Tag: conveniently green

It Might Be Time to Renegotiate Your Marriage

There typically comes a time when you look at your spouse and wonder, who the hell are you? Sure you might share the same bed every night, get the kids off to school, check off all the boxes of daily life together, but before you know it, days weeks months have passed without an actual... Read more »

The Best Diet Plan For You: Part 2

A few things have changed since I wrote part one of the best diet plan for you. My kids are now teenagers, and I became a certified sports nutritionist. Yet, despite an extra driver in the house, I still feel like I’m constantly on the go. What does this mean for you? Not a whole... Read more »

Sorting Through My Life...one recipe at a time

Here we are, week two of this clear the shit out of my cupboards recipe challenge. Since I’ve allowed this paper to take up space in my kitchen for so long, I figured it was finally time to sort through and actually make them. I’m a little concerned, though, that this project may backfire. There’s... Read more »

Lost Recipes Found: a snack simpler than a snap, crackle, or pop

One of the benefits of having a broken oven during Thanksgiving is the extra free-time. Regardless that my two teenagers sleeping until noon, I couldn’t have cooked a big breakfast anyway. Too much quiet and free-time, though, led to a new project. If you remember from the last post, I started a new challenge. I... Read more »

What Can You Make with Leftover Mashed Potatoes: simple homemade gnocchi

Mashed potatoes are, without a doubt, my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. You can keep your gravy too. I’ll take mine with a little ranch dressing and cheese (yes, I put it on my turkey too but that’s a post for a different day). Though my mom’s rule of thumb for making mashed potatoes was... Read more »

3 reasons why you need to buy a whole pomegranate, not just the seeds

You’ve probably heard about the incredible health benefits of pomegranates: loaded with antioxidants, high in fiber, high in Vitamin C, and a great source of Vitamin A. While the majority of all of the nutrients are found in the seeds, there’s good reason to buy the whole fruit. Technically a berry, pomegranates are in season... Read more »

My favorite parenting sound isn't my baby's laugh anymore

There’s nothing quite like the sound of a baby’s laugh. That pure, contagious belly laugh you think you’ll long to hear after your kids have grown. There are specific sounds we associate with our kids…feet too large for the body running up the stairs, the “I’m trying to be quiet” rattle of the cookie jar,... Read more »

7 Habits To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The November through December holiday season can feel a little like freshman year of college. Between the excitement, stress, planning, and partying, before you know it those jeans are a little tough to zip. How can we think about eating healthy when there’s cookies, stuffing, pies, and endless comfort food, right? Wrong! The problem, though,... Read more »

Simple ingredient substitutions for holiday baking

Holiday baking traditions are delicious, but they’re still a time consuming chore: shopping…measuring…mixing…baking…and endless cleaning. The worst part, though, is realizing you’re missing an ingredient after you’ve begun. Don’t lose your baking mojo by running back to the store, these simple ingredient substitutions are probably already in your kitchen. In addition to the convenient baking... Read more »

7 recipes for leftover pumpkin puree

So we’ve hit the two months of the year when everything is pumpkin. Though I could do without the pumpkin spice lattes, I’m quite content with a cold slice of pumpkin pie. While there’s no shortage of pumpkin recipes, it’s a little annoying when the recipe doesn’t call for the entire can of pumpkin puree. There’s... Read more »