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It all started with Curious George.
Storytime in our house is always an interesting time. It usually involves me reading while my little ones ask ten thousand questions. The conversations can be about anything from what are clouds made of to the most recent, what’s pumpkin pie taste like?
Curious George was eating a pumpkin pie and my husband pipes in, “Can you make a pumpkin pie?” I was ecstatic! My family never asks for any specific food. Let alone a vegetable! I’m counting pie as a vegetable in this instance. It’s an ingredient, right?
Before we make a pie, we need to make the pumpkin puree. Let’s go to the chalkboard.
Here’s how to make pumpkin puree from scratch…
This summer the unthinkable happened. I got sick of cooking! I know, I know! The girl who loves to eat and can talk about food all day long got sick of cooking! But the spark was gone. I knew my family needed to be fed but just couldn’t think of what. Sick of the same old stuff, I needed to change things up.
So I went to trusty Pinterest for inspiration. I pinned and pinned and pinned recipes. When looking at the board, there was clearly a trend. It was full of grain salads. They were colorful and not too complicated and because of that, I was sold!
As I read the recipes, I saw ingredients I had never tried before — namely bulgur and farro. I found that they were ancient grains after a quick search. I was intrigued. What were they? Where could I find them? Most importantly how did they taste? I needed to know everything and as a result, I tried seven ancient grains.
Here’s what you need to know.
Comparing Grocery Delivery Services
I needed to run to the store to grab a few things and I took the boys with me. As we were walking through the aisles my youngest said, “Woah they sell food here? This is unbelievable,” he marveled as we walked around. The women in the store were having a good laugh. It was at that moment that I realized just how much I grocery shop online.
I’m forever on the quest to simplify my life. I love to use technology to make things easier, and with two kids, it is a necessity. Based on my son’s reaction to the grocery store, one may even say I’ve gone too far. I’m not alone in my obsession. According to industry estimates, online grocers are said to be worth $100 billion by 2025.
That estimate was proof that I’m not alone in my thinking — online grocery shopping the greatest invention ever. Being able to meal plan and shop anywhere, at any time? Amazing!
But which service should you use? After using three different services over the past few years, I have seen their strengths and weaknesses. So without further adieu, here’s a comparison of three popular services, Amazon Fresh, Instacart, and Peapod.…
I don’t know about you, but I am always trying to get my kids to eat more vegetables. Fruits haven’t been too much of a problem but anything green? No way! Even though when you ask my little guy what his favorite food is he will almost always say “peas”. Seriously. If he ever tells you that, do NOT believe him. I’ve called his bluff many times and given him peas. His reply, “I’ve never said that.” Bless his heart.
I’m always on the hunt for a new way to get my boys to eat more vegetables. That, coupled with my obsession with food, had me recently take a class on Child Nutrition. It was a fairly basic class but there were a few good takeaways.
Here’s how I got my kids to eat more vegetables…
When I moved into my first apartment, I decided I needed to learn how to cook. I loved to eat and nurture so cooking was a natural fit. Slowly cooking through the only cookbook I had, The Campbell’s Soup Cookbook, I learned a ton and I was sold.…
A few years ago, my husband came home from work and told me some colleagues were asking him about the CSA farm share we belong to. I was surprised, to say the least, as my carnivorous husband was discussing vegetables. This was the person that once suggested I may be “killing him with kale.” Someone went as far as to say, “he knows all about vegetables.” What the what?!?
This exchange, along with the many other benefits of a CSA, will have me forever singing its praises. If you like to eat, join a CSA. Want to learn all about it first? Let’s go to the chalkboard.