Leftover Spaghetti Casserole

Do you ever have spaghetti leftovers? This quick recipe utilizes them very efficiently, and includes some veggies, too. I used yellow zucchini squash and its color blended perfectly with the pasta, which could be an advantage if you need to … Read more

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Learn Colors With Paint Chips

I learned that in order to teach colors to your toddler effectively, you need to come up with ways for the colors to come “alive,” as opposed to just point at colors in books. This project engaged my two toddlers … Read more

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Homemade Garden Markers

  We have an organic garden, which the kids helped to plant a little while ago. They love watering it every day and seeing the plants grow. We planted carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and various herbs. After having the … Read more

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Grain-Free Banana Cookies

These grain-free cookies are crispy on the putside and chewy on the inside. They are made with arrowroot and quinoa flour. Arrowroot powder is made of a dried root of a tropical plant. Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually … Read more

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handprints painted on tree for fathers day gift

We found this Father’s Day gift idea on pinterest. It is very simple, yet meaningful. Ask the kids to draw a family tree with as many branches as they choose and then use their green handprints  as leaves.  

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Chickpea Scramble

I love the naturally gluten-free and protein-rich chickpea flour. I have successfully used it in cookies, pancakes and crackers. Recently, I read that in Indian dishes, chickpea flour is mixed with spices prior to being cooked. So, I mixed my flour … Read more

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Clothespins and Flash Cards For Spelling

We did this fun activity using wooden clothespins in two languages. Firstly, we wrote two sets of alphabets on clothespins and put each alphabet in its own ziplock bag. You can use stickers, instead of writing out the letters – … Read more

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Healthy Caesar Salad

Do you know what’s in a Caesar Salad? Virtually nutrient-free light-colored lettuce, croutons, cheese and Caesar dressing, which typically contains emulsifiers and hydrogenated fats, unless you make it at home. If you like simplicity, this Healthy Caesar salad tastes better … Read more

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Trail Mix Cookies

I got a big bag of gluten-free oats from nuts.com. When I wanted to make my chewy oatmeal raisin cookies, I sadly realized I was out of raisins. And so, I baked these trail mix cookies instead. Crunchy on the outside, … Read more

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Brown Rice Zucchini Casserole

Do you have any lonely brown rice leftovers? This dish is a great place for them! Fragrant, juicy and appetizing, this is a perfect easy summer casserole to try. Casseroles are my go-to meal for most dinners, because for some … Read more

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solar system to teach kids about planets

  My husband and my oldest son did this wonderful, space-themed  project 6 months ago and forgot to post it! After studying the Space book, which I recommend very highly, because of its photography and easy explanations, they bought some Styrofoam balls in … Read more

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Lentil, Arugula and Roasted Veggies Salad

I have served this Arugula, Lentil and Roasted Veggie salad to many different people (including kids) over the years and have never heard one negative review. The slightly bitter arugula leaves are balanced nicely by the sweet and filling roasted beets and … Read more

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