Three Simple Ways to Eat Better in 2015

Three Simple Ways to Eat Better in 2015

The New Year is here!  I don’t know about you, but I find the fall to be the craziest time of the year – school starts, the Jewish holidays follow close behind, then there’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the non-stop December celebrating (which for me also  includes one of my daughters’ birthdays!).  In the midst ofRead more

Rock Climbing Birthday

Rock Climbing Birthday

Last weekend, my biggest baby girl turned 6!  While in previous years we have hosted big parties with lots of friends and classmates, this year we decided to keep it smaller and take my daughter along with a small group of friends to a local rock climbing gym.  The celebration was great, and the smaller size allowed me toRead more

Eliminate Your Cravings in 2015!

Eliminate Your Cravings in 2015!

Happy December everyone!  Doesn’t it seem like just as we started to dig our way out of the Halloween candy, Thanksgiving came and left us feeling bloated and lethargic?  And now with more holidays and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, I’m guessing that many of us are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the onslaught ofRead more

My Sugar Addiction

My Sugar Addiction

  I’d like to share a story with you all.  For many years, I have been happy with my eating habits.  While far from perfect, I have had a good balance of healthy foods and indulgences, and was able to eat in a way that makes me feel good.  Then I got pregnant with myRead more

Taking the Scare out of Halloween

Taking the Scare out of Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, I’ve been getting lots of questions about how to manage this holiday in a way that lets kids be kids, instead of turning them into sugar crazed monsters. Of course candy is a big part of Halloween – and I’m not here to suggest our kids shouldn’t have any.  ButRead more

Quiche (with two easy crusts – whole grain or grain free!)

Quiche (with two easy crusts – whole grain or grain free!)

I have long enjoyed quiche, but generally thought of it as too difficult and too decadent to make at home on a regular basis.  And while it’s true that quiche can be both of those things, with pie crusts, heavy cream, and fillings like bacon and tons of cheese, it certainly doesn’t have to be.Read more

5 Ways to Eat Your Veggies!

5 Ways to Eat Your Veggies!

Did you know that today is National Eat Your Veggies Day?  Yeah, me neither, until I checked Facebook this morning.  But no matter!  In honor of this most special holiday, I wanted to share 5 tips for adding more veggies into your diet!   1. Have them for breakfast!   We all know that weRead more

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Hi everyone!  I’ve been taking a break from posting as I adjusted to being a mom of 3 (!), but I certainly haven’t taken a break from cooking.  And so now that my littlest one is a little more settled, I thought it was high time I shared with you one of my new favoriteRead more

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