Last week my sister Marianne and her cute little family came to visit for my daughter Elena’s fourth birthday. It was so nice to see them! I have mostly lived away from family during my marriage, and now my sister is a 3 hour drive away. Yay! Many more get-togethers to come. One night for… Continue reading Summer Kababs
Today at the grocery store, bell peppers were on sale, so I decided we would have fajitas tonight. I also had ingredients for pico de gallo, so I decided to give that a try. For the protein meal, I did a really easy salsa verde chicken in the crock pot. Fajitas are really simple. I… Continue reading Fajitas con Pico de Gallo
Despite it being September, in Arizona it is still hot as ever. While I’m glad it’s no longer 110+ every day, I look forward to the days where it will dip below 90 more frequently. The other day I went to the store when I was very hot and thirsty and came out with sorbet… Continue reading A Summer Treat
This is what I had for dinner tonight! I made crock pot white chicken chili for my husband and daughter. I decided to invent something similar (sort of) for myself. Here I go with a rough recipe! 1 can tomato soup + 1 1/2 cans water 1 tsp chicken Better Than Bouillon 1 tsp… Continue reading Taco Soup Invention
I recently took a nutrition class through Thrive to Five, a local community organization to support parents of young children. It was awesome. I’ve always enjoyed learning about nutrition, plus, as a stay-at-home mom, it felt SO GOOD to sit in a classroom (with my 2 year old in the complimentary childcare next door) and be a… Continue reading PKU and Nutrition – challenges and goals
This was one of those spur-of-the-moment cooking experiments that was a success! I was making my husband enchiladas, which I can’t eat. Normally I make myself some mexi-rice for this meal, but I had run out of time to cook rice, and I even felt too lazy to cook low-pro pasta. I had some cabbage… Continue reading Cabbage Burritos!
I love sauces. I mean when you can’t eat meat and cheese, flavoring your food can go a long way to make a meal enjoyable. As someone with a milder case of PKU, I sometimes don’t even think about the Phe in sauces and seasonings. But I know many people have to count things like… Continue reading Phe in Sauces