Honeydew-Avocado Salsa

In the past salsa-verde has been a favorite of mine, it’s tangy and great on chicken, eggs and just about everything. I am always looking for new ways to eat light, fresh, healthy meals that are inspired by produce. When I am eating clean, I never really struggle with proteins because I have my standby’s that I could (and do) eat practically every day ....more

Whole-Wheat Blender Pancakes

Before Lochlann was born I spent weeks packing, freezing and canning meals and mixes that could be used in the early weeks after his arrival. Something we ate A LOT of those first few weeks (aside from some of the less than perfect “healthy organic junk foods” of course) was pancakes. Man-Meat helped out and made a fair share of my Wholesome Every Day ...more

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My last post was much, much farther back than I had anticipated and although I had planned ahead and queued some recipes to share, motherhood and life has just gotten the best of my time....more

Marinated Summer Vegetable Salad

Summer is just around the corner, and to prepare myself for the coming heat, I have been getting back in the habit of relying on side salads to fill us up. During the hot months I always enjoy fresh, raw, detoxifying salads, in my current EXTRA pregnant state, I find myself really enjoying these veggie packed recipes because they are not only easy to prepare, but they are healthy, wholesome and very light on the stomach. This simple salad is a variation of a very simple Israeli style salad we started eating after our vacation to The Holy Land ....more

Chia Colada Hydration Smoothies (Labor-Aide/Electrolyte Slushies)

Staying hydrated can be a tricky task for just about anyone, in particular it can be a major concern for athletes, children, pregnant or nursing mothers or anyone who has fallen ill. I’m normally not very good about drinking my eight a day, and although typical medical advice says “drink to your thirst,” if you hate drinking water and you never quite feel thirsty, then you don’t drink very much do you? Many people reach for energy drinks or hydration aides, there are so many available that are marketed to suit different lifestyles but most of them are filled with chemicals and sugar ....more

Pineapple & Avocado Salsa

In my home we have a somewhat out of the ordinary routine. My husband works from home, and my kids are homeschooled. We really don’t leave more than we need to ....more

Groaning Cake: Whole-Wheat Almond & Apple Gingerbread

Groaning cake or “Labor Bread” as I’ve been calling it, is a wholesome gingerbread cake that originates from ancient English folklore dating back to the 1800′s. Newly popularized by Amy Mckay’s Novel “The Birth House” this tradition of preparing labor cake became known to me through homebirth research. Also known as “Kimbly Cakes,” wives tales say that the smell of this gingerbread or fruit cake baking can ease a woman’s labor and hasten the process ....more

Gluten-Free: Healthy Carrot + Banana (Lactation) Muffins

With my 40 week “due date” just days away, I find myself experimenting with a great deal of nutrient dense, lactation boosting recipes. I’ve always struggled with low milk supply and this has led me to a great deal of research into what foods and natural solutions I can find to help me not only with my milk production, but weight management as well. Of course, I think that everyone should eat a clean, whole foods diet, and drink PLENTY of water, but that isn’t so simple when you are juggling the realities of life ....more

Oven Roasted Green Beans with White-Miso Dressing

I love green beans, they are a staple that appears on our table at the minimum of twice per week. When planning meals, I always try to have at least one green vegetable with every one of our suppers. I rotate brussels sprouts, green beans and broccoli, and as often as possible we have simple green salads with homemade dressings as well ....more

Lentil and Wild Mushroom Salad with Truffle & Herb Vinaigrette

Lentil’s are not something I make very often. I like them just fine, but although I know they are nutrient dense and cheap, I just don’t find myself drawn to them very often. In the past I have sprouted lentils for salads, I have simmered them for soups, and then there is my favorite rice pilaf recipe, where the lentils are crisped to perfection ....more