How to Make Fresh Herbs Last Longer: A Simple Storage Solution

December 20, 2011

Fresh herbs add great depth to any meal. One problem I have found is that they just don’t last very long in my produce drawer in my refrigerator – especially organically grown herbs. Enter this simple solution: cut 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch off the stems and place into a mason jar or glass half […]

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Smoothie Recipe: Mango Banana Berry

December 19, 2011

I love making healthy smoothies for my family. We have owned our Vitamix blender for 6 years now and despite its many capabilities, we blend up smoothies 90% of the time! On a recent shopping trip at Trader Joe’s, I purchased some juice and several bags of frozen fruit along with some Kefir. When I […]

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My Favorite Baby Products

December 17, 2011

These days it can be completely overwhelming to decide what baby products are necessary and worthwhile. I remember when we registered at Babies R Us for our first child I questioned every decision about which items to scan. I would look down at my checklist and see “pacifier” and then go to that section and […]

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Homemade Fresh Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2011

I can hardly believe it is that time of the year again! I just purchased a bag of fresh cranberries at the store and can hardly wait to make this sauce.  After I learned how simple it was to make my own for the holidays, there is no going back to the canned stuff. Not […]

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Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

October 24, 2011

I am a sucker for Asian inspired food. We love all kinds of dishes whether they are Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese or Japanese in origin. Most entrees include a good amount of fresh vegetables and there are so many different sauces that taste so good – unfortunately many include soy sauce which is not gluten free. […]

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Quick & Simple Tip to Get Your Kids to Finish Their Meal

October 23, 2011

Ever feel like you are constantly having to help your child focus on finishing his or her meal? Feel like a nag saying, “please take another bite” “only 3 more bites, please” “eat your dinner, or else!” or something along those lines… One thing I have noticed with kids is that they love games. I […]

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Thai Chicken Salad

October 22, 2011

I came up with this recipe after trying something similar at our local health food store’s deli. It is delicious! Thai Chicken Salad serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups green cabbage, shredded 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 1/3 cup carrots, shredded 2 green onions, sliced 1/3 cup peanuts, chopped 1 cup cooked […]

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Food Allergy or Food Intolerance and Possible Symptoms

October 9, 2011

So what is a food allergy or a food intolerance? And why would you care? I found Dr. Sears’ explanation easy to understand and especially liked his point that, “people don’t really care about definitions, they just know that certain foods bother them (or their child) more than other foods.” I picked up a copy […]

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A New Journey: Life with Food Allergies

October 7, 2011

I grew up eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) complete with Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Top Ramen, and white bread (without the crust!). I really never knew much different until I met my husband, Brett. At the time we met, he was eating the SAD – however, he grew up eating whole, unprocessed foods void […]

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1st Day of Preschool

September 9, 2011

Today marks the beginning of a new adventure for both my three year old daughter and myself: Preschool. She is so excited to be a big girl going to school now and I have to say that I am thrilled for her! She is going to enjoy it so much and do awesome – love […]

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