Light and delicious, this easy chicken salad recipe is my favorite ways to keep lunch simple. One of my "tricks" for avoiding burnout in the kitchen is to double batches when it makes sense. That usually means that I bake a couple chickens together in the oven sometime early in the week - one for dinner, and one to use later for tortilla soup, [...] Continue Reading
If you've been following nutritional health advice lately, no doubt you've heard about the importance of probiotics and prebiotics for gut health. After all, health starts with the gut, and a healthy microbiome is crucial to vibrant health. You've probably also heard that we should be decreasing our antibiotic use while increasing our intake of [...] Continue Reading
Pesto is like summer in a bowl, bringing sun-infused deliciousness to just about everything that touches my table when our garden is in full-swing. I use it in this one-pan skillet chicken recipe, slathered over steak or fish, tossed with grilled veggies, mixed into pasta, sauteed with shrimp, and as a topping for gluten-free pizza.It's so [...] Continue Reading
The bright, fresh flavors of basil and tomato in this skillet pesto chicken remind me of long summer days, frosty glasses of herbal tea, and relaxation. This chicken pesto pasta is a one-skillet meal, which means fewer dishes to clean up (yay!) and more time to sit around and talk about what we're thankful for around the table.In place [...] Continue Reading
Have you ever pulled up a chair to a mouthwatering outdoor meal, only to realize that you are on the menu?Although we love our homemade bug/tick repellent when we're hiking or working on our farm, I prefer these candles for outdoor meals. Inspired by some galvanized bucket candles I saw in a local shop, they're a safe, non-toxic way to create a bug [...] Continue Reading
Have you ever strolled through your local grocery store, picked up a blob of Blue #2, corn syrup and sugar and thought "Hey, I should use these to make blueberry muffins!" Of course not, because unlike some manufacturers, you know that blueberry muffins should contain actual blueberries.Fortunately, making up a batch with wholesome ingredients [...] Continue Reading
Kids and veggies go together like Tacos and Tuesday, Lucy and Ethel, and bees and honey. At least that's true in my house when I find the right combination. Salty and crispy kale chips? Yep! Kohlrabi fritters? Absolutely. Steamed beets . . . . not so much.This creamy spaghetti squash alfredo is always a huge hit. It's filling, simple to make, [...] Continue Reading
So, you’ve read about all the benefits of magnesium and how it’s difficult to get enough from food, and you’ve decided you want to supplement. It’s as easy as walking into the natural food store, asking for the magnesium aisle, and making a quick grab, right?If you’ve ever tried to do just that, you know it’s not that simple. There's chelated [...] Continue Reading
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I'm Heather, aka The Mommypotamus. I’m a wife, mom, real food lover, research geek, and amateur homesteader. And potamus... obviously.