Lemon, White Bean and Tahini Soup

Soup in the spring seems like a contradiction. But, especially when you live North like I do, chilly spring days still happen. But, I promise you, the combination of lemon with tahini and vegetables won’t make you feel like autumn. I stumbled on the idea of putting tahini in soup when I was surfing Pinterest. […]

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My Go-To Greens: Kale & Sprout salad

Raise your hand if you love kale! … no hands? Kale is one of those greens that you know you should eat, but it’s hard to find a recipe you want everyday. Call it a unicorn, but I’ve found mine and I keep this in the fridge at all times. This salad is packed with […]

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Spare a square for the environment (And other ways to save the Earth)

As we turned into our driveway, we could see a huge cardboard box that had been delivered on our doorstep. The words: “Who gives a Crap” was clearly visible in big black letters on the side. “It’s here!” I said enthusiastically as my husband looked horrified. I’m sure the box was on the porch for […]

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These Four Walls

This time last year our house was just a house. It was more like a hotel, actually…. a really crappy one where no one came in and made the bed when I was gone and the only chocolate on my pillow was smeared there by my children. It was a place where we kept our […]

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Secret Family Recipe: Italian Garden Stew

I’m probably going to be disowned for sharing this. This recipe goes back at least 4 generations. It has the basic starter to every Italian recipe: olive oil, onions and garlic. I make this for friends when I need to send a meal and, I promise, this will become a weeknight fall staple in your […]

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The 3 resolutions I make every year (and stick to)

I LOVE resolutions. I find a clean desk calendar with nothing written on it and no coffee stains (yet) so extremely refreshing. I love the hope of walking near the pool with enviable abs. I love having something to focus on now that the holiday decorations are clear and I’m stuck indoors for a few […]

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Happiness doesn’t come easy, but choose the right “hard”

I clutch my sweater to my chest, close my eyes and take a deep breath. Do I feel “joy”? I mean, I like this sweater. But it doesn’t feel like hugging a puppy. This sweater is not as trendy as the Kon-Marie closet purge. In addition to trying out the Marie Kondo method (which I […]

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Survival of the Fittest: ways to get your tot to play nice

This post originally appeared on Lionheart Lamb “Did you hear what your daughter did?” Those are never the words you want to hear from your child’s preschool teacher, but that was what I was hit with as soon as I walked through the door. “Ummm No,” I said, obviously worried. I was picking up my […]

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New business before new baby: Story behind Lionheart Lamb

Let me tell you how my heart broke.  I had just picked up my girls from daycare. My 1 year old was happily babbling in her seat, but my 3 year old was just staring out the car window with her tiny chin perched in her little hand. Usually, she was talkative. The silence worried […]

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Mother’s Day: Ode to my young Mothers

I’m praying it’s 6 a.m.  But, we all know, it’s at least a few minutes before. I hear the door. Not another second goes by and two tiny little lips squished between two soft and pudgy cheeks are in my face saying “Mommy?” Then come the giggles. Then comes the stuffed animal tossed onto my […]

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