This isn’t a cooking blog, but more of a lifestyle rant. I’m a bit obsessed with organizing, simplifying and streamlining my way into more enjoyable hours in the day and a great quality of life. Inside these pages you will find tips, tricks (and yes, some recipes) and recommendations to moving towards and sustaining a healthy home. I hope you enjoy…cheers!
Radishes in Moderation is a place for me to share family stories, recipes, adventures and tips in hopes of brightening someone else’s day and inspiring others in an inclusive way. We love involving our kids in our daily routines and traditions, but this isn’t only for moms and dads. In fact I wish that I had some inspiration and guidance like this to thin out the noise in my life before I added children to my world. I feel like it would have helped me to become more quickly the parent and human being I want to be each day.
Why Radishes in Moderation? It started as kind of joke some years back. I had never had a radishes and after I was pushed to try one I declared that I liked them…in moderation. I figured that it was a fun working title and found in doing some research that radishes pack a nutritious punch so with our families lean towards plant based dietary habits the title seemed to fit perfectly.
My goal is to share simple strategies to getting back to basics and striving for the life that you truly want. I am Wife to “HeyBabeDaddy,” and Momma to our daughter “m” and son “j” and work as a professional organizer specializing with new families. I love my family and spend my days aiming for the best for my little quartet. Behind these walls are my thoughts, tips and tricks to getting through the day and enjoying them.
Two years ago I made the move push our family to get more environmentally friendly and eliminate sugars . Well, not all sugars, but everything with the exception of maple syrup, honey and fruits. (Yes, I am aware that these are all sugars. Our family used the limitation to help us dramatically decrease our intake…just try to find a dessert menu with anything on it made only with honey and/or maple syrup, baklava aside. It gave us a starting ground).
Thankfully we made the sugar push just before my daughter really started eating solids, so we avoided the blowback of backtracking and have had a very nutritious introduction to the wonderful world of culinary delights. The switch also happened before my second pregnancy so I am hoping my little chunk j will have the same great range of tastes as m.
Recently I have begun to up the ante and am substituting dates in place of honey and maple syrup, in addition to ramping up our greens intake. This is the window into our family’s journey. I hope to share some of my experiences not only as tips, but also as validation for others who might consider or are already on similar paths.