I don’t know about you, but I can be grumpy all day if my morning starts off wrong. When my kids are demanding cookies (yes, cookies) the second their feet hit the floor, and the dishes from last night are still on the counter, sometimes I just want to surrender. At 7:00am. It really helps […]
Completely Addictive Spicy Candied Nuts
At my house, we like to eat our Thanksgiving dinner in the middle of the afternoon rather than at night. But no matter how much I tell myself to save room for the big meal, my body still thinks it wants to eat at lunchtime. Obviously, the solution is appetizers! You cannot go wrong with these easy […]
Kale salmon caesar is a metaphor for my entire marriage. It represents a blending of taste buds and nutritional ideals, a desire for simplicity and for dinner around the table together. To be honest, drenching salmon in caesar dressing is one of the only ways I can get every member of my family to eat […]
Eat Your Greens for Breakfast: Salsa Scrambled Eggs and the Best Ever Veggie Breakfast Burrito
It’s the middle of February. Classically a time of year when folks lose interest in all their healthy intentions. How are you doing with your healthy goals? One of my ongoing goals is to eat greens in as many meals as possible. To be totally honest, I have realized that this usually means spinach, which […]
Chocolate Gingerbread Date Balls
I’m going to say what maybe some of you have also thought: Christmas has been making me a little nervous since last January. Christmas is a season of joy and light and life! And cookies. And parties. And desserts. And indulgence with family and friends.
Friends, it’s time for some bitter truth about Thanksgiving. Hang on to your tri-corner hats.
Colorful Kale Ribbon Salad
Thanksgiving is next week. It’s next week! How did that happen? My feelings about Thanksgiving have changed pretty significantly since I was a kid.
I shared a few years ago that I sometimes struggle with gratefulness. I sometimes choose to look at what I don’t have or can’t do, rather than at the hundred other blessings that are right in front of me. It’s definitely not a new idea that gratefulness takes practice, and that noticing good things in […]
Several months ago, I watched the movie Mr. Holmes. I admit, although Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books have so far aggravated me, I love film representations of the infamous Sherlock. A rather nondescript moment in this movie introduced a tradition into our family, an activity which we love and which helps us pass the time […]
If you’ve been hanging out here for a while, then you already know how dearly I love Sarah of Well Dined. She is one of my favorite people on the planet! Sarah has been unspeakably kind and generous to me in the seven years (!) we’ve known each other. She is thoughtful, thought-provoking, and hilarious. […]