package free: coconut yogurt

Coconut yogurt was something that took me FOREVER to master.  I was using Minimalist Baker's recipe to start out with, but I could never get it right.  It would always end up too thin, and the flavor of the canned coconut milk tasted kind of "tinny" to me.  Then one of you lovely readers told… Continue reading package free: coconut yogurt

a frugal meal plan after holiday excess

After the holiday cooking, feasting, gift giving and general excess I'm craving simpler things, meals, minimalism and fresh starts.  This week I'm drawing inspiration from la cucina povera, literally "kitchen of the poor" in Italian.  It refers to a simple way of cooking that elevates and makes the most of simple and humble cooking.   We'll… Continue reading a frugal meal plan after holiday excess

low waste christmas

Curious about our low waste Christmas?  Here’s a little recap of how we tried to keep waste, consumerism, and junk to a minimum this Christmas while still keeping it cozy and fun, plus all the goodies we gave + received.  My philosophy is to keep gifts simple, minimal, useful.  (You can see my gift guide… Continue reading low waste christmas