Pics From the Weekend

We had a wonderful weekend filled with tons of family time. It was the first weekend this summer that we didn’t have anything planned in advance, so we were able to make our own schedule and take our time at home (and away). One a week Allan watches the boys after he gets home so that I can get out of the house alone for some “me time”. On Friday night I wrote a few blog posts, edited some pics and read. I just started Meghan... Read More

Weeknight Supper Tips

Good afternoon, Pinners! I would like to offer a warm welcome to all of the new readers that have found my blog via Pinterest. Over the last couple days that my recipe for Overnight Oats has gone viral on Pinterest. To all of the new readers, feel free pull up a chair, sip on some tea and make yourself at home. I launched a Recipage last week with 60+ recipes and have several guides to eating clean in the Clean Living Tips section. Also, earlier... Read More

Wordless Wednesday: Weekend Recap

Mill City Farmer’s Market Quick Lunch Sweetland Orchard (A visit to our very favorite farmer’s market vendor!)  Read More

Back to the Start – Chipotle Video

Good evening, friends! We spent the day at the Great Minnesota Get Together – expect a full recap, including all of the food that we consumed later this weekend. If you can’t wait, Allan is working on a post of his own that should be up shortly. Tonight, I wanted to stop in quickly and share a two minute Chipotle video that Allan just showed me. I feel like this video sums up a lot of what clean eating means to me. Also, I love Coldplay’s... Read More

Fulton Farmer’s Market

On a hot, slightly rainy Saturday, we stopped at the (new to us) Fulton farmer’s market. The Fulton farmer’s market is a newly formed market and is the sister market to our fave Sunday market. This was our very first visit and I was very impressed by the selection at such a small market. We will definitely be back in the future. Allan was loving on the market design. Allan enjoyed this bacon and cheese biscuit from Sun Street Breads. Look... Read More

Greens Galore

Today was a most beautiful day. Matthew and I enjoyed a mid-morning walk along the creek and then ventured back home to work on packing for our weekend away at the Peters family rustic cabin. And by rustic I mean no running water, no oven and an outhouse. So, this morning we had laundry to do, lists to make and food to prep. Then this the afternoon I took a nice walk around Lake of the Isles with a new friend, while my mom read Your Best Body Now... Read More

Open Streets and a Bran Breakfast Bake

Saturday afternoon I had a major craving for a bran muffin. Not just any bran muffin, but a Breadsmith bran¬†muffin… my absolute favorite! So, I decided to conjure up a recipe for a healthy and lovely bran breakfast bake. Folks, you need to drop what you are doing and immediately throw one of these in the oven and top it with rhubarb-strawberry sauce… Yesterday, this is how our morning began. Phenomenal! This was so good that I made another... Read More

Mill City Farmer’s Market

Yesterday morning, we arose at the crack of dawn to make it to my favorite farmer’s market, the Mill City Farmer’s Market before Matthew’s morning nap. Enjoy these gorgeous photos courtesy of Mister Peters. The Guthrie Theatre   Mill City Museum   7 grain bread Pea shoots Arugula + Mixed Greens Midmorning snack Where Allan and I plan to retire Stone Arch Bridge The milling industry is the reason... Read More

Kingfield Farmer’s Market

This morning we awoke bright and early to the joyful sound of a hungry cat. We decided to get up, shower, eat breakfast and visit opening day at the Kingfield Farmer’s Market. The morning was clear, with a chance of rain. However, on our way to the garage it started to sprinkle. By the time that we arrived at the Farmer’s Market it was raining cats and dogs. But we were not going to let a little rain get in our way. First thing’s... Read More

What does it mean to eat clean?

Yesterday I posted about our reasons for living clean. Today I would like to explain what I mean when I say that we are clean eaters. Eating clean is a diet (definition: food and drink¬†regularly provided or consumed, source) that focuses on eating as close to nature as possible. We strive to consume foods that are unspoiled, sustainably sourced and nutrient dense. The following is how we define clean eating: Eat 5-6 small meals per day, paying... Read More

Rhubarb Breakfast Bake

Simply Rhubarb Our garden is overflowing with sweet and sour, ripe rhubarb. And from what I hear, that is the case across the Midwest. So, what should you do with your rhubarb bounty? Why make muffins, of course! My good friend, Laura, wrote to me asking for a rhubarb muffin recipe that was high in protein, but did not use protein powder. She wanted to be able to eat a muffin or two as a complete snack versus having to pair a high carb muffin with... Read More

Mpls Farmer’s Market

This morning, Allan, Matthew and I went to the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. This was our first trip to the Farmer’s Market this year. It was so much fun! Here a bunch of photos of our morning. First thing’s first. It was super windy, so I ordered an organic 2% cappuccino. Unfortunately, I burnt my tongue on the first sip and my taste buds have been haywire all day. Notice the performing artist behind me. He was super talented. We... Read More