Lunch

Happy 2nd Birthday to Evelyn!

My little girl turned 2 this week. I have to wonder how two years have passed since she joined our family. I can’t imagine life without her now. She is so full of joy and happiness and curiosity. I am truly blessed to have such a lovely BIG girl for a daughter. To celebrate her [...]


Homemade Peanut Butter

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I am on a crusade to continuously reduce the amount of garbage my household creates. While I think we’re doing a very good job – we recycle everything and because we don’t buy much processed foods a lot of what we do throw away comes from food scraps and leftovers – there is always room [...]


A Quick Sunday Lunch

Sunday mornings are always quite busy for us. After dropping my husband off at work, Evelyn and I take care of a few errands and all the grocery shopping for the week. By the time we get home we are both ready for lunch and Evie is getting ready for her nap. But, just because [...]


You Get What You Pay For

Americans are eating too much meat. Because the price of meat is relatively inexpensive, too many of us now assume that we are entitled to animal protein on a daily basis. Factory farms give us abundant supplies of impossibly cheap meat, but cheap food comes with a price: your health! My family doesn’t eat any [...]


Soup for a Chilly Day

mushroom soup

It is c-c-cold here in Chicago. We woke up this morning to snow! After a very mild November, winter has decided to finally settle upon our busy city. With all the excitement surrounding the holidays, it only seems fitting that we should be bundling up to go outside. Weather like this calls for warm and [...]


Food for a Big Girl

My sixteen month old little big girl has moved on from pureed baby food. Since she made the transition a couple months ago, she has been uncharacteristically picky when it comes to food. She loves eggs, string cheese, pears and apple sauce, but even I was getting bored with those. Time to get creative! In [...]


A Fall Lunch…In August

carrot soup

While grocery shopping yesterday I scored a five pound bag of fresh organic carrots for $1.49 at Stanley’s, my favorite neighborhood produce market. I knew they would make for a delicious batch of homemade carrot soup, so I happily scooped up a bag. I am always on the look out for last minute inspiration while [...]


Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

grilled cheese

I went to lunch last week with my mom and her friends. I forgot to pack Evie’s baby food, but since she is 13 months old its fine to give her small bites of big people food. So, I ordered her a grilled cheese. It was her first one and she LOVED it. However, I [...]


One Tasty Lunch!

salad

I’ve come to the realization that salad (much like pasta) is good with just about any ingredients. Empty the fridge into a bowl of lettuce and you’re bound to get a good lunch. Here’s one I came up with yesterday that was down right delish: Two big bowls of romaine lettuce 1/2 avocado Few good [...]


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