Day 94: Starbucks and Out to Lunch


For the first time in 3 months I had a drink from Starbucks today! I must thank a friend who, during her 10-day pledge, learned Starbucks offers honey as an alternate sweetener. Without knowing that I [...] Keep Reading

Recipe: Easy Jambalaya

Jambalaya from 100 Days of Real Food

This is one of those wonderful dishes where you can switch things up depending on what ingredients you have on hand. For example, you can use any type of sausage or bacon, but I still think the dish [...] Keep Reading

Day 92: Gumbo Flop and First School Lunch


Wow….only eight days left! I almost can’t believe it. Although we don’t plan to change the way we eat very much (especially at home) it will be nice to have a little less pressure on me to carry this [...] Keep Reading

The deal with corn

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One of my favorite Food Rules from Michael Pollan’s latest book is “Avoid food products containing ingredients that no ordinary human would keep in the pantry.” Now how could anyone argue the fact [...] Keep Reading

Recipe: Homemade Peach Sorbet


I recently learned that fresh local peaches can easily be transformed into a delicious frozen treat. I used my ice cream maker to make this recipe, and it gave me yet another reason to be thrilled [...] Keep Reading

Day 86: Dinner Club!


Years ago (before we had children) we were in a monthly dinner club with friends, and it was an absolute blast. Everyone involved enjoyed cooking and entertaining (which is somewhat of a requirement), [...] Keep Reading

Recipe: Super Easy White Gazpacho

White Gazpacho from 100 Days of Real Food

This easy-to-make cold soup recipe is a twist on traditional gazpacho (which is made with tomatoes). We happen to love this version, and it is the perfect dish for a hot summer day. Cucumbers are [...] Keep Reading

Day 84: Breakfast and Kid Food

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It feels like we have been on a rotation of breakfast meals around here lately. We even had breakfast for dinner, which I think is one of the easiest meals to throw together at the end of the day. You [...] Keep Reading

Winning over your picky eater

Most parents struggle at one point or another with a picky eater, and the most important thing to remember is to never give up! My youngest daughter frustrates me almost daily with her pickiness - [...] Keep Reading

Day 81: Nineteen Days Left and Counting!

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There is no question that this has been an incredibly enlightening experience for us so far, but at the same time who wouldn’t be ready for it to end? The reality is that we will still eat very much [...] Keep Reading