Let Go and Enjoy!

As I prepare to bring my family together around the table for Christmas dinner, I need encouragement to let go. To let go of lists and tasks – to┬áleave the kitchen and preparations in order to enjoy time with family and friends! The holidays are a wonderful time to come together around the table, and … Continue reading

How to Eat More Vegetables

photo by mckaysavage All the media hype is correct: whole grains are good for you. However, the truth is, they have to be properly prepared in order for your body to make good use of them. As a result of reading about traditional foods, I recently started soaking beans, grains and nuts to reduce phytic acid, … Continue reading

Inspire a Budding Chef

Cooking can be such a fun skill for kids to learn! I think it’s important to get everyone in the family helping out and getting creative in the kitchen. There are so many skills one can learn through cooking: how to follow instructions, how to measure, types of foods and how meals get put together … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Cook from Scratch

I’ve shared this post at Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday! Growing up, I took for granted all the delicious home-cooked, from-scratch meals my Mother prepared for our family on a daily basis. Even now I realize how naive I still am as I gasp in surprise at the prepared foods people purchase that are easily made … Continue reading