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Classic Lentil Soup

 

 It’s been breezy and brisk in NorCal lately. This lentil soup has been on repeat for the last few months, varying a little each time. It’s so easy to prepare. Just chop a few veggies, saute, and add lentils and spices. After 20 minutes, it’s perfectly soft and ready to […]

Lifestyle

How to grow broccoli sprouts

 

 I am admittedly very new to the world of sprouting, and all horticulture in general. And in this particular stage of life, with 3 kids under 6, I don’t have the time or patience to look after more living things. But this is different. I have spent weeks trying to […]

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Creamy Clam Chowder (Non-Dairy, Paleo)

 

 I’m pretty confident that this clam chowder rivals the best creamy version you’ve ever tasted. Served with a refreshing light salad, it would make a great Sunday night dinner and definitely has the wow factor to serve at a dinner party. Don’t be intimidated by the cashew cream step. This […]

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Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

 

 I’ve made this recipe twice now, once with whole milk and once with unsweetened almond milk. Both are amazing! You can also swap out the butter for coconut oil if you’re making a vegan version. All in, it probably takes 15 minutes to prep. Let me know what you think! […]

Lifestyle, Recipes

Simple Salads

 

 Salads are my favorite weekday lunch. They’re an easy way to eat more fiber and color, and you get to take advantage of leftovers! But chopping a bunch of raw vegetables sounds daunting and doesn’t scream “delicious.” Follow this strategy to prepare a satisfying salad (that you actually want to […]

Kids, Recipes

Energy Bites

 

  This is a fun recipe to try with your kids. We make them every weekend, because they serve as a great snack or even a quick breakfast (we usually eat 3 at a time). Plus, if you make them with sunflower seed butter, they’re school-friendly as they contain no […]

Recipes

Roasted Kabocha Squash

 

 Most of us (myself included) need constant reminders and incentives for avoiding the familiar refined carbohydrate foods like bread and pasta, and replacing them with higher nutrient alternatives that don’t come with all the downsides of gluten. (Trust me, I still enjoy, really enjoy, a slice of pizza from time to […]

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Creamy Paleo Vegan Mushroom Leek Soup

 

 This soup is SO comforting and delicious, you would never guess it’s dairy free. It’s also vegan, paleo, and anti-inflammatory, in case you’re looking to check those boxes too. I don’t share recipes that often, because I make sure they taste amazing, serve some greater function nutritionally (beyond taste), and […]

Kids, Recipes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

 

   These pancakes were terrific. I just wish I had taken better pictures to show off how fluffy and delicious they turned out. And as a bonus, they are protein rich, so they serve as a welcome alternative to eggs in the morning. We enjoyed them with whipped cream, maple […]