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I don't know about you, but I don't like to wait for a new year to roll around to get inspired to make positive changes in my life. Call me an opportunist, but I like to take advantage of my birthday, a sunny day, and every change of season as a chance to re-evaluate where I may want to start doing ... [Read More...]

Gluten Free Deep Dish Pizza

Gluten Free Deep Dish Pizza - Holistic Squid

My little family has a Friday night tradition - movie night complete with buttered popcorn, root beer, homemade ice cream, and some sort of fun, snacky dinner. Sometimes it's homemade nachos, but our newest favorite is this gluten free deep dish pizza. Personally, I've found that I can digest whe ... [Read More...]

What Would Emily Do? (9/4 Edition)

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 hol ... [Read More...]

Introducing Real Plans – The New, Revolutionary Way to Meal Plan

Real Plans - Meal Planning Revolutionized - Holistic Squid

You guys!  It's finally here! Since I started offering my meal plan service, I've gotten tons of feedback from subscribers. Based on all of the requests, I teamed up with my uber geeky and technically brilliant husband, Antony, to create a meal planning service like none other. After nearly ... [Read More...]

Bell Pepper Soup with Basil Tarragon Olive Oil

Bell Pepper Soup with Basil Tarragon Olive Oil - Holistic Squid

In dreaming up recipes for my weekly meal plans service, sometimes I just stare in my fridge, praying that inspiration will come. That's when I know it's time for a new cookbook to spark new ideas and remind me of flavors that I've forgotten. I discovered this red bell pepper soup in my most rec ... [Read More...]

Summer Fruit Salad with Balsamic Mint Glaze

Summer Fruit Salad with Balsamic Mint Glaze - Holistic Squid

August will always hold a special place in my heart as the ripest, richest part of summer. Back east, the peaches, tomatoes, and corn were other-worldly good, the Atlantic ocean was warm, and the mood was carpe diem. I'm sure there are plenty of good reasons, but I'm not a fan of school starting ... [Read More...]

Our First Year of Homeschooling – Success, Failure & Surprise

Our first year of homeschooling was nothing like I expected - Holistic Squid

When we started homeschooling our first grader last year, I had planned out an amazing curriculum, and planned to bond and cultivate a great relationship with my son along the way. We decided to homeschool because we wanted a better education for our kids than we thought the underfunded Californ ... [Read More...]