Cashew Arugula Pesto

There isn’t much growing in our garden right now ‘cept for some kale and arugula and a few spidery mustards. But the arugula is coming in like crazy and adds tons of interest to salads, wraps, and sides. Today I gathered a few handfuls of arugula and made a Cashew Arugula Pesto. Even including the…

How To Make Perfect Brown Rice.

Basic brown rice is a staple for us. I try to stockpile it along with some healthy basics in the fridge. This simple recipe stores great and makes easy work of dinner at the end of a long day. Paired with my Basic Black Beans, a few easy toppings, and you can make a complete…

Basic Black Beans.

Here’s how to cook up the most easy, basic, super cheap, flavorful meal you’ve probably ever made–and it’ll taste so good you’ll eat seconds and thirds and forget that what you’re eating is so darn good for you. Beans are probably the most under-celebrated foods, but they are one of the best foods for you…

Farmhouse Breakfast Sandwich.

Nothing fuels our kids for a long, cold PNW winter day better than a farm-fresh breakfast sandwich. It’s basically what our kids eat every morning. It’s also a go-to for a late after-sports-practice dinner, and sometimes it appears in a lunchbox or two. What’s in a breakfast sandwich? Basically, the stuff you love. It’s a…

Miso Soup with Herbs and Salmon: Video Tutorial

Just in case you were wondering where I went, I was busy in my typical cold season mama mode, taking care of sick kiddos, cleaning house, and chopping veggies for soup. Can I fix the germs? Nope. Can I magically cure anyone? Nope. Can I give our kids a snuggle and some soup? Yep. So…

DIY indoor coffee table garden.

This little DIY coffee table garden is making me happy today. I’m dreaming of warmer days and green shoots in the garden. This little bit of bright green life is a good reminder “Spring is just around the corner,” as Frog likes to tell Toad. It’s really easy to make: Just find a serving tray…

Hearty Potato Leek Soup: Video Tutorial.

Hi friends! We’re launching our cooking tutorials series today, which will be featured on our YouTube channel, Facebook page, and on Instagram @eatingbuckets. Today’s tutorial for Hearty Potato Leek Soup is the first in the series, and it’s a basic soup using just a few ingredients that taste amazing. It’s designed to be super easy,…

Love at first kiss.

This guy. This amazing man. I met him when we were just a bit over 18. He walked into my living room at a house party, and he stood head and shoulders above the rest. And he glowed. It was probably his Southern California tan and his Armenian olive skin standing out among the glow…

Winter wonderland.

Oh, PEOPLE! It’s a beautiful land out here. It’s that rare magic of rain turned ❄️ that we of Pacific Northwest ilk don’t often experience. I know our little shovelfuls of snow ain’t nuttin to the polar freeze capturing the Midwest. I know. But our little stretch of pearly white nature blankets has brought us the magic…

Winter days in our old farmhouse: Making, resting, and planning.

Winter in the Pacific Northwest is distinctively dark. Here in our old farmhouse I like to imagine all the quiet fireside chats that have been shared here over the past 120 years while our home’s residents settled into the rhythm of “getting through” these long, dark winter days. One of my favorite parts of winter…