As a lifelong learner, I always take an opportunity to attend a seminar or to get another degree. There is a website, which provides endless learning opportunities for stay at home moms, for those that commute to work and like … Read more

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Easter is coming. If you are contemplating the use of food coloring to dye Easter eggs, think again. It’s been linked to a multitude of health problems. If you’d like a fun basket of eggs in all kinds of colors, … Read more

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“All of this healthy food tastes like crap,”  – I hear this statement  everyday from my well-meaning, refined food-loving friends. Non-vegetarians say that vegetables have no taste and those who love sweets, claim that fruits are not sweet enough for … Read more

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lentils

This pate works as a cracker topper or as an interesting dip for a party. Since it packs a lot of protein, vitamins and minerals, I  love feeding it to my kid. If you don’t have lentils, feel free to … Read more

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A week ago, we went to our three year old friend’s birthday party, where my kid was the only one that didn’t eat a slice of cake and didn’t sample any candy. He didn’t care, because he didn’t know what … Read more

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I love cloth diapers. My first son was cloth-diapered since about six months of age and the twins have only been wearing cloth. Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, an extremely toxic carcinogenic by-product of the paper-bleaching process. They also cause diaper … Read more

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BananaChocolateCake2a-1

This raw cake doesn’t require baking and is missing white flour, sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, but it’s not lacking in flavor!  I love making this one for my kid’s birthday. You can customize the cake by omitting the syrup … Read more

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quinoa

I always have quinoa leftovers. I also usually have some veggies in the fridge. Combining the two typically produces delicious entrees or side dishes. Tonight I cooked one, using my brand new Xtrema pot I bought off Dr. Mercola’s website. … Read more

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When a friend gave me a pair of Happy Feet insoles,  I was skeptical: I really didn’t need my feet to feel better. With all the yoga I do they feel pretty close to amazing. However, a pair of  Happy Feet was … Read more

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homemade play dough

Today I was doing what I like to do best: playing with food. I actually tried to make some edible play dough. All of the recipes for homemade play dough online seemed to be copies of each other and the … Read more

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chia seed and chia gel

Chia can be used in cooking and baking in a multitude of ways. One of the easiest and most accessible ways is making it into a gel first. The recipe is below. Chia gel is  slows the conversion of carbohydrates into sugars, … Read more

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  I just discovered a wonderful new television sitcom for fighting childhood obesity: The Chefsters. Parents can tell their children to “eat their vegetables,” but getting the kids to do it is a whole new thing. The growing trend of … Read more

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