Category Archives: On the Crunchy Side

changing the way we eat {two months in}

A couple of months ago (the second week of September, to be exact) we began making significant changes in the way we eat. We had decided — after watching a few different documentaries (like Forks Over Knives…Fat, Sick & Nearly … Continue reading

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creamy brown rice pudding

About six months ago, we purchased a 12-pound bag of organic short grain brown rice from Costco.  We’d rarely eaten brown rice up to that point, and I was hopeful that I could transition the family from our beloved white … Continue reading

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how to brew kombucha at home

Kombucha — have you heard of it?  This tangy, fizzy, fermented tea drink is growing in popularity, and you can find it in any given health store and even in most regular grocery stores.  The potential health benefits of kombucha … Continue reading

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southwestern bean & quinoa burgers {and some major changes}

We currently have a few major eating-lifestyle transformations brewing in our home.  At least, they’re major to me!  We’ve been gradually tweaking our diets here and there for a while now (the dietitian in me won’t ever let me rest!), … Continue reading

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here comes autumn {& a 6-month-old}

In case you didn’t already know… It’s September!! It seems to me that summers fly by faster every year.  I do love autumn, though, and I always look forward to the changing aspens, hot chocolate in the mornings, and fires … Continue reading

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cloth diapering: an update

It’s been two years since I first wrote about my cloth diapering experience, and when my online friend (who blogs at Olive Sprouts) posted an update, I was inspired to do the same! If you don’t cloth diaper, then you … Continue reading

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who would’ve thought?

Our conversation went something like this: “Mama, am I always going to be five?  It’s taking SO LONG to turn six!  Why does EVERYTHING take so long?”  (Emphasis hers, not mine.) “Well, Calla, the truth is that life actually passes … Continue reading

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he’s here!

On Monday, March 5, we welcomed our fourth child — Shepherd Thomas Chou. Born at home, 9:11 PM~ 8 lbs 5 oz 21.5 inches Overflowing with sweetness I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this first week with our little boy.  It’s true that … Continue reading

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(soaked) pumpkin pie baked oatmeal

This recipe is good.  REALLY good.  Unless you absolutely despise oatmeal or pumpkin, you’ll LOVE this nutritious breakfast dish. Doesn’t that look AMAZING?  (Ok, I’m done with ALL CAPS, I promise.  It’s just so yummy!) 🙂  The last time I … Continue reading

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babies in cloth diapers

{Updated 4/14/11} So…this isn’t necessarily a how-to article on cloth diapering.  It’s more of my experience, what I’ve learned, what works and doesn’t work for me.  If you’re considering cloth diapering and you have questions about it, please ask!  I’m … Continue reading

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