Portland Snow Days

While this isn’t Edith’s first snow it is the first snow that she has really experienced. I took her out on Thursday when it started snowing and she was in love and was pretty upset when I said that it was time to head back inside. Yesterday we woke up to even more snow and Neil and I took her outside to play around in the snow. To top off the snow day we took a snowy walk to dinner (we have no food in the house) and she had a blast. It also took us three times as long to get there because Edith wanted to scoop snow and put it on us or just lay down on the side walk and roll around in it. Unfortunately we didn’t catch our dinner walk in photos but I would say Edith had the time of her life.
snowday- edith
snowday e and dada
snowday neil> My little snow angels
snowday angel e
snowday E> Snow fight!
snowday in the face

> Over on Running With Tongs I’m sharing our snowed in Nutty Date Ball Recipe which is toddler approved!

Date Ball Muncher

Q: Has your little one experienced snow? What was there reaction?

{Recipe} Hatch Chile Cheese Sauce


HatchChileCheeseSauceOver on Running With Tongs today I am sharing my recipe for a vegan hatch chile cheese sauce. This sauce is filled with tons of veggies, healthy fats and lots of nutrients. I used mild hatch chiles in mine so it was Edith friendly but you can always choose to up the heat or leave the chiles out completely. This is a super fun and healthy sauce that can be used as a dip, spread or our favorite way to use it is as a sauce for pasta.


Chocolate Coconut Lactation Cookies

Chocolate Coconut Lactation Cookies

Our pediatrician suggested that I eat oats daily to help increase my milk supply. As much as I enjoy a bowl of oatmeal some days it’s just not what I’m in the mood for so I have been working on new recipes that include oats.  These cookies are delicious and although I call them lactation cookies there is no need to be breastfeeding to enjoy them! 

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance, margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Preaheat oven to 375F. Sift together the flours, salt, baking soda and baking powder into a medium bowl; set aside. In an electric mixer cream together the Earth Balance and sugars for two minutes.  Add the banana, peanut butter and vanilla to the mixer and mix to combine. On low, add the flour mixture and mix until combined. Add the oats, chocolate chips and coconut and mix until combined. Scoop the dough (about golf ball size) and place on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.