Indoor S’Mores – Cleaned Up Recipe

The anticipation of roasted marshmallows with melty chocolate around the fire is enough to make me skip out of work and build a mini fire in my backyard. But then I’m always disappointed by the fact I have to chug a whole bottle of water to wash down the intense amount of sugar. Not. Any….

Dirty Dozen // Clean Fifteen

Yesterday I talked about the coolest baby shower ever: one that involved making and canning purees. That day I also learned about the Clean Fifteen and the Dirty Dozen. Have you heard of those before? The idea is that not everything is treated the same in production and therefore you can prioritize which produce to…

Banana Boats – Grilled Banana Heaven

What happens when you grill a banana? Even better.. what happens when you stuff a banana with peanut butter and chocolate and THEN grill it? Amazingness. Pure awesome. A great alternative to my former favorite fire-friend: s’mores These were so delicious they seemed to disappear! This is a super easy way to have a sweet treat…

Homemade Vegetable Broth

Many a recipe calls for stock or broth. The typical go-tos are chicken broth or beef broth. But you can make just as tasty a broth using only plant-based materials. Think of it like a tea, only savory. You can put any herbs and vegetables into the stock that will complement your recipe or your…

The life-changing magic of Pickling

I used to think pickling required hours of prep and labor, intense brine that I could never make, and most likely help from someone on a farm or from Germany. Turns out, it’s easier then throwing things in the freezer. It’s amazing!   As someone who travels for work a lot, I’m often in the…

Today we power drilled a coconut

 I really wanted something creamy. And I wanted something with some fat since I’ve had close to zero of that this week. The answer? A coconut. And then turning that coconut into real whole coconut cream. Yummmm! And how do you get into a coconut when you don’t have a machete on hand? … A…