Cheat Refrigerator Pickle Chips (Paleo and Vegan)

These are another easy snack my whole family likes. Charlotte eats them with lunch on many days. They really are just small cucumbers with salt and lemon juice but they get transformed and make your basic small cucumber much more appealing to snack on. We use the “Persian cucumbers” from Trader Joes. I’ve seen them…

Spiced Apple Pie Yogurt (Paleo and vegan friendly)

This was a fun random hit with my little one. I got her applesauce out, added whole milk organic yogurt, pumpkin pie spice and a little maple syrup and she ate it all I about three minutes and asked for more. Great source of protein and vitamins. A really wonderful taste (to grown ups) too!…

Homemade Lemon Fresh Laundry Detergent

Ah laundry, a chore I don’t honestly mind too much. I find the process straightforward and the end result nice and rewarding. We are not a household who needs our clothes to smell for days and days of detergent. (I’m sure that’s pretty bad for you anyway with all the artificial fragrance pthalates, etc.) so…

Simply Addicting Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

We just carved our pumpkin last night and realized we had no candle to put in 😦 We did save the seeds and roast them as a grown up snack once little one went to bed exhausted and happy. I like my pumpkin seeds salty but with a little depth and these fit the bill…

Simplify, simplify.

“Our life is frittered away by detail … Simplify, simplify.” —HENRY DAVID THOREAU

Pumpkin Pecan Spiced Oatmeal

This weekend I declared I was done with pumpkin. I’d just had enough of it and tried all of my favorite recipes that ask for it. I then realized I still had 8oz or so left in the fridge that I was vowing not to waste, and adding a little vitamin A to breakfast never…

Attempted Budget-Savvy Meal Plan This Week

You will find our planned meals for this week below. Somehow, magically, our grocery bill is looking like it will amount to approximately $60 once we visit one more store mid-week for a few more items. We average about $150 a week normally, but we actually cleaned our fridge this weekend and found tons of…