This is such a cool, fun, easy trick to add loads of lemon flavor to any dish. The idea is simple: wash and freeze a whole lemon and then simply grate onto your favorite foods! Read the rest of this post
I have grown to love all that is butternut. It’s true. I can honestly eat it any old way. When I started pureeing it for baby, I think I liked it more than he did!
Unfortunately, the family doesn’t agree with me. The only way I can kind of get them on board the butternut bandwagon is in fry form. Which is OK, and I can only hope as the boys grow they learn to appreciate it in other forms. The husband? He is hopeless and just doesn’t share my love for winter squash. Read the rest of this post
Over the years, I have really simplified my dinner sides. There’s always a vegetable, of course. Our go-to’s seem to be broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, sugar snap peas, or peas, just roasted or warmed in the microwave with a little salt. All 3 boys pretty much eat any of those without complaint. The toddler is wavering on Brussels sprouts and asparagus, but he’ll come around.
In the “starchy” side department, I normally do brown rice, squash fries, corn or some form of potatoes Read the rest of this post
Ever since The Toddler started solids, I’ve kept avocados in stock. One of his favorites was Banana Blueberry “Pudding.” We don’t make it much anymore because now he just eats avocados cubed and loves it! I, on the other hand, am still learning to love them. I’ve never been a guacamole fan, and large chunks of avocado kind of gross me out.
That being said, I have enjoyed them in things like wraps and on things like chili. Now that I’ve eaten them for some time, I appreciate the creamy texture and mild taste. Read the rest of this post
Sorry for my short hiatus guys. I went away this weekend to play in some mud and left my kitchen behind. When I got back I made tacos with a side of asparagus for dinner.
Weird combo, right?
Well, I forgot I bought the asparagus last week and of course it sat in the fridge all weekend while I was away because there no way in hell The Husband is going to roast asparagus for dinner. Read the rest of this post
I’ve been having a BLAST with my self-initiated #DailyYogurt challenge. Every day I try to come up with a fun tasty way to top plain old yogurt using whatever I have in the house. It’s been teaching to me think beyond the grab-able processed snack and find more whole options when I’m hungry.
I made the switch from flavored yogurt cups to tubs of non-fat plain yogurt slowly over the past few years and I LOVE it. Read the rest of this post
Last night was brinner night. The boys absolutely love breakfast for dinner and I welcome the break from worrying about what I’m going to make.
I fry up some bacon, a couple of eggs, make a batch of pancakes, and everyone’s happy.
Normally I’ll eat with everyone but last night I just wasn’t in the mood for breakfast. I happened to have breakfast for breakfast and I really wanted dinner for dinner.
I sat there, staring at the bacon and that’s when it hit me: Read the rest of this post
I was rummaging through the fridge looking for something to eat for lunch when I came across the end of my Chinese 5 Spice Pork Loin. At first was thinking of just cubing it to top a salad, but I just wasn’t in the mood for a salad. I wanted something else. Something ‘sandwichy.’
I’ve already made my Cuban-esque Sandwich twice and I love the twist in flavor the Chinese 5 spice gave it, but I was out of pitas and english muffins. That’s when I spied the tortillas and immediately I thought: Read the rest of this post