I hope everyone had a very happy thanksgiving. Ours was good. We spent wednesday night with Alex’s family— eating a good amount of italian food. We woke up thursday morning to some chilly weather and snuggled in bed, introducing Marlowe to Elf. Alex had to work thanksgiving (no surprise there) so Marlowe and I went to my dads house for some family time, before driving north to Laura’s family’s house for a good ole’ half vegan thanksgiving celebration. We enjoy celebrating holidays up there with the Torbin’s. They’re good people— and we’re never lacking in carbs or vegan pie options. Anyway, it was a good day and Marlowe and I are very much looking forward to spending the next two days with Alex home. It’s been a pretty good week. And just incase you’re not celebrating thanksgiving and/or not tired of food— it’s been a delicious week and what marlowe eats is behind the cut….. 😉 

black bean soup topped with avocado. 

this was a surprising one— leftover kale saag and some sort of curry with avocado and rice in a wrap.  she loved it. hot sauce is def. not hers 😉 

pad thai. she was unimpressed with the cooked carrots— still. 

good ole’ pasta— actually this was a decent “rethink leftovers” a tomato vegetable soup turned into red sauce pasta. 

“purple oatmeal”— strawberry oatmeal with mango, granola and “seeds” on top (chia)

yellow split pea soup.

coconut milk yogurt with honey and flax seeds. 

I realize that this is not appetizing at all— the sunsetting so early is NOT wonderful, but it was actually decent tasting– and impressively, something marlowe liked a lot. basically, its a combination of green bean casserole and scallop potatoes with loads of kale. She loved it and ate it all— except for the potatoes and asked for more kale in the potatoes place. i’d call that an eating from the garden win.

&thanksgiving at lauras: where she ate raw carrots, mashed potatoes, some stuffing, lots and lots of fruit, and no tofurkey. then chose fruit salad over chocolate pie, because she’s obviously a weirdo. 

Again, very grateful to have you here. Happy thanksgiving. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


  1. Everything looks so yummy – especially the soups! I'm going to have to find a good black bean soup recipe for this chilly winter (it's in the single digits in MN already!!!).
    Also, what kind of coconut milk yoghurt do you use? I've been going back and forth between a few (and almond and soy yoghurts) and am always on the lookout for new non-dairy options!
    ~ Samantha

  2. I honestly love all of your posts. I don't even have a dog and I was reading your dog training post. Haha. But out of all of them your What Marlowe Eats and Photos of Recently Enjoyed Things are my favorite. I'm such a picky eater and am always amazed at what Marlowe all eats, I want to be like her when I grow up, er, now. I definitely need to get better at it because I don't want my kids growing up to be as picky as me, it's not fun.

  3. Lovely photos, these are my favorite posts, so inspiring. Feeding kids can be so complicated! Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Delicious food, glad you had such a good Thanksgiving, and that you get to spend some time with Alex now. CJ xx

  5. That picture of Marlowe with the wrap was the first time I thought, "WOW. She looks like Alex." Beautiful meal ideas, can't wait for the cookbook!