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This Week’s Bits & Bites

The bottom floor of our house is hardwoods, which we love. But the stairs and most of the upstairs? Wall-to-wall carpet, baby. And not only wall-to-wall, but an old, dingy gray, scratchy, and thanks...

Instant Pot Omega-3 Banana Walnut Steel Cut Oats

A few weeks back, I disabled my Facebook newsfeed and subscribed to a print newspaper for the first time in years. Doing both felt remarkably good. It’s so nice to read the news without...

This Week’s Bits & Bites

The sun came out this week! For one day. Okay okay, for part of one day, actually. The kiddo and I embraced the moment, dragging blankets and pillows out into the yard, laying on...

70+ Dye-Free, Naturally Green Recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day

Newly updated with loads of new recipes (now more than 100!) for St. Paddy’s 2017 and beyond. — I’ve been seeing a ton about artificial food dyes lately and it’s really got me thinking...

This Week’s Bits & Bites

If this week had a theme, it would be “the week Kare officially tired of the dark, gray, drizzly, freezing-fricking-cold winter.” I do know that if that’s the worst of my complaints right now,...

Healthy Shamrock Shake Smoothie

I admit it – I can’t remember the last time I had a legit shamrock shake from McD’s. I think I had one in the name of research when I was creating this recipe....

Creamy Avocado Kale Pesto Pasta with Pine Nuts

Quick, put down the green food coloring! With all the amazing naturally green foodstuffs out there, there’s no need for that stuff, nuh uh. Case in point: This Creamy Avocado Kale Pasta is about...

This Week’s Bits & Bites

Do not be fooled – the kitty in the photo above is not quite as sweet as she looks. (The dog? Absolutely). Sure, our cat Blossom has her moments. But she also has her...

Instant Pot Curried Carrot Red Lentil Soup

What’s better than delicious homemade soup? EASY delicious homemade soup. Actually, add “simple” to that, too. Simple, easy, delicious homemade soup. That’s what we have right here! First, let’s talk about the delicious part....

This Week’s Bits & Bites

“Look mom, there’s Dark-eyed Junco at the bird feeder!” We started the week obsessed with birds for The Great Backyard Bird Count and learned a ton about the feathered friends wintering in our area....