Oatmeal Pancakes

I am not sure why is this happening, but I always have leftover oatmeal. And it’s never enough leftovers to feed my family the next day! So, the next day, I have even more leftover oatmeal. Because my kids are … Read more

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sweet potato

I have a confession to make: my first baby used to eat only soft foods until he was almost two! I had a first-time Mom syndrom : I was afraid he’d choke on solids. Two more babies later, everyone is … Read more

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choke and sprout salad

I found a very interesting salad recipe the other day, but had no sunchokes or olives to make it happen. So, I changed a thing or two or three and here it is: very refreshing! Normally, I don’t like cooked … Read more

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I found a great idea on one of the Russian mommy blogs I frequent. The author suggests we use the most common toys and games as a base for homemade educational toys and games. Everyone knows magnetic fishing game, where … Read more

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carrot casserole

Nothing says home like a nice warm carrot casserole. This casserole involves a lot of  carrot chopping (8 cups,) so you may want to consider buying pre-sliced carrots. I reworked the original recipe to healthify it and the results were quite wonderful. … Read more

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tomato casserole

This is probably my number one vegan casserole. Well, it used to be until I discovered that my oldest kid was allergic to soy. The key here is creativity. You can use any leftover vegetables you wish and the thing … Read more

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Here are a few creative projects I am planning to do with my kids. Every one of these projects uses simple household products and leftovers. Perhaps, you can find something you’d like, too? The Very Hungry Egg Carton Caterpillar Milk … Read more

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My three-year old and I did another creative project. It’s called “Frozen Flowers” and I consider it to be a wonderful way to preserve the last summer flowers. Firstly, we gathered some flowers, talking about their names and colors. We … Read more

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amaranth pancakes

I am still stuck on breakfast. Oatmeal yesterday, amaranth leftovers today. You may ask what does amaranth have to do with breakfast? Everything, believe it or not. High in  protein and calcium ,amaranth is well-liked by my babies. Sometimes, I … Read more

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I like the combination of oats with hearty, sweet flavors. Apples and pears combine with oats pretty well. They can be either cubed and mixed int the oatmeal raw or cooked and pureed. I also like to add some almond … Read more

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quinoa crust pizza

I found a wonderful quiche recipe at Spoonful of Sugar Free. The quiche’s crust was made of brown rice and an egg. That got me thinking. Quinoa is lighter and less “grainy” than brown rice, but it is also less … Read more

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rosemary garlic chili olive oil

My son and I made a bottle of flavored olive oil today. He enjoyed preparing the herbs and trying to stick garlic cloves into the narrow bottle. He smelled every ingredient. He shook the bottle. He had a lot of … Read more

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