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Zoodles!

  If you’ve been following our journey, you know we have a 10-year old daughter whose autism has made mealtime a challenge. For the last decade I’d resigned myself to the idea that I would be making a pizza to go with every meal we had as a family, and I’d have three unhappy campers… Continue reading Zoodles!

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Soba noodle bowl! And how I stay sane at dinner time…

Whew! It’s been a while since I posted something legit about food here. The truth is, I genuinely love food, but I have this weird relationship with it. I’ve learned that I like real food, not the fake, chemically-derived, food-pretenders that seem to hang out all around me. And yet, that chemically-derived yuck is actually… Continue reading Soba noodle bowl! And how I stay sane at dinner time…

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Game Day Chili!

Well, our favorite sports teams are quite the disappointment this season, as usual. And since this household is not counting on getting a lot of joy out of rooting for our team, I decided to find my joy elsewhere this football season. Like non-maternity fall clothes that actually don’t suck. I caught myself quoting Kate Moss earlier… Continue reading Game Day Chili!

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Breaking (and keeping) with trends

You may think that being a crunchy-granola mom means that I reject all mainstream ideas, or that I’m thoroughly against modern medicine. Well friends, there’s a lot more to this story. We had a little family breakthrough this week, and it’s actually thanks to a best-selling mainstream parenting book. If you haven’t read Dr. Marc… Continue reading Breaking (and keeping) with trends

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Savory Sweet Potato Sauté

Can you say that 10 times fast? I just love savory sweet potato dishes. Before this whole clean-eating, vegetarian madness, I only did sweet potatoes with butter, honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon. And marshmallows. Don’t forget the marshmallows. But this whole spicy-sweet combo is legitimately awesome. Thursday nights are usually taco night around here, which includes… Continue reading Savory Sweet Potato Sauté

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Quick Spicy Herbed Pasta

Oh friends, how I’ve missed you. What’s been happening in your world over the course of the last week? I just got back from the most wonderful, relaxing vacation with family and the little monsters, and have spent the last few days reminding myself that the vacation is, in fact, actually over. Cue the quick… Continue reading Quick Spicy Herbed Pasta

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Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie!

Oh yes we did. Since we have officially closed out one full month of homeschool, the girls and I felt it was absolutely appropriate to treat ourselves to chocolate for breakfast. And this was some serious deliciousness, which was much needed after a few weeks of microwaved pancakes and dried fruit granola bars. Not that… Continue reading Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie!

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Eggplant parmigiana!

As a mother of 4, none of whom were kind enough to come at exactly 40 weeks, I am very familiar with eggplant parmigiana. And while I cannot attest to its success as a labor-inducer, I can absolutely call it a success in getting kids to eat their vegetables. Of course, I’ve found that my… Continue reading Eggplant parmigiana!

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I’m a dog too! (And a bit about roasted veggies)

I like to think of myself as the everymom. You know, the one who occasionally loses her cool and yells at the kids, who says “okay one more popsicle, but I’m drawing the line at 5!” and who makes a fool of herself on a regular basis in spite of really attempting to be cool.… Continue reading I’m a dog too! (And a bit about roasted veggies)

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Date night in: Bistro Spaghetti Squash

Oh friends. The struggle gets real every Friday/Saturday night, when we want to get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather, or the fun downtown area by our house, have a few beers, enjoy some good food, and have conversation that doesn’t involve someone’s preference for Peppa Pig over Dora, or whether or not a certain… Continue reading Date night in: Bistro Spaghetti Squash