Homemade Vanilla Pudding

Homemade Vanilla Pudding, Real Food Style - Holistic Squid

I'm a bit obsessed with real foodifying the junky comfort foods of my youth. Some of my favorite makeovers are nachos with homemade chips, french fries with gravy, the perfect mashed potatoes, gluten-free deep dish pizza, chocolate chip cookies, and salted caramels. Recently nostalgia called again... Remember vanilla pudding out of a box? I loved that stuff as a kid, and and now we can fall in love with homemade vanilla pudding all over again - real food style. Here's what's in the … [Read More...]

Feed Your Fertility – My latest book is now available (plus bonus goodies)!

Feed Your Fertility Paperbacks Stacked - Holistic Squid

I'm super excited to share some news with you today... After over two years in the making, my book Feed Your Fertility is now available! Co-authored with my dear friend and esteemed colleague, Laura Erlich, we have spent hours upon hours writing, revising, and revising again to bring you the very best information we could compile in 200+ pages based on our combined three decades of professional and personal experience in the fields of Chinese medicine, fertility, pregnancy, and real food … [Read More...]

Roasted Cauliflower with Fennel and Sausage

Roasted Cauliflower with Fennel and Sausage - Holistic Squid

Some dishes are so simple they don’t need a recipe. Instead the recipe serves to inspire the combination of flavors that you haven’t yet considered throwing together. This roasted cauliflower dish is one of those creative kitchen ah-ha moments. It’s around this time of year that I start to grow weary of the same winter veggies […]

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What Would Emily Do? Picky Eater, Vitamin K2, Flu Prevention & More

What Would Emily Do? Q&A with Holistic Squid

My inbox runneth over with questions from readers wondering – What would Emily do – about Real food and holistic health topics. I’ve created this Q&A to get your questions answered and for other folks to benefit from the answers too. Who am I to know the answers to your questions? I’m a holistic-minded mom, […]

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Chicken Florentine over Acorn Squash

Chicken Florentine over Acorn Squash - Holistic Squid

Running a meal planning business, I test LOTS of recipes – some flops, some with room for improvement, and some that are just knock-it-out-of-the-ballpark good. This recipe for chicken florentine over acorn squash is one of those winners. When I first started playing with this recipe, I wanted to create a casserole that was reminiscent […]

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Join the Ban on Styrofoam Containers

Join the Ban on Styrofoam Containers - Holistic Squid

Have you heard? Last week the city of New York announced a ban on styrofoam products from styrofoam containers to fill packaging. They recognized that since this toxic material cannot be economically recycled, it causes significant environmental harm. The ban goes into effect July 1, 2015, and even the public schools will be replacing polystyrene trays with compostable […]

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Homemade Lotion Non-Greasy Formula

Non-Greasy Homemade Lotion - Holistic Squid

These days, the internet abounds with DIY beauty products, and when it comes to homemade lotion, I’ve tried so many variations. One of my favorites is whipped body butter, my recipe that smells and feels as decant as it sounds. When I want a lighter, non-greasy homemade lotion – this is the one. Why make homemade lotion […]

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Baby Sleep Training – Transform Your Fears

Baby Sleep Training - Transform Your Fears

Awhile back, I decided to speak up about my experiences with attachment parenting. In short, I was lead to believe that this style of parenting was the only way I should raise my babies. I then struggled with co-sleeping and baby wearing – many days, to despair. When I was finally emotionally ready to move beyond attachment parenting, baby […]

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