October 2016 - Buttered Side Up

Camu Camu Powder 101

After I had James, it felt like I just fought off one sickness after another.

My immunity was so low and I kept getting knocked down. My midwife recommended that I take a Vitamin C supplement to help bolster my immunity. I knew I wanted a food-based (non-synthetic) one. I found a good one in capsule form, but I was going through a bottle quick as lightning. Not so easy on the old wallet.

Then, I heard about camu camu powder. A single teaspoons contains over 1000% (you read that right: one THOUSAND percent) of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C. I was all like: SIGN ME UP. I purchased a bag and started taking it almost every day.

Let me tell you a little more about this amazing superfood:

Einkorn Pear Custard Pie

Einkorn Pear Custard Pie
Pears are one of my favorite fall fruits. There's just something about them that's so comforting and nostalgic to me. Maybe it's because my mom would make a small batch of pear jam each year that we would savor. In any case I'm still a huge pear fan.

Einkorn Pear Custard Pie
I enjoy pears raw, but something sort of magical happens when you cook pears. Their flavor is enhanced and they get almost custardy.

Easier Spanish Omelette

This post is sponsored by Honest Cooking and Potatoes USA. All opinions are my own.
Easier Spanish Omelette
We're big potato fans in this house. In fact, Reuben is pretty disappointed if I serve a starch other than potatoes. Yeah, we're Scandinavians.

Spanish Omelette
I think potatoes have gotten a bad rap in recent years. They ARE carb heavy, no doubt about it. But did you know they also contain Vitamin C, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, and more? I believe that within a balanced diet potatoes are a delicious way to get your starch. Make sure to choose organic potatoes when possible to reduce your pesticide load.

Spanish Omelette
When I first heard about Spanish omelettes, I was all, "An omelette filled with potatoes? SIGN ME UP!"

Butcher Box Review, Coupon Code, and Photos of All 12 Meals That I Cooked!

A little over a month ago, Butcher Box sent me one of their new boxes so I could let you guys know what I think of it! The newly-launched boxes contain not only the signature grass-fed beef, but also organic chicken and heritage-breed pork. 

I'm all about high-quality meat, so I was more than happy to work with ButcherBox.

First, a little background.


ButcherBox is a subscription service that delivers 100% grass-fed beef directly to your door every month. Their dream is to make grass-fed beef more accessible than ever before. They call themselves the neighborhood butchers for modern America. All of their products are free of antibiotics, GMOs, and hormones.

Basically, you get a selection of meat for the month, plus recipe cards with ideas for what to make with your meat. The meat arrives frozen in a cooler with dry ice.

You can choose from 4 different types of boxes: All beef, a mixture of beef, chicken, and pork, just beef and pork, or just beef and chicken.

You can also customize how often you receive the box: once a month, every other month, or every three months.

Now you can also purchase a double portion of meat for less than double the price of a regular box!

I'm going to show you everything I made with my ButcherBox, and let your know what I think about the service at the end!

What I Ate Wednesday (10-6-16)

Last Wednesday I was busy taking care of my sister after she had her baby. So I wasn't able to photograph my What I Ate Wednesday on an actual Wednesday like I had planned.

So here's what I ate last Thursday:

Grain Free Waffles + Life Lately

Gluten Free and Grain Free Waffles - these waffles are not only gluten and grain free, they also contain ZERO flour. No almond flour, no chickpea flour, no arrowroot...just a weird ingredient that acts like flour! Click to learn more...
Whew! It has been a wonderful, busy month.

I took an online course, wrote an e-book, attended my sister's birth (it's a girl!), and tried to keep up with household/mom stuff all at the same time (and almost went crazy in the process).

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Organic Pumpkin Spice Latte
I remember the first time I ever had a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Starbucks had fiiiiiinally come to our small town. It was a chilly fall day, and I felt like having a treat. I ordered my PSL and walked back to my car, warming my hands on the to-go cup.

Sadly, it was disappointing. The flavor of pumpkin spice was not very strong, and what there was tasted a bit...fake. Womp womp.

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