Breakfast

Happy Homemade Mother’s Day!

meghan rolls

As I write this post I am receiving the world’s best Mother’s Day present: my husband is cleaning the bathrooms! I was about to tackle this task, but he offered to give me a break this week. The only problem? He doesn’t know how to clean a bathroom! The solution? My blog post on cleaning [...]


Homemade Granola

granola

One of my favorite snacks is granola. However, I was never a big fan of it until I started making my own about seven years ago. It is incrediably easy, and the taste of homemade doesn’t even compare to what can be bought at the grocery store. Much like the granola bars I like to [...]


Ready for St. Patty’s

irish soda bread

Chicago celebrated St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. It tends to be a very big deal in this city – the Chicago River turns green, parades lace through the city, pubs fill with partyers at 8 am. Although we weren’t able to celebrate with the usual debauchery and the weather was typically “Irish” (cloudy, foggy and [...]


Protein Pancakes

We never have cold cereal for breakfast – the few times I tried feeding it to Evie she looked at me as if she was thinking “Sorry, Mom. This just isn’t going to cut it.” During the week I usually make steel cut oatmeal or a smoothie, but on the weekends I spend some extra [...]


Sunday Breakfast

Inspired by a meal I enjoyed during our recent trip to an eco-retreat in Mexico, today’s breakfast of fruit filled crepes was delicious and healthy. A perfect way to start a busy day! I used the crepe recipe found in The Joy Of Cooking. I was a little intimidated by crepes – they are so [...]


A Warm Start to a Cold Day

steel cut oats

We start every morning with a good breakfast. Quite often, we have smoothies as they are a great way to enjoy several servings of fruit and dairy. But, with the temperature being so cold lately we’ve been eating oatmeal more often. I usually make old fashioned oats. It takes just a few minutes more than [...]


Christmas!

Its hard to believe Christmas is over! I love the holiday season, and I’m always a little sad when it ends. Sometimes I wish Christmas came later in the winter so we’d have something warm and cozy to look forward to during the year’s bitter months. While we spent Christmas Eve with my very large [...]


Maureen’s Green Starter!

Evie has been fighting a cold for about a week now. While I feel lucky because this is only her second cold/sickness in the first 17 months of her life, I also feel so sad for her. She hates having her nose wiped and she has a bit of a cough — no fun for [...]


Birthday Day!

Today is Chris’ 29th birthday, so we welcomed the day with chocolate chip banana pancakes! Instead of using a mix such as Bisquick (which has trans fats) its fun and surprisingly just as easy to make them from scratch. Here’s my recipe: 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 [...]


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