Nots’troganoff Beef & Mushrooms with Gravy

Comfort food can be a tricky task on a grain and diary free diet. So many recipes require a lot of flour or heavy cream. We don’t even have those things in the house. So whats a girl to do when a savory gravy train dinner smothering mashed potatoes is calling your name? Break out…

Cuban Pork and Potatoes

A version of this Cuban Pork and Potato recipe was given to my mother by a friend’s dear Cuban grandmother. My friend wrote it in her bubbly middle school handwriting. She translating some of it from her grandmothers Spanish, on a piece of pharmaceutical notepad paper that I still have stuffed in one of my…

15 Ways to Break Your Phone Chains

If you are reading this, there is a decent chance you are viewing it on your smart phone. The likelihood is also high that you have a love/hate relationship with this silky smooth glowing box or at a minimum want to reduce your daily usage. Our phones, the connection to the world outside our home,…

Low Waste & Consumable Gifts People Will Actually Want

So you’re trying to find a gift for the person who has everything? Or someone who has a small home, is involved in the low waste movement, or are on their own journey towards minimalism. Maybe you are on a budget this year or just cant stand the idea of having another consumerist Christmas. Regardless…

What to Do With Unwanted Gifts

Gift giving season is upon us. Well, It seems like there’s always some sort of holiday or event, doesn’t it? If you are reading this, chances are you received a gift that you have no use for. Maybe you followed our tips on avoiding unwanted gifts here, but you still received something that doesn’t suit…

7 Tips to Avoid Unwanted Gifts

A gift from a loved one is such lovely thing. And the people who give them to us are an even greater gift. A carefully wrapped present is often how people show their love for one another (hi! đź‘‹ Me. Gifting is one of my Love Languages) and we should be grateful when we receive…

20 Open Ended Toys and Minimalist Gifts for a Two Year old

Christmas is coming (yikes, as if 2020 wasn’t stressful enough), and if you are like me, you have a 2 year old in your life to shop for. Or maybe you have family members asking what to “get” your kiddos. Toddlers can be difficult to entertain. They have that special toddler spirit that requires a…

Top 10 Educational Toys and Open Ended Gifts for One Year Old

As parents to four boys ages 20 months to 19 years, we have seen our fair share of toys. We have been gifted a ton and spent our hard earned money on more than we care to admit. Here is our here is the rundown of the best educational toys and open ended gifts for a one year old child.

Egg Free and Dairy Free Breakfast Hash

When you discover that you are allergic to egg, and sensitive to dairy, grains and legumes… your breakfast options get slim pretty quick. Especially that covered in syrup, soaking in milk, or scattered/slathered whatever-they-call-it salty and savory breakfasts that so many Americans are accustomed to (maybe that’s why so many of us are developing allergies…

Hawk’s Nut Free Fudgy Protein Bars

With a household full of different allergies and sensitivities, we have had a difficult time finding quick treats that are compliant for all of our dietary needs. We are each sensitive to different things and I _really_ don’t like all the work of baking or making sweet treats that someone in the house can’t have…