Been a while! Life with a baby…

Well, it certainly has been a while since we posted anything here! Life has been a little hectic adjusting to a new baby! We haven’t had as much time for cooking, but are starting to get back into it! I have had to stop eating dairy while breast feeding, so that has added a whole new layer of fun in the kitchen, experimenting with dairy free and vegan recipes! We also have been eating a lot of raw foods thanks to a huge zucchini and cucumber harvest from our garden!

Here are some of the things we’ve been eating:
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zucchini pasta with lemon garlic vinaigrette
zucchini salad with avocado and edamame
quinoa and black bean tacos

brussel sprouts with cranberries and barley

broccoli pesto orzo with lemon and avocado

These meals have been perfect for summer and all of them have been easy to make between crying, feedings, and lots of cuddles! I hope you have the chance to try some of these recipes, many of then can be made in advance!

Stay tuned for some of the vegan recipes we’ve been trying!


Pad Thai


We love Thai food, especially Pad Thai. The homemade version tastes JUST like a restaurant, if not better! This is a compilation of several recipes I found online. This is so incredibly easy!

1 package pad Thai rice noodles (linguine) (about 8 oz dry)
2-3 eggs scrambled (or egg whites)
2T rice wine vinegar
3T fish sauce
2T soy sauce
6T brown sugar, packed
2tsp sriracha (or to taste)
1 C bean sprouts
3/4 C low sodium chicken broth
1/4 C crushed peanuts
2 green onions, chopped

Soak rice noodles in boiling water for about 8 minutes or until al dente.

Cook scrambled eggs in a wok with vegetable oil. Add drained noodles followed by sauce ingredients (everything except bean sprouts, green onions, and peanuts).

Mix and simmer until sauce thickens and noodles are coated. Once the sauce begins to thicken, add the bean sprouts.

Just before serving, add the peanuts and green onions, and stir to incorporate


*this would also be amazing with more veggies (carrots, zucchini, bell peppers), shrimp, or chicken.