I have a confession. I’ve deviated terribly from the diet I’d maintained for years. It’s not vegan, low-carb, gluten-free, high-protein, or anything like that. I’d always just tried to eat mainly vegetables, grains, legumes and occasionally supplemented with good organic meat. I’d even indulge in baked goods and other sweet treats. Sounds simple enough? Not for me. After the baby came, I was so busy adjusting to the life of a new mom that I would eat whatever that’s fast and easy, even if that meant driving through MacDonald’s four times a week. Then it just became a habit to eat lots of meat, lots of refined grains, lots of junk. I think it’s also one of the reasons I stopped sharing recipes on this blog. I simply had nothing good to share.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I’ve said before that I am not a big fan of the orangey type that comes from a box. Especially with the little guy to feed now, I am looking for easy homemade versions that are as nostalgic, but with much less salt and food coloring.
Monday, January 21, 2013
We packed up the car and headed for the mountains last Friday. We wanted to see the baby play in the snow for the first time in celebration of his 14-month birthday. He’s not old enough to build a snowman or have a snow fight, but watching him try to walk on the slippery terrain alone was worth the drive.
Before we left the house, I threw some short ribs and chopped vegetables in the slow cooker. By the time we got home, it turned into this melt-in-your-mouth roast with a sweet smell that permeated the house. Before I get to the delicious recipe, let me just back up and talk about the slow cooker.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Hi there! I am back! I wish I could tell you that I spent my sabbatical doing something grand—writing a book, travelling around the world. Instead, I spent the past few months catching up with my day-to-day life. I quit my newspaper job a few months after the baby came and started a part-time gig as a guidance counselor for high school students. We moved from our first house into a new place with a couple acres of land. Of course, I’ve been taking care of Cary, who is now a walking, babbling 14-month-old! So no, I didn’t write a book, or travel around the world, but I took care of a loooot of business while I was away.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Have you ever heard of a recipe so good you had to jump on it right away? That’s what happened with this one. My mother-in-law and I were chatting on the phone and she told me she was making this salad with quinoa, garbanzo, cucumber and cumin. It sounded so good to me that I asked her to email me the recipe that day.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
I thought I’d pay homage to the amazing fruits we have here by combining my favorite citrus, lemon, with Nick’s favorite dessert, crème brûlée. The result is a decadent yet refreshing treat.
Monday, July 2, 2012
I happen to love soup. I think it’s filling and comforting. It’s the perfect dish when you are alone. You can serve it with a salad when you are trying to stay healthy. Or have it with a grilled cheese if you are in the mood for decadency. Or just gulp down a bowl by itself and call it dinner, especially when you’ve got to chase around a 7-month-old who just discovered mobility.