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I've always loved the experience of making pancakes. I remember my Mom and Dad making us little Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes sprinkled with blueberries or chocolate chips for eyes. The memories of cooking with my parents and making it fun, I'm sure has had a major influence on my love of the kitchen that just continues to grow.
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A few weeks ago we made some awesome homemade jalapeno and blue cheese burgers and were craving something crunchy on the side, so I decided to whip up some of these baked onion rings and they turned out so great! So I knew I had to share them with you guys.
Involving children in meal preparation provides a wonderful opportunity for them to discover new foods and teaches them to become more self-reliant in the kitchen. Getting kids in the kitchen can also help with many important life skills, like reading (the recipes), enhancing math skills through measuring out ingredients or increasing/decreasing the number of servings in a recipe, and even basic science by learning about how ingredients like salt, baking powder and flour work together.
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Poke (pronounced POKE-AY) is a traditional Hawaiian dish that you can find pretty much anywhere that carries food on the islands -- from grocery stores, to restaurants, and even little beach shacks. Whenever we're in Hawaii I think it's safe to say my diet consists of at least fifty percent poke.
For meat eaters or plant-loving vegans alike, tempeh is a great protein option to throw into the mix to keep things interesting. I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't like a good taco. Put that into bowl format and you really can't go wrong!
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One pan meals- gotta love 'em! Remember that Baked Lemongrass Risotto a couple of weeks back? As promised, here is the perfect dish to compliment it and finish off the meal. Packed with Vitamin C from...
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A lot of you have expressed wanting to include more plant based eating as part of your nutrition goals. For many of you, this doesn't necessarily mean going 100% vegan or vegetarian, but just including more plants altogether. In line with that, this recipe is not vegetarian, but likely includes a lot less meat that you would typically include and way more veggies, without sacrificing the flavor or satisfaction of the dish.
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After a season of indulgent meals, appies, drinks, breakfasts and everything else you can name, sometimes a good plant-based meal just feels right. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or like me eat a bit of everything, there is no denying the goodness or plant foods.
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This Fresh Watermelon, Mint and Feta Salad is so simple I can hardly call it a recipe...but I'm going to anyways so that I can share this deliciousness with you guys 🙂 Don't be fooled by it's simplicity, the compliment of flavors in this one is sure to please your tastebuds.
This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal (let it simmer away, ready for you after a long day at work) or for a dinner party with friends. I like to set out a bunch of different salsas and toppings to make it a fun "make-your-own" event.
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I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to try this out. I wasn't totally confident it was going to turn out but I was pleasantly surprised! It holds together well and gives you a nice thin base to top however you please. I would avoid piling the toppings too high on this one as it isn't quite as durable as a regular grain based crust.
The start of spring is a time for renewal, and for most people it inspires a reignited focus on their health and well-being. With rising temperatures and more hours of sunlight, we're more motivated to get moving and focus on getting healthy. Getting back to basics may not sound revolutionary, but simple changes to our diet and exercise routines can make a big difference. Here are four ways that will help you to eat smart and get in shape this spring:
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Vegetable prep is a key step in living and eating your healthiest way possible. It takes a little time up front, but makes meal times much quicker with way less clean-up. It also results in far less food waste and we love that, a lot!
Being busy is great, but not if it lacks direction, passion, and makes your health suffer. Finding easy, productive health solutions that fit your life can be the difference between living and living well and there are easy things that you can incorporate into your routine without having you spinning your wheels.