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 recipe was based on this recipe from PaleoOMG. I've changed it just a bit to be reminiscent of my favorite childhood candybar, and it turned out so good that I "literally can't even". The … [Read More...]

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 take because they read they should or because their doctor said so. Often these include vitamins, minerals, oils, and synthetic nutrients that are … [Read More...]

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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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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