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What Would Emily Do? (8/7/14 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. In this edition we'll discuss natural ways to help a baby ... [Read More...]

My Favorite Summer Beach Reads

My Summer Beach Reads - Holistic Squid

I decided to do something different this summer. Something I haven't done in way, way too long: RELAX. For me, relaxation + summer can mean only one thing: beach reads. My husband has been super, crazy busy rolling out our new meal planning site (you can have a sneak peek here), and with two kids ... [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Meatballs with Garden Veggie Sauce

Slow Cooker Meatballs with Garden Veggie Sauce - Holistic Squid

We've been having some pretty whacky weather here for Southern California. Back east, my mom and the weather man used to call it HHH: hazy, hot, and humid. Definitely not a day that you want to spark up the oven and add any extra heat and moisture to your kitchen. It's summer days like these when ... [Read More...]

How to Teach Your Kids to Eat Right and Love Real Food

How to Teach Your Kids to Eat Right and Love Real Food - Holistic Squid

Since I was a little girl, my nutrition education has been an ongoing contradiction. First, the Four Food Groups were introduced as an absolute - eat meat, dairy, bread, fruit/veggies every day. Period. Seemed straightforward enough to my early adolescent mind, but mostly I was interested in eati ... [Read More...]

What do your food cravings really mean?

What do your food cravings really mean? - Holistic Squid

You ever have one of those moments when you want a chocolate Ritter Sport bar so badly, that you NEED it? You must have it so badly that you will get out of bed in your jammies and drive down a windy mountain road to get to the store minutes before they close - just so you can fulfill your burning de ... [Read More...]

Summertime Ceviche

Summertime Ceviche - Holistic Squid

Tanned skin in sun dresses, sandy feet in flip flops, and days that seem to stretch on forever. Oh summer, I love you. Of course, to pair with any season there are foods that can evoke nostalgia with a single bite. Summertime ceviche is one of those foods. Cold, salty, tart, and satisfying, a go ... [Read More...]

What Would Emily Do? (7/8 Edition)

What Would Emily Do? Q&A with Holistic Squid

I hope you're enjoying a fun and festive summer. I've been spending the past week hitting the beach and celebrating my daughter's fourth birthday with princesses and pompoms galore. But alas, even this beach girl needs some work to stay happy and balanced. My inbox runneth over with questions f ... [Read More...]