Homemade Vegetable Stock

A lot of recipes call for vegetable stock and the easiest thing to do is buy stock cubes and then dissolve them in water. Most stock cubes have “hydrolized yeast” listed as one of the ingredients. Hydrolized yeast is a … Read more

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Green Onion Salad Dressing

Commercial salad dressings are full of unpronounceable ingredients, chemicals and hydrogenated oils (canola and soybean), which are horrible for your health. High-fructose corn syrup  lurks in most commercially available salad dressings. MSG hides in these dressings under a myriade of … Read more

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I don’t know about you, but I always have too many cardboard boxes left over after the holidays. Inspired by Tinkerlab’s cardboard box crafts, I decided to make a cardboard box to contain the cars my sons have. First of … Read more

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Bob's Red Mill 7 Grain Hot Cereal

I sent my husband to the store to get steel-cut oats and he came back with Bob’s Red Mill 7 Grain Hot Cereal instead. Then he said (of course) that the store was out ( yeah, right) it’s even better … Read more

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Benefits of Sensory Play: Sensory play gives children an incredible opportunity to develop. While engaging their senses, the kids learn about he world around them. They learn science, language, social and dramatic play skills, as they negotiate with one another … Read more

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Leftovers Bowl

I love making my vegan harmony bowl, mostly because it takes virtually no time, utilizes leftovers and makes everyone happy. I wanted to try a more carnivore-friendly version, which seemed to have made everyone even happier, so here it is:

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Sorry for the super-sloppy photo. I am so excited to share this quick and fun paper towel roll craft with you! Paper Towel Roll Snake Cut the paper towel roll into about 1 inch-wide pieces, paint each a different color … Read more

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Savory Steel-Cut Oats

Was “eating less processed food” on your New Year’s resolution list? Typical oatmeal and even rolled oats are made of a processed grain. The best way to consume oats is to try the steel-cut variety. If you  don’t like oatmeal … Read more

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After the heavy holiday food overload, detox is a popular New Year’s theme. What do you do to detox? I drink green smoothies. Rich in oxygen and various nutrients, smoothies are a quick way to give your body the nutrition … Read more

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For a creative project this New Year, I was greatly inspired by this yearly calendar, done by NurtureStore. My son understands days of the week and the dates, thanks to our regular daily calendar, but he lives so much in … Read more

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quinoa pizza

Is “eating less pizza” on your list of New Year’s resolutions? If it is and you already miss it, how about a gluten-free quinoa vegetable “pizza”? Awhile ago, I posted a quinoa lasagna, which was  a huge success, so now … Read more

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Whole Wheat Crepes, Dairy-Free

I am serving whole wheat crepes for New Year’s eve. You can eat them with caviar, of course, (Russian-style) or with about a million other sweet and savory fillings. Butter, jam, honey, fruit, roasted veggies, salad, eggs, cheese, sauteed onions, … Read more

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