• Cooking Beets (All the Good Parts)

      Most people don’t eat beets on a regular basis; a month ago I was one of those people. I had beets that were juiced and mixed with other fruits and vegetables, but never had them on their own. However, I was at the farmer’s market one day, and caught up in the pseudo-crunchy environment, I purchased 3 beets. As… Read More

    Cooking Beets (All the Good Parts)
  • 5 Ways to Teach Your Toddler Healthy Communication

    Research tells us that a child’s first three years are the most critical period of brain development, and therefore a stimulating and enriching environment is crucial. A large part of this brain development is in language; particularly at age 2. A child’s vocabulary is expected to quadruple between ages 2 and 3. What can you do with this information? You… Read More

    5 Ways to Teach Your Toddler Healthy Communication
  • When Meal Planning Fails

    It has happened to a lot of us; we sit down to create this great meal plan for the week. We set aside time to do the grocery shopping, and maybe even prep food in advance. But then, something comes up. Kids get sick, cars break down, events go later then planned, there are so many reasons our meal planning… Read More

    When Meal Planning Fails
  • Egg Muffins

    This was the weekend that I had been craving, but had kept at bay (maybe on purpose?). On Sunday, for the first time in months, I was home alone. Kind of home alone, our newborn daughter was there, but she was asleep for 2 hours! It was basically like being home alone. I had to purpose not to spend that… Read More

    Egg Muffins
  • Potato Leek Soup

    This weekend the weather was all over the place. It would be warm and sunny one afternoon and freezing the next morning. It takes a broad wardrobe range just to keep up with one day of Texas weather. The warm weather brought memories of summer; refreshing food, the contrast of a crisp cool drink on a hot day. But then… Read More

    Potato Leek Soup