When Food Becomes More Than Just Food

For most of my post-college life I’ve been into eating healthy, whole-foods. Granted, I’m not perfect and fully admit I enjoy things like fries and pizza, but I’ve tried to purchase natural and organic foods as much as possible. Several years ago I remember reading an interview with Alicia Silverstone in a magazine (can’t remember…

{New Year} Cutting Back on Refined Sugar

“The Clock” and writing New Year’s Resolutions: a Sheehan tradition.  This, however, was a tradition that was FORCED upon me and one I never liked to embrace until last year.  I am so thrilled that I embraced this family tradition, it only took 34 years.   Here’s how writing New Year’s Resolutions works in my family….

{New Year} Organization 911!

Editor’s Note: To read more of Leslie’s successes in organization, read her two posts (one and two) on meal planning. -Christina I’m not sure what it is about this New Year, but I am really feeling the new-ness. In the past, I have never really been into making a resolution. This year, though, my brain…

{New Year} Gonna Get Vegetable Crazy!

Okay, so I’ll be honest.  I’m really not into resolutions.  I’ve talked about this with some of my family and friends and they know that I am not a fan.  I really feel like New Years resolutions are promises that people make to themselves and then quickly break.  And it’s okay, why not let yourself…

{New Year} Loco for Local

Just like everyone else who writes for this blog, I tend to avoid making New Years Resolutions. It seems like a loaded, sentimental effort that for most people tends to not pan out. This year, however, I have been considering my resolution for some time and feel ready to make a sincere commitment. As we…

We are thankful for…

Sarah authored a beautiful ” What I’m Thankful For” post on her personal running blog, Chasing Down a Dream, a few days ago and I was inspired. She discussed family, food, her From Scratch friends and her dog and running partner, Georgia. Please read the post, its inspiring what she’s been able to accomplish in…

{thanksgiving} The Turkey Fry

So maybe some of you have done this before.  The Fisk household has not.  We have never deep-fried a turkey.  I’ve heard stories.  Good stories, bad stories, horror stories.  We have been fascinating and I’d say pretty intrigued at the whole idea of deep-frying an entire turkey.  Earlier this week a good friend of ours…

RECAP theme weeks {AND} November Giveaway

We just completed back-to-back weeks of  “theme” focused posts; apples recipes and the theme of indulgence. This was a trial-run. We had thought of the idea at a monthly meeting, put it on the back-burner until recently  and put the concept to the test for two weeks. For this month’s national giveaway, we’ll be asking…

Indulgent …… Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookies

I had to really think about indulgences when it was brought up as a theme this week.  I’ve been trying so hard to eat healthier over the past 6 months or so to fuel my runs, so I’ve eliminated so many indulgences from my diet.  Anyone who knew me when I was pregnant could tell…

{the strict avoidance chronicles} halloween tricks or treats?

Now that I’ve pondered my own indulgent eating I’m taking a 180 degree turn and focusing attention on the Halloween holiday and tots 1+. What is out there for trick-or-treaters that are either “slightly healthier” or at least “less artificial” or “food allergy friendly” and also the non-food category for the tiny kiddos? At our…

{indulgences} my binge eating secret

Indulgences. If our homes are filled with candy/cake/chocolate/brownies/ice cream/cookies is the act of eating it really an indulgence? If we give into desert on a daily or weekly basis? What happens when your child gets multiple food allergies and whole group of foods are taken away without a say in the matter? These are questions…

My Sweet Tooth

Those that know me at all know that I typically eat a pretty healthy diet. I do a lot of baking, and rarely do I actually follow the recipe. I substitute whole wheat flour for white flour; I use honey instead of refined sugar; I throw in fruits and veggies; I use applesauce instead of…

a lifetime of indulgent eating

As I sit writing this I am eating one of my most recently acquired indulgent food habits, a chocolate peanut butter sandwich.  It’s a snack that I’ve made for several years now, and one that has evolved with my changing kitchens.  When I lived alone in a city apartment with a very small kitchen, I…

{a time to ponder} INDULGENCE

Trick-Or-Treat? {boo!} October 31 begins the cornucopia of food-centered holidays; Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years. As a parent of a severely food allergic toddler, don’t get me started on the stress induced by these dates. You’ll hear more later in the week because during the days leading up to the big day, Alexis,…