4 Tools to Find Safer Products

Yesterday I was talking to a friend about how hard it can be to navigate the green beauty and household product world.  Greenwashing (aka false advertising, claiming something is cleaner or greener than it is) abounds and terms like organic, natural GMO-free can be meaningless in the beauty world.  Here are some tools that I use to cut through the noise and to find products … Continue reading 4 Tools to Find Safer Products

Meal Plan This Week: Some Old Favorites

I went back through some old posts to find some favorite meals for this week. Here’s my plan: Sunday: Super Bowls for Earth Day!(Jan 2015) Monday: Sesame Chicken with Green Beans  (from Feb 2015)Tuesday: Chipotle Glazed Pork (Aug 2015)Wednesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken (Sept 2013)  Thursday: Crockpot Pot Roast (June 2015)Friday: Crock Pot Carnitas (Sept 2014)  Continue reading Meal Plan This Week: Some Old Favorites

Trader Joe’s for a Week of Meals

We went to Trader Joe’s last weekend so instead of meal planning, we picked out some frozen options I could heat up for quick dinners and some good proteins I could build dinners around. Sunday: We bought a two pack of filet mignons, seared them on the stove and popped them into the oven to finish on top of some asparagus (yep, just put the … Continue reading Trader Joe’s for a Week of Meals

Chocolate Chip Granola Snack Cups

My 3 year old loves to be in the kitchen with me and can “read” a recipe when it is broken down into pictures (I discovered this with Blue Apron recipe cards.) I found a kid’s cookbook Cooking Class at the library, with step-by-step pictures and one of the best recipes we’ve tried so far, is “grab and go granola bars” or what I’m calling … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Granola Snack Cups