Frozen Berries: The Jewels of Winter

Most people keep ice cream and ready-to-bake pizzas in their freezer. Fine. (Although homemade pizza is easy and so much more delicious.) The one thing you should keep in there above all else? Berries. Yes, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cranberries. You might be wondering what’s so special about berries over other frozen fruit. Okay,… Continue reading “Frozen Berries: The Jewels of Winter”

Why You Should Buy Whole Chickens (And Less of Them)

Let’s jump right in with a quick tip for a healthy diet. Replace some (or all) of your meat-based proteins with plant-based ones. I’m focusing on chicken here because of it’s growing popularity. It’s also an easy place to start. There’s only one “cut” of chicken you need. It’s not a cut at all, in… Continue reading “Why You Should Buy Whole Chickens (And Less of Them)”

Everything Good in Life—Bread, Cheese and Japanese Food: February 6-March 2

Surprise. January felt long for once. Now February has been a blur. I blame these guys: Alma (left) wondering how I could have forgotten her lunch again. Allen (right) considering whether to bite me. And no, it’s not an optical illusion. These two really are the same size. Fine, I only had them for a… Continue reading “Everything Good in Life—Bread, Cheese and Japanese Food: February 6-March 2”

The Protein Craze: January 30-February 3

My resolution for 2017 was to address one goal a month. I don’t usually make resolutions. But this resolution felt noncommittal; I resolved to decide on a goal when the time came. Perfect! The “do-it-tomorrow” syndrome. Anyone familiar? It’s my husband’s favorite planning app. Not that he actually uses it. Because (let’s be honest), it’s… Continue reading “The Protein Craze: January 30-February 3”

What Can You Make Right Now? January 23-27

Before this week, I hadn’t been to the grocery store since early December. That’s not to say I haven’t bought any food. Although, I haven’t bought a whole lot. There’s the almost weekly visits to the farmers market. Plus a few random exploits—holiday shopping at Pike Place Market or stopping at local shops while in… Continue reading “What Can You Make Right Now? January 23-27”