Crunchy Baby 2.0 is here!

Crunchy Baby 2.0 is here!

7lb 10oz came into this world kicking and screaming đŸ™‚ We are all doing well! Hospital food is abysmal but otherwise things are great

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

  Happy 8th Birthday to my baby boy Izaak in New Zealand. This is him at my parents’ house last night with the cake I ordered him. Another birthday I have missed and it hurts to my very core. 8 years ago today, through blood,sweat and tears, you were brought into this world and I […]

Crunchy Mama is Heading Home!

Crunchy Mama is Heading Home!

Tomorrow, the whole family starts the long journey from San Antonio to Los Angeles and then to Auckland, New Zealand. I hope to find a bit of time while there to post some food porn and recipes. In the meantime, y’all behave and make something from this Recipes listÂ đŸ™‚

Fijian Palusami (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Fijian Palusami (Paleo, Gluten Free)

“Where are you from?” is a question that can be a bit tricky for me to answer. I was born in China but immigrated to Nauru and Fiji when I was a few months old. I spent my childhood in Fiji and then moved to New Zealand to go to college. I lived in New […]

Chinese Steamed Chicken with Ginger and Green Onion (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Chinese Steamed Chicken with Ginger and Green Onion (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

“Uurrghh – You’re so Chinese Housewife!” The words rang in my head like a siren. I was a young college student living away from my family for the first time in my short life, trying to figure out who I was and just learning simple things about living by myself including laundry, cleaning and yes, […]

Chinese Steamed Egg (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Chinese Steamed Egg (Paleo, Gluten Free)

My cousins were my best friends growing up. The best memories from my childhood took place at my cousins’ homes and especially around the dinner table. Many of my uncles and aunts were accomplished cooks and one of them made the world’s best steamed egg. Maybe when I am able to go visit them one […]

Crunchy Baby loves RebHellian Tees

Crunchy Baby loves RebHellian Tees

I am picky about what I put on Emma. I wish I had the patience for frou-frou frocks and blouses but the truth is, getting dressed is something neither of us relish. Maybe one day when I’m not 100 months pregnant and she is more cooperative, we can start enjoying mother-daughter dress-up time. For now, […]

Braised Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Braised Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Rainy winter days always mean curling up on the couch or bed with a few essentials (A busy mom can still dream, can’t she?) – I need my favorite movie or book. Currently, I’m reading this delightful book by Karen Le Billon. Emma is a toddler but I’m hoping some insights from the book can […]

To Die For Asian-Style Paleo Pork Chops

To Die For Asian-Style Paleo Pork Chops

Before diving into the recipe for Asian-Style Paleo Pork Chops I want to give a little bit of background. My late maternal grandmother was an amazing lady. Her story deserves a whole website of its own. Many of my fondest childhood memories were built in her kitchen watching her cook and listening to her stories about […]

So it begins…

Welcome to Crunchy Mama – it’s never a dull place if you like Paleo recipes, cloth diapers, babywearing and random outbursts from a stay-at-home-mom. Read a bit about me.