Las Vegas Family Vacation

The three of us just got back from a lovely long weekend in Las Vegas visiting family.  Las Vegas may not seem like an ideal family vacation spot with a toddler and pregnant mama, but I beg to differ! Reason #1 Las Vegas is great for family trips: direct flights and reasonable flights.  The 2.5Continue reading “Las Vegas Family Vacation”

Coconut Red Curry & Veggies

This simple and pleasing curried vegetable classic comes from a spurt of energy due to an Iowa warn-up.  Last week we actually had a a couple balmy, sunny days.  It was enough to give me hope for spring! It actually warmed up enough to melt almost all of the snow and go without jackets aContinue reading “Coconut Red Curry & Veggies”

{Healthier} Coconut Berry Punch

I made this Healthier Coconut Berry Punch for the baby shower I hosted last weekend.  I was dissatisfied with all the punch recipes I kept finding that were full of soda pop, extra sugar, and unnecessary ingredients.  So, I set out to make a healthier version.  The result was so deliciously frothy, creamy, and fruity.Continue reading “{Healthier} Coconut Berry Punch”

Baby Shower + Gluten Free Dairy Free Waffles

Last weekend I hosted a baby shower for my sister, Caroline, and another childhood friend, Hannah.  Sadly, the few photos I took of guests turned out a hot blurry mess (trying to juggle too many tasks, methinks) and I don’t have one of Hannah.  So, Hannah, or the moms, if you have one of theContinue reading “Baby Shower + Gluten Free Dairy Free Waffles”

Banana Coconut Muffins

Oh my goodness, are these muffins ever delicious!  They have the flavor of banana, a slight crunch of chia seeds, and yet none of the gluten, dairy, refined sugar, or vegetable oils that most muffin recipes have.  I guess this recipe might be what the pinners are calling these days a clean eating recipe.  Well,Continue reading “Banana Coconut Muffins”