Soaked Pumpkin Granola

The one problem I seem to have in my homemade kitchen is the embarrassing lack of snacks. Store-bought chips, pretzels and crackers are the first things to be eliminated when getting into ‘real food.’ These ultra-processed, highly refined starches have almost zero nutritional value, save the artificial vitamins and minerals that are added in a … More Soaked Pumpkin Granola

Kefir Smoothie

  This is our go-to post-nap snack. Both of our children (ages 16 months and 3 1/2 years) LOVE it, and I love that they love it, as it really doesn’t get much healthier (and they love that I love that they love it, because that means I make it more often). Milk kefir is … More Kefir Smoothie

Sunday Meal Prep

  Put 1 whole chicken in the slow cooker Sunday night, then picked the meat off and strained out the gravy Monday morning. Bones go into a big bag in the freezer for stock. Roasted carrots, potatoes, and onions Put 5 cups rolled oats to soak overnight, cooked Monday morning. Ate some for breakfast, then … More Sunday Meal Prep

A full life

Since mid-summer of last year, I have had a ‘this too shall pass’ mindset. I have calmed myself with the idea that while life may be crazy at the moment, things will settle down after – I have the baby/we sell the house/we buy the new house/we move/we finish unpacking/we drive all the way down … More A full life

Spoon

Valentine’s Day isn’t really my thing. They say you either love it or hate it, but I am indifferent. It’s a nice excuse to make a fancy dinner or to partake in overpriced chocolates, but my husband and I don’t typically make a big deal of it.   I have never been one for grand … More Spoon

All this for a cow

  After many months of eating mostly postpartum freezer food and take-out, it feels good to be back in the kitchen. I love the organized chaos, seamlessly moving from one task to another, all of it seemingly separate but definitely connected. It is at once empowering and overwhelming. A real food kitchen is perpetually filled … More All this for a cow