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These Carrot, Zucchini, and Quinoa Patties are the Cat’s Pajamas!

  Have you ever heard the saying “cat’s pajamas” (aka really good)?  I have been trying to explain what this means to my 5 year old. Why we say it, I don’t know! I wanted to make a recipe that would further explain this age old saying. The Recipe Redux challenge this month was patties. […]

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Mustachio Pistachio Pears with Chocolate and Riesling {Recipe Redux/Sponsored}

Well, hello there! I am talking about pistachios again, not only because they are a skinny nut and have numerous health benefits. I am posting this pairing because I am entering a contest sponsored by Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. […]

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Pistachio 3 Pointer POP Snack for Kids {Recipe Redux/Sponsored}

“By posting this pairing I am entering a contest sponsored by Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.” I have a confession to make. I have a picky eater in my house. He is about 50 inches tall and weighs 60 pounds. […]

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PB & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

When it’s cold outside, I really love to eat oatmeal for breakfast. Only one of kids eats oatmeal and in attempt to get the other to add oats to his routine, I wanted to make some oatmeal bars. Yes, I could just buy a box of them at the store. I do like baking, and […]

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Recipe Redux: Gluten & Dairy Free Croque Madame Provencale Pizza

Who doesn’t like a grilled cheese sandwich? In the U.S., we consider this comfort food. In France, they have a completely different version and a funny name for it, Croque Monsieur. They also add ham to their grilled cheese but if you add an egg on top you have a Croque Madame. You may have […]

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5 Healthy and Happy Valentine’s Day Ideas

I am so over candy! I have been bombarded with every kind of confectionary for the last 3 months. I love Valentine’s Day because I can move on to something different. You can show your love in easy and healthy ways while engaging your kids in fun food activities. Do they always eat what you […]

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2014: A Clean Start for your Grocery Cart and Nutrition Education Tools that Sparkle

Another year draws to a close and you may be busy making a new year resolution list. Did you know losing weight and getting healthy are in the top 5 of consumers’ lists? I have always said that “good health starts with your grocery cart”. What you put in your cart will ultimately end up […]