Kid Friendly

Healthy recipes that even the young ones will enjoy.

North Carolina BBQ Sauce

I don’t know why it took me so long to remember the excellent ribs we had at The Pit in Raleigh, North Carolina, back in 2103. The ribs, lacking the sticky sweetness I expected, were slow cooked in an amazing sauce of vinegar and hot sauce. They were tender and delicious:

The Pit Raleigh

I’ve been struggling with tomato-based rib sauces for a while now, because I eat low carb, and tomato-based sauces tend to be very sweet. Too sweet.

Last night, I made North Carolina style ribs, and they were phenomenal. Fall-off-the-bone tender, in fact the bones themselves were tender so we could extract yummy marrow out of them; wonderfully flavorful with just the right amount of heat, and they were not vinegary at all. They were delicious! So from now on, this is my go-to bbq sauce. Here’s how to make it: Click for the recipe

Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs – hard boiled eggs enclosed in sausage meat – make a fun, tasty meal or snack. They’re great for dinner, lunch, or breakfast, and can be enjoyed warm, at room temperature or straight out of the fridge. Needless to say, Scotch eggs are the perfect party or game day food!

Rather than use store-bought sausage, I usually use seasoned ground beef, but sausage is fine if you prefer it. To keep my Scotch eggs low-carb and Paleo, I skip the breading. I also like to bake them instead of frying, simply because I find it easier. The result is juicy and delicious! Click for the recipe

Baked Apples

Fall is in the air, and what better way to celebrate this lovely season than baking some apples! Click for the recipe

Baked Chicken Wings

Although personally I prefer meaty, juicy chicken thighs or chicken legs, my family loves chicken wings (“it’s the perfect ratio of skin to meat,” they tell me), so I make them quite often.

Chicken wings are easy to bake in the oven, and they come out crisp and delicious. You can toss them in Buffalo sauce after baking (4 tablespoons melted butter mixed with 4 tablespoons hot pepper sauce), but that’s purely optional – they are perfect straight out of the oven. Click for the recipe

Chicken Patties

Crisp and golden, these delicious chicken patties are a huge hit with kids – and I have yet to meet a grownup who doesn’t like them! They make great use of leftover chicken breast. Extra yummy when served with a dip such as mustard, mayonnaise, or sour cream mixed with a little hot sauce. Click for the recipe

Blueberry Cake

Fluffy, vanilla-and-lemon-scented and not too sweet, this gluten free blueberry cake makes a wonderful summer dessert, and is wholesome enough to serve as an occasional breakfast. Click for the recipe

Boiled Shrimp

I like simple boiled shrimp better than any other shrimp recipe. Usually served as an appetizer with cocktail sauce, I actually serve boiled shrimp as a main course (8oz per person), with melted ghee for dipping. Pair this delicacy with a simple salad, and you’ve got yourself a tasty, easy summer meal that does not require heating up the oven. Click for the recipe