I dreamt up this bright Whipped Avocado Salad on our flight home from Paris. It’s filling enough to serve as a weeknight family dinner – you can add grilled chicken breast or a warm soft-boiled egg if you’re looking for something a little heartier, but it’s not necessary.
We returned home from our once-in-a-lifetime 10 day vacation to France late in the week. We spent time in Paris and a small town a few hours southeast, walking an average of 9 miles per day. We ate nearly as much as we walked, including baguettes and other foods I […]
This recipe comes from “The Dairy-Free Kitchen” by Ashley Adams, a cookbook I adore because it reintroduced a whole lotta creamy, yummy favorites back into my diet (vegan cashew sour creme, maple walnut scones, and salmon in almond cream sauce, I’m talking ’bout you!) It’s really two recipes in one, […]
Since we’re on vacation, we’re not doing much cooking this week. The meal plan includes a few favorites we prepared before leaving, including an improved recipe for Mango Bread. I’m also excited to include a link to a new General Goodness blog post where I share three great recipes for […]
I learned I had a dairy allergy nearly ten years ago, after suffering an anaphylactic reaction during my tenth wedding anniversary dinner. We were enjoying a fancy, French inspired meal at a winery in Paso Robles, California, when I suddenly felt very hot, my skin felt very tight, and I […]
I really noticed the changing of seasons this week; not because it got colder (we live in Northern California, after all!) but because it was dark at dinner time. You’ll notice that a few of our meal photo’s don’t look great; I’m not a professional photographer, and while I’ll try […]
We adapted this veggie side dish from a recipe by David Tanis in The New York Times, and in our humble opinions, it’s perfect. Simple, fast, and versatile – serve it with fish, pasta, rice, meat – we’re definitely making it again!
The Whole Life Challenge is back! Or more accurately, we’re participating in the fall WLC for the next six weeks. This week’s meal plan is very Paleo (with one exception at the end of this post), and includes many of our favorites from previous Challenges. Two new recipes that I’m […]
I wanted to have fun this week, and also make weeknight dinners as kid-friendly as possible without boring me or my husband. I brainstormed three theme burgers, and I’m really happy with how they were received (e.g. eaten without complaint). It wasn’t all burgers, all the time, though. In between, […]
This recipe from Forks Over Knives was easy to adapt based on the food we had available in our pantry. My older son had three helpings (plus a fourth piece of the Gluten-Free Flatbread from Feasting on Fruit) and all of us enjoyed the meal immensely. It was simple and came […]