Salmon and Asparagus Bake

Salmon and Asparagus Bake - Holistic Squid

  You know when you try a new recipe that you think is going to be just “meh” and then are blown away by how delicious and perfect it is? This salmon and asparagus bake is one of those dishes. I had a similar experience with my chicken Florentine over acorn squash too. A few weeks ago, […]

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What Would Emily Do? (4/28)

What Would Emily Do? (4/28) - Holistic Squid

When we moved into our quirky canyon home nearly seven years ago, I immediately knew it needed one thing – a cedar wood soaking tub, the perfect place to connect to the beautiful natural surroundings. This month, my renaissance man hubby made my dream come true by building this one (pictured above) in our backyard. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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