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  • Happy Holidays

    Wishing you a peaceful and beautiful holiday surrounded by those you love. I'm so grateful for all of your support in 2012. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
  • Healthy Lunchbox – Tips For Surviving Special School Occasions

    Please join me today at And Love It Too, where I share my tips for surviving special school occasions (birthday parties, Valentine's Day, and pizza lunches). I'm also sharing my recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies - the power packed version! While you're there, be sure to check out the rest of the amazing posts in Sunny's Healthy Lunchbox series.
  • Inspiration – In My Gluten-Free Kitchen

    There hasn't been much going on in my kitchen this week - I've been taking care of a sick little boy all week! Thankfully he is on his way back to health (after lots of green smoothies and soothing soups). But today my kitchen is being featured at Celiacs in the House. Wendy created a fabulous series showcasing gluten-free bloggers and their kitchens. I focused on inspiration and where I find it in my kitchen - since I spend so much time in there! Head over and check it out.
  • Vitamin C Green Smoothie

    We love our morning smoothies. My kids don’t drink one every day, but Pete and I do. We’ve recently gotten my parents hooked too. And my sister!  Who's next? Green smoothies rock for so many reasons: 1. You can literally feel your cells lighting up moments after drinking your green smoothie. 2. It’s such a great way to get a salad in you before noon. 3. You can load up your blender with super foods. 4. They’re tasty and you can change them up every time you make them. 5. ...
  • Homemade Rustic Vegetable Soup

      I’m hosting January’s Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten-Free event - the theme this month is Foods That Heal. At the beginning of the month I shared my recipe for our Oh-Mega Mix.  As January ends, I want to share my recipe for homemade rustic vegetable soup.  It’s a pretty simple recipe, but my kids love it and that makes mealtime so much easier. We always make a batch of soup when someone in the house is feeling under the weather with a cold.  Soups are fast, nutrit...
  • Cookie Dough Milkshake – Swap Your Sweeteners

    Welcome to the third installment of New Year, New You! Hallie of Daily Bites and Lexie of Lexie's Kitchen have organized an inspirational blogging event with the goal of encouraging all of us to Take the Pure Living Plunge! What does Pure Living mean? For me pure living refers to eating whole foods and nutritious foods. Pure living also means eating foods that keep your body clean, and make you feel your very best. Pete and I spent most of 2011 taking the pure living plunge, and ...
  • Homemade Roasted Sweet Potato and Squash Salad Dressing

    The best thing about homemade salad dressing is you get to choose your oil, eliminating unnecessary oils found in store-bought dressings, like soybean oil. Why do they need to put soybean oil in so many sauces and dressings? I like to use hemp oil, flax oil, or olive oil in my salad dressings. These oils provide flavor, antioxidants, protein, vitamins, and so much more. When buying oils, I look for organic cold-pressed oils; they’re less processed and higher in all the good ...
  • Foods That Heal Part Two

    There are so many exciting things going on in the blogosphere this month! Over at The Balanced Platter we are helping you start 2012 balanced, healthy, and gluten-free.   Hallie and Lexie are hosting a fabulous month to help you start a new year; every Thursday in January, different bloggers will share their healthier recipes and tips. Lastly, I am thrilled to be hosting Naomi Devlin’s Go Ahead Honey, It's Gluten-Free event. This month I am asking you to share foods that ...
  • Be Merry!

      I'll be back after a restful Christmas holiday with my family and friends.  Much love and gratitude to all of you, my lovely readers. xo    
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

    As most of you know, I love my afternoon smoothies. Creamy, delicious, date-sweetened heaven. Lately I’ve been drinking lots of these, but it’s time for a change. Enter the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. Play around with the flavors. Feel free to add some nutmeg, or use a pumpkin pie spice mix. I’m not a lover of nutmeg so I didn’t add any. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 3 dates, pitted and soaked 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (any non-dairy milk will do) 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ teaspoon ...