Originally published in Earth Island Journal Nearly two decades ago, I stood on a train platform in the city of Bhatinda in the north Indian state of Punjab at sunrise. Flies buzzed. Young men dozed nearby with legs curled up for warmth. Next to me stood Afsar Jafri, an organic farming advocate who had been…
I don't believe that in recreational sports there needs to be a snack given. But on the occasion that they are, there are so many other great ideas for real food snacks that can feed the teams and classes!
Today I'm going to share Part I of a two part series on my go-to Costco shopping list for real food, which will include produce, pantry staples, frozen organic veggies and fruit, organic meat options, and a few other tidbits. But first I am going to give you my short primer on shopping at Costco.
Every now and then we break the rules with a special homemade treat like this one that I'm sharing today. That's because it's unrealistic to think you'll never indulge in a sweet treat again (oh, the horror!), and I fully recognize that when there is a special occasion, the homemade from scratch version (even with sugar and a little white flour) is far better than the store bought variety. So on that note, I present to you...Homemade Ice Cream Cake!
Getting my new cookbook off the ground last month meant having to reach out to others and ask for help. As many of you know, that's not always an easy thing to do, but these wonderful bloggers (listed below) accepted my request with open arms.
I'm sad to report that what you've heard is true ...the divided Ziploc lunch containers have been discontinued! :( I did some testing this week that felt pretty darn risky. But the results ended up being better than I expected, so let's get down to it!
My daughter was recently tasked with keeping a food journal for her science class. She really got into recording all her meals, and it made me realize this could be a good exercise for any elementary aged child—no matter what kind of diet they're eating!
The other day my 9-year-old was hungry for a snack, and after rummaging through the kitchen she said, “Mom, do we have any muffins anywhere?” That girl loves some muffins, and if she’s really hungry she’ll […]
Making homemade pasta, such as this sweet potato ravioli, is a really fun kitchen project for me and my daughters, and the outcome TASTES REALLY GOOD. Homemade ravioli is one of my most favorite dishes of all time, and there's just no way to make it if you don't make the dough.
Today I wanted to share one of Blake’s favorite “Clean Cuisine” recipes and show you how I go about giving a British food favorite, Cottage Pie, an anti-inflammatory real food makeover. The three things I did to my Cottage Pie recipe to boost flavor, improve nutrition, and reduce inflammation were really rather simple.
I bet you didn't know you've been making grilled cheese wrong all this time. There are two tricks - First, is a key ingredient that I bet you aren't using nearly enough of and the second is a secret ingredient that takes this classic sandwich from good to amazing!
I've been on my soapbox recently about kids and snacks. And before I step off, I need to address one more issue: rewarding kids with junk food. It is our responsibility, as adults and caregivers/parents, to offer kids the right options.
Here is the final video in my kitchen tour series! In case you missed it I've already shared a tour of my fridge, pantry and kitchen (drawers, etc.). As you'll see in this video we actually have an extra freezer that we use pretty regularly.
Are you ready to kick up your classic mashed potato dish a few notches? If so, you are going to love this cheesy mashed potato casserole which has a layer of warm toasted cheese on top—so yum! Plus, I've added a make ahead note below so this recipe can easily make an appearance on your holiday table this year.
Trust me, making this dish from scratch in order to avoid highly processed additives like partially hydrogenated oils (i.e. trans fat), artificial dyes, and MSG is so worth it. Not only will it taste amazing, but you'll feel good about the dish you're serving your precious family.
Welcome to the 2014 version of My Favorite Kitchen Tools for Stockings (slightly renamed for this year)! I've thought long and hard about what to put on this stocking stuffer list so, with a practical theme in mind, here we go...
I don't know about you, but I've personally never been a fan of pumpkin pie (is anyone really?), but I do LOVE some pumpkin cheesecake. I think this is such a great update to the traditional dessert we've all seen year after year, and with the pecan crust you can easily accommodate any gluten-free guests you might be entertaining.
Well, here it is as promised—Part II of my Costco real food love fest. This time I am going to be dishing on my favorite items from Costco's freezers, along with meat, dairy, seafood, and poultry, as well a few real food rule benders.
Just in time for the holidays we've got an awesome giveaway for you that includes three great brands you'll love for your kitchen! As you may already know, we're fans of our giveaway sponsor, Little Green Pouch, which offers reusable food pouches for kids of all ages (and adults - why not?).
The idea behind the diet is to replace two daily meals with jars of homemade pureed baby food or store bought jars. The third meal of the day is to remain low calorie and small. The daily calorie restrictions are said to be 600 calories or less. The diet is not meant to be on for months at a time, rather 7 days maximum. The purpose is to rid your body of toxins and cravings of unhealthy foods.
Empower yourself to eat great at the 2017 Food Revolution Summit! I remember when I first started thinking, “this healthy food thing seems kind of important.” At 22, I was just out of college and living in an apartment in San Diego. I had my own kitchen for the first time in my life, and I... Read more »
For some kids with fruit texture issues – this is a great recipe for you! For kids who don’t like cooked fruit, sometimes crunchy or crispy is appealing. These Cinnamon Apple Chips are made with a few simple ingredients and are a healthy, kid friendly snack you will all enjoy. It is a great solution... Read more »
Berry stuffed french toast is naturally sweet and rich! A wonderful breakfast for a birthday or other special occasion, without starting the day off with lots of excess sugar. The whole family will love this healthy and delicious breakfast. Who else is a huge french toast fan? I have always loved it! But I don’t love that... Read more »
Summer is just around the corner, which means raspberry season is too! Fresh raspberries are the perfect snack for little fingers, and we made them extra special by filling them with frozen yogurt. These frozen yogurt raspberries are so simple anyone can make them! Raspberries are definitely one of my favorite fruits. We have some... Read more »
A one-dish chicken dinner wonder featuring fresh spring veggies! Grab your sheet pan and work up an appetite for this quick and easy family dinner. Sheet pan chicken and spring veggies is simple, filling, and fresh. Sheet pan meals are pretty amazing. They’re like one-pot meals, only you don’t have to stand there stirring. Less cleanup,... Read more »