It's been too cold to safely venture outside for more than 10-15 minutes at a time with the toddler lately, so I've poured all my energy into baking and cleaning since we're pretty much stuck in the house during the week. Thankfully my two year old is going through an...

2018 starts in just a few days. It's the that time when you find yourself taking stock of your habits, and thinking about how you can improve in the coming year. In addition to using a new to-do item scheduling app, exercising daily, and scheduling in self-care time, a...

I love to cook. I went to culinary school, and worked as a cook for years. Some days, that doesn't matter. If I am not careful about what I keep around the house, I find myself staring into the fridge and cupboards thinking in a horrible whiny voice "there's no food he...

Instant Pot smashed previous records for Amazon Prime Day sales. As of today there are 658,004 people in the Instant Pot Community Facebook group and another 13,419 in a Facebook group devoted just to vegan Instant Pot recipes. Every news outlet from the...


I admit, I was skeptical of baby food pouches at first. Early in my pregnancy, I was strolling through Costco with my mom and whispered "I think those pouch things are weird! I feel like they are for raising astronauts?" I have since discovered that astronauts eat in...

I hadn't planned on posting this recipe since it just came out of me goofing around in the kitchen with what we had in the house, but  I posted a photo on Instagram someone asked if the recipe was going to be available, so here it is! It's not exact science since I was...

A lot of people mistakenly assume my family is vegetarian. I can understand why they would think that though; we eat vegetarian meals about 80% of the time.  My Pinterest meal planning board is full of dishes with lentils, black beans, and chickpeas. We...

There is a universal law that when you buy three or more unripe avocados, they will all ripen at precisely the same time. I was sucked in by the relatively low price of avocados at Costco ($5.99 for 6! They are usually around $2 each here) and found myself with five si...

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Jillian Kirby | Burlington, Vermont | Email me at hi@heyJilliankirby.com