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Your Favorite Posts from 2013

What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Aside from dressing up for Halloween, making plans for the new year is absolutely one of my favorite things to do. But before I dive into dreaming up the future, I always like to take a moment to look back, take stock, and appreciate everything I've managed to accomplish, survive, and cultivate in th ... [Read More...]

Wishing You a Totally Awesome Holiday

Happy Holidays from Holistic Squid

Today was my lucky day. Cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway on a beautiful, balmy December morning, I pulled up next to santa at a stoplight, who has apparently upgraded his sleigh and reindeer to a white shiny BMW convertible. He was jolly and slick, and gave me a wave 'ere he drove out of si ... [Read More...]

Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Butter Sage Marshmallow Sauce

Sweet Potato Casserole - Holistic Squid

As a REAL food foodie, I get super excited by the challenge of taking classic comforting junkie foods and transforming them into nutrient-dense dishes that aren't lacking in deliciousness. Sweet potato casserole makes a perfect candidate. You remember this holiday side dish, right? Sweet potatoes ... [Read More...]

DIY Pom Poms

Holistic Squid Pom Pom Christmas

Sometimes life calls for pom poms. I'm having a pom pom kinda week. When I was a Girl Scout I did some serious arts and crafts. To this day, I still know how to make sit-upons, hand-looped pot holders, God's eyes, and these super fun DIY pom poms - just to name a few. This year, the theme o ... [Read More...]

Veggie Quinoa Cakes

Veggie Quinoa Cakes

One of the biggest challenges of eating real food is the inconvenience factor. You know - those moments where you're so starving and the easiest thing to do is ripped something out of a package and chow down. Or stop at a drive through to scarf down a burger, fries, and milk shake. Or (historically m ... [Read More...]

Is a Chicken Pox Party a Dumb Idea?

Is a Chicken Pox Party a Good Idea?

Last week a mommy friend of mine announced that her eight year old daughter had the chicken pox and that we were welcome to stop by. My cyber ears perked up. Should I take my children over for a chicken pox party? I've been on the fence about the concept of chicken pox parties. I generally believe t ... [Read More...]

Party Wave Wednesday 12/04/13

Party Wave Wednesday 12/04/13 - Holistic Squid

Welcome to Party Wave Wednesday! Out on the water, etiquette dictates that the surfers that are in the best position for the wave take the ride (unless you're a barney or a snake). Every now and again everyone hops on at the same time - This is called a party wave. In this weekly post all of t ... [Read More...]