Curried Cauliflower Soup

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With my head cold and congestion I found myself daydreaming about a curry cauliflower soup that my mother in law made for us and found this creamy variation with coconut milk. Ingredients 1 large head of cauliflower, broken into small florets, stems chopped ¼ cup melted coconut oil or … [Continue reading]

Grillin’ and Chillin’: Late Summer Salads

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As a high school teacher, the end of the summer is both joyous and agonizing. As much as I want to thoroughly enjoy the dog days of summer, thoughts of lesson planning, waking up early, and being back to the daily grind are always on my mind. I had to make a conscious effort to slow down and enjoy … [Continue reading]

Chicken and Baby Potatoes with Red Pepper Puree

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This is a fact: I am always in the kitchen. Usually creating new baby food purees or making cakes for my YouTube channel LovelyLadyCakes. I need a … [Continue reading]

Under the Weather Miso Soup

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With our preschooler starting back at school we knew we were due for a cold. It’s been passed around among the four of us at home and now I have it. … [Continue reading]

Pressure, Part 2

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I wrote earlier about my son’s lingual frenectomy--when the band of tissue connecting the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth is removed … [Continue reading]

Pressure, Part 1

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Today I write my blog post from inside a hospital solarium. MSNBC has been talking about Trump for the last hour and a half, and I've been waiting for … [Continue reading]

Ice Ice Baby

Mint infused ice cubes with lemon and mint garnish.

With the dog days of summer upon us, heat waves and droughts are the name of the game and everyone is looking for a way to keep cool. If you have a … [Continue reading]

Healthy Squash Puree

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Do you like Greek yogurt? I love it! A lot of my friends enjoy it too but usually only during breakfast. This creamy and tangy goodness shouldn’t be … [Continue reading]

Summer DIY Project: Refinishing an Outdoor Table

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Our family has been using our backyard more and more as our boys get older, and it’s always a treat when we can get all of us outside to play (and … [Continue reading]

Dear Me, Eight Years Ago

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Hi, Maia. This is future Maia from 2016. You’ve just had your first baby in 2007--a little girl named Lynnea. I hope you don’t mind me taking a few … [Continue reading]