Category: Food

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

Dreaming of Made-From-Scratch Meals...

I try my very hardest to cook with natural ingredients in unprocessed states. In fact, someday I hope to: have a small garden where I can pick my very own herbs, tomatoes, carrots, onions, and snap peas. live within walking distance of a farmer's market that sells locally-grown produce. linger over cooking completely homemade meals […]

Yes, I'm a Chocolate Snob

I recently received 5 chocolate bars in the mail, courtesy of Mom Central and Ghirardelli.  There they were! Five of the new LUXE milk chocolate bars (Almond, Hazelnut, Milk, Crisp, Duet) tucked in a bubble wrap envelope for my tasting pleasure. Before I go any further with my review, I should say that I'm a […]

Snikiddy: Snacks to Share

Reason #3,579 that it's great to be a mom: I always have snacks with me and no one bats a lash if I "share" them with my toddler at the grocery store, in long lines, or at restaurants before the food is served.  Tell me the honest-to-goodness truth...Am I the only mom who happily munches […]

Super Easy Meal: Crock Pot Fajitas

Have you ever noticed that cookbooks with titles like "super easy meals" and "meals in under 10 minutes" never quite live up to their promises? I have decided that there must be some huge discrepancy between what chefs think is easy and fast...and what moms think is easy and fast. Moms need baby-is-nursing, toddler-is-grumpy, house-is-messy, […]

Packing Lunches...the bento way

Tired of packing the same old foods for lunch every day for you or your child? Wish you could pack healthier, fresher, more nutritious items?  You have got to try packing lunches the bento box way! Essentially, bento is a style of Japanese cuisine that has gained in popularity here in the States because it's a […]

Steph's Strawberry Banana Smoothies

We make smoothies for breakfast almost every other day in our house. They're quick, nutritious, and easy to whip up in under five minutes. Although I "experiment" sometimes, my favorite "base" for smoothies (by far) is strawberries. If you start with strawberries and then add in blueberries, peaches, raspberries, pineapple, or other fruits, you're bound […]

Homemade Bread: One of My Favorite Things

If you check my "Favorites" page, you'll notice that homemade bread right out of the oven is one of my favorite foods. There's something about that yeasty scent, the way the butter (butter, not margarine, mind you) melts inside a freshly cut loaf.  As a busy mom with a blog, a business, and a baby […]

Dinner Delivered to Your Door - and I don't mean Papa Johns!

My very cool cousin Becky is a personal chef for a doctor in Canada (she used to work for a company called Sliced Tomatoes and you can watch her create Orange BC Wild Salmon with Cranberry Compote in this YouTube video). I don't know all of the specifics, but she essentially preps and prepares all […]

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