Month: May 2018

Meal plan: week of May 28, 2018

Meal plan: week of May 28, 2018

This weekend has been a baking bonanza for me, which is always a delight, until you realise you inadvertently presented your gluten-free host with lemon bars, confidently pronounced the curd gluten-free, and then later that evening broke out in a cold sweat remembering you added […]

My favorite, perfect lunch: eggy avocado toast with Vegemite and sambal oelek

My favorite, perfect lunch: eggy avocado toast with Vegemite and sambal oelek

LUNCH. I shake my fist at lunch, because I am always in a bit of a shambles trying to come up with something¬† healthy and sustaining to eat. Tell me your tricks, because of all the meals, lunch is the one that is most likely […]

Meal plan: week of May 21, 2018

Meal plan: week of May 21, 2018

Well. Last week’s meal plan – as basic as it was – went a little off the rails. It’s bananas how much my husband being out of town saps me of any energy for the kitchen. Or frankly, any energy for doing much of anything […]

Updated overnight oats: orange cardamom bircher muesli

Updated overnight oats: orange cardamom bircher muesli

I lived in Switzerland for about three years right after college. As you can imagine, it was The Greatest. Pretty much everything about it was great, and one of the best parts was having weekend adventures all over the place, especially into the magnificent-cannot-be-overstated-how-magnificent Swiss […]

Meal plan: week of May 14, 2018

Meal plan: week of May 14, 2018

Today my youngest, my squashy stubborn silly little fella, turned four. Four! What on earth. It was a very good day, not least because of this delightful cake, the layers for which I very sensibly made yesterday, and the frosting today. Reminder to self: this […]

Weekday toaster oven muffins with coconut, chia seeds, and cranberries, plus an Instant Pot yogurt sidebar

Weekday toaster oven muffins with coconut, chia seeds, and cranberries, plus an Instant Pot yogurt sidebar

We are not a muffin people. I mean, they’re fine and everything, but given the option at a bakery, I will go for just about anything else. Croissants always win. Scones are a close second. I might even go Danish over muffin. Muffins are usually […]

Meal plan: week of May 7, 2018

Meal plan: week of May 7, 2018

Today was just straight up a pure summer day, hot and sunny, kids trashed after hours riding bikes and playing in an enormous mulch mountain at the park. It was a very good day, and makes me very excited for all the very good days […]

Not 100% sure this counts as a post: park snack mix

Not 100% sure this counts as a post: park snack mix

It’s not fully clear to me that this is worth putting out onto the internets, but as I mixed a small batch up this morning, I thought about how happy it makes me, and how easy it is, and how many bins in the bulk […]