Category: What to eat

The holiday recipe I can't live without

The holiday recipe I can't live without
Every year, my mom, my sister and I get super excited about picking out appetizer, Christmas cookie and dessert recipes to make for our annual family Christmas party and Christmas Eve dinner. (Arguably the best parts of any meal!) This year as I was looking for an appetizer, nothing was really calling to me —... Read more »

How to make homemade hemp milk

How to make homemade hemp milk
As I am slowly working to address some of the foods that are causing imbalances in my body by swapping out ingredients and trying new things, I realized that both coconut and almond milk are no longer viable options to add to things like coffees, teas and in place of dairy when baking. But most... Read more »

A fall food bucket list

A fall food bucket list
Confession time: I have not been cooking much lately. Although you wouldn’t know it if you saw my kitchen sink; dishes are overflowing because…the dishwasher is broken. I get to hand washing as often as I can, and I did make some homemade spaghetti sauce over the weekend, but can I cook the spaghetti? No,... Read more »
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming — choose your donations wisely

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming — choose your donations wisely
Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming up in October, and as usual, we are about to be bombarded with everything pink. On one hand, it’s great. Some companies donate 100% of their profits on certain merchandise; some donate a percentage; some just write checks. On the other hand, there are a lot of “pink” products... Read more »

Healing the gut with natural foods

Healing the gut with natural foods
Gut talk is kind of trendy these days with all that’s being discovered and shared about the immune system, the gut microbiome, probiotics, etc, but I don’t normally try “trends” just because it’s the hip thing to do. Last week, though — all week — I had an upset stomach. I was worried, because with... Read more »

My experience with disordered eating

In case you haven’t seen it already, take a minute to watch this video about what happened after a Swedish family ate all organic food for two weeks: I haven’t written about food in a while, for a couple reasons — I am interested in other things, not just eating healthy (yoga, meditation/mindfulness, all things... Read more »
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Lent makes me eat more vegetables — a Whole30 experiment

Lent makes me eat more vegetables — a Whole30 experiment
If you remember my post about what to give up for Lent this year, you know that I had a hard time deciding — coffee? wheat? alcohol? — they’re all things that would be a sacrifice, but I couldn’t come to a conclusion. (In the past when I tried to give up both coffee and... Read more »

New government dietary guidelines: What you need to know

New government dietary guidelines: What you need to know
Last week, the government issued an update on the country’s dietary guidelines…if you can call them that. I will not mince words here: They’re more like…guesses. Guesses, highly influenced by lobbyists and individuals with conflicts of interest who have one foot in the FDA and the other in the meat or dairy industry, for example.... Read more »

Christmas baking after quitting sugar

Christmas baking after quitting sugar
Christmas baking season is upon us! I have to bring 2 to 3 dozen cookies to a meeting on Wednesday, and Sunday is our annual mother-daughter baking day, so it’s time to start hunting down recipes and buying ingredients. I’ve had such bad luck with grain-free recipes lately that I don’t quite feel confident enough... Read more »
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How to get kids to eat healthier

How to get kids to eat healthier
Something I read when my firstborn was still rather young has stuck with me ever since: Give your children a sense of power and autonomy by providing them with simple choices — A or B — as often as possible, so that it’s not always Mom’s way or the highway. I have literally been doing... Read more »