Soba Noodle Bowls with Chicken and Veggies

Soba Noodle Bowls with Chicken and Veggies

While chilis and stews are great for winter, sometimes you need something different.  The great thing about this recipe is that it is easy to put together, packs in a ton of veggies, and is a cozy alternative to spaghetti and meatballs.  **If you get a CSA basket, you...
Winter Mom Uniform

Winter Mom Uniform

I don’t know that I can actually call this a “winter” uniform, since it barely ever rains where I live.  The temperature does change by about 30 degrees from morning to afternoon, so it’s probably better to call this a “layering...
Healthy Snack Round Up

Healthy Snack Round Up

Healthy snacks and zero waste are two big goals around here.  We have a loooong way to go to get to the zero waste part, but we do try to avoid buying pre-packaged snacks whenever possible. One of my favorite snacks, especially for kids after school is a yogurt...
Geology Rocks: Books for Kids

Geology Rocks: Books for Kids

My kids love rocks!  We cannot leave any park, hike, or beach trip without having to convince them to empty their pockets or just take one.  They love knowing the names, how they were formed, and what the stripes of different colors going through them are.  I think...
How Do You Deal with Dry Winter Skin?

How Do You Deal with Dry Winter Skin?

Even in California where the weather is mild, winter just sucks all the moisture out of one’s skin.  I’ve lived in Austria and the Midwest and it was extra important then.  So, how do you keep your skin from looking like a succulent that’s seen...
It’s All About the Vegetables!

It’s All About the Vegetables!

In January, I’m attempting to do 31 days of clean eating with kids.  Clean eating can mean a whole lot of things, but to me it means avoiding processed ingredients and eating a diet filled with vegetables and fruits.  This week, the focus is on vegan and...
Carrot Cake Pancakes

Carrot Cake Pancakes

When were in Mammoth last weekend, a cozy sweet treat felt just right.  However, since we are trying to eat healthfully this month, I had to come up with a twist on the usual pancakes.  These carrot cake pancakes have no added sugar.  The sweetness comes only from the...