Creamy and luxurious, this shrimp bisque is a copycat version Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen's crawfish bisque, which just so happened to be one of my top two favorite meals when I waited tables there during college. (This seafood fondue was the other.)Somewhere between all the double shifts and the late night closings I befriended one of the [...] Continue Reading
When NFL player Matthew Masifilo was prescribed Vicodin for a torn MCL during his Stanford defensive lineman days, he opted out. "I wouldn't take it," he told ESPN. "I always reacted badly to it. So I stuck with the old ways." (Seifert)At the center of those "old ways" is kava root, which is used both socially and therapeutically in Polynesian [...] Continue Reading
Rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants, polyphenols and flavonoids, this cousin to the famous skincare ingredient - calendula - is gaining a reputation of its own. According to this study, both dandelion flower and leaf extracts protect against UVB-related photoaging and senescence (aging at the cellular level).Dandelion-infused oil soothes [...] Continue Reading
When one of your kids mistakes cumin for cinnamon while baking, it's not a happy accident. These little pieces of sunshine, on the other hand . . . . very happy. You see, I was trying to make these scrumptious vanilla bean coconut macaroons for guests, but in a flurry of activity I replaced the vanilla with lemon extract.Oh. my. goodness. It [...] Continue Reading
Abraham Lincoln and Tom Hanks. Buffalo Bill and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Calendula and dandelion. <<-- It's not uncommon for notable pairs to run in families. Sometimes the resemblance is obvious - for example, Clint Eastwood and John Wayne are related - but sometimes it's not . . . at least at first.Although they both belong to [...] Continue Reading
Maybe it's a temporary growth spurt, or maybe I need a second fridge. Either way, lately my boys have been coming in from an afternoon of play ready to inhale everything in sight. Sometimes they ask me what's for breakfast when I tuck them into bed. If they knew second breakfast was a thing, they'd be asking about that, too.And I love it. I [...] Continue Reading
Has your mother ever threatened offered to shave your head? Mine has.You guys, this is a woman who didn't raise her voice when I wrecked her bought-that-very-day car when I was sixteen and made pancakes for my college friends at 2am while we studied. She's practically a saint, but when I was little, brushing my hair would nearly bring her to [...] 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.