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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    A Look Back.

Tricks and Treats.

Today is my first day home with Cullen by myself, and I can’t believe I’m just finally getting to type this out at 5pm.  He is peacefully snuggled up on my chest, and I am learning quickly to take advantage of any and all time when I have two hands available!

While I have most definitely NOT made my return to the kitchen just yet, I do have a few fun reminders of past kitchen projects that showed up in my mailbox recently.  The November issue of SELF Magazine…

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Which features a recipe from yours truly – Cider Cinnamon Brussels Sprouts.  This is a very close adaptation of my original recipe, Cinnamon Cider Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Pears.  YUM – a fall favorite!

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You might remember a while back when I did a big spread (no pun intended) on hummus for Oprah Magazine.  I was thrilled when they asked me to do another recipe development project for them, which just hit the stands for the November issue…

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What did I cook up this time?  GRANOLA!

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I spent about a week turning my kitchen into a granola factory this summer.  You have never seen so many rolled oats in one kitchen!  It was a really fun project to do, and I still can’t quite get over seeing my name next to a two-page piece in a magazine that I love. 

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So even though I’m not quite back to cooking and baking just yet, these projects are motivating and get me excited for all the great food that is to come once I get my bearings with this whole motherhood thing.  In the meantime, we are lucky enough to have friends bringing us meals during the month of November to help us get through this transition phase.

Also, I’m back to writing on Babble this week, and you can check out my last few Being Pregnant posts here…

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be writing for a new Babble blog – Baby’s First Year!  And finally, because no post feels complete without a baby picture….

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From our pumpkin patch…

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To yours.  :)

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Tricia     at 5:38 pm

:-) Yay!!!


Sara @ RunnerWife     at 5:38 pm

Cullen is so precious!! I love his pumpkin hat :)


Sana     at 5:40 pm

Happy Halloween sweet baby Cullen!


J @ Ess and Jae V2.0     at 5:40 pm

Bwahahahaahaha! I love that scrunchy little face!! Your wee pumpkin is seriously cute. Love the article in O too. Good job. Have fun with your little treat tonight.


Amanda     at 5:41 pm

Congrats on your articles in Self and O Magazine! That’s huge!

Cullen is so cute. I love his little pumpkin hat. :)


Lauren     at 5:44 pm

Oh my goodness, he is too precious! KIND is making granola now? I have to check this out!


Lisa @ The Splattered Apron     at 5:46 pm

I’m just impressed you’re posting so soon! Cullen makes that hat look good–Happy Halloween, sweet boy!


Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife     at 5:48 pm

GAAHH he’s SO ADORABLE!!! He looks so much like both of you guys…so sweet…happy Halloween to you too!


sarah     at 5:55 pm

Cullen is so sweet. You need to do a post on who you think Cullen looks like the most. Or what features he has of yours and vice versa’s of Casey’s.


Emily Malone Reply:

We are still trying to decide – he changes so much day to day!


Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie     at 5:55 pm

Ohmygoodness he is so precious! Happy Halloween Cullen and Emily and Casey! What a cute pumpkin you have! :)


erica     at 5:57 pm

he is such a cutie!!!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey     at 6:03 pm

love love LOVE that last picture! Congrats on the features in those magazines!


Katy     at 6:03 pm

ah! cullen is so freaking adorable! happy halloween from santa cruz!


Dynamics     at 6:03 pm

I love that you are showing ALL aspects of Cullen. He is so adorable. Do his feet smell like Frito?


Emily Malone Reply:

Haha I have not noticed a Frito smell. :)


Gabrielle     at 6:03 pm

Congrats on the magazine pieces! And Cullen, wow, what a handsome little man in the second to last picture. You can see what he’s going to look like all grown up in that face. Gorgeous. And then, well, he got tired of having his photo taken, eh? :)


kathleen @ the daily crumb     at 6:06 pm

awww, so precious, emily!

how exciting to see your recipes published… and by two powerhouse magazines!!


Amy*     at 6:07 pm

That hat! I die! Too cute!

It’s so cool that you’re featured in two great magazines! Congrats!*


Janene @ One Run at a Time     at 6:11 pm

He is absolutely adorable – he looks like an old soul in the best possible way! :)


Kelsey @ Living the Gluten Free Life     at 6:12 pm

You’ve got such a cute little pumpkin! I might have to head out and get that O magazine – I need some new granola ideas!


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga     at 6:20 pm

Congrats on your new Babble gig. And Cullen is looking adorable :)


Heather @ Dietitian on the Run     at 6:29 pm

Congratulations on your magazine features, and new gig! That is huge – you deserve every bit of the success & glory! Let it soak in :)


Colleen     at 6:36 pm

Congrats on the mags! Cullen makes a cute pumpkin. Halloween!


Emily     at 6:37 pm

Emily!! This post made me happy in so many ways! First of all, congrats to you on your two magazine spreads!! Cannot wait to get myself a copy of O Magazine (our subscription ended and I really need to get it back!!). I think I get Self, too so I will be reading and making that one soon, too. I get so excited to see one of my favorite bloggers in magazines that I love to read :) And Cullen just made my day…what a precious little pumpkin!! He’s really too cute :) Happy Halloween to you all!


Hannah     at 6:48 pm

Hi! I haven’t been reading your blog long, but I immediately connected as a vegan runner! your little pumpkin is looking adorable! congrats on the articles, those are pretty big stories!!! I’ve gotta ask though.. Who is resonsible for the statement “pairs well with pork or chicken”?!?! :)


Emily Malone Reply:

I just provided the recipe. :) That is unfortunate!!


Lisa     at 6:50 pm

wow – awesome magazine articles!!! and Cullen looks so precious in those piccies :)


Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)     at 6:59 pm

Oh Emily, you must be just head over heels
In love with him! He is beautiful! Happy Halloween!


Melissa @ Hot Chokolate Girl     at 6:59 pm

Congrats on the magazine articles! That’s awesome! Cullen is so very cute (love the pumpkin hat too) :) Happy Halloween!


Alexa @ SimpleEats     at 7:09 pm

Cullen is making my heart melt…quickly.
I need to get my hands on that Oprah article, asap!


Ashleigh     at 7:10 pm

Those b. sprouts look so delicious! Your little pumpkin is so precious in his outfit :)


Catherine     at 7:13 pm

I’m totally guilty of scrolling down to see if you posted pictures of Cullen and then scrolling back up to read the post :) He is just too darn cute!


Nicole @ Yuppie Yogini     at 7:19 pm

I will never get tired of seeing photos of that baby!


Elna     at 7:21 pm

He is adorable. How did you decide on Cullen’s name? Is it a family name? I love your blog!!


Emily Malone Reply:

It is a very old, classic Irish/Gaelic name (like Casey!), which is our family heritage. We both really liked that it was a little different. :)


jenny     at 7:49 pm

SO cool!!! absolutely something to be proud of! (the articles AND cullen, of course!!)


Sarah @ w30     at 8:09 pm

Such a handsome little guy! His eyes are piercing!!


Jan     at 8:23 pm

Cullen is so beautiful. And I love the pumpkin cap!
I’m going to have to try the Cinnamon-Cider Brussels Sprouts.


Elisabeth     at 8:34 pm

Such a sweetheart! I LOVE the picture of him curled up in his pumpkin hat :) I’ll definitely be checking my issue of Self for your article & picking up Oprah to get the scoop on the granola!


ashley     at 8:48 pm

Ooohhhh I want to squeeze him!!! HUGE congrats to you!! I saw the granola spread and was so excited for you. I actually had it out on the table when I was sampling LGF granola at Whole Foods the other week, for customers to see! :) The brussels sounds amazing. mmm


Marie     at 9:41 pm

Wow, congrats on all the magazine features!!! Thank you for all the baby pics; LOVE them! Haha, the last pic is so cute. I love the shape of his little lips! ;)


Emilia @ Namaste Gurl     at 10:25 pm

Yay for being featured in those mags! SO picking up copies ASAP :)


emily     at 12:05 am

Congratulations on the two magazine articles! I am another reader who was guilty of scrolling for the Cullen pics first, he is a gorgeous gorgeous baby :)


Marty     at 12:43 am

Congratulations all around – not guilty here – loving all the photos of Cullen pics with Mom and Dad – and the dogs of course!


Vanessa     at 12:54 am

I liked your article about how giving birth is not like running a marathon. I was wondering if you were going to comment on that topic. People seem to compare the two quite often. I’ve run one marathon and even though I’ve never been pregnant, I just can’t imagine how 5 hours of running is anything like delivering a baby.


Emily Malone Reply:

It’s NOT. At all. Haha. :)


Sarah     at 1:33 am

such a cute halloween outfit! And congrsts on being published. SUCH an acomplishment.

I know this is rude to ask but ive been reading your blog since it was the front burner. I finall caught the blogging bug and started one of my own.. except i have no readers lol. Maybe you could give me a shout out? If not i understand, i just look up to you and love your blog so much id feel honored if you mentioned mine =)


Emily Malone Reply:

Congrats on starting a blog! Linking to yours in the comments is a great way to help other people to find you. Also, Twitter is a great place to connect to other bloggers! Thanks for reading for so long. :)


Stephanie     at 2:38 am

I love Cullen’s hat!


Kaci     at 4:31 am

I will have to run out to the store to pick up that issue! How exciting!

He is just sooooo cute! XOXO


Dorsa     at 4:38 am

Super cute little pumpkin you’ve got there Em :)


Antonia     at 4:44 am

Congratulations on the magazine features. I really love Cullen’s pumpkin hat. Too cute!


Cait @ Beyond Bananas     at 4:53 am

I could look at pictures of lil pumpkin Cullen ALL day! Too cute! Happy Halloween!


Katy @ KatyRunner     at 4:53 am

he’s so sweet! i was wondering which halloween outfit you would end up choosing :)


Lee     at 5:07 am

Congrats on the magazine pieces. Very cool.


Sami     at 5:10 am

I haven’t commented in awhile, but I just have to say, I’ve been following Cullen’s birth story and he is absolutely just a beautiful baby boy. Being a mother looks like such a blessing…I can’t wait to be one someday (: Congratulations & God bless you guys.



Coco     at 5:14 am

Congrats on the articles! I do love granola- and I am sure that I would never get sick of seeing my name in print! Cullen is so fricken adorable!!


Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count     at 5:24 am

Love the Pumpkin Cullen pictures! Looking forward to your return to the kitchen!


Sarah     at 5:34 am

Your articles look fantastic! Of course, your adorable son steals the show…:-)


Andrea (Run. Learn. Repeat.)     at 5:53 am

I’ve been following along on your pregnancy journey, but haven’t left a comment yet. Congratulations on your adorable baby! I love the pumpkin hat.


Kelly @ Free Spirit Food     at 5:56 am

Congrats on your articles, you are super mom!


jennifer @ peanut butterand peppers     at 6:29 am

Congratuation on the new article! I look forward to reading it! I just love granola!!!


Luna     at 6:35 am

OMG. CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Michaela     at 6:35 am

so cooled your featured again! I remember you talking about a granola thing ;)
Cullen has such a special look on him, so alert and knowing!


Ashley @ Good Taste Healthy Me     at 6:46 am

Such a sweety! Happy Halloween!


Carol @ Lucky Zucca     at 7:11 am

Cullen is just absolutely precious! Such a cute first Halloween outfit! I can’t wait to see all the other cute outfits he wears! Also – good for you on the articles! So exciting! :)


Sarah @ See Sarah Eat     at 7:12 am

He’s so cute! And congrats on the articles, you are doing some awesome stuff :)


SeekingAmy     at 7:26 am

Love Cullen’s hat! I may have to try those brussel sprouts–I haven’t been a big fan in the past, but I am willing to give them a try!


Kara     at 7:33 am

He is SERIOUSLY adorable! I wouldn’t be able to get anything done if I were you, because I’d most likely just be staring at him all day.


Shannon @ My Place In The Race     at 7:56 am

Love the pumpkin hat! Congrats on your recent publications too!!


Stacy @ Stacy Eats     at 8:02 am

Wow, so cool!!
And yes, no post is complete without pictures of your precious Cullen. Hope you guys had a great Halloween with your little pumpkin!


Maryann     at 8:07 am

Such a beautiful baby. Congratulations on the magazine posts. I love love the pumpkin hat. Babysitting my 1 yr old grandson tomorrow hope he is walking 2 weeks ago he was letting go but wouldn’t take more than a step or 2 then plop down.
Lancaster PA Gal


Katie @ Talk Less, Say More     at 8:12 am

Congrats on the magazine articles! I’m sure it’s such an inspiration to see your hard pay off in print!

And what an adorable little pumpkin! ;)


Carolyn @ one lazy bride     at 8:25 am

Adorable hat! And the baby’s pretty cute too!


Christina     at 8:38 am

Oh I remember you saying something about all the granola you were making! Great to see it’s finally in the magazine! Great job :)

And baby pumpkin is adorable as usual..the last pics looks like he’s really ready for his feeding and just won’t wait another minute lol.


www.theevolvinghomemaker.com     at 9:14 am

congrats on all the publicity and work! nicely done mama! and he is stinkin’ adorable, but you already knew that!



Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef     at 9:22 am

so exciting! and i love that pumpkin hat. so cute :)


Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile     at 9:42 am

Oh my gosh Cullen is beautiful!! SO adorable! Congrats on the magazines :D


Ella, RD     at 10:03 am

Emily, again thanks so much for these posts – I said it before but my 3rd trimester anxiety is increasing, so reading about your relationship with Cullen, excitement over your new family, and yes, the trials you’re experiencing, is super therapeutic for me. Love the adorable pumpkin outfit :)


Amber K     at 10:22 am

I just can’t get over how absolutely adorable Cullen is. So cute!

That’s exciting that you’re in a couple of my fave magazines. It convinces me to check the writer’s names more often to give credit for the amazing spreads that inspire me.


Candice     at 10:50 am

Congratulations on the spreads! I love Cullen’s knitted hat…so festive!


RachelSD     at 10:52 am

Your little pumpkin is adorable. Congrats on the accolades and new projects! Exciting.


Alicia F.     at 11:00 am

I am LOVING all your posts! :-) The ones about your delivery totally had me in TEARS! It’s so nice to see the lovely pics of your sweet baby boy! Congrats again!!


Erin @ Big Girl Feats     at 11:14 am

He is sooooo so cute!


Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family     at 11:39 am

Congratulations on the magazine postings. I have to say you hit the nail on the head…no post is complete without at least one little picture of that gorgeous baby boy.


nicole     at 5:10 pm

I don’t often comment — but your baby is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations & nice work :)


Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles     at 5:55 pm

Loved the knitted pumpkin hat. My first son’s first Hallowe’en (2 month old) someone had given us baby blue beatrix potter bunny sleeper, complete with bunny ears and a tail! I hope we get the same issues of Self and O here in Canada!


Anja     at 10:49 pm

Very sweet and warm post. It is wonderful if you have such nice friends around you who take care of you and your family. It cannot be taken for granted but somehow it should because helping each other out makes life much more beautiful and brighter.
Enjoy your time! I am sure you do.


beetred     at 9:50 am

I’d never heard the Cullen name until I came to Ireland this Fall, I love it!! I’ve always loved Shamus too. Super Irish.

And of course he’s adorable I especially like the hat :)


Christin@purplebirdblog     at 11:32 am

Happy to see the Love Grown granola in there… it’s my fave! Congrats on your magazine spread! :)


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