Shredded Veggie Salad

Y’all, doesn’t it feel like it’s been back-to-back heavy meals for the past 6 months? Not that it hasn’t been fun, but my 40-year-old digestive system just can’t hang anymore. I’m finding that if I make sure I get some kind of raw vegetable in a few times a day, I feel so much better […]

Grain-Free Lemon Basil Granola | Chris Cooks

Something that surprised me when Julia cut out grains was how much “crunch” we lost. That texture experience took a big back seat and I missed it. Of course there are a lot of options being made now, but 8 years ago we had no croutons, no cereal, no crackers. I was desperate for that […]

Salsa has been tricky for me, which sounds silly. I’ve made several versions, and historically the best ones I’ve made have used canned tomatoes. As someone who is trying to move to “fresh” as much as I can, that’s been frustrating. But it makes sense, because canned tomatoes usually contain additional things that make the […]

Chris Cooks: Toast

I don’t eat breakfast often, and when I do it’s usually late morning as the first of two meals I’ll have the entire day. So when I have do eat that first meal, I love amping up something simple so it’s special, but still easy. Huge fan of toast, for that reason. Sometimes I’ll pair […]

A couple days after we moved into this house, we were sitting on the swing set outside and had a visit from one of our neighbors. Greta was especially excited about this visit, because it was a 9 year old girl (Greta loooooooves other kids). Eleanor (the girl) was very friendly and excited to meet us. […]


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