What Is Sous Vide?

“What’s that noise? Is there water running somewhere?” My husband and I were sitting in the living room reading after dinner last night when he suddenly sat upright on the couch. “It’s the sous vide,” I told him, not looking up from the latest issue of Bon Appetit.  “The sous what?”  “You know, the thing […]

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Five Health Benefits Of Epsom Salt

Last January, I got into a car accident. Everyone was okay (thank goodness!), but the other driver and I hit pretty hard. I didn’t realize how much I’d been affected until after our information had been exchanged and I was at the body shop dropping off my car. I couldn’t hold a pen straight because […]

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Beet Orange Brownies (Gluten-Free)

Growing up, my mom made everything from scratch: layered birthday cakes, traditional French bouche de Noel, strawberry shortcakes in summer. Literally everything. I only remember seeing a box of mix cross our countertop once and that was during my sixth birthday party when each kid baked and decorated our own slice of “cake.” I don’t […]

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Deviled Easter Eggs

When I realized that this year’s Easter brunch was pot luck, my first thought was “Oh shit.” This was a crazy week for me, and I had no idea how I was going to pull together something special enough for Easter, but that still traveled well and felt like brunch. After a quick brainstorm, I […]

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5 Habits For Better Sleep

Between my husband and I, it seems that one of us is constantly battling insomnia. Either we can’t fall asleep, can’t stay asleep, or simply don’t sleep deeply enough to feel rested. The problem came to a head after our son started sleeping through the night. Sleep training him seemed to have the opposite effect […]

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5 Tips For Smelling Fresh Without Conventional Deodorants

My personal philosophy is that the healthiest, safest products are often the ones that are closest to nature. So when I started thinking about becoming pregnant five years ago, I decided it the natural deodorant route was probably the safest path for my baby and me. While my research found that health risks of conventional deodorants were […]

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Gluten-Free Bread Pudding

Bread pudding takes me back to snowy Sunday nights when school was sure to be cancelled in the morning and the roads had been too bad for my mom to go to the grocery store. She would empty the freezer of end-pieces and whip up some bread pudding, which we’d enjoy with ice cream after […]

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Travel Guide: San Jose del Cabo

When I mention that I like to vacation in Los Cabos, I’m often teased about tequila shots at Cabo Wabo or how many days I’ve wasted at The Office on Medano Beach. But that’s Cabo San Lucas. When I think about Los Cabos, I envision the quaint and colorful streets of San Jose Del Cabo […]

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5 Tips For Safely Sharing Your Child’s Photos Online

It’s a question I get over and over from my friends and followers: “Why don’t you ever post your son on Instagram?” While my refusal to share photos of my child on social media may seem weird in an era where everyone shares everything, the normalcy of sharing photos of small children makes me feel […]

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Wardrobe Workhorse: Statement Sunglasses

I like to express my exuberant, playful personality through my personal style, but here in the ultra-casual Bay Area, I often feel overdressed in bright prints, big ruffles, or similarly attention-grabbing details. Thus my strategy has evolved around basic pieces in neutral colors paired with one accessory that pops. And more often than not, that […]

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