Paleo Pumpkin Cookies

Paleo Pumpkin Cookies

Don’t let the word “Paleo” fool you. I am not here to advocate the Paleo Diet, and I haven’t abandoned my firm belief that diets don’t work. I am just here to share a very delicious recipe that came to me from my Seattle-based sister-in-law. Actually I have many new recipes to share that haveContinue Reading

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Dig Deep

I haven’t written a blog post in a while. Ok, “awhile” is putting it mildly. It’s been a loooonnnggg time. I could craft the most amazing excuses ever to explain this lapse, but if I really want to be honest with myself I have to admit that I’ve been scared and intimidated. I’m afraid ofContinue Reading

Do I Do This To Myself?!

Do I Do This To Myself?!

So today began sort of like any other day. I woke up early to my son screaming for me, I had to pack my daughter’s lunch and snack, get breakfast on the table for two kids, get them dressed, get me dressed and shove some food in my mouth. But there were a few thingsContinue Reading

Kick Cravings to the Curb!

Kick Cravings to the Curb!

I’ve been reading a fantastic book from Judith Beck called the Beck Diet Solution. In the book she talks a lot about cravings and how you can outsmart them. According to Beck, if you can wait them out, they’ll disappear. And once you know that you can wait them out, you are in the driverContinue Reading

Recipes

Smashed Black Beans

Smashed Black Beans

I love this recipe! Love it. It’s so hearty, so healthy and I can serve it to my family as a side dish and make it my main dish if I’m not in a meat mood that night. I’ll often put it over quinoa or brown rice, add some guacamole or avocado chunks and literallyContinue Reading

The Best (and Easiest) Simple Salad

The Best (and Easiest) Simple Salad

So tonight I made a very simple salad to go along with some turkey burgers and sweet potatoes. I didn’t have much in the house and was initially annoyed, but this salad turned out to be great! I gave the kids the option of putting cheese on theirs because I didn’t particularly want any onContinue Reading

My 3 Year Olds Favorite Meal

My 3 Year Olds Favorite Meal

It was my son’s 3rd birthday and I asked him what he wanted for his birthday dinner. “Meatloaf!!” he cried. I was shocked to learn that my meatloaf was his favorite meal, especially since I hide lots of chopped spinach inside of it. But I have to say that it is really good, and theContinue Reading