Is Fresh Produce Always the Best Choice?

We all know that fruits and vegetables provide an essential block of nutrients to our bodies, especially those of our growing children. They are low in calories, high in fiber and flavor, chock full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and full of disease-fighting phytonutrients. Our modern age has made it much easier for us to not […]

Grilled Salmon, Broccoli, and Apple Puree

Moving to a new city or, in my case, an entirely new state can be scary. Researching schools and neighborhoods was daunting, although it was fun hunting down our new favorite restaurants. My family and I are definitely adventurous eaters. We like to get out of our comfort zone and try new food trucks, ethnic cuisines, flavors, you name […]

The Perfect Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies, perfect for those with an egg allergy or those who like chewy, yet crunchy cookies. These have that bakery feel, where the top gets a little cracked and they have a bite, but are still soft and chewy in the middle. My usual cookie, the one I make almost every other […]

Kale, Wild Rice and Shiitake Casserole

Looks may be deceiving when it comes to this flavor-packed vegetable casserole. Come on, you know that casseroles are notoriously ugly, but they’re surprisingly delicious! This dish was a test run for our family’s ever growing vegetarian repertoire, and it came originally from our local farm produce co-op. Mushroom lovers, try adding more than the recipe suggests; since this casserole […]

Squash Soup with Beans and Tomatoes

I swear, I make more than just soups! But soups are my ultimate go-to; they’re easy to make and they’re my all-time favorite food. I love that you can throw together whatever you have on hand and make an infinite variety of meals with a simple side salad and crusty bread. Plus, just add in […]

Saving Your Sanity This Holiday Season

Well, here is it: December 1st– the kick off of the most awesome, amazing, and horrifyingly stressful time of year. Each year, I try to get ahead of things, I try to have all my proverbial ducks in a line in order to sit back and enjoy the holidays, only to forget 80 things, two […]

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Continuing my goal to try one new vegetarian recipe a week, I decided to try my hand at a special pumpkin soup! It’s quick to prepare, but totally hearty for those cold winter evenings when you can’t think of what to make for dinner. Serve with a crusty baguette and simple salad and spice it […]

Potato and Kale Soup

My sister called me to tell me that she just made “the best soup ever.” You can guess I was pretty skeptical. But, she said it was a delicious, warm kale and potato soup, and, those being two of my favorite cooking ingredients and favorites to have just around the house, of course, I had […]

Kale Apple Mango Puree

This is a creative blend of baby food. I came up with it one night when I needed to make my little one some food and this is all I had in the fridge. Don’t you just love those days when the fridge is dwindling empty and you have to find your creative juices in […]

Spinach Butternut Squash Puree

When feeding my daughter Elle during her first food days, she loved anything yellow or orange. She couldn’t get enough butternut squash! If she was being picky, we always knew she’d eat that, no questions asked. Unfortunately for me, I can’t stand the smell of steamed butternut squash. That’s because one day, I forgot to add […]