Food and Wellness

Open Possibilities in 2015

This morning I woke up without the tethers of a regular, steady job, and instead of feeling enthusiastically excited about open possibilities, I felt unsettled and anxious. After writing for Disney Baby and then Babble (both Disney subsidiaries) for the past 3 years, I felt it was time to move on. I am staying on […]

Great Cookbooks to Give and Receive

In my imaginary dream kitchen, I have a bookshelf just to hold my cookbooks. Like many people, I love collecting cookbooks, and I won’t stop, can’t stop. Cookbooks keep me excited about cooking, and they’re there for me when I’m feeling in a cooking slump, quickly offering mew new-found inspiration and gusto to pick up […]

The Great Lunchbox Debate

I’m convinced that finding the “perfect” lunchbox for kid’s school lunches is the same as finding the perfect stroller; perfect doesn’t exist so you just try to find the best one out there. I embarrassingly spent a lot of time this summer reviewing several different lunchbox systems before I took the plunge and invested in […]

21 Day Cleanse

I woke up last Tuesday and decided to start a cleanse, and that was that. While the decision came easily and my mind was made up with absolute certainty, I didn’t really just wake up out of the clear blue sky and decide to do this. 2013 was in many ways a great year for me. Family […]

Carrot and Orange Power Smoothie

My husband turned 40 years old this past Saturday. The mental game tied in with the aging process is a strange thing, considering we are literally getting older by the second, but there’s something about hitting the milestones, like 30 and 40, which seem to punch you in the gut a little more and send […]

Rethinking Food Prep

I both love and despise food prepping. When done right, it can be a life saver, but when done wrong, it can be a waste of time and money. I’ve had my overzealous times, spending literally all day in the kitchen to prep tons of meals only to watch some of it go to waste. I […]

Vegetable Quesadillas

While we’ve been progressively cutting down on our meat consumption over the last year, sticking with vegetarian meals for at least 3-4 nights a week, the concept of Meatless Mondays is still relatively new to my parents, especially my dad. Mondays happen to be the day they come over and help watch the kids while […]

Keeping the Community In Food

This post could alternately be titled, “How To Not Be the Sanctimonious A*hole” when eating healthier with family and friends. But that sounds a little too cynical, so we will stick with the intended positive message of this post; cooking and eating together is as much about the food as it is about the community you […]

Favorite Books On Food

While I think information and knowledge is vital to us learning to take proper care of ourselves, what we often need more of than just facts and figure, is a little bit of inspiration along the way. I  love to read, but this past year my nightstand is pretty much stacked with one food book […]

Clean Eating Swapping Guide

The shift in my kitchen pantry and fridge from conventional products to more nutrient dense, “real” foods took some time. This did not happen overnight, I want to make sure I reiterate to you guys over and over again, because unless your personality can handle it, the “balls to the wall” approach when trying to […]