Spring Asparagus & Winter Squash Pasta Sauté

If you’re looking for an easy way to serve up a yummy, nutritious family meal in 10 minutes, try this recipe. I pulled it out of nowhere last night after a harried day, and everyone approved. It’s a great way to fuse winter squash with in-season asparagus, green onions, and the sweet zip of balsamic….

Farmhouse Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

First of all, let me just say these cookies are delicious. You don’t have to want to be healthy to still just totally dig these. My daughter brought them to school and gave them to her friends. She also ate 7 of them. My son ate 6. They’re not huge (although you can make ‘em…

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…

Video: Miso Soup with Herbs and Salmon

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…

Video: Hearty Potato Leek Soup

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,…

Current obsession: Cabbage cups.

Here’s one of the easiest do-it-now recipes you might ever stumble upon for your winter lunch or dinner: Cabbage cups. Cabbage is at its peak this time of year and is a winter staple that is incredibly delicious and versatile. Cabbage cups are so easy and so tasty. They offer a totally over-the-top crunch and…

Taco secret: Mexican mashed potatoes.

Our family takes tacos seriously. This baby is a fish taco: grilled cod with fresh dill, green cabbage, & cucumber-onion pickle slaw, chili pepper Mexican mashed potatoes, and hearty squeeze o’ lime. So darn good I AM EATING THE LEFTOVERS FOR BREAKFAST. To make Mexican Mashed Potatoes: Wash, peel, and quarter 5 lbs of russet…