Over the past few weeks I’ve been keenly testing recipes from The American Veterans Cookbook in order to give a shout out to the culinary contributors who kindly shared their favorites. 50% of author royalties are donated directly to the Armed Forces Veterans Homes Foundation. Continue reading
For our final “restorative” soup recipe of the month I wanted to share a little more about my story with Liz.
As part of our October mission to cook and share good wholesome soups, a crucial
element in the recipe selection has been the emphasis on our “no added nasties” philosophy.
For our second post during Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’ve noted a series of time saving techniques to make your recovery easier.
A bowl of steaming hot chicken soup at the very least provides me with comfort in culinary form. Whether its your Jewish Penicillin or go-to rheumy remedy it maintains a reputation for healing. Continue reading
Currently I am staying close to our own zen of slow cooking mindful intentions advice. As a mom and the co creator of our small business, a variety of challenges, albeit welcome ones, are thrown into daily life. Lately though, as our primary business focus has shifted to meeting the immediate demands of the Farmers’ Market in Lake Forest each Saturday to sell our organic spice blends, I’ve started to use my slow cooker to fill a weekend mealtime slot too.
I am constantly surprised at how my girls are always after something to eat. Honestly there are times when you would think I’ve been starving them, especially after school pick up when their brains are frazzled after a long day and they’ve had 40 minutes of relief on the playground. Continue reading
As our zen of slow cooking mantra suggests I try to factor in slow cooking at least one evening meal a week (in addition to recipe testing for the blog the remainder of the time.) Continue reading
My journey as an ex-pat has encountered a few bumps along the road. Consumed by the excitement of our adventure in America I was initially swept along and kept afloat by the momentum of the move. I didn’t have time to miss much at first as we thrust ourselves into “tourist mode” in our new home town of Chicago. Continue reading
Last week Meg talked about her recent move in “Lighten Your Load.” Both Meg and I have relocated states, countries and continents. We agree that making the decision to start organizing is often the biggest hurdle. So if you’re looking to get over the inertia and do a little de-cluttering yourself, Rachel of The Organizing Girls has a few ideas on how to get started which we’ve incorporated into our 6 Zen Tips on Moving. Continue reading