Rustic Lentil Chicken (Vegan option)

While it may be something of the past now, it always seemed to me that every family had that one dish that drew the family together. Something warm, hearty and comforting, a dish that young and old enjoyed and that really didn’t take much effort to prepare.

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Canning Recipe: Peach Slices

This was our first year canning peaches, and it couldn’t have been easier. The peaches have held their sweetness, shape, and texture quite well, much to my husband’s delight, as peaches are his favorite fruit.

We did freeze some peach slices, but it is my understanding that canning preserves their natural sweetness better than freezing them. This recipe is easy, and creates a light syrup that does not overwhelm the peaches’ natural flavor.

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Smoothie Freezer Packs

One of the final preparations I did before the birth of our second child was to put some pre-made smoothie packs in the freezer. They are great for an easy breakfast, or a wholesome snack when I’m busy taking care of my newborn and toddler!


Smoothie packs are so easy to make, and I love how versatile they are! You simply pre-portion out your fruits and greens, pop them in the freezer, and when the day comes to have one, you just dump them in the blender and turn it on! Continue reading “Smoothie Freezer Packs”

Peach & Blueberry Breakfast Crisp

Blueberry season is under way here in Connecticut, eagerly awaited by my husband and I.  We nearly made it the full year without running out of blueberry jam, finishing the last jar up only about a month ago.


This year, we picked at a different local farm, enjoying the trip as part of our last family-weekend before our new baby arrives.

In addition to canning more jam, as well as some whole berries in syrup, we froze some of the blueberries, made smoothie packs, and I made two trays of this delicious peach & blueberry crisp. Continue reading “Peach & Blueberry Breakfast Crisp”

Mango Lassi Bites

Summer is well underway, and since I live in New England, I have the added bonus of humidity, the one thing that takes a hot summer day from “ok, this is hot” to “this is unbearable” in no time at all.

This means loading up on lots of cool drinks and icy snacks to break the heat and keep cool. Since my family and I seriously limit out processed food intake, a lot of our summer snacks are cheaper and healthier if made at home!

One go-to snack that is beyond easy to make are these Mango Lassi bites. Ever had a delicious mango lassi from your local Indian restaurant? If not, you’re missing out! Lassis are yogurt-based drinks, typically loaded with fresh fruit, and some include additives like spices or honey. Continue reading “Mango Lassi Bites”

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