• Bison Chili

    Looking for a delicious meat-based chili? This bison chili is packed with flavor and some subtle heat for a truly tasty dinner. Eat it as is or pair it with spaghetti noodles and you’ll have dinner everyone will be raving about. Except for maybe your kids, because let’s be honest. Their palettes aren’t exactly … varied. So maybe just make them the spaghetti noodles and savor the chili for yourself. I know, I know. A meat-based chili recipe after I just got done professing my love for bean-based chilis. But hear me out. It’s really delicious and it’s made with…

  • Slow Cooker Lentil And Bean Chili

    This slow cooker lentil and bean chili is an easy and delicious crockpot dump meal that the whole family will enjoy. It only requires 10 minutes of hands on time and is perfect for those week nights where you only have a few minutes tops to devote to dinner. I feel like there are two types of chili eaters in the world: team beans and team gimme the meats. I fall squarely into team beans. There’s just something about beef and tomato sauce together that makes me a little queasy. I hate meat sauce on pasta. Spaghetti and meatballs is…

  • Dried Mango Muffins (Dairy-Free)

    Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or snacks, these small batch dairy-free dried mango muffins are packed with flavor. They are also the perfect way to use up that dried mango (or any fruit, really) that’s been sitting in your pantry for way too long. A few months ago, I picked up a bag of dried mango from our local BJ’s because it’s seriously the best. Like, better than any other brand I’ve tried. The first time I had gotten a bag, it was gone in two days flat. I was telling The Little about how excited I was to have some…

  • Tropical(ish) Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

    This tropical(ish) strawberry lemonade smoothie is slightly tart, mostly sweet, fresh tasting breakfast treat. It’s also dairy free and has no banana in it — something that’s almost unheard of when it comes to smoothies. I’m pretty sure my love affair for smoothies has been going on for close to fifteen — maybe twenty — years. I like them fruity, i like them green, i like them decadent and sweet. I like them for breakfast, lunch, or dessert. I like, just love them. So long as they are dairy-free, of course. Smoothies fell out of my diet recently for a few reasons. First…

  • food+fun: menu number two

    looking to have more fun with food and encourage your kids to try new things? yeah, me too. that’s why I created the food+fun challenge. each week, we plan out a week of fun themes and play with our food. if you want to read about how this got started or find a list of 35+ kid-friendly themes, you can find that here in the initial post.  week one was such a hit that everyone agreed we should continue with our food+fun challenge. everything felt easier this time around, especially since the kids were 100% on board and excited about the possibilities.…

  • food+fun: menu number one

    looking to have more fun with food and encourage your kids to try new things? yeah, me too. that’s why I created the food+fun challenge. each week, we plan out a week of fun themes and play with our food. if you want to read about how this got started or find a list of 35+ kid-friendly themes, you can find that here in the initial post. we started off week one of our food+fun challenge with a bang! there were so many great theme choices on the list and it was such a treat to look up recipes with…

  • having fun with … food?

    looking to have more fun with food and encourage your kids to try new things? yeah, me too. that’s why I created the food+fun challenge. each week, we plan out a week of fun themes and play with our food. read on for more information about how we do it and for a list of 35+ ideas to jump start your food+fun journey. a few weeks ago, after the eleven billionth argument with my eldest around (not) eating the dinner in front of her, i decided it was time to try a different approach to food and eating in our…