Quick and Easy Lemon Pasta with Greens Recipe

Want a refreshing dinner that is quick and easy to prepare? Well, you’ve just found it. You can whip this sucker up and make a salad in 10 – 15 minutes flat. It’s one of my favorite Wednesday or Thursday night recipes, and not just because my preschoolers love it. Enjoy! Tools Needed A Zester/Grater Ingredients…

Is There Room for Halloween Oreos in a Clean Kitchen?

Thanks to Michael Pollan, Whole Foods, Panera, and bloggers around the world, eating clean is starting to (finally) catch on. We are cleaning out our pantry to make room for whole foods instead of for processed, packaged food-look-a-likes that are loaded with preservatives, additives, and unpronounceable words. We are becoming informed shoppers and learning to quickly…

What A Clean Kitchen Really Looks Like

Earlier this year, I made a commitment to eating clean. Since then, I have been doing a lot of baking, chopping, and cooking in my kitchen. We eat home cooked food for pretty much every meal, and yes, leftovers totally still count as home cooked meals (“Hello, third day pasta. Where have you been all my…

5 Ways to Make Baking A Breeze

As some of you know, I have been on a mission to eat clean this year, which also means I have been spending some QT with my kitchen and all its accouterments (like the stove). Over this time, I have discovered a few hacks that have helped me speed up cooking and have reduced the amount I have to clean. Without further ado, here they are (in no particular order)…

How to Not Eat Like a Puritan 

Yes, we should eat healthy. Yes, I will eat healthy. And when I wanna have a boba drink that is loaded with chocolate or eat a piece of delectable coconut cake (mmm…saturated fat!) on occasion, then I will. And I will relish it. And that is totally okay.

Just to prove I’m not talking crazy here,  a recent study demonstrated that savoring your food can help with weight loss even when you eat whatever you want.  This is a big deal since Americans say they enjoy eating less than they did decades ago and this has been associated with an increase in obesity.

6 Ways to Find Clean Foods in the Grocery Store

In one of my previous posts, I shared with you my horror of learning about what I was actually putting onto my family’s plates: processed human hair. Gross! Now that I have removed the offending “not-food” from my pantry, I have to ensure that when I shop, I shop clean and buy real food. And I need…

Cleaning Pantry

Hello again! It’s been a while since I last posted. Due to the California deluge, many people have been indoors most of the time, which has resulted in everyone in my family taking turns getting sick multiple times (including yours truly). I guess we are just really good at sharing. Maybe I should cut back on the “sharing is…

How to Institute a Veggie Loving Household: Step One – Examine Yourself

Neither my husband nor I started out loving veggies. Years ago, words like “kale” or “brussels sprouts” would send shivers down our spines. That has changed. Now we love roasted brussels sprouts and frequently add kale to our soups and smoothies. And our young kids love eating them too (cue birdsong and waterfall sound effects)….