Category: Food

On a journey to healthful eating? Read articles about real foods, whole foods, and nutrition, plus recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks.

BEST OF 2009: Kitchen

Ready for four of my favorite recipes from this past year? Here you go... Grilled Salmon (Serve with green beans and blueberries...the perfect light meal!) Easy Granola Bars (Scrumptious and Sweet...and SO much better than the ones from the grocery store!) Chicken and Bacon Shish Kabobs (Excellent for entertaining...your guests will gobble them up!) Chicken […]

Starting Solids {a giveaway}

In my last post, I shared my top "truths" for introducing solids to baby. In this post, I'm happy to be giving away two products to help you feed your baby (4-12 months). Burpy Bibs (2-pack; $19.95) by aden + anais Aden + Anais, creators of the world's best swaddling blanket (in my opinion), recently […]

Starting Solids : how we do it

This is what we had for dinner last night - eggs, potatoes, and freshly-peeled oranges (oh, and I drank a cup of grapefruit juice...I love the stuff) : This is what our 9-month-old had for dinner last night (it's the exact same thing that we ate...in teeny tiny bites that she fed to herself): I […]

Martha Stewart says I'm a thoughtful hostess

Entertaining is an intimidating word. When I read it, I think of this: And her: But I'm not exactly wearing a blazer over here, nor do I have a hair stylist or a make-up artist or a mansion or an afternoon without a child in my arms. In fact, the real truth is that I […]

Surprising Way to Save Money #3: Eat @ Expensive Restaurants

When our family goes out to eat, we prefer to eat at expensive restaurants. Places with all-natural ingredients and gourmet menu items, all prepared by a real chef. I have to admit that I'm actually kind of a restaurant snob. I expect flavorful, healthful, delicious plates of food in a clean, upbeat environment with excellent […]

Pat-a-cake. Pat-a-cake.

My almost-3-year-old loves to bake. As do I. So we do it often. Our three favorite recipes are: Peanut Butter Balls (okay, so these are unbaked...) Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins Easy Granola Bars The above three recipes are easy, fun, and super scrumptious. Plus, I think they're somewhat healthy. Every once in awhile, however, we […]

5pm: I know exactly what's for dinner

5:00 p.m., any day of the week, anytown, USA: "What are we going to have for dinner?" That's the question that rings 'round the country. In my house too, I admit. But not lately. Because I finally found a system that works really well for our family and our "season" of life. At this very […]

Homemade Pizza

We finally made homemade pizza. And it turned out pretty delicious. In case you're wondering: Yes, we did purposely leave that top corner pepperoni-free for our 2-year-old. Oddly, she likes pepperonis uncooked {see above}, but not cooked. I think I'd like to make homemade pizza more often (I'm sure it's much healthier than delivery or […]

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