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The Top 20 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Beauty Products

As many of you know, I am very passionate about the ingredients that go into the food we eat, and am constantly disappointed at the FDA’s willingness to allow certain ingredients in our food. It is still unbelievable to me how ingredients that are banned in Europe are still allowed in food products in the US. […]

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Oven Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

This recipe is so so simple, but it’s so unbelievably good! There is just something about pairing rosemary with potatoes: it’s a classic combination that always tastes good. And you can’t really beat the crispy golden outside paired with the creamy inside of a perfectly roasted potato. Usually, a side of potatoes at a restaurant […]

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Oatmeal Sunflower Pancakes

Can anyone say “Breakfast for Dinner?” I think pancakes might be one of my favorite meals, and I always (for some reason) end up craving it in the evening – long after breakfast or brunch has passed. So a few nights ago, I decided to switch things up and make these oatmeal sunflower pancakes and […]

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Indian Rice and Curry Casserole (Chana and Saag Biryani)

“Biryani” might sound like a super complicated or fancy dish, but it’s actually just an Indian rice dish – made with tons of warm spices, a grain (usually rice, but it can also be done with quinoa or even barley), and vegetables. The traditional version of biryani is very rice heavy (usually white basmati rice), […]

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Baby Sleep Essentials to Help Even for the Worst Sleeper

We’ve all been there: You’re super sleep deprived as a new parent. Your infant has nursed (or bottle fed) themselves to sleep, and they’re peacefully sleeping in your arms. You can’t wait to put them down so you can grab a few hours of uninterrupted sleep, and as you put them in their crib (or […]

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Whole Wheat Penne with Walnut Sage Pesto

Pesto and pasta is one of those classic combinations that everyone loves. It’s just so satisfying — something about that combination of fresh herbs, olive oil and nuts is so comforting! I don’t make traditional pesto very often because while it’s super delicious, it’s also not great for maintaining a healthy weight (since you can […]

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Healthy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Sometimes, dinners don’t turn out the way you plan. This recipe started out as one of pure necessity, but ended up being a totally delicious and easy weeknight meal! I didn’t set out to make stuffed peppers – I didn’t have any dinner plan really. It was one of those nights that ended up being […]

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Lightened-Up Homemade Vegetarian Pizza

My husband LOVES pizza. He’s like a pizza addict. I think there have been days when he has only eaten pizza. He does not discriminate: he likes anything from frozen pizza to the most delicate hand-tossed, wood-fired pizzas in Italy. I like pizza too, don’t get me wrong, but I rarely ate it because it’s not […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to The Best Baby & Infant Formula

If you have come across this post, you are likely a parent of a little one. You might be a new mom who is struggling with breastfeeding (which I totally empathize with! Trust me, I’ve been there), a dad who is trying to do some research to alleviate the burden on his partner, or a […]

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The Truth Behind Aluminum in HiPP Formula

Over the years, I have talked with so many of you about finding the best organic formula for your baby. After I gave birth to my daughter, I did extensive research trying to find the best formula to supplement with – because contrary to myths about motherhood, breastfeeding was not easy for me! Through my […]

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Instant Pot Lentil and Cauliflower Curry

My Instant Pot is one of my favorite kitchen tools – I use it on a weekly basis! It’s so handy for when I really just don’t have time to cook, and I have about 20 minutes while running around with the kids to throw some ingredients into the pot and then forget about it […]

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Where to Buy European Formula for Your Baby

I have spoken with so many of you who have agonized over finding the best organic formula for your baby, and because of the lack of options in the US, have gone with a European brand like HiPP, Lebenswert, Holle, or Topfer. Given that in order to get these formulas, they need to be imported from Europe, […]

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No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

These amazingly delicious, no bake chocolate chip cookie bites (or as my daughter likes to call them “Cookie Monster Bites”) are so satisfying, they’re the perfect end-of-the week treat! With just 5 simple ingredients, they’re easy to make and are a really great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. Layla absolutely loves making […]

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Is Goat Milk Formula Healthier than Cow’s Milk Formula?

Finding the best organic baby formula has been a hot topic for many of you – and understandably so! If you’re using formula for any number of totally legitimate reasons (breastfeeding is too mentally & physically exhausting / painful, your baby is allergic to a protein in your breastmilk, you adopted or had a surrogate, or […]

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Healthy Vegetarian Chili Mac (Instant Pot Friendly!)

Mac & cheese is a kid (and everyone, really) favorite; and vegetarian chili has always been a big hit in our household! So, when I found out that I could combine both recipes to create a hearty, healthy version of vegetarian chili mac – I really couldn’t resist. I’m also always looking for new recipes for […]

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What’s The Best Goat Milk Formula for Your Baby?

So many of you have come across my best organic baby formula post – and I’m so glad that post has been helpful to all of you!! One of the most common questions I get when it comes to baby formula is: What about goat milk formula? Is it better than cow’s milk formula? And which […]

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Healthy Vegetarian Enchiladas

This recipe is another oldie but goodie. It’s also one of those “I-was-first-starting-out-cooking-didn’t-know-what-I-was-doing-but-somehow-it-turned-out-good” recipes. The husband and I love Mexican food, and whenever we’re at a Mexican restaurant the hubby, without fail, will order enchiladas. Sometimes he’ll mix it up with a taco, but there will always, always be enchiladas. I don’t blame him, I […]

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The 10 Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers in 2019

Most of my friends (and family) are coffee drinkers. Half are so sleep-deprived that they don’t care what their coffee tastes like — “give it to me in an IV,” they’ve joked 😂While the other half are super serious about their coffee – with very specific ideas of how to roast, store, brew, and drink their […]

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Must Have Baby Products You Will Actually Use and Love

After having two babies and talking to countless moms, one thing has become clear to me: There are SO many baby-related items you can buy when getting ready to welcome your little one, and it’s really hard to know what’s necessary and what brands are the best! There are also so many baby essentials guides […]

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I am a total sucker for all kinds of baked goods. I love the aroma as it bakes, how it fills the kitchen with warm sweet smells, comforting and homey. And now that Layla likes helping me in the kitchen, baking is all the more enjoyable when we can make it a weekend activity! Recently, […]

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How to Make a Flax Egg

I remember when I first looked for an egg-free substitute in a recipe for muffins and I decided to try using a flax egg. When I told the husband that I was going to use a flax egg, he looked at me with total skepticism and asked: “what is a flax egg?” I didn’t blame him […]

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