Blackberries Galore!

One of the perks of living here in the Seattle area are the wild blackberries that abound this time of year.  I’m so used to being able to go to any number of parks, backyards – even the side of the road! – to pick free blackberries, that I can never bring myself to actually…

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Sweet Kids and Salty Snacks

Lately my sleep has been getting interrupted.  Halfway through the night, our toddler comes pitter-pattering into our bedroom and climbs into bed with us.  Then our kitty decides to join in.  The other morning I actually woke up, scrunched down below my pillow, to find our cat, Sebastian, sprawled out across my entire pillow!  I…

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Make Your Own Vegan Pizzas!

It’s pizza for lunch at my house today!  Above is my grown-up pizza with caramelized onions, black olives, and a drizzle of olive oil.  It was delicious but too sparse on the toppings.  It was more of a gourmet flatbread than a pizza, and I found myself wishing I had some sort of sauce to…

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Quick and Easy Vegetable Curry

*Yawn* I just got back from a trip to Vegas a couple of days ago for my friend’s bachelorette party, and I haven’t quite caught up on sleep yet.  Last night I was so tired I ordered in a veggie pizza (no cheese) for dinner. My husband happened to be in Vegas last weekend, too (for…

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Eat Your Colors!

We hear over and over again that we need to consume lots of vegetables and fruit for good health, and the richer the color, the better.  Yet so many Americans fail to meet the basic recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake every day.  Not only are people missing out on the vast array of nutrients…

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