Lead With Love

I took this picture this morning. Both of these boys had been put to sleep in their own beds. And both had found their way into ours during the wee hours. I am a firm believer in discipline, boundaries, routines, and structure. We, as human beings, need it. We actually crave it. Kids especially will [...]

The Easiest Fish Soup

Spicy. Acidic. Savory. Comforting. Herbaceous. Bright. Tart. Umami. Satisfying. Nutritious. All of those words describe this soup. It also involves very few ingredients and can be put together in under twenty minutes. It's deeply flavorful, will warm your bones, and is full of nutrients. My husband loved it. My one-year-old gobbled it up. And my [...]

12 Days of Christmas Albums

If you're looking to mix up your Christmas music repertoire; here's a little inspiration for you! From old to new, jazz to indie, and a few wildcard entries... this simplified list will hopefully hold a little something for (almost) everyone. "A Johnnyswim Christmas"; Johnnyswim "A Legendary Christmas"; John Legend "Behold, A Christmas Collection (Deluxe)"; Lauren [...]

Coq Au Vin…simplified.

This is my version of the French classic. So if you're a traditionalist, you may take issue with it. However, if you give it a try, I'm sure you'll love it. It's rich, flavorful, comforting, and so easy to make. Ingredients: half of a white onion, medium diced 3-4 pieces of bacon, chopped 1 pack [...]

Easy Winter Veggie Roast

Okay, I know it's called a veggie roast, but it also contains apples. Trust me, it's for the best. Ingredients: small bunch of organic carrots two small organic apples two organic beets one stalk of Brussel sprouts (if not bought on the stalk, use one standard bag) one bag of pearl onions (tip: Trader Joe's [...]

Winter Salad

A really simple way to get a delicious  immunity boost this winter. Ingredients: roasted winter vegetables organic mixed greens of choice pecans, chopped organic fresh dill organic microgreens (extra nutrient boost!) goat cheese (omit to keep it vegan) organic apple cider vinegar with the "mother" organic dijon mustard herbes de Provence Method: Plate mixed greens; [...]

Something for the Grown Ups

Okay, so you've checked out the Big Gift Guide for Little Ones and have figured out exactly what all the kids in your life are getting... Now what are you getting your spouse, best friend, siblings, parents, and that wacky aunt? Fortunately, my family does a "Secret Santa" gift exchange. So that massively simplifies things [...]