Fermented Ginger Orange Carrots

Fermented Ginger Orange Carrots

My Imperfect Produce delivery has been FULL of carrots lately, so I whipped up another of my favorite ferments: Ginger Orange Carrots!

Fermented carrots are super tasty, packing a nice salty crunch. (Totally toddler approved too) This a quick and pretty forgiving ferment, so if you're new to home fermenting-- start here!

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5 Simple Tricks to Make Movement Part your Busy #Mom-life.

5 Simple Tricks to Make Movement Part your Busy #Mom-life.

Making time for movement or exercise can be really difficult as a parent of a baby or toddler. How do you fit in a workout with an already overfull schedule of working and parenting full time? You know movement would give you more energy and make you feel better, but you just don’t feel like there are enough hours in the day or enough coffee in the world to get to the gym every morning, or you’re totally zapped by evening. Maybe you struggle with feeling like you’re missing out on home time or that family needs come before something “trivial” like a workout. Cue spinning wheels, stress, and not getting anywhere. Right?


I so feel you, mama. But it can be done! Movement and exercise can be part of your life without feeling like a punishment, without adding to your stress, without feeling like you’re missing out on the fun, without draining your batteries, without creating an impossible schedule.

Roasted Pear and Pecan Salad

Roasted Pear and Pecan Salad

Friends, you know how I feel about salad. NO ONE HAS TIME FOR BORING FOOD.

If you hate salad (like I typically claim to), you're making it wrong (like I was). Salad is a vehicle for your favorite roasted veggies, delicious dressings, and other fun. Just like pizza is a vehicle for cheese.

So this salad is a vehicle for balsamic roasted pears, pecans and figs and as seems to be my trend lately-- goat cheese-- topped with a maple balsamic vinaigrette.

Pork and Fajita Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

Pork and Fajita Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

This sheet pan dinner is a new favorite at our house! It can be on your plate and in your mouth in under an hour (depending on how fast you slice those veggies). If you're a weekend meal prepper this is a perfect dish to chop veggies ahead of time and then assemble and pop in the oven day of. Boom, making it easy.

Mix-up leftovers by filling a tasty grain free tortilla from Siete Foods for lunch, or throw a poached egg on top and some wilted greens underneath for a quick and easy breakfast.

Nourishing Postpartum Foods

Nourishing Postpartum Foods

The postpartum time is all about healing from the marathon of pregnancy and birth! Along with intense healing and recovery, you might also be supplying all the nutrition for your little one if you are breastfeeding. All this takes a lot of energy to upkeep day in and day out, meaning that your nutrition is just as important now as it was when you were pregnant. But don’t worry, eating a nourishing, nutrient-dense diet can be simple and painless, even during your most sleep deprived days. While this is not an all-encompassing list of everything your body needs postpartum (i.e. all the vitamins, minerals, and TLC), it is a good place to start for choosing nourishing foods for the postpartum time. Incorporating these five essentials will help to keep you fed while also nourishing and hydrating your body. Which then leads to keeping baby fed, nourished, and hydrated! Below we’ll discuss key components to include in your postpartum protocol along with plenty of make-ahead recipes to keep you going through your 4th trimester.