Butternut Squash Soup ~ More Delicious. Less Fattening.

This is so yummy, and super simple! What I like best is that you can easily modify the thickness along with the fat content. I use 1 1/2 cups of either coconut milk and/or half and half. I prefer using organic squash and chicken broth, but that’s up to you. Serve this with a swirl of sour cream and a few …

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Rachel Maria’s Chinese Chicken & Vegetables

I don’t know about you, but I love to go out for dinner. I appreciate trying new things, eating rich foods, enjoying a meal with Scott, family, or friends in a romantic or fun setting, and being bullied into ordering dessert. (Tell me you don’t secretly want your server to coerce you into eating dessert!) But, home-made meals, prepared with fresh and natural …

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6 Better Food Alternatives

In my recent post, “Real Food! For Real.” I mentioned that since becoming a mom, I started taking meal prep, at home, a lot more seriously. Scott and I have been making some great changes at The House on High Street. Our food shopping trips have changed, significantly. The majority of food is produce. Followed by (mostly organic) meat, dairy, and …

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Little Sister

Hi Mommy’s Friends, I hope you haven’t missed me too much. I’ve been super busy taking care of my new baby sister...along with mom, dad… the house, my neighborhood, etc. I’ll be honest. I didn’t expect to take on so much responsibility so soon. I’m only a year old. (And, mom and dad totally forgot my first birthday. I’m still …

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Ingredients to Ban ~ Immediately, if not sooner.

I know. You’ve already read articles, studies, blogs, etc. regarding healthy vs. unhealthy foods we eat. I’ve come across a few hundred, myself. I don’t know about you, but I’ve modified my diet too many times to count. At one time or another, I’ve omitted fat grams. Gluten. Meat. Dairy. Bread. Sugar. I’ve tried replacing artificial sweeteners for sugar. You …

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Spicy Asian Noodle Soup

We’ve been eating a lot of new dishes at The House on High Street, lately! I’ve been experimenting with new ingredients in an attempt to replace a few that I haven’t been too happy with. (More on that, soon.) Anyway, it’s been so cold outside! I’ve been craving hot soup with a lot of flavor and just enough spice. I …

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Mediterranean Cruise

This was Scott’s Valentine’s Day gift. Thought I’d share it with you. It’s a video of our trip in August (before Baby B) to the Mediterranean. It’s over 7 minutes, so I understand if you don’t want to sit through that! But, for those of you who are thinking about going to Europe in the near future, this is a …

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REAL Food! For real.

A while ago, I did a 4 week experiment eating clean. Basically, I prioritized my meals with foods that were in their purest state, and refused artificial ingredients and inorganic meat and produce. My diet basically followed this food pyramid (plus Tea & Agave Nectar for sweetener): I felt really good, and I lost a few pounds. (One can lose …

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Babycation

Last week, this time, Scott and I were enjoying Baby Banana in sunny Florida. It was an extraordinary vacation in so many ways. Obviously having Baby B with us, and introducing her to a swimming pool, a beach, and an ocean. But, more importantly, this was a special time for Scott and me to enjoy our 5 month-old sweetheart, away …

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Fish with Shrimp and Lemongrass Sauce

This is the first recipe I’m posting in response to Scott’s excitement. I was inspired by a recent trip to one of his favorite restaurants, Bahama Breeze. For an American franchise, this place does an extraordinary job in bringing just enough Caribbean to at least satisfy your palate.  The food is amazing and fresh, with that Caribbean-jerk flavor in most signature …

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