Kale Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

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Kale has been all the rage for quite a while now, but I’ve never had a salad as good as this one! It’s even better the next day – something you usually never say about salads. The story behind this recipe: A friend brought this delicious-ness to our sons’ birthday potluck and it was one of […]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Chocolate Pudding

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Gone are the days when chia seeds were usually associated with little green sprouts shooting out of a terracotta facsimile of Homer Simpson’s head or a lamb’s behind. Nowadays, chia seeds are all the rage and are getting nutritional accolades for being good for your brain and your body. With all of this attention comes […]

Kiwi Popsicles

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My 10-month-old daughter Elle is teething and, as any parent with a teething baby knows, cold chewables are great to help relieve some of the pain. Elle will gnaw on a frozen teething toy for a little bit, but will quickly lose interest. But, if I give her an ice cube, she will work on […]

Turkey Meatballs

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Now that my 10-month old daughter Elle is eating solid foods, I’ve been introducing her to a variety of meats. She has four little teeth and she loves to eat chicken and turkey, well-cooked and chopped into small pieces. Elle is getting very dependent and wants to pick up her own food, inspect her food, […]

Roasted Stuffed Red Peppers

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This week, I wanted to make a vegetarian stuffed red pepper, but couldn’t quite find the recipe that I was looking for. I like bulgur wheat and I love italian flavors, but most of the recipes I came across used bulgur wheat in a more south-western style stuffed red pepper. I experimented a little bit and […]

Zucchini Carrot Bites

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Elle is going on 10 months now. I really love watching her grow, but please stop! – Where did my baby go? Already she is crawling like a jet, pulling herself up on mostly everything, and while I’m stuck saying, “Say mama!” out comes “dada dada.” My favorite part of motherhood is not just the […]

Eggs with Chorizo

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Breakfast is my favorite meal. Not only my favorite to eat, but my favorite to cook for family and friends. And the best breakfast dish of all? Eggs benedict! The morning is also my most creative time of the day. It’s when my brain is the most alert. I can multi-task with random work ideas, chores, […]

Sweet Potato Roasted Garlic and Herb Dip

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If you can still get your hands on a sweet potato, then you absolutely need to. This dip is full of flavor and perfect for the whole family. It’s vegetarian and vegan if you opt for almond milk instead of regular milk. It’s also great for toddlers who are learning about new flavors – hand […]

Roasted Vegetable Soup

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It’s perfect soup weather, and if you’re looking for a filling, satisfying vegetable soup, I think I’ve found what you’re looking for. My sister shared this roasted vegetable soup with me, and it was pretty tasty – perfect for me and the kiddos. It uses white balsamic vinegar, which I love but have never used in a […]

Asian-Baked Tofu and Eggplant Recipe

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A healthy, simple and filling protein-packed recipe for baked tofu that the whole family can enjoy! After a couple of adjustments, this simple and quick recipe was gobbled up by my toddler, a perfect vegetarian choice for those looking to go meatless. Originally from PBS Food, I made some minimal adjustments, doubling the sauce recipe, substituting half […]