Category Archives: Dining in

First Fiesta

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Vegan zucchini cake with whipped coconut frosting

On Monday our little taco turned uno. We celebrated over the weekend with a backyard Mexican fiesta. My friend Nicole made the cakes, a healthy-ish zucchini for Max and a decadent tres leches for the rest of us (find her on Facebook at Belle Torte Cakes). The local Mexican restaurant delivered the food and we kept the whole thing simple yet festive.

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A year of Max

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Snow Day

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Is there anything better than a warm bowl of soup on a cold snowy day? There was a fluffy white covering outside on Monday. Baby Max and I stayed in our jammies all day and I managed to make this delicious curried carrot soup with ginger and coconut milk. The side dish in the background is crunchy slaw salad from Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Cooking. We kept busy playing catch, building with legos and tossing around in the snow.

What’s your perfect snow day?

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Summer Supper

Chickpeas and beans never photograph well for me, and not even Instagram can make this pic pretty, but nevertheless this super-easy throw together meal is very delicious and ready in 15 minutes. After too many ho hum takeout meals lately M and I desperately needed a fresh and nutritious dinner. Click here for the original recipe, but this is the short list of ingredients: chickpeas, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice. Yup, that’s it. I’ve vowed to keep a constant batch of legumes ready in the fridge (made every few days in the crock pot) so that a homemade meal is basically ready to go at a moment’s notice. Beans + fresh veggies + various spices = Yum!

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August 20, 2013 · 11:18 am

Juicing

My favorite start to the day is a fresh green juice. I’ve even got M hooked on it. He claims it gives him superhuman powers like Popeye after a can of spinach.

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Organic kale, carrots, apples & ginger

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Recipe (serves 2):

  • 1 small bunch of kale or 1/2 of a large bunch
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 1 slice of fresh ginger

Juicing Tips:

  • Juice leafy greens first and ginger first so that the apples and carrots push them through all the way
  • No need to core the apples or cut off the tops of the carrots~just toss it all in
  • More apples = sweeter juice

Happy juicing!

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Summer Pasta

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Quick and easy summertime quinoa pasta with pesto, chickpeas, artichoke hearts and tomatoes

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Ready for an al fresco dinner party

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Day 3: Upward Facing Dog

May 3rd pose of the day:

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Backbends feel soooo good after taking care of a little one

Our new mommy friends told us about this fabulous little place on the corner of 11th and Pine in Philadelphia:

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So pretty and calming

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Day 2: Downward Facing Dog

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In the backyard with a bundled up baby

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