April 19, 2013
As we recently shared, we are big fans of all-star mom and healthy-living guru Courtney Graham of Whole Diligence. Courtney’s fun and easy approach to feeding her family healthy, locally grown food is inspiring, and we’ve been lucky enough to learn from her at her cooking classes–for instance when we learned all about veggies and snagged the recipes for her easy and delicious Coconut Carrot Muffins and Veggie Baked Eggs. Today we want to focus on what we’ve learned from Courtney about juicing.
While many people might think of only fruit when they first think of juicing, it’s actually a great way to get a whole lot of veggies into one delicious, easy-to-drink glass. And as we’ve already learned from Courtney, you can never eat enough veggies! Juice is best consumed fresh, straight from the juicer into the glass. But you can also send it along with your kids in their school lunch or freeze it in popsicles for a treat later on. Courtney is hesitant to recommend a specific model of juicer, but rather says that there are several great ones on the market at different price points. Here are some good reviews of juicers by Mommies With Style’s Kate Bayless and a thoughtful review of several juicers by The Wirecutter‘s Brian Lam.
Click through to get Courtney’s tips for juicing as well as her favorite delicious (and surprising) recipes! Read More
March 5, 2013
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” — Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
I recently had the pleasure of attending a local Coffee & Cooking Class hosted by Courtney Graham of Whole Diligence. Courtney is a big advocate of using fresh, local, in-season ingredients—and of working vegetables into every single meal. She introduced us to the above Michael Pollan quote during our class, after all.
With three young children who not only eat their veggies regularly but actually like them, Courtney has mastered the art of cooking veggies. At this class, she introduced us to two delicious and nutritious recipes and also shared suggestions for sourcing fresh produce and local ingredients.
Click through to get the recipes for Courtney’s delicious Coconut Flour Carrot Muffins and Baked Eggs with Veggies—both fun and easy ways to serve your family the vegetables they need! Read More
February 11, 2013
Valentine’s Day has garnered a reputation for revolving around overpriced gifts and impossible-to-reserve tables at fancy restaurants. But for many parents, true romance is found at home. After the kids have been put to bed, a quiet candlelit dinner—or maybe a delicious meal consumed on the couch in front of your favorite romantic flick—can be more special than all the bistro tables in Paris.
Whether you’re not going out on Valentine’s Day because of logistics, or because you prefer an intimate night in, these love-inspired recipes from our Valentine’s Day Delights Pinterest board are sure to amp up the romance of your stay-in date. Bon appetit, Valentines!
Check our top picks for Valentine’s day treats and other homemade eats after the jump. Read More