Tag Archives: carrots

sweet potato soup.

Sweet Potato Soup

Super easy vegan sweet potato soup recipe to share with you on this windy spring day! Just a few minutes in the kitchen to make a bubbly pot of soul-warming nutrition for the ones you love! Continue reading

heavenly carrot cake muffins.

carrot cake muffinsFair warning: I’m about to get all overly-emphatic-blogger-chick on you. You know the type that gush on and on about how A-MAZ-ING every single thing they ever make tastes? The type that knows all about grammar and proper word usage but somehow loses all desire to care if the sentence is written correctly because, yum. Forgive me? Because, yum.

But seriously. These carrot cake muffins. Heavenly may be a bit of a stretch, but I cannot even begin to tell you how wonderful they are. You just have to taste the perfection yourself. It’s a good thing they are healthy because I could have eaten every single one of them. It was love at first bite. 💕 Sigh… It really is unfortunate that “healthy” doesn’t equate to “calorie-free” isn’t it? But I digress… Continue reading

split pea, lima bean, and mushroom soup.

split pea lima bean and mushroom soup recipe

Today is a good day. The weather is beautiful. The house is clean. The boys are  resting. Dinner is made. And it’s only 3 pm. The day is young! Continue reading

vegan lunchbox muffins.

vegan lunchbox muffins

If I told you that for lunch I served my kids roasted zucchini and carrots over a bed of fluffy rice, millet, and oats, topped with toasted nuts/seeds and served with a side of sliced apples and bananas, you might think I was super-mom. If I told you I made them muffins for lunch and called it good, you might think I need to work on fine tuning my super-powers. A lot. BUT…what if it could be a best of both worlds sort of situation? Sometimes you need a simple lunch to pack that still fits the bill for eating well. Enter vegan lunchbox muffins!! Continue reading

garden vegetable crockpot soup.

garden vegetable soup

The crispness of autumn air is just around the corner. School is back in swing. Life is getting busy. Time for crockpots and lots of soup! This “recipe” for garden vegetable crockpot soup is one of the simplest meals to prepare early in the morning. I wrote out the recipe for what I made for tonight’s dinner for those of you who are afraid to be creative, but there’s no real formula for what to include. Just fill up the crockpot with whatever is abundant in your garden (or that somehow made it into your fridge!), top it off with 6 cups of water, add some fresh or dried herbs, and let it cook all day. Continue reading

crockpot lentil soup.

I need a computer connected to my brain…I swear my best writing is in my head…while I’m doing the dishes…in the shower…while I ought to be sleeping…man there’s some good stuff in there! And then I sit down to actually write for an uninterrupted 10 minutes and 29 seconds while everyone is napping and I’ve got nothing. Hmmm.

crockpot lentil soup

A-n-y-way…I have a quick and easy crockpot recipe to share with you today.  I’ve made lentil soup a lot of different ways from a lot of different recipes, and they are all about the same.  But this one is the family favorite.  Lentils can actually cook pretty quickly, so I had never made lentil soup in the crockpot until I saw a recipe for Slow Cooker Red Lentil Soup on Vegan in the Freezer last fall. Continue reading

grilled un-cheese sandwiches.

grilled un-cheese sandwiches

I recently read “What Should Food Bloggers Write About?” by Lindsay at Pinch of Yum and it made me realize that I don’t have to write exclusively about my illusions of culinary ninja skills.  Starting life.unlabeled. was a result of my personal desires to have an outlet for creativity and to share what I know about real food and real health from life, research, and formal studies.  But ultimately I do what I do every breakfast, lunch, and dinner not so that I can write about it but so that I can take the best care of the sweet little bodies I’ve been given the privilege of caring for.  It is my hope and prayer that someday what I have to offer will also benefit someone outside my little world.  But for now, I am quite happy serving my family.  All that to say, “you’ve been warned.”  If you’re following my posts, it could get personal… Continue reading

creamy wild rice and carrot soup.

creamy carrot & wild rice soup

There’s nothing quite like a hot bowl of soup on cold, gray, windy days.  Having read one of the boys’ favorite stories, The Tawny Scrawny Lion, I was in the mood for something hearty like the carrot stew the little bunnies make for the lion in the story.  Maybe you remember this story from your childhood?  Here’s a little recap.  You see, the Tawny Scrawny Lion was scrawny because he was always so busy chasing every meal…elephants, monkeys, kangaroos, zebras…being a carnivore was exhausting!  So the animals decided that a little bunny should talk to the lion to see if they could work something out.  The bunny invited the lion over for dinner and when the lion found out the little bunny had 10 fat sisters and 9 fat brothers, he decided he could wait to eat that one little bunny so that he could eat them all.  But to his great surprise he found that the carrot stew that the bunnies had prepared for him left him feeling so good and full that he wasn’t even hungry for bunnies, or elephants, or monkeys, or kangaroos, or zebras…  In storybooks even lions can go vegan 😉 . Continue reading



about carrots.

Did you know carrots could do a disappearing act?  Rarely do my boys request a carrot for a snack.  Neither do they respond positively if they ask for a snack and I suggest a carrot.  But if I peel and set out a bowl of them after breakfast, they seem to magically be gone by lunch.  Strange…

A common way of serving carrot sticks is with ranch dressing, but unless you’re making your own with wholesome ingredients, skip the dressing or you’ll turn your healthy snack into an unhealthy fat-, calorie-, and MSG-laden choice. Continue reading