garlic confit + how much is too much when blog-writing recipes 

A friend of mine (also a mom to a toddler) checks out this blog. We recently reconnected and have seemingly similar views on our priorities of lifestyle, fitness, activity, wellness and of course attentiveness to raising our little boys. She's intelligent (with the PhD to prove it!) but also intuitive and inquisitive. She didn't grow…

basic miso soup

Back at it with the miso project, I figure the best place to start is at the beginning: the basics. A simple miso broth is the classic essential in eating nourishing-miso and learning how to cook with it. Don't be afraid. Incorporating fermented food into your home-cooking and family's diet will be like salt-and-pepper on…

breakfast oat-muffins with blueberries

With camping season in full swing and the feeling like you have to grab this summer season and hold on tight before it's over, we headed out on a trial-run of our adventure van (by trial run I mean the bare-bones version of adventure-van-life: it is cleaned out, has a hardwood floor, a few action-packer…

blueberry protein smoothie

For as long as I have known her, my mother-in-law has loved her blueberry smoothies in the morning. She religiously swims three times a week (I know, impressive right!) and it is her go-to breakfast where she can put a scoop of protein in her magic bullet (feel full and yet not heavy!) and head…

powerhouse bar: energy + minerals

It was a toss up as to whether these should be called beach-bars or powerhouse bars. I made these while at my mom's house and they became a great grab-n-go beach snack. They are full of nuts and energy-rich foods that will keep you kicking-it for hours, whether you're at the gym, on the soccer…

miso dressing

Miso is a magical ingredient. It is one of the beautiful items in the fermented food category that is so good for your intestinal and digestive health. Plus it adds that sought after and flawless umami flavour to a dish.  I know many people want to include miso in their home recipes but I have…

everything cookies

Before I started actually documenting and testing recipes, this is how I cooked (and baked!)—I would take a simple inspiration and add more of everything nutritious and healthy to it. Usually my creations would work beautifully. Sometimes they were an epic fail. I still find it tough to measure and record when making meals because…