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veggie fajita burgers.

veggie fajita burgers

I asked my son what he wanted for his special birthday dinner today. What was his favorite thing that I could make for him? His answer? “Hamburgers. But not veggie burgers mom. Real hamburgers.” Yes, it’s true. The boy likes meat. And it’s what everyone else eats as far as he’s concerned. And so, for his special occasion, real hamburgers it shall be. Continue reading



about tomatillos.

Tomatillos grow and are sold encased in husks that resemble parchment paper lanterns.  Under the husks, tomatillos look a lot like a green tomato, and like tomatoes they are classified as nightshades, but they are quite different in texture and taste.  The skin and dense flesh feel almost sticky because of the high pectin content of the fruit.  The flavor is tangy, with a hint of lemon/lime.  They blend well with Mexican dishes, avocados, cilantro, peppers, and tomatoes. Continue reading

black bean and quinoa tacos.

black bean and quinoa tacos

Nine years ago today was the day my oldest son was born.  But before I share a recipe for black bean and quinoa tacos, one of his favorite dinners, will you let me share what’s been bouncing around in this busy mind of mine?  If you’ve ever had children, you know how much my life changed that day.

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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