Video: This Wild Life – A short story trailer for Eating Buckets

What do you wish for? What keeps you up at night? Where will your heart take you? Brian and I ask each other these questions often because it keeps us curious and alive, but we don’t often get to combine words and pictures and think about these questions the way we were able to in…

How To Make Easy Vegetarian (Vegan) Chili

This hearty rainbow chili is easy to make and a perfect way to cook for the week ahead. Plus, it’s vegetarian and vegan, low-fat, packs a whollop of fiber and protein, and as always is easily amended with your favorite mix-and-match ingredients and toppings. Optional crumbled tofu handily replaces the texture of ground meat when…

Video Tutorial and Guide: How To Make Gluten-Free (or any!) Sourdough Starter

I am so excited to show you today how you to make your very own gluten-free (or regular) sourdough starter that you can keep in your family for generations. It makes it easy to whip up delicious, yeast-free, (gluten-free) foods for you and your family. Video Tutorial: How to Make (Gluten-Free) Sourdough Starter Here is…

Video: Farmhouse basement restoration

If you love old houses and restoration as much as I do, you’ll probably enjoy this sneak peek into our in-process farmhouse basement restoration and the story behind this big, awesome space. We’ve still got a ways to go before it’s done, but welcome, come on in! You might be surprised to find out what…

Video: Morning routines that work.

Here are three oh-so-simple habits you can form or reinforce for yourself and your family that help you start living well from the moment you rise—and help carry you successfully through the day. 1. Make your bed first thing in the morning—no excuses. Insist your children do the same. 2. Savor your hot coffee (or…

Video: Making a vision board

As I have mentioned, our family has a tradition of making dream or vision boards every new year. These contain our hopes, dreams, and motivation for the year ahead. A few of you have messaged me to ask me how you can make one yourself. Here, I talk about the process and why it works…

Video: On anger and authenticity

Happy New Year! In the spirit of one of my main New Year’s resolutions to open my doors and welcome you (with the lights on) into my work-in-progress home and life, I welcome you to join me in a discussion about anger and authenticity. Does any of this resonate? Do the competing themes of kindness…