food comes from and try to eat foods that only have…

Sweet Potato Cakes

Sweet Potato Cakes

Appetizers & Sides,Lunch & Dinner

These are so delicious.  Really.  They are.  They are the perfect appetizer to bring to a party or would make a great lunch with a salad or soup. I was looking at some food blogs a couple of months ago and I tend to be a little tab crazy. Oftentimes there are a dozen tabs open on my browser and I can't even remember what linked me to where,  But somewhere along the way, someone recommended a cookbook that interested me and next thing I knew, I was ordering it. It is a beautiful vegetarian cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi from his column 'The New Vegetarian' for London's The Guardian's Weekend magazine.   I looked at it for a month or…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction

Appetizers & Sides

I haven't written for a while because life threw us for a loop about a month ago.  One day my 4 year old son was his normal energetic self and the next day he's on the couch with a headache and not enough energy to even sit up.  Our month has been full of doctors visits which, when you live in the middle of nowhere in the mountains, turns into full day or even week long excursions.  Max had a headache, a day of vomiting, constant fatigue, and then eventually he had some double vision and facial nerve palsy.   February, leading into March has consisted of over half a dozen doctors visits, multiple ER's, CT scans, blood work, MRI,…