{VIDEO POST} Chicken Part 3: Pho


OK folks, here it is: the BIG finale. After making a lemon-rosemary chicken and then stock, we have reached our final destination: Chicken Pho. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, pho is the Vietnamese noodle soup. It is most typically served with beef, but if you go to a good pho restaurant, … Continue reading

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{VIDEO POST} Chicken Part 2: Stock

Carved roasted chicken

If you have been following along for a bit now, you know that this is only my 2nd actual video. My sister had been teasing me for about a year that I should make a series of videos with the kids running around screaming in the background. Just like my real life. I didn’t include … Continue reading


Kickin' Corn Chowder

Corn chowder is one of my husband’s favorite things. I think it stems from being raised in Nebraska. All that corn starts to get into your DNA after awhile. I don’t have the extensive background with corn that he does, but I can throw together a mean pot of chowder! I had to do one … Continue reading


Crab Stuffed Jicama Taquitos with Salsa Oil

When I started this blog, I was sort of in a weird place. Neither good nor bad, necessarily. I had left my job and my spouse’s business was sporadic. On the up side, we had loads of time together as a couple (which I miss dearly!), time with the kids and time to do volunteer … Continue reading


Chicken Soup with Kale and Poached Egg

After our weekend of Applebee’s-style crap eating, my husband took it upon himself to procure 2 organic balsamic roasted chickens from our local PCC Natural Markets. Not sure what possed him, but we don’t need 2 chickens to feed us, at least not yet. I am sure in 3-5 years, I will likely need a … Continue reading

Menu this Week

After a couple of weeks of some serious sugar intake, I feel like I need some savory things in my diet. I still plan to try out some sweets for the holidays, but otherwise this week’s focus is on dinner and side dishes. Here is what I plan to work on this week: Monday: Garlicky … Continue reading

Trying to Inject Something Healthy Into My Life

Vegan NW Hot and Sour Soup

After cooking all these sweets over the past 10 days, I needed to do something to keep from going into a diabetic coma. I am very proud of myself: I have gotten up 3 whole days in a row and gone for a run. Today my legs hurt so badly that I can barely walk, … Continue reading


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