My Trick for Last-Minute Dinners

5 Easy Dinners from One Easy Ingredient! from

I’m a meal planner through and through. It’s one of the only ways we’ve stayed on budget for the last many years and the only way to keep me on track when we’re so busy with school, therapy, dance class, errands, and more. Still, despite the best-laid plans, sometimes the afternoon has gotten away from… 

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Vanilla Spice Pear Sauce

Vanilla Spice Pear Sauce - gorgeous, slightly spiced pear sauce from

I was trudging through Costco a few weeks back trying not to pout that all the peaches and cherries were gone and the berries looked sad, when I saw the most gorgeous box of pears for a spectacular price. I picked them up, cheered up, brought them home and remembered that….both my children refuse to… 

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Mini Rainbow Lunches

Easy Allergy-Friendly Lunch Ideas with Wet Ones from

Oh, mercy. School lunches. I don’t know when the hype started, but I suspect Pinterest has done the same thing for school lunches that it’s done for birthday parties. It seems everyone is posting Instagram pictures of intricate Bento boxes of panda-shaped cheese or radish flowers. Around our house, we keep things simple. I’ve been doing… 

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

(Cream-less) Creamy Tomato Basil Soup from

Updated from the archives. Oh, friends, this soup has been a favorite for years. We’ve tweaked the recipe a bit here and there, and eventually realized it was now a dairy free (vegan) soup recipe. The previous photos were (I’ll just say it) pretty awful. 2009 was not a great year for food photography for… 

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Coconut Lime Chia Pudding

Creamy and Rich, fresh and bright -- This Coconut Lime Chia Pudding is the BEST! // One Lovely Life

I think the humidity is going to kill me.  I do my exercise and devotional around 5:30am in the summer (because my sleep-hating children are usually up by 6 at the latest), so the sun isn’t even really all the way awake yet. Still, the heat and humidity make me feel like I’m slogging through jello… 

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Build a Better Lunch Bowl

Build a Better Lunch Bowl! Tips to create simple, satisfying, HEALTHY lunches. // One Lovely Life

Back when we went gluten and dairy free, we had to re-frame some of the way we ate. We really focused on shifting our meals around high quality proteins, fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Dinner was an almost seamless transition. It’s pretty straightforward to do protein, veggies, and fruit or to throw in… 

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Strawberry Balsamic Popsicles

Strawberry Balsamic Popsicles // One Lovely Life

I’ve been slogging through some of the deepest, darkest archives on this blog (like, 2008) and it’s been a bit painful. In part, it’s painful because not keeping up with a lot of behind-the-scenes, technology-and-coding-related things that I’m not good at (and consequently avoided for years) has been catching up with me. Imagine a giant… 

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