Hallo!  I'm Sonia.

This is a place where I share my most beloved recipes.   I am passionate about making non-processed, wholesome meals for my family using quality ingredients which to me means at the minimum: hormone & antibiotic-free meats (ideally grass-fed beef and organic poultry), additive & preservative-free pantry items, organic dairy products, organic produce if it is a 'dirty dozen' for pesticide residue and ideally GMO-free until more is known about it's impact on human health. But that doesn't mean we don't have a bottle of sriracha in the fridge, occasionally slurp a bowl of packaged instant ramen or indulge in oreo cookies and cheetos from time to time.  We do! 


Speaking of cookies, I have a wicked sweet tooth, as well as two tiny humans at home so I am often in the kitchen baking something sweet with my little girls on weekends.  Sometimes these are 'healthified' and sometimes full-on indulgent.

As you can maybe glean, the way we eat is not 100% gluten-free or Paleo or plant-based or whatever.  That said, I rely heavily on those diets as templates, drawing elements that work for our lifestyle and our bodies.  For my older daughter who has eczema and chronic stomachaches, we stay truer to the Paleo diet for her.   You can sort the recipes on this blog by "categories" based on what you're looking for - go to the 'Blog' page's sidebar.  We are not all the way healthy nor are we all the way careless - but somewhere in that spectrum's middle.  Recently we moved towards consuming limited grains, limited dairy and less meat which is pushing me to discover new, delicious things to eat!  Whatever our way of eating is called, my wish is for my family to be thoughtful about what we consume with a strong emphasis on the whole and the good while minimizing the processed stuff.  

Knowledge is empowering.  It has helped me make positive, transformative changes in my family’s diet.   The recipes here are the things I make for my family most of which are family-friendly, not elaborate and have make-ahead options and suggestions.  These recipes were either created by me, passed to me, or rooted in others' brilliant recipes which I have adapted into tried-and-true versions for my gang (and now you).  Everything homemade by me to nourish...to indulge...and everything in between.  I sincerely hope you discover something you like here. 

Please comment, ask a question or give me your tips and advice here.  I would love that!  Unless you're a psychopath...then maybe for sure we keep it arm's length ;)

xx S

p.s. cyber high-five to anyone who can tell me the 80s song reference that inspired my Instagram handle and blog name  { hint: by a pair of female rap artists } :D

Photo credit:  Portraits By Keiko 

Photo credit:  Portraits By Keiko