Making a pan of granola bars is something that saves us every week. Whether it’s a family bike ride, or Kyle and Aidan running off to soccer practice or Saturday morning errands requiring breakfast on the go, we love these. Audrey thinks they’re the best treat.
For all the kale and beets and ginger and root vegetables you will inevitably see all over this site, let it be known: THERE WILL BE CHOCOLATE. I have an undeniable weakness for dark chocolate, and I’ll never give it up.
My husband has been a vegetarian for 15 years (the same amount time I’ve known him, though not the same amount of time we’ve been married), so much of the food on this site focuses around whole foods and stuff that comes out of the ground, as that is primarily what I cook. You real bacon lovers might turn up your nose at the thought of mushroom bacon, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!
I don’t like to label my kids with names like “picky,” but the truth is, the 10-year-old kind of is. The fact that he requests this smoothie (“Mom! Can you make the kale and ginger smoothie please?!”) is a serious seal of approval. There isn’t a time I don’t love this smoothie. Morning, yes. Post work-out, yes. Feeling sluggish, yes. Having friends over, yes. Putting it in the toddler’s cup when she’s giving her green beans the evil eye, yes.