Beautiful, easy, probiotic rich fermented pickles!- Scratch Mommy

Easy Fermented Pickles

So, what’s the Big Deal with Fermentation? I’m sure at this point in your life you’ve heard of fermentation, like these easy fermented pickles. It’s all the rage in the “health” food world *real* food world. The funny thing is, fermentation has been around (literally!) for centuries. In fact, if you eat sauerkraut, drink wine, or enjoy yogurt—you already know …

Indian Mint Chutney (fresh, fragrant, and so versatile!)- Scratch Mommy

Fresh and Fragrant Indian Mint Chutney

The writer Jonathan Safran Foer once said, “Food is not just what we put in our mouths to fill up; it is culture and identity.” I couldn’t agree more, and perhaps that is why, as I grow older, I have begun to appreciate and enjoy Indian food more than ever before. Not only do I enjoy and crave the flavour …

Homemade-Red-Potato-Salad-Recipe (homemade dressing, too!)- Scratch Mommy

Red Potato Salad Recipe (with bonus step by step video!)

There are so many delicious potato salad varieties and this combination is right up there as one of the best! This beautiful red potato salad recipe is like a cross between a traditional potato salad and a creamy egg salad. The made from scratch creamy dressing in this salad is a delicious mayonnaise alternative that includes just two nourishing ingredients …

Super easy peasy smashed potatoes recipe (only 4 ingredients)!- Scratch Mommy

Easy Peasy Smashed Potatoes (4 ingredients for a scrumptious side)

Who doesn’t want a heartwarming, soul pleasing, deliciously warm breakfast in the morning? Sounds good, right? How about all the work that goes along with it? Hmm, not quite as good. Well, worry not, because while I love scrumptious meals, I definitely don’t love hours of prep and clean up. And, let’s be honest, who has time for that? Definitely …

Vegetarian Power Bowl- This is a MUST MAKE- Nutrition packed bowl for anytime of the year- Scratch Mommy

Vegetarian Power Bowl (layered with colorful vitamins!)

There’s no denying that a diet rich in fresh, local, organic, in-season produce is a diet that will be nutritious and vitamin rich. In the summer it’s easy to eat this way, whether picking fruit or veggies from your backyard or heading to the local farmer’s market for the best your local farmer has to offer. But then winter rolls …

Chickpeas after roasting and drying out - Dry Roasted Chickpeas on Scratch Mommy

Dry Roasted Chickpeas (a snack or side dish!)

My daughter started full day kindergarten in September and while I knew she’d be tired after school, I had no idea she would also be ravenous. She bounds off the school bus and heads straight for the kitchen. After a few weeks of the same after school snacks (apples with peanut butter! cheese and crackers! whole grain muffins!) we were …

Turkish Style Sandwich Bun Recipe - Scratch Mommy

Turkish Style Sandwich Bun Recipe

Nothing beats fresh bread. Nothing. No store bought, mass produced package can compare to a fresh, warm loaf, especially when that loaf is pulled fresh from your oven at home! I could live on that blissful combination of yeast and flour. While I love a slice of bread slathered with butter, my favourite way to enjoy a sandwich is by …