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Thoughts On Eating When You Can’t

April 1, 2017

I knew it was coming. I ate my roasted beet salad and soy maple glazed salmon like a last supper, with friends and sister and husband surrounding me, on Fat Tuesday no less, relishing every bite, noting the vinegary bite of the salad dressing on the beets, the slight note of gouda in the mashed potatoes.

It settled in slowly, like a snowfall, blanketing my body and my mind.

It is the strangest type of fog. Maybe fog isn’t right – it is like a clenching of teeth or fist. Your mind tries to recede, but thanks to being married to your body, it has nowhere to go. Days are measured in hours until bedtime. Sleep brings the only relief.

I have been here before. With all of my pregnancies in varying degrees I have had debilitating nausea from 6-18+ weeks. Those that have nausea their whole pregnancy have a special place in …

Healthy Eats & Wellness Ideas

January 10, 2017


Happy New Year friends! After our time away in the mountains we came back about as refreshed as you can be skiing with 4 kids (my husband is seriously passionate people!). My husband had lots of work trips as soon as we got back, and I have had almost constant solo parenting which is why he is sending me away this weekend with my best friends. The spa appointments are made and that point of relaxation with girlfriends and wine is what I am thinking about during this LONG stretch of cold winter weeks.

I am trying to bring that Spa-like mindset into our days despite the cabin fever tendencies. Long books, bubble baths, essential oils, spa-like food and music playing. Something to make up for the void from all the delights of the senses in December. Plus I hate feeling deprived as I get healthy and so …

Garlicky Roasted Shrimp + Christmas Treats

December 16, 2016


So, between finalizing edits on my novel, my husband’s work Christmas parties, and all the decorating and gift giving, I feel like I am in college finals or maybe a Zen Buddhist video game: be serene. be patient. know the reason for the season. Also, your kids need Seasonal hats for hat day today, your husband is wondering why you bought all the candle lights for the windows if you aren’t going to put them up, and (cackling laughter) NONE of the gifts you picked out on Amazon for the cousins will be here in time for Christmas, even though they said Prime next to it, and you need to head to the mall STAT. Plus you are hosting Christmas for like 30 people.

It is easing all of my angst to find recipes that are quick and yummy, and I am sharing them with you …

Winter Squash Dip

November 1, 2016

 

We are so in my favorite food season. Roast all the veggies. Make all the soups. And get together with people and huddle around a fire place or table or couch. This dip is one my friend brought to a party and it was so different and yummy I had to grab the recipe.

Luckily it was from Martha Stewart and not hard to find. It starts with 2 lbs of roasted squash. I used Celebration Squash  because my friend did.

It was delicious. You could use Butternut, Acorn, or Delicata if you want but you need to remove the skins.

 

This dip is packed with flavor – Roasted squash, parm, lemon, chipotle pepper. And this yumminess:

 

Roast these along with the squash wrapped up in …

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

September 7, 2016

Hi Friends – I am reposting this meal since I just made it again last night on Snapchat and I promised a few of you I would repost it. This is a great meal for when the nights start to have a chill in the air, and crusty bread is a must. I have some great new meals in store for you that I am still editing, so stay tuned. Happy Eating! – Katie


Are you loving this cold weather we are in as much as I am? Or are you one of the people who is still in mourning summer is over? (If so, my condolences). This time of year means ski season is right around the corner so I (and my whole family) get giddy at the thought of weekends of fun coming up soon. But even before said family existed I have always been a fall girl. I …

Summer Eats

June 29, 2016

As I type this I am getting ready to travel down to DC and then the Outer Banks with my family for a real beach house vacation where the beach is in the back yard (we’ve never really done one since we live 15-20 minutes from the beach here in NH). We are going with 9 other families all staying in one gigantic house so I am envisioning tons of belly laughs and a volume level at meals that rivals a grade school cafeteria.

And of course, good food.

As one friend wrote on one of the several email chains that are flying around “I keep thinking about how many eggs and bacon we will need for one breakfast”. Luckily these friends are super organized and we are all taking turns cooking dinner one night. You know you are going on vacation with the right people when someone has already ordered …