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Nourishing Portable Food

Help me out: Grass-fed steaks

 Here's a quick question that came up from our meal on Sunday afternoon… are we the only ones who are finding our grass-fed steaks to be incredibly tough and practically impossible to eat? Up until recently, we just haven't really bought steak, and have stuck to more utilitarian (and cheaper) cuts like ground beef, roasts, stew meat, etc. A couple of months ago, we decided to purchase a 1/4 of a cow, and with that came a large amount of steaks (t-bone, chuck, sirloin, everything). […]

What to do with all that zucchini…

 Wondering what to do with the gigantic zucchini that are taking over your backyard? Or perhaps you have friends who garden and keep trying to slip a zucchini into your purse each time you visit? For your sake and mine, here is some inspiration for using a plentiful zucchini harvest, as my Kitchen Tip for the day: Zucchini Bread (this great recipe originally comes from Sue Gregg's Whole Grain Baking, one of my favorite cookbooks that uses the soaking/sprouted techniques!) Farfalle (pasta) with Zucchini (a […]

I love gardening!

Goodness gracious, are these ever yummy!

“Greening” your kitchen (the frugal way!)

I’ve been anticipating this post from fellow blogger Michele, of Frugal Granola, on ways to eliminate disposables with simple and homemade options. I appreciate her perspective on simple living (check out her series), and I think that her resourcefulness is a wonderful example. Read on for some of her great ideas (I love the sandwich wrap!)… During our first years of marriage, we always assumed that we were “environmentally-responsible” people. After all, we sent out plenty of recycling each week! However, as we began discovering […]

A Real Foodie’s Pantry and Cupboards

So I’ve been brainstorming this new series I’ve recently begun, and came to the conclusion that as I talk about starting with the right ingredients, how to shop with nutrition in mind, food groups and balance for a growing family, etc. it only made sense to begin right here. Chez moi. This week I bring to you an incredibly detailed tour of the innermost workings of my pantry and food cupboards (this is an old picture of my pantry- the contents are similar, but it’s […]