10 Things trying to be more Zero Waste has revealed.

Nothing has challenged my “Planner Bae” and organizing ways like reducing our family’s waste. Since May of this year I’ve been working on reducing how much stuff we have/consume. What I mean by this is, how much our family’s habits impact us, the folks around us and the planet. It’s been very enlightening! We are…

Easy refrigerator pickles

Hi guys! Every week we get a box of produce from Hungry Harvest. The box that we’ve selected is a huge haul of various delicious and tasty fruits and veggies. Sometimes we get veggies that go super fast and sometimes others kind of linger around the fridge. It happened that we had four english cucumbers…

Summer is here! Watermelon Pops for all!

I just love watermelon. I hated it until about 5 years ago. It was just yucky stuff until, one day, it wasn’t. I’m not sure what made me eat it five years ago. I have no idea but I do remember thinking about how delicious that juicy cold fruit was. Mmmmm. I want some right…

$2 Lunches in 10 minutes.

Here is my mantra on homemade school lunches: Lunch should be simple, healthy, inexpensive and tasty.  I am in the process of putting together an E-Book on lunches that can be made in 10 minutes for around $2. My lunch making process is more of an assembly rather than actually “making” LOL. The truth is,…

Pinterest Test: Pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

Hello pinners! I know everyone and their aunt has seen this pin: The caption reads “OMG! No mess pancakes! Pin now, use later” Well, being the Pinner that I am, I gave it a go. My verdict: It works and I’ll be doing this again! I made an entire 38oz bottle of pancake mix on…

Bento boxes!

Hi guys, Here are a few recent bento boxes from our 4th graders lunch. I follow a simple formula for lunches that generally means it has four components: 1. Protein 2. Grain 3. Fruit 4. Veggie I work through these particulars when I do our meal planning for the week. This way my grocery list…

Throwback Pic of our Very 1st Bento Box! & Week 3 Bento lunches

Hi guys! Here are this weeks school lunch bento boxes along with a shot of the very first Bento box that I made. Our first Bento lunch was August 2012! Gabriel, our oldest, was in 3rd grade and Michael, our youngest was in 2nd grade. My, how times has flown by. 🙂 We’ve taken breaks…

Bento school lunches Week 2 + A weird birthday treat.

Hello everyone, We had an amazing week all week long! I hope your week knocked your socks off as well. Last weekend we celebrated Michael’s 9th birthday. We went laser tagging and then had a little party at the house. It was a really fun day. Every year for their birthday I make a weird…

How To Turn Regular Rice Into Amazing-Amazingness.

Hi everyone, Rice is a staple in our home so any chance to turn it into the main course is a win. This is an Italian comfort food, where rice is the star! Our family LOVES: Arancini di riso. This is simply stuffed risotto: over cooked rice when prepared at my house 🙂 rolled in…

School lunch item review + Week 1 (2014/15) Bentos.

Happy Friday. It’s been a busy week around here. The first week of school is officially completed and all the kids are talking about is sleeping in over the weekend. I would like to say that I am in 100% agreement with their weekend plans. I’m pooped and ready for some quiet time and a…

Waffle-wiches are Deli-ci-i-cious!

I discovered last night that sandwiches made from frozen waffles are delicious. Though it might sound a little crazy it’s absolutely a must try. 🙂 We got home really late last night and while the kids did their bedtime routine I made these: The recipe is from Rachel Ray (here’s the book). It’s so simple…