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Homemade food is a health risk for babies now, apparently

Graduation My youngest daughter, Baby C, is a big girl now.  She has been visiting the toddler room at daycare for the past couple of days, and she will fully transition at the end of the month.  Going to the … Continue reading

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Government Knows Best

It takes a village to undermine parental rights It’s hard to be a mom these days.  And I don’t mean that in a “Woe is me, my baby is crying and life is hard” sort of way; I mean that … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Calories-In-Calories-Out

The idea that calories are the key to weight loss is completely ingrained in our culture—perhaps especially in the subculture I inhabit, that of Type A overachievers.  I hear stuff like this all the time: A woman saying she is … Continue reading

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Roast Leg of Lamb with Lemon and Rosemary

Worth The Money I eat a lot of chicken and pork, because those are the cheapest meat options at the grocery store.  Unfortunately, they’re also among the blandest.  That’s why I was thrilled to pieces when Costco stocked Australian leg … Continue reading

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This Week In Crazy Consumer Packaged Goods: PB2

A good rule of thumb for healthy eating is to eat only those things that are easily recognizable as food.  Can we all agree on that? What the Heck is That? I found myself in the PB&J aisle at Target the … Continue reading

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It’s Cheaper to Eat Healthy. No Really.

Food-Flavored Calories For Cheap Have you seen that “Hungry Planet” photoessay that’s making its way around Facebook again?  It is a series of photographs of families around the world posing with a week’s worth of food.  With all due respect to this … Continue reading

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Paleo Strawberry Trail Mix “Granola” Bars

On a recent trip to my second-favorite big box retailer, my toddler asked me for granola bars.  I promised her we could make some ourselves when we got home.  It took us a couple tries to get them right where … Continue reading

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Bone Broth: Paleo Super-Food

The Fine Line Between Caveman and 50s Housewife Only a generation or two ago, it was common for women to make homemade stock out of the carcasses of roasted chickens and other kitchen scraps. Not only is it an extremely … Continue reading

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Anytime Foods: Herbed Goat Cheese

Think Outside the Barn (No?  Too much?) Regular readers may remember I’ve recently overhauled my approach to dairy.  I’ve replaced milk with cream (one of the most glorious substitutions I’ve ever made in the name of health), and I traded up … Continue reading

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Butter is Better!

I Can Too Believe It’s Not Butter. An acquaintance of mine observed to me this week that “Unilever has the butter market cornered.” “Really?” I asked, wondering if they maybe owned a dairy that manufactured private label butter for grocery stores. … Continue reading

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