100% Whole Wheat Bread and Pizza Crust

I’m making  some progress around here switching us from more processed ingredients to real foods. While I do bake all of our bread, I typically work with a mixture of all purpose, whole wheat and garbanzo flour. The past two weeks I have been working to make all my baked goods with 100% whole wheat….

Fall Gardening

I am going into my second winter here in San Antonio. Having lost my summer garden some time in August due to the heat and dry conditions, I am looking forward to some cooler weather crops. This Spring we had an overabundance of leaf lettuces, and this Fall I want to take advantage of our extended…

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

The nearest natural foods store is a 20-30 minute drive downtown, so we only make the hike every couple of weeks. We usually head to HEB Central Market and stock up on bulk items and perishables like Grain Co sausage (I need to just bite the bullet and make the darn things myself… I know) and…

Pinto beans with spinach and broccoli

As we move into warmer weather (we are already in the mid-80’s here in South Texas!) I am losing my desire to be in front of a hot stove for very long. I am looking for meals that involve my crockpot and minimal range time. I am trying to avoid the oven except for baking bread. As…

Texas VegFest

Yesterday the kids and I spent the day exploring Texas Vegfest in beautiful Austin. What an awesome event! There were speakers and cooking demonstrations, food and product vendors, food samples, music, and a play area for the children. It was just me wrangling the kids, so I didn’t get to sit in on any of…

Rain barrel – all set up!

I posted recently about the Rain Barrel workshop I attended at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and how I came home with a finished (very blue) rain barrel. I finally have pictures of the final product. I had to paint my rain barrel a neutral color to not incure the wrath of my HOA, so…

Hash browns and italian sausage

We usually try to keep it pretty healthy around here for breakfast – oatmeal, peanut butter on homemade bread, or a smoothie. On the weekends we usually splurge and have oatmeal cinnamon pancakes and veggies sausage, but even that is fairly healthy. So I’m not really sure what got into me, but I got the…

Sweet potato chips

I was in the mood for sweet potato chips recently. The healthy part of me wanted something low-fat and not greasy, but the not-so-healthy part of me wanted to get a little crazy, so in the end I obliged both of them. I peeled raw sweet potatoes into thin strips (discarding the outer peel) –…