Category Nourish

Herbs in the Home, Part 1: Medicinal Infusions

Don’t tell him I said this, but my husband and I are suckers for chick flicks. A few months back, we found ourselves watching Julia & Julia. If you’re not familiar with the movie, it’s  about Julie Powell, a blogger who cooked over 500 recipes from Julia Child’s famous Mastering the Art of French Cooking […]

Make Your Own Kids’ Punching Bag for $10 Or Less

Our house is a bit like a Buddhist Kung Fu monastery from an old martial arts movie. One of the many reasons for this is that we believe in providing our young padawan offspring with plenty of Warrior Hero training. They have unleashed their striking power on my muay thai bag for awhile, but I […]

Steak, Sweet Potatoes, and the Power of Leftovers

What a perfect weekend it was. Delicious food and celebrating Mama. I (Peter) did most of the cooking this weekend to give mom a break. Breakfast: Steak Strips with Eggs over easy and Sweet Potatoes and Bullet Proof Coffee It would be hard to get more simple and hardy than this breakfast. For the sweet […]

Keep It Simple to Prevent Messes in the Kitchen

People talk a lot about how expensive or time-consuming it is to eat well as a family. But for me, the biggest obstacle is this: Healthy eating is much messier than unhealthy eating. There are dishes. There are vegetable skins and scooped-out grapefruit bodies and cast iron skillets with food stuck on them. There are […]

Meal Planning Is Worth the Effort

As a mom, there are three main excuses that usually stand in the way of preparing healthy meals for my family: I don’t have time. I don’t have the right ingredients. I don’t feel like it. With the exception of #3, these excuses are easily put to rest by proper meal planning. If I sit […]

Sneaky Parent Recipes: Savory Sweet Beef and Bacon Stew

  Welcome to our Sneaky Parent Series. This series of recipes provides sneaky and delicious ways to force encourage your children to eat liver. The word “liver” used to make us feel nauseous, but now it makes us all salivate. If you or your kids have similar aversions this healthful organ meat, these recipes will quickly […]

Parents: They’re Lying To You

I’ve always hated commercials. But today, I’m here to tell you why everyone should hate commercials – or at least a certain insidious breed of commercials. I try not to make blanket statements like that. I like to think I have a gentle nature that allows people to take their own course and find their […]