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5 Tips to Jump Start a Healthier Diet in the New Year

Ok. New Year’s is done. The holidays are coming to a close. I hear so many people talking about trying to lose weight and feel better, it must be time to make some adjustments. Do you need some help getting started? Well, here are 5 tips to jump start a healthier diet in the new year. […]

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chard quinoa salad

Chard and Quinoa Salad

This chard and quinoa salad is a great, healthful recipe perfect for picnics and potlucks. Even my children are big fans. It can also be found on page 143 of my cookbook,  The Warm Kitchen. Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 3 tablespoons pine nuts or sunflower seeds (or both) 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 onion, […]

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Paleo vegetable lasagna

Eggplant zucchini bolognese paleo lasagna

If anyone knows me, they know that when I’m in the kitchen, sometimes I just make stuff up. Take tonight for example. I am currently following the 21 Day Sugar Detox* (21DSD) from Diane Sanfilippo. She has a recipe in the 21DSD cookbook* for a veggie lasagne. I would say that was my inspiration for this […]

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Lunch is ready to go!

Top 10 Tips for Packing School Lunches

Coming up with creative (and healthful) lunches for your little ones to take to school with them can be a challenge. Throw in a food intolerance or two and you can be left feeling doubly defeated. Trust me, I’ve been there.  In my house, my 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter are on a gluten and dairy-free […]

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Way Better Snacks variety

Way Better Snacks Review and Giveaway

  Way Better Snacks provided samples to me as part of the review. My opinions are my own. Isn’t it nice when a product seems to truly offer what the name promises? Well, if you haven’t tasted Way Better Snacks Tortilla Chips yet you should give them a try and see why they are simply […]

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Canyon Oats provides wholesome on-the-go breakfast alternative

We are all busy, whether or not you have a family. Breakfast can be one meal we skip or just grab something convenient which isn’t always healthy.  Have you considered a cup of oatmeal? One wholesome breakfast alternative comes from Canyon Oats — a family-owned business located in Powell, Wyoming. The hot cereal got its […]

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Real Simple Delicious Soup Review

 Thank you to Real Simple Delicious for providing product samples for my review. When you’re craving a nice, comforting bowl of soup but aren’t prepared to make it from scratch, there are other options besides resorting to a can. One refreshing example is the Real Simple Delicious line of soups from Cook! These tasty, gluten […]

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Healthy Lunch Challenge

When I was asked to create an example of a healthy gluten-free lunch for the ladies of Easy Lunch Boxes and Crunch a Color, I jumped at the chance. It was easy for me because this is what I (try to) do 5 days a week. I have been using Kelly Lester’s Easy Lunch Boxes […]

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Farmigo brings Farmer’s Markets to you

Would you be interested in a company which brings delicious farm-fresh foods to families but also benefits farmers?  Farmigo has the potential to change the way San Francisco families eat. The first online farmer’s market has been launched as of December 11 to connect communities (such as workplaces, schools and community centers) directly to complementary […]

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Roasted Red Cabbage

This is in the category of “things you should not assume your kids won’t like”. A friend of mine (thank you Kristen!) served it at dinner a few years ago and I was amazed that my then 5 year old daughter loved it. I really was shocked! However, my then 7 year old ate it […]

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