Walnut Basil Pesto

Walnut Basil Pesto // The Haas Machine

I know everyone has their favorite “go to” recipe for pesto & that this condiment is such a staple in so many people’s eating repertoires that I may run the risk of being redundant, but I just can’t resist. Some people choose to purchase their pesto, saving themselves from the time it takes to prepare it. I totally get that & have been a victim of doing this countless times, but I’m usually disappointed by the flavor I lose in the process. Homemade pesto really is an art & something that is simple enough to create at home that it’s worth it every time (especially when you can just grab a tbsp or two out of your freezer!). Continue reading

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Posted in Freezer Cooking, Kitchen DIY, Vegetarian.

DIY Coat Rack

DIY Coat Rack // The Haas Machine

Our daughter Ruby is quite the creative little gal. There’s never a day where her imagination ceases to amaze me. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things about her. She’s always coming up with stories & songs & situations, piecing things that she takes in from this world, to create her own little scenarios. She’s so curious, clever, & bright, & I want to foster those gifts in her as much as I can. Continue reading

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Posted in Kid projects, Life with a gem, Random Projects.

Coconut Crusted French Toast

Coconut Crusted French Toast // The Haas Machine

I’m pretty sure there’s supposed to be a full moon tonight. And because I’m 37 weeks pregnant & waiting for our little one to arrive any day, I’m interested to see if I feel more Braxton Hicks than usual. Or, better yet, I’m anxious to see if I go into labor. Have you heard the old wives’ tale of full-term pregnant women giving birth around the full moon? I’m not much for OWTs, but I will say that Ruby was one of the hairiest babies I have ever seen & my heartburn was out of control when she was in utero. I also don’t know much about the moon, but it just seems like more crazy things would go down during a full moon. Right? Continue reading

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Posted in Breakfast, Vegetarian.

DIY Belly Balm

DIY Belly Balm // The Haas Machine

There I was, dry, itchy, uncomfortable, & with no more of my beloved belly balm in sight. Because I am in my third trimester, I didn’t necessarily want to purchase another tub of it, so I pouted for a few minutes. And then I wondered how difficult it might be to make something similar. After geeking out on balm recipes for an embarrassing amount of time, I finally landed on one that took me just minutes to throw together. And the best part was that I already had all of the ingredients handy because, well, I’m nerdy like that.  Continue reading

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Posted in Hatching a Haas, Natural Body Care Products.

Cheddar & Broccoli Quiche

This buttery, flaky homemade pie crust Quiche is the perfect way to savor breakfast for any meal throughout the day!

Cheddar & Broccoli Quiche // The Haas Machine

We’ve always been huge breakfast fans, as in, we like to eat breakfasty foods morning, noon & night. Partly because we’re not morning people, but also partly because we’re lazy, pretty much the craziest breakfast food that we’ve actually eaten for our morning meal is our beloved Almond Pancakes. But even with those, I’m guilty of all too often making a huge batch of them (for lunch) & then freezing them so we have to do is pop them in the toaster oven & call it good.

There’s just something so quintessentially peaceful about breakfast. No matter what time of day it’s eaten, it just screams “Vacation! Relax! Savor!” & other such phrases, which is probably why I’m drawn to it so often. Continue reading

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Posted in Breakfast, Vegetarian.