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{recipe} Pumpkin Seed Cherry Date Treats – Allergy Friendly, Raw, No Refined Sugar

This is a super easy and quick recipe for a delicious, and very nutritious, snack treat. It’s raw, vegan, and unsweetened by refined sugar – all the sweetness is down to the dates. Be sure to use coconut flour, not shredded coconut, to get the right texture and flavor. Because these Pumpkin Seed Cherry Date […]

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whole wheat crackers

{Grain Brains Challenge} Whole Wheat Crackers

Grain Brains Challenge A recipe challenge to help you get whole grains into your mouth, not just your kitchen. Seems like I’m always finding a way to make something that should be simple very complicated. Amy (Halloran) and I have been tossing around cracker ideas and she sent me several that sounded delicious, and super simple. Of […]

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{gluten free recipe} Not-so-Sweet Granola

While I love granola, sometimes it’s too sweet for my liking. Don’t get me wrong, sweet granola has a place in my heart–and in my kitchen. But starting in January, after munching through more Christmas cookies than I care to admit, I just don’t want a sweet granola. Instead, I prefer a granola where the […]

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{recipe & tips} Incorporating Chia Seeds Into Your Diet

Incorporating Chia Seeds Into Your Diet This year the Salvia hispanica, or chia seed, is popping up everywhere. This superfood is worth all of the hype, even if it somehow possesses some people to randomly break out into song about pets. The chia seed has many nutritional benefits. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, Chia is very […]

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{Kid Tested & Approved} Snack Attack

Editor’s Note: This is the first of two posts highlighting additional recipes from our current cookbook giveaway, The Meal Makeover Moms’ No Whine With Dinner. We are trying not to push blog etiquette by posting ALL the successful recipes we tested, so these posts will be in “recap” format with links to the recipes on […]

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{snack time} Faux Nuts Two Ways

{drained and rinsed} This recipe obsession started months back when I was visiting my cousin and her family for a birthday party. I believe this was mid/late summer. There were a stack of old {now-defunct} Cookie magazines sitting neatly in a basket, next to the toilet, and I snagged one on my way out to […]

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{WNIMK} Winter Summer Rolls

Editor’s Note: What’s New in My Kitchen Wednesdays, is a weekly post where we weave a personal story with a review of a beloved or new “item” in our kitchen, in our glass or on our plate. Alexis was inspired by the sight of rice paper spring roll wrappers in the grocery store. -Christina There […]

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{recipe} Curried Carrot Spread

Once the holidays (and all the parties and food that go along with them) are over, I always end up craving veggies and lighter foods. My body is so overloaded with decadent goodies and desserts, it’s as if I need to go in the total opposite direction to balance everything out. One food that I […]

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{WNIMK} Whirley Poppin’ Magic

Editor’s Note: We have been lackluster at best with this so-called weekly post. Our last entry was Leslie’s spiced wine find at the beginning of December. Let’s blame the holidaze. Why not.; as we make another go at it. This time its serious. For any new readers (hello fellow WordPress bloggers) What’s New in My […]

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{photo diary} the making of granola

I took A LOT of pictures for my “{edible gifts} breakfast in a basket” post. Overkill. That said, I want to share the play-by-play of the granola making…. – Christina

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What’s New In Your Kitchen – Bento Box Edition

I don’t know about the rest of you but I really struggle with packing my 2-going-on-14 year old’s lunch box.  He likes to eat lots of little thing.  I like this about him actually.  It gives me the opportunity to present him with several different food items to try.  If he doesn’t like one thing, […]

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{the strict avoidance chronicles} halloween tricks or treats?

Now that I’ve pondered my own indulgent eating I’m taking a 180 degree turn and focusing attention on the Halloween holiday and tots 1+. What is out there for trick-or-treaters that are either “slightly healthier” or at least “less artificial” or “food allergy friendly” and also the non-food category for the tiny kiddos? At our […]

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My Sweet Tooth

Those that know me at all know that I typically eat a pretty healthy diet. I do a lot of baking, and rarely do I actually follow the recipe. I substitute whole wheat flour for white flour; I use honey instead of refined sugar; I throw in fruits and veggies; I use applesauce instead of […]

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Fruit Kabobs

Its Labor Day weekend and everyone will be going to a picnic sometime this weekend.  My mother has a wonderful pool so we usually gather there on holidays and weekends throughout the summer.  One of our favorite things to bring to a picnic is FRUIT KABOBS!  They not only are delicious, kid friendly but are […]

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What’s New In Your Kitchen Wednesday

My daughter’s birthday was a couple weeks ago, and a dear friend gave us these awesome popsicle molds made by Tovolo. I had been keeping my eye out all summer for some just like these, but with no luck. So, when they arrived in the mail, we were super excited to use them. After test […]

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