Archive for August 2016

There’s A Better Way I: The Danger in Suppressing Symptoms

Symptoms of flu, cold, and allergies will soon be flaring. Having your action plan in place will ease the stress on you and your body now and, even more importantly, in the long-term. Make this the year you chose to take care of yourself through the season rather than providing momentary fix after fix. What…

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Packable Lunches II: Better Than Sandwiches

I’m sure you’ll agree that sandwiches are old-school but we do have to admit they are quite packable. So, when searching for plant based options, why not look for veggies that can still hold your favorite sandwich fillings? I think these gorgeous peppers are even more appealing anyway! Bags of organic peppers are plentiful this…

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Packable Lunches I: Chard Wraps

As we move from the more relaxed pace of summer to the often overly structured days, every minute in the kitchen counts. As a 29 year veteran mom I can tell you there was truthfully no chore I dreaded more than lunch packing. This month I’d like to help remove the sting by sharing six…

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Cooking with Oma: Hirseauflauf

Let me tell you that it was no easy decision choosing what to write this week, having only one last recipe to share! There are so many more! We did however settle on a winner that is as delightful as it is easy to make. Before I get too far into it, however, I wanted…

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Notes from Europe: Week Four

Here I am on the final days of an absolutely amazing four weeks filled with family, nature, and so many good meals together. My heart is filled to the brim as if it might burst. What a blessing to have two homes and to love each one equally for different reasons. I’m quite grateful that…

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Notes from Europe: Week Three

Greetings from the Canton of Bern in Switzerland! Joachim and I arrived earlier this week after a four hour car trip heading south out of Oeringen, past Stuttgart. We have rented a lovely studio apartment that is part of this old Ofenhaus on Mertonsee, one of my favorite and lesser known lakes of Switzerland. The…

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Cooking with Oma: Schwäbischer Kartoffelsalat

Oma Hubele has a place of honor in our household for many, many reasons but this recipe helped her win over the hearts of my two teenage daughters sixteen years ago. Since then, in their eyes, no one can make potato salad quite like Oma. While I have made a few futile attempts I have…

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Notes from Europe: Week Two

Greetings this week from the forests of the Vosges Mountains of France and Friedrichsruhe, Germany! After eight years in Texas I can easily find myself captivated by the experience of exploring a forest, completely ruled by the cycles of nature. When truly present to all of its wonder, a forest provides such incredible lessons of…

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Cooking with Oma: Pfannkuchen

I can honestly say I have never tasted anything but perfection out of my mother-in-law’s kitchen. Not only are her meals delicious, she is a total whirlwind and I’ve learned over the years to let her be, for good reason! While there are times she more than generously shares her kitchen with me, there are…

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