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Spaghetti is an awesome quick and easy meal for busy nights or lazy days when I’ve got no motivation to cook up something fancy to eat. We’ve been cutting back the amount of grains we eat and trying to eat more vegetables, and about a year ago I discovered spaghetti squash, which is an awesome […]

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I am not an oatmeal fan. We never ate it at home growing up and my only experience with it was eating the plain packets of Quaker instant oatmeal at a friend’s house, which wasn’t exactly a culinary experience to remember! I did discover maple brown sugar oatmeal in college and fell in love with […]

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I started making these super simple cinnamon apples when Gabriella was a baby and we were starting baby-led weaning. Most recipes for cinnamon apples include refined sugar, which we avoid. Apples are naturally sweet and delicious, and when paired with a bit of cinnamon, they are delicious without any added sugar. It almost seems silly to call […]

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We had an uncharacteristic early wave of cold, wet weather so we’ve been spending a lot of time inside lately. The kids and I ventured outside to harvest some greens for dinner and I was shocked by the growth in the garden. We had radishes the size of golf balls (oops!) and our broccoli and […]

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Five out of seven days a week I can ask what Gabriella wants for breakfast and she will tell me, “pancakes!” Our staple banana pancakes recipe is so good that it’s hard for other flavors to live up to it. I had some extra pumpkin after making pumpkin muffins so I thought I would give a pumpkin pancake a […]

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