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SUGAR ADDICTION

Addiction is such a loaded term. Merriam-Webster defines addiction as “a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something”. Anyone who suffers from an addiction can sympathize; having a vice that holds sway over you sucks! Addiction can run the gamut from mildly annoying, to life destroying. That nagging inner voice that […]

WEEKEND IN OUR HOMETOWN

For us at Green Leaf Kitchen, getting out with the family is pretty important on the weekends. It allows us to decompress and be spontaneous together (we are a family of rhythm and planning, breaking the rhythm from time to time feels really good). While we are lucky enough to live in the California’s Bay […]

A LITTLE FRESHNESS

Sprinkling some well chosen fresh herbs on your dish is one of those seemingly trivial steps that reaps huge rewards. It is amazing how a few well-chosen bits of herb can elevate a dish, making it looks better, tastes better, and easily pack in way more nutrients. I used to shy away from buying fresh herbs […]

PICKING WILD BLACKBERRIES

Fresh berries are a favorite in our house. Not only are they tasty, they are packed full of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients. Picking berries simply oozes summer fun. But yet again, our overpacked summer schedule was conspiring to keep us from visiting our favorite u-pick berry farm. As luck would have it, our dog’s favorite walking […]

PICNIC FROM HOME

Day trips with the kids and husband pretty much always involve eating. One way I fight the urge to buy food I’ll regret later is to pack us all a decadent, healthy picnic from home. On a recent day trip to Point Reyes and Tomales Bay, I packed a picnic of jar salads (salads that travel well in […]

ON THE ROAD

Traveling and family get-togethers, are two of the hardest situations in which to eat right. Since I was a little girl, I associated car trips with the fun of getting to eat treats, food that I never ate at home. When out on the road I’m always tempted to indulge, and it’s almost always something that I know won’t do my body […]