DIY serving tray (+kitchen sink breakfast cookies)

DIY serving tray (+kitchen sink breakfast cookies)

Beautiful/functional That’s a mantra I’ve been trying to embrace more and more – I love the utility of a tool or gadget that works well, a foolproof system, an airtight plan…but ultimately, creating beauty in spaces around me makes me feel...

Slow cooking for fast prep (+6 ways to use your crock pot!)

The beauty of bulk Bulk cooking (also known as batch processing or food prep) is the secret for almost all people I know who eat well and have mostly homemade food.  When I hear “I’m too busy to cook” – it’s usually the truth.  Most...

‘Tis flu season – mocktails to hydrate & heal

Smug as a bug I was sitting pretty and feeling great when my boyfriend got a bad cold last week…I’d been drinking echinacea tea almost daily, getting enough sleep, and eating lots of wonderful winter veggies like squash and kale.  My immune system is...

School lunches made simple (+6 ways to use tortilla shells!)

August is upon us While the weather is still sweltering here in the mid-Atlantic, belying the fast-approaching new school year, it’s almost time to start thinking about getting those kiddos back to class fueled up with the nutrients they’ll need to...
Cooking with Siggi! (+how to choose a yogurt)

Cooking with Siggi! (+how to choose a yogurt)

A word about yogurt Here’s the sad truth: most yogurt on the shelves in the US is basically a light dessert, at best.  Many brands add tons of sugar (or artificial sweetener), colors, flavors, and stabilizing ingredients so that the resulting product is far from...