I think we’re finally settling into a back-to-school routine. Moving into high school has been a transition for all of our, not just for our older son. His days are longer, which means our days are longer, too. Whether intentional or subconscious, we responded by planning savory, comforting, low-maintenance dinners […]
Once you stop adding sugar to every recipe, the natural sweetness of the ingredients really does display itself in full glory. This dessert is 100% sweetened by the fruit; it’s fresh and delicious, and absolutely perfect for late summer when stone fruits are ripe and beautiful.
This is a great back-to-school recipe because your kids can help chop veggies, and the chili can simmer on the stove top during homework or bath time. The spiciness of this chili is variable by adding more or less chili powder to your taste. We added slices of cool avocado […]
We’re still playing the Whole Life Challenge, so this week’s recipes are mostly Paleo (or paleo + rice). We had fun this week, enjoying Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes for dinner mid-week, experimenting with pork belly, and loving Strawberry Cashew Chia Pudding (Vegan). Friends joined us for dinner over the weekend, and […]
I was away from home most of the week on a work trip; since my husband and I share meal planning and cooking, he had no problems maintaining a healthy, Whole Life Challenge compliant menu at home. He prepared a beautiful Watermelon Salad and Japanese Curry Rice, and I used […]
My husband made this savory watermelon salad while I was out of town, so I’m sharing his feedback on the recipe. This salad has a lot of nice flavor; it’s a mix of savory and sweet. He added sesame seeds which provide a nutty character as well. To keep the […]
This is the first week of the summer Whole Life Challenge. I’m traveling for work, so I’ve compiled a list of our favorite recipes from previous challenges. These are all delicious; you won’t go wrong giving any one of them a try! They’re all free of sugar, dairy, and wheat, […]
If you think the colors of this smoothie are amazing, wait until you taste it! This smoothie is topped with kiwi, unsweetened coconut, and chia seeds.
We brought home the most beautiful array of local seasonal vegetables in our farm basket this week, and it inspired a mostly vegan menu – we did throw a few eggs into the mix. We enjoyed dairy-free versions of dairy-heavy traditional standards, like grits, biscuits, rice pudding, and lime tarts. […]
This was a challenging week for our family; our younger son had cochlear implant surgery on Monday; although the surgery went well and he’s recovering nicely, it was tiring and stressful, and it threw our typical weekday schedule off. We created a meal plan that focused on simplicity early in […]