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Autumn Soup Recipes to Satisfy the Soul

By | October 4, 2013

I step outside and I realize that it's here. The leaves of the small oak tree in my front yard have begun to turn various shades of brown, orange and red; the air is crisp in my lungs; and the undeniable scent of pumpkin wafts from every coffee shop I pass. And in this season Read More

Tips for an Easy, Real Food Morning (even if you're not a morning person)

By | September 4, 2013

Image by Kate Ter Haar. As back-to-school season approaches, many of us are scrambling to settle back into some semblance of an efficient, but easy morning routine. To some, this is simple, but to others who aren't morning people (like me) – this might be one of the greatest feats of the fall. On what Read More

The Perfect All-Purpose Kitchen Knife

By | August 6, 2013

Image by Kyle Marsh. When it comes to useful kitchen tools, it definitely pays to be the sharpest knife in the drawer. But beyond simple sharpness, a good all-purpose kitchen knife needs to have many qualities in order to make it a proper chef’s (or home-grown cook’s) right hand man. A quality knife feels heavy Read More

Sweet & Savory Summer Movie Snacks (that you won’t feel guilty about)

By | July 31, 2013

Image by calamity_sal. The end of summer is nearing and many of us are trying to grab onto those precious last few “care-free” moments before our loved one(s) head back to the academic world. In my house, one of our favorite ways to relish in one of these late summer evenings is cuddled up on Read More

Virgin Watermelon-Mint Margaritas

By | June 4, 2013

Image by Dinner Series. There’s something about summer. Maybe it’s warmth of the sun on your shoulders, the cool graze of water as you pass by your kiddos playing in the sprinkler, or the tart, but sweet flavors of your favorite summer fruits. Each moment of this season of freedom seems to ignite some kind Read More

5 Tips to Conquer Your Local Farmer’s Market

By | May 15, 2013

Image by Tobyotter. When I first began to learn about the wondrous joys of real food, I came across one major hang-up… …I was terrified of the farmer’s market. I know, it may sound ridiculous to some, but for someone who’s food shopping experience was relegated primarily to our local superstore, I was worried I’d Read More

30-Second Homemade Mayo (Video!)

By | April 3, 2013

Image by Stacy Spensley When it comes to packing lunches (and other kitchen tasks)… this lady likes to keep it simple. A little bit of fresh fruit, veggies, and some sort of protein and I’m happy. Most people love the classic sandwich as a lunch item. But taking the time each morning to slice tomatoes, Read More

8 Secrets to a Refreshingly Organized and Pretty Kitchen

By | March 5, 2013

To this day, one of my favorite movies is the Disney classic “Snow White.” …and not because of the handsome prince or the romance of “true love’s kiss,” but because of the joy I feel in my heart when I see Snow White take the dwarves’ drab, dirty little cottage and turn it into a Read More

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