Easy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Easy Whole Wheat Pancakes

For years, my go-to pancake recipe has been these Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes, which I love.  So when hubby offered to make pancakes a few weeks back and instead reverted back to a recipe I made ages ago (and had pretty much forgotten about!), I was curious.  I had stopped using that recipe because itRead more

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Roasted Tomato Sauce

This summer I developed a bit of a tomato problem.  The organic tomatoes at the farmer’s market were so irresistible, I was buying pounds each week and eating them every day.  Which would have been fine if I didn’t also buy a 25 pound box of tomatoes being sold for an amazing price…and then another…andRead more

Chicken Soup with Farro and Kale

Chicken Soup with Farro and Kale

I love soups in the winter – they are so comforting, and can also be so nourishing when prepared at home!  Store-bought soups are often too salty and loaded with flavorings, questionable meats, and refined carbs that do not contribute anything to our health.  But at home, if you can chop a few veggies andRead more

Spinach Egg Bake

Spinach Egg Bake

One of my favorite dishes for potlucks and company are these mini-frittatas which are delicious and absolutely adorable!  But to be perfectly honest, scooping each frittata and then getting them out of the pan is a bit of a pain, so when I’m just looking for a simple egg dish, I’ve been making this modifiedRead more

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

I know beans are good for me.  I really do!  But as a recovering picky eater (thank you to Real Mom Nutrition for that phrase!), they are on my list of foods I am still working on.  It’s the texture, really, which is why I love lentil soup and garbanzo burgers, and am totally happyRead more

Cookie Dough Snack Balls

Cookie Dough Snack Balls

A few months ago I told you about one of our new favorite snacks – these Fudgy Snack Balls – which continue to be a staple in our rotation.  The concept is really flexible, though, with variations on this date/nut ball theme all over the internet.  So in the spirit of experimentation, I decided toRead more

The Best Broccoli Salad

The Best Broccoli Salad

I am in love with this recipe.  Seriously, it is so surprisingly good, it even got my “but I don’t LIKE broccoli” insisting 4-yr-old to utter words I never expected to hear: “more broccoli please!” So here’s the gist: the broccoli is raw, but tossing it with the hot, vinegar-y dressing is enough to turn it aRead more

A New PlanetBox in the Collection!

A New PlanetBox in the Collection!

Those of you who follow my lunch photos either on Facebook or on the Lunch Packing section of the blog are likely familiar with the lunch box we use and love, the PlanetBox Rover.  I really can’t say enough good things about our PlanetBox – it’s completely non-toxic, holds a great amount of food, encourages me toRead more

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Last weekend we invited friends over for our first barbecue of the season.  Except I was really in the mood for pulled pork, and ended up planning a whole menu that did not involve turning on the grill – oops!  But we did still enjoy our meal outside, and the nice thing about this pulledRead more

Thoughts on Family Dinners

Thoughts on Family Dinners

  As those of you who follow my Facebook page may be aware, last week I had the privilege of attending The Family Dinner Conference, which was hosted by Time at the Table.  I had the most fabulous day – listening to inspiring presentations about both the importance of and strategies for integrating family mealsRead more