Get Your Buns in the Kitchen with Mise en Place

Get Your Buns in the Kitchen with Mise en Place

There is this fantastic concept that comes from French cooking, and adopted well beyond the French, called: Mise en Place (pronounced: mees en plah). It means “putting in place” or “everything in its place”. It refers to the set up required before cooking, and in professional kitchens it would refer to the organization and arrangement of ingredients that a cook would need access to during a night of fast paced food prep. 

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Meditate Babies! Helpful Tools for Practice

Meditate Babies!  Helpful Tools for Practice

Time has been moving so quickly, and more than ever it feels necessary to practice a few minutes of meditation each day. This is a practice that I have been trying to cultivate for years. The days where I meditate, I see that I am more focused, productive and my energy moves more steadily throughout the day - Without fail. But it take s a lot to make this habit stick!!! I have been playing around with some simple tools to help me. Here are some favorites:

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VEGETARIAN SPRING ROLLS + EASY PEANUT SAUCE

VEGETARIAN SPRING ROLLS + EASY PEANUT SAUCE

This method of "roll up a bunch of tasty fresh veg and dip in something delicious” is great for summer time eating, when the produce is abundant and spending time in the kitchen is less savory. I also love "rolls" for camping or big family gatherings, because it's fun to make and eat outside, and you can get everyone in on the roll up fun! I find this can be especially good for picky eaters, young or old. Kids that are picky eaters like to have some authority over their food. Allowing them to pick the fillings will give them a connection to their food that will get them excited about eating their creations!

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