Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Last Christmas, I wanted to gift something that was homemade, useful and affordable and thought of making a spice blend – but which to choose? I started to think about what spices my family loves to buy and came up with the perfect idea: taco seasoning! So here is a mix that I tried and [...]

Italian Cannellini Beans with Herbs

Italian Cannelini Beans with Herbs

This dish reminds me of something you would have on a cool night in Tuscany! Cannellini beans, also known as white beans, have a smooth texture and a nutty flavor. Combined with the brown rice, you have a complete protein. I’ve been making the adult version of this dish for years! When you make this [...]

Homemade Turkey Burgers

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I’ve never made turkey burgers before, I usually just buy frozen. So when my dad invited us over for a barbecue, I decided to give it a try. My sister was visiting from out of town and she tries to eat only organic meat, so when we were wandering around whole foods we decided to [...]

Baby Bullet Banana Ice Cream

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Summer is in full swing and so is my appetite for ice cream! Soft, hard, store-bought or homemade, I friggin’ love the stuff and I am not even picky about flavors or toppings. Calories aside, the one road block I have in consuming ice cream every day of the summer season is the fact that [...]

Red Lentil Puree

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One of my favorite things about my son is that he will happily eat just about anything. But one of the challenges during meal time is that if there are trains, toys or anything else fun and exciting within his view (no matter what I hide before dinner, there is always bound to be something [...]

Mango Apple Carrot Puree

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If you can make your baby’s food fresh, meaning it retains more vitamins since it’s not living in a jar for weeks – maybe even months – and it would cost a fraction of the price, wouldn’t it be better to make your own?! I bought three organic items for this recipe. The mango was [...]

Apple Walnut Puree

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At this time of year, fruit picking abounds! When the kids and I went to our local farmer’s market this past weekend, a myriad of apples in tons of varieties were abundant: Pink Ladies, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji and more — all sweet, crispy and delicious. Apples are one of those fruits that make the [...]

Coconut Cream Chocolate Mousse

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I was talking with family recently about some major life changes they’ve made, including trying to eat less refined sugars and more protein and healthy fats. It got me thinking about “healthy” desserts and I remembered a coconut cream mousse I made years ago that was incredibly decadent and dairy free! Since we were having [...]

Summer Salad Dressings

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There is nothing like the salads you can whip up over the summer. The colors, flavors, freshness, and crispness are too much to handle when everything is in season. It’s impossible not to go hog-wild at the local farmer’s market or even in your own garden. The summer months also make it so easy to [...]

Tofu Salad

Tofu Salad

I love cooking with tofu. It’s incredibly versatile and is packed with protein, iron, calcium and fatty acids. People all over the world have been eating it for centuries, due in part to its healthful benefits. In addition to how amazing tofu is for your health, this recipe is delicious. Creamy and tangy, it’s perfect [...]