Cinnamon Baked Apples Hack: No Coring or Peeling

Baked apple with yogurt and flax

I once read that, although people complain about airplane food being unhealthy, when it’s time for a mile-high snack the salads go uneaten and the brownies run out. To me, baked apples are the airline food of the dessert world. I always say they sound good and feel like I should eat them, but when […]

October Unprocessed 2015 Wrap-up

Indian curry with brown rice and whole wheat roti

I know this is ridiculously, horrendously overdue. I am going to post it anyway, because writing my experiences down always helps me “process” them (ha ha). Let’s start with the bombshell: I did not make it to the end of October, Unprocessed. Despite some major life changes beginning at the same time (primarily me returning […]

Apple Cider Oatmeal Recipe

Apple cider oatmeal with walnuts

Apologies to those who are familiar with my evangelical promotion of oatmeal as a breakfast food. But I have to post this recipe because I know there are people out there who are struggling to find a healthy, no-sugar-added breakfast option that actually tastes good. Cereal lovers, I’m looking at you. And if you’ve looked, […]

October Unprocessed Week 2: Menu

A container of Hardy northern kiwis from the garden

What would you miss most, giving up processed food and artificial additives? When I pitched the idea that we both do October Unprocessed this year, I wasn’t sure if Mike would agree. But as the primary cook in our family, I needed him on board for me to be on board. When he did agree, […]

October Unprocessed Week 1: Out of the Starting Gates, and Menu

natural nachos

This week has brought more than a few changes to our household: we started the October Unprocessed challenge, of course. I went back to work after 10 months’ maternity leave. Popcorn got sick, then she got me sick, meaning neither of us has slept more than two hours in a row since Tuesday. On top […]