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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I was browsing the Sunday paper today and an interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz caught my eye.  When asked whether he ever indulges in unhealthy food, he responded that he practices what he preaches, and eats Greek yogurt with blueberries every morning. Now, no offense to Dr. Oz (and kudos to him for taking his…

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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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When There’s no Food in the House…Make Tortillas!

The other day, lunchtime was approaching and I had no food in the house.  Look at my sad, nearly-empty refrigerator!   It was Friday and I was determined to make it to my usual Saturday shopping trip to buy groceries again.  I’ve been trying hard to stick to a strict grocery budget and those in-between…

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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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My Husband’s Energy Balls

When we were dating, my husband and I loved to cook together.  One of our favorite dating activities was to go to the grocery store together and buy ingredients, rent a movie, and then go to one of our apartments and cook and eat while we watched the movie.  After we were married, he cooked…

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