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How our eating styles have evolved

How our eating styles have evolved

Nathan and I have been married almost 12 years (October 29th is our anniversary) and during that time our eating style has done a complete 180.  When we first met we both lived alone, and to say our cooking was eclectic is the understatement of the year!  Nathan had about 3 meals he could cook (bean burritos, fajitas, and spaghetti) and I pretty much lived off of cheese, crackers, and sausage.  I’m not lying!  The first time I invited him…

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Let’s Catch Up

Let’s Catch Up

Hi everyone!  I hope your week is going well.  We are quite busy over here, trying to get used to our new routine now that school is in session.  But the kids are thrilled with their schools and teachers so it’s all smiles over here 🙂  I wanted to catch you up on what we’ve been doing over here, so let’s jump right in! First day of school!  Armed with carefully selected outfits, new backpacks, full bellies – it was…

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Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

I know I’ve mentioned before that our garden produced a TON of tomatoes this year.  So many that we ate them until our bellies became sick of them, gave a bunch away, made salsa, attempted tomato sauce, and yet STILL had tons leftover.  So I decided to try my hand at tomato soup, something I never really considered before.  Well, I am happy to report that I found a winner in this homemade tomato basil soup.  It’s so easy (no…

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Clean Kiddo Eats – Part 5

Clean Kiddo Eats – Part 5

Hello and happy Labor Day everyone!  The official last weekend of summer and we are soaking up every minute of these 3 days together.  I’m just jumping on real quick to share some meals the kids have been enjoying lately.  I hope you all stay safe and enjoy the last weekend of summer to its fullest. This dinner is so summery – I love it!  I think this was Reagan’s plate.  BBQ grilled chicken, mashed sweet potatoes (with butter and…

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Recent Eats – Part 10

Recent Eats – Part 10

Time for another edition of My Recent Eats!  We just got home from the beach last night, and I am drowning in laundry and sand.  So I’m going to keep things simple today with lots of fun food pictures (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, and part 9).  Enjoy! This is pure summer on a plate.  Grass-fed beef burger, mashed sweet potatoes, a huge cucumber from Nathan’s garden (salted, because in my opinion that’s the only…

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What I ate in a day on vacation

What I ate in a day on vacation

I always love reading blog posts that document an entire day’s worth of eats.  It’s easy to look at a picture of a perfectly photographed picture on Instagram and assume a person eats that way all the time.  But an entire day really shows the reality.  So I thought it would be fun to recap what I ate on a day of vacation, as there has definitely been some cheating! Every morning of my life, regardless of being on vacation,…

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We’re drowning in produce (and finally canning!)

We’re drowning in produce (and finally canning!)

Nathan and I have a lot in common.  We both love the outdoors.  We both love March Madness.  And we both love the concept of living off the land.  Nathan calls this our “hunter-gather” side.  But whatever it is, we have always been fascinated with the concept of taking food and putting it away for the winter.  You know those Alaska shows where the families spend the entire “warm season” filling their freezers with meat and their pantries with produce?…

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Tips for pushing through the picky food stage with kids

Tips for pushing through the picky food stage with kids

Anyone with kids knows that food can sometimes be a huge stressor.  Are they eating enough?  Are they getting plenty of fruits and veggies?  Why do they eat hardly anything one day but then be a bottomless pit the next? We have thought about and stressed out about all of these things over the course of the last 5 1/2 years.  There were days that I just thought “my child is going to only eat carbs for the rest of…

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My beginners guide to intermittent fasting

My beginners guide to intermittent fasting

I started practicing intermittent fasting about 14 months ago, and I’ve never looked back.  I wrote this post just 4 1/2 months after starting, and looking back I was still pretty new at it.  So I wanted to put together a comprehensive “user manual” for anyone thinking about or new to intermittent fasting. Start slow There are many schools of thought when it comes to the fasting window.  I have heard anything from 12 hours to 24 hours.  Because this…

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Recent Eats – Part 9

Recent Eats – Part 9

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Can’t believe we are halfway through the week already!  We are smack dab in the middle of summer, which means we’ve been eating GOOD.  Nathan has been grilling out almost every night, and I’m still astounded by the amount of produce that he brings in the door each day.  Pea season is over, and now we’re entering cucumber and zucchini season.  Tomatoes and green beans following as well.  And he’s been so diligent about back-planting new…

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