Homemade Pho with Zoodles

Homemade Pho with Zoodles - Holistic Squid

Have you seen my post about making zoodles? Homemade pho is a great way to enjoy zucchini 'noodles.' Zoodles are truly one of my favorite ways to get the function and joy of pasta without feeling like I've devoured several fistfuls of starch. While there's nothing wrong with carbs, sometimes the mood or the season calls for something lighter. I love zoodles topped with savory sauces like bolognese, alfredo, or pesto, and recently I discovered that they make a fantastic alternative to rice … [Read More...]

Why I Don’t Use Homemade Cleaning Products

Why I don't use homemade cleaning products - Holistic Squid

I confess, homemade cleaning products have been a fail for me, and until now I've been a bit embarrassed to admit it. As you probably know, I'm all for crunchy living - I make my own yogurt, fermented cabbage and kombucha, wash my face with oil, and am still plotting the best strategy for composting that will not make my home a mecca for neighborhood raccoons. But we all have lines that we draw in the sand. When it comes to crunchy cleansers, I've been a bit skeptical... I recently … [Read More...]

Paleo Snickers Bar

Paleo Snickers Bar - Holistic Squid

Running a meal planning business, I test LOTS of recipes. For the paleo plans we aim to include a fun dessert each week, and I’ve got to tell you, I’ve tested some pretty awful paleo excuses for sweets that make big promises but in the end, taste like an omelette or powerbar. This paleo snickers bar […]

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7 Essential Supplements I Can’t Live Without

7 Essential Supplements I Can't Live Without - Holistic Squid

When it comes to essential supplements for health and nutrition, I am a self-declared minimalist. I don’t like to waste money on things I don’t really need, and I definitely don’t like to take a supplement because I heard it’s good for my age/skin/bones/hormones etc. I see patients every week with a laundry list of supplements that they […]

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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 […]

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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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