Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Whenever the seasons change, I get (overly) excited to create new recipes with a new group of ingredients and flavors. (As you may have noticed, given the Fall Fruit Madness that’s been occurring here on the blog over the last few weeks). But I just can’t help myself. There are just too many delicious things you can do with pumpkin, squash,…Continue Reading

Homemade Instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Homemade Instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I don’t really like oatmeal. But I do love the way it makes me feel: warm, satisfied, and full until lunchtime. So to motivate myself to eat oatmeal more often, I’m constantly playing around with flavors and toppings that make it a little tastier and more exciting. Some winning combinations so far: Bananas + peanut butter + vanilla…Continue Reading

Tropical Spinach Smoothie

Tropical Spinach Smoothie

This post is sponsored by Earthbound Farm. Smoothies are my absolute favorite. Even when it’s freezing cold outside, I’m always game to bundle up from head-to-toe in order to enjoy a thick, frosty mug of whatever smoothie I’m most into at the moment. Usually, I’m a dairy girl – the type who never tires of…Continue Reading

How To Make the Perfect Roasted Vegetables

How To Make the Perfect Roasted Vegetables

There’s no tastier way to prepare vegetables than by roasting them, in my opinion. Roasting brings out the sweetness of veggies and makes them perfectly crisp and caramelized. Now that the weather is cooling off and I can finally turn on my oven again, I’m excited to get back to roasting! Here are my tips for achieving the perfect roast.…Continue Reading

Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes

Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes

Nearly every Saturday morning, Lucy and I walk sleepily into the kitchen to make a batch of pancakes. In the spring and summer, we add fresh berries and peaches. In the winter, bananas and pears. But in the fall, it’s always pumpkin. We usually make our pumpkin pancakes with Greek yogurt or buttermilk, but last weekend we added fresh…Continue Reading

10 Ways to Eat Better for Less

10 Ways to Eat Better for Less

I frequently hear people say that eating healthy, and especially eating organic, is too expensive. Well, it can be. But it can also be pretty cheap. The key is to plan and strategize before you shop. Last fall, I chatted with some real food experts about how to eat better for less. I loved their tips and…Continue Reading

4 Nutrition Myths I Used to Believe

4 Nutrition Myths I Used to Believe

  As I’ve said before, learning about nutrition and food is an ongoing process. It takes lots of reading, talking, gardening, farm visiting, cooking and eating to discover real nutritional truths, and despite extensive nutrition training, I’m still learning as I go. Sometimes I look back at very old blog posts and can hardly believe what I see.…Continue Reading

3 Must-Make Pumpkin Treats

3 Must-Make Pumpkin Treats

Last year around this time, I was busily whipping up all things pumpkin. This year? Not so much. With a new baby, a sick toddler, and weather that feels more like mid-July than October, I haven’t been spending much time in the kitchen. But there are a few recipes from last year that I know…Continue Reading