Food + Drink

Nursing Approved Super Food Bowl

October 1, 2019

It’s been so fun to dig through the Household archives and find posts like this one from my early days of motherhood with Owen. Since fingers crossed June has made her arrival at this point and we’re working on the mechanics of breastfeeding, I thought sharing some of my old breastfeeding friendly recipes would not only be helpful for me, but maybe some of you who are right there too.

Original post: October 19, 2015.

I started researching foods that support lactation towards the end of my pregnancy. Not only is this bowl packed with nutrients that increase lactation, but as long as you aren’t making this for your entire family for dinner, it is something you can store and eat over the course of a few days while you’re busy at home breastfeeding. Key ingredients in this dish that support healthy lactation: ginger, carrots, sesame seeds, garlic, flaxseed & quinoa.

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Chocolate Chip Oat Lactation Cookies

September 24, 2019

This post was originally shared almost four years ago right after I had given birth to Owen – crazy to see how Amy’s photos, my writing style and recipe development has changed, right?! I do remember these cookies being ultra tasty though and intend on making them for myself again now that I’m breastfeeding little June. More below!

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Muffin-Tin Mini Chai Cinnamon Rolls

September 5, 2019

After looking at nearly every cinnamon roll recipe and feeling ultra intimidated about making them in the last month of my pregnancy with Owen, I finally settled on using store bought crescent roll dough instead and you guys – I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back. These were unbelievably easy, delicious and Owen had such a fun time helping me in the kitchen. Baking them in a muffin tin made for less pressure when rolling and cutting them too! All in all it was such a seamless process that I highly recommend trying with or without kiddos! Find the recipe below.

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Spiced Maple Chai & Fresh Fig Creamsicles

August 8, 2019

You guys! You guys. I know I’m technically tooting my own horn but these were so unbelievably delicious. I wasn’t sure how the figs would do after freezing in the popsicle molds, but they were the perfect consistency and there’s just something so equally sweet and tart about a creamsicle made with yogurt. Plus, I’m a sucker for pretty much anything made with maple or chai.

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Meet Sarah Copeland + Learn Everything You Need to Know About Picky Eaters

July 28, 2019

You guys! This post kicks off a new series here on Household that I have been dreaming about for years. Since I started Household over four years ago I’ve had the chance to connect with mothers all over the world, open up, have meaningful conversations and build a community I wouldn’t otherwise have. While the public discussions we have on my Instagram feed and in the comments here are near and dear to my heart, some of the private chats I’ve had you guys have shifted my perspective on motherhood and sometimes even the way I parent. I’ve always wanted to find a way to highlight each of you incredible mothers, give you a place to share your stories and get real about the aspects of this gig that keep us up at night.

Today begins our first of many mother interviews and I’m over here doing a happy dance with a few tears in my eyes as I hit publish. I had a really eye opening conversation with cookbook author, friend and mother, Sarah Copeland, about toddler pickiness and how incredibly normal it was about a year ago. Our chat was so transformative and reassuring that Owen would in fact, eventually, venture away from his ten item diet that I feel like parents everywhere could benefit from her insight. Considering food has been such an essential element of what makes Household what it is I felt like there was no better person and topic to start with. 

If you’re in the depths of a picky phase I hope this conversation with Sarah provides solidarity, hope, resources and if nothing else a virtual hug that you are simply not alone. Enjoy!

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The Easiest Peach Turmeric Honeybush Popsicles

July 11, 2019

We picked up these popsicle molds recently and Owen and I have been having so much fun experimenting with different recipes on these warm summer days we’ve been having. I’ve always been a bit intimidated by the recipes I’ve come across on Pinterest and how they might actually turn out in real life, but I have to say, I’ve had the best luck with these molds. I’m always trying to find uses for fruit that is about to turn and popsicles are such an easy way to eliminate waste!

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Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita (Mocktail too!)

June 13, 2019

It’s officially summer here in NYC, well when it’s not raining like it is this morning, and I’m not sure about you guys, but in each of my pregnancies I have craved fresh juices and smoothies. Maybe it’s the September due dates or the summer pregnancies, but I can’t get enough. With more and more days spent at patios with friends and cocktails I’ve been itching to try some new refreshing mocktail recipes at home and this one did not disappoint. Margaritas, in my opinion are hard to nail when you make them without alcohol, but these were honestly super tasty with or without the tequila (Amy can vouch)! Follow the simple instructions below and make sure to either make your strawberry syrup ahead of time or give yourself at least an extra hour before you want to start mixing up drinks. Enjoy!

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A Summer Salad That Inspires Kindness

June 6, 2019

This post was sponsored by Inspire Kindness.

Keeping kindness top of mind sounds like something simple to do in our relationships, but I’m the first to admit that it’s the people closest to us that often times get the short end of the stick. I’m always looking for new ways to approach life with a little more kindness and I’ve found that one of the easiest, most appreciated ways to show my love, gratitude and care for the people around me is by simply making a home cooked meal for others.

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Dairy-Free Morning Glory Muffins for the Whole Family

April 8, 2019

We continue to introduce new foods to Owen, always try to give him a little of what we’re eating, but despite our best efforts he’s been on a serious kick of fruit, yogurt and carbs for a long time. I’ve chatted with chefs and dietary experts, all of whom have been super reassuring that Owen’s eating habits will in fact change (he can’t eat this many peanut butter sandwiches for all of eternity) and that where we’re at isn’t as bad as it can get when it comes to toddlers and their pickiness. Parents of picky eaters I see you, I hear you, we will survive!

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