Four Walls and a Roof

If you follow me on Instagram ( and I hope you do! – I share pictures and updates regularly there), you know my family has been camping for the past month. We have been bouncing around this idea of downsizing our home, getting some acreage, and living minimally for a couple of years now. We…

Vegan Mofo 2015!

September is Vegan Month of Food, or Vegan MoFo for short. Once again, I’m not really in a position to do much “from scratch” cooking – we are moving next week! So while I won’t be sharing any recipes on the blog until I have my new kitchen set up, I will be sharing pictures…

The End of Summer

We are wrapping up our summer, along with our extended stay in Georgia. We’ve got a few holdouts in the garden, like the grape tomatoes, green peppers and our zinnias, but the cucumbers, squash and watermelons are done. Kyri has been eating the grape tomatoes straight off the branches as they become ripe, so no…

Vegan Super Bites

This is a simple and delicious treat to make for a grab-and-go breakfast or snack. It’s full of superseeds so it packs quite a punch in the morning.    Vegan Super Bites   Combine all ingredients in a stand up mixer (or use a sturdy wooden spoon).   1 cup natural peanut butter 1 cup…

Saturday Morning Sunshine

We’ve had a bit of rain and cold weather lately, so it was so nice to have a Saturday with sunshine and warm weather! I took the kids for a short hike at Government Canyon State Park. With kids this young it was actually less hiking and more exploring, but everyone enjoyed themselves!

Maple Oatmeal Superseed Pancakes

1 1/3 cups all purpose flour 2/3 cup oats 2 Tbsp sugar 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flax plus 2 1/2 Tbsp water) 1 banana 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 Tbsp chia seeds 1 Tbsp hemp seeds 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 cup almond milk Combine…

Peanut Butter Granola Muffins

The arctic blast has reached us all the way down here in Texas. So I have been baking comfort food for the kiddos. They absolutely love the peanut butter granola I prepare.   But lately I’ve been on a superseed kick, so I have been adding them in where ever I can.   I typically…

A Day with Snails

Okay, maybe snails, pill bugs, worms, and lots and lots of dirt.    We spent the afternoon in our backyard Saturday, enjoying the warm weather and each other’s company. After some family work, tidying up the yard and cutting grass, the kids had a blast exploring under rocks and collecting their favorite pill bugs.   …