8 Great Products for Better Holiday Baking

8 Great Products for Better Holiday Baking

A decade ago, indulging in holiday cookies, cakes and candies also meant indulging in extra food additives and chemicals. We didn’t do this intentionally of course, but many of the products we all grew up baking with – food coloring, conventional candy, cookie toppings, packaged cake mixes, etc. – are loaded with not-so-safe ingredients that inevitably made their way… Continue Reading

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6 Healthy Snacks to Stash in Your Purse

6 Healthy Snacks to Stash in Your Purse

I never used to understand people when they said they “forgot to eat lunch.” Seriously? You mean you didn’t notice your stomach growling like a bear all day long, threatening to turn into a little raisin if you didn’t put something in it immediately? I just couldn’t relate. Then I had kids. And began forgetting… Continue Reading

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The Best Soup for Sick Days

The Best Soup for Sick Days

I grew up in a family with some pretty consistent food rules. Treats were occasional, drink choices were water or milk, and sandwiches meant veggies stuffed between slices of grainy whole wheat bread. But whenever my brother or I got sick, all rules went out the window. My mom would warm up canned soup, make… Continue Reading

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Chinese Chicken Kale Salad with Peanut Dressing

Chinese Chicken Kale Salad with Peanut Dressing

As much as I love slaws and cabbage salads, sometimes they can be a little too…cabbagey. So much chewing is required, and for so long, that a whole bowl of the stuff can be exhausting. 😉 Thankfully, my friends at Earthbound Farm have come up with three Kale Blends, two of which are mixtures of various kinds… Continue Reading

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4 Food Additives to Avoid (And What to Choose Instead)

4 Food Additives to Avoid (And What to Choose Instead)

The more I learn about food, the more I realize how many chemicals (over 300) are added to the foods many of us eat everyday. Sure, these chemicals have purpose. They preserve. They bind. They add texture. Some even reduce calories. But many of them are proven to be carcinogenic, to alter behavior, to contribute to conditions Americans are… Continue Reading

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3 Cooking Hacks that Have Been Making My Life Easier Lately

3 Cooking Hacks that Have Been Making My Life Easier Lately

Feeding a family is no small task. Sometimes I feel like I spend more time on grocery shopping, preparing food, and cleaning the kitchen than on anything else in my life. I do love to cook, but the whole thing is still exhausting! So like many parents, I’m constantly looking for ways to make the food aspect… Continue Reading

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