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Welcome to the new blog! Your taste buds will be jealous of your eyes, but I’m sure you’ll find a way to squeeze in some of this deliciousness!

  • Toddler shenanigans Thursday, December 31st, 2015 - A couple weeks ago I was getting ready for the day putting my make up on in the bathroom. I hear this loud hollering for mama coming from the hallway. (There is hollering and there is HOLLERING.) this was a case of the latter. I opened the door and found out that my two-year-old son […]
  • What to make for breakfast? Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 -   Today I had planned a pretty typical breakfast. The kids get to eat after they’ve gotten dressed and ready for the day and mama has too. However… I was surprised by what happened with my girls. Last night I went to a Christmas party and brought as my contribution to the dinner a beautiful […]
  • Mama musings Friday, December 11th, 2015 - It’s a good day when mama gets a shower. It’s a great day when the food is already planned out. It’s a fabulous day when the food actually gets made. And when the laundry gets moved through the wash and dryer, no matter how dark it is outside, the sun is shining! Today the sun […]
  • Moment by moment Monday, December 7th, 2015 - Today in quick moments: Moment one: I remembered to plan out our meals last night. That saves me so much time and effort and money because I remember to use up what we have. I write on our little white board what I’m making for dinner and for breakfast and then check the refrigerator for […]
  • St. Nicholas Feast day Sunday, December 6th, 2015 - Happy Sunday! Today’s the only day of the week we do not usually set an alarm. We like to let the noise of the kids wake us up. This morning, the first sounds I heard were my eldest daughter singing O Holy Night to Mr. buddy in his crib. It was such a precious moment, […]
  • Dinner??? Monday, September 28th, 2015 -  This past weekend, Saturday was very full at our house. My girls and I went out to do Zumba at the park, we grocery shopped at several stores, my husband and I did our budget session, and I went out with a friend for  coffee. So by the time dinner time came around, my husband […]
  • Apricot Chicken…and a video! Thursday, September 17th, 2015 - Dear patient readers, thank you for your patience!!! I have been working on some  Direction and desires for this blog that were deep in my heart. They are coming together!!! I have created for you my first video blog. I want to show you what I do in my kitchen, how easy it is.  I […]
  • #whereISdinner Vol. 2 Friday, June 26th, 2015 - Last night’s dinner involve eating late, plus a movie date on the couch.  When daddy works late, we tweak the schedule around a bit. Post a picture (in the comments) of where you ate dinner this week! In other news, I am one of the featured speakers at a local nutrition business event. It’s a […]
  • The Power of 1 Simple Change Monday, June 22nd, 2015 -   Have you ever been at a point in your life where you cannot see what is around the bend? Yet you know you want things to get better, grow, improve, flourish! Have you ever tried to make a New Year’s resolution that involved a lot, or was complicated and it fell on it’s face […]
  • #whereISdinner Friday, June 19th, 2015 - Hi my faithful dear readers!! Something new and a recipe! Where did you eat dinner this week? Post a pic! Here is where my husband and I ate dinner on our date last night – at a gazebo in a park. This is the best hummus I have ever eaten, ever!! A special thanks to […]
  • Spinach salad with an Orange vinaigrette Monday, November 10th, 2014 -     Orange Vinaigrette Author: Moira, the Savvy Food Mama Recipe type: Salad dressing Ingredients 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/8 cup real maple syrup big pinch of salt 3/4 cup orange juice zest of 1 orange 3/4 cup olive oil Instructions Note: I combined my ingredients using an immersion blender. You can use a regular blender […]
  • Best-ever Brussel Sprouts Friday, November 7th, 2014 - Brussels sprouts? I mean, come on?   I know, I thought the same thing! But I found this recipe and it had maple syrup in it and so I decided to try it. And yes I tweaked it! These are the bomb – my three-year-old eats them like candy. (Anything maple syrup gets my attention.😋) […]
  • Sweet Potato mash Monday, October 27th, 2014 - For this yummy recipe, I roasted 3 or 4 sweet potatoes (@400 degrees for an hour), scooped them out of their skins, tossed in about 1 tsp. salt, and 2 Tabl. Ghee and 1/3 cup coconut milk (from a can). Delicious, and easy veggie for dinner!!   We are just getting back from an amazing weekend […]
  • Apple Cobbler Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - A basic recipe for something baked includes a few essentials. I loved learning that I could swap out refined sugar for maple sugar, bad fats for good fats, wheat flour for gluten-free flour and so on. This is my happy attempt at a Gluten-free, dairy-free apple cobbler. If you would like to swap out ingredients, […]
  • Carmel Apple Dip Monday, October 20th, 2014 - This recipe is AH-MAZING!! A friend of mine posted her version and I tweaked it just slightly. Kudos to  Danielle  @LittleGreenOwl.blogspot.com. CHEERS!! ~MOIRA, the Savvy Food Mama
  • Baked squash and homemade crockpot applesauce Monday, October 13th, 2014 - Cut 1 spaghettie squash in half and scoop out seeds. Place face down in a pan with 1 inch of water. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour.  Remove from oven and place face up. Using a fork, scrape squash with a shredding motion. Serve. Our favorite way is as a base for spaghetti or […]
  • Right Now #1 Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - I decided to start a new post theme – there is so much in life that is easy to forget – this captures the moment so I will remember.   Squeeky: is 5 years old, just learned to read and will often surprise me with what she is reading,  likes to help me cook things, […]
  • Happy Autumn!! Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - After a full summer, I’m back!!! We are sliding into our routine, the laundry is happening, the meals are planned better, and I’m homeschooling. It’s going really well, and everyone is enjoying it. I am working on some household projects – switching out 3 kids clothes from summer to winter, organizing our coat closet and […]
  • Yellow Cake + Life! Sunday, May 25th, 2014 - It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?? We are on a wild ride at my house for a couple months – my husband just joined me in my work-from-home, nutrition business and I am loving doing this with him!! There has been lots of other stuff too – we were given permission to set up a personal […]
  • Traveling, and an awesome Lemon Vinaigrette Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - I am just back from an incredible conference in Phoenix for my company! I kept to my eating restrictions really well, and my sweet relatives were super helpful with that! My aunt and uncle are both great cooks, and they teach their kids to cook well too. I am excited to share with you my […]
  • Bloggy Challenge update + #1 way to stay well while traveling! Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - Bloggy Challenge update: Grand total of $16 left over (not including the amount I saved in the early part of the month). I learned on that challenge – you don’t know when the unexpected is coming along. Feels good to come out ahead, at least a little bit. 🙂   I am traveling this week […]
  • Things got a little Craaaaaazy over here! Monday, April 7th, 2014 - FAMILY DEBT-FREE CELEBRATION   So…it has been awhile, yes?  In the last few weeks, we have PAID OFF OUR DEBT, celebrated that with our kids, I have traveled for business and am about to get to do that later this week, added new team members and helped one of them promote already! gotten clarity and […]
  • Food for a trip + a bonus list of ideas Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 - Step 1: Assess needs. In our house, we eat gluten-free so things I bring need to be free of gluten. Other things to think about: are there any allergies I need to take into account? Hypoglycemia? = needs quick protein available. Pregnant? Definitely needs protein available. Step 2: Write down and plan what to bring! […]
  • Grocer Challenge, week 1 Monday, March 10th, 2014 - Here are some fun pics of the cash I had leftover from week 1! I totally surprised myself with how much I had leftover. My Prince Charming gets paid every other week. So this past weekend was the equivalent of the “end of the month” – i.e. not a lot left to spend on groceries…and […]
  • Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real + White Chicken Chili Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - PRETTY: Clementines in a red bowlHAPPY:  Playing dress-upFUNNY: Setting up the couch to look like a bed, courtesy of the 2 year oldREAL: My laundry table needs workBonus: a promised recipe!/**********************************************/ White Chicken Chili Author: Savvy Food Mama* Recipe type: Dinner Ingredients 2 or 3 chicken breasts, cut into 1/2” chunks 1 medium onion, chopped […]
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