Summer Fun + Cold Cucumber Soup

It’s been almost a month since I last wrote a blog post: I don’t think I’ve ever taken this long of a break! Why the silence? No particular reason except

Tomato Basil Socca Pizza

A bunch of bloggers whose work I adore have come out with cookbooks lately. One such blogger is Erin Alderson of the blog Naturally Ella. Her brand new book is

Citrusy Green Smoothie

I was a pretty early adopter of the green smoothie, but I burned out on them a while back. I was really excited about trying the Citrusy Green Smoothie on

Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

My friend Ella writes and photographs the beautiful blog Pure Ella. Today, I am part of a group of bloggers helping Ella celebrate the upcoming birth of her second baby.

Candied Violets.

Candied Violets

To make candied violets, all you need is the flowers, some sugar, and something to get the sugar to adhere to the flowers. Candied violets make a beautiful decoration for cakes, cupcakes, and other pastries.

Udon Noodle Soup with Kale and Kimchi

This Asian-inspired Udon Noodle Soup is ridiculously tasty and infinitely variable. Here’s how to make it, along with ideas for the best variations.

Why and How To Compost

Once a month, I feature a chapter from my book and partner with the folks from MightyNest on a related giveaway. This month, we’re focusing on why and how to

Why I Love The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook

I’ve been a big fan of the blog Nourished Kitchen for a long time and I’ve always been tremendously impressed by Jenny McGruther’s work ethic. Not only does she share

Organic Container Gardening

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice. All opinions are 100% mine. As I mentioned in a recent post, we purchased our home because

Orange Cardamom Curd

Homemade fruit curds always surprise me. Each creamy spoonful contains so much bright, sweet flavor. Even though I have been making my own fruit curds for some years now, I

Fixing Up My Garden #SAVEITSUNDAY

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Glad in conjunction with their #SAVEITSUNDAY program. With #SAVEITSUNDAY, Glad hopes to educate the public about the consequences of food waste, and I am

Banana Cream Pie

When I was a kid, I spent many a winter and spring break with my maternal grandparents in Arizona. Oh, how I loved those vacations. I loved the fresh orange

Dried Mango and Toasted Coconut Muesli

Have you ever started a book and felt an immediate sense of kinship with the author? This was my experience within the first few pages of Whole-Grain Mornings: New Breakfast