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‘Twas the night before Valentine’s Day…

…when all through the house not a creature was stirring except my husband’s spouse… Okay, so I’m not the best poet.  But it is 12:24 am…so cut me some slack! You see, I’ve been baking up a storm all evening for Valentine’s day.  That day that everyone complains about, but somehow becomes really, really fun…

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Red Lentil Soup and Bay Biscuits

Let me just say that this photo doesn’t do our dinner justice.  The family was hungry and ready to eat, and I just didn’t have time to get out the light box and take a decent photo.  But this food was GOOD.  The red lentil soup is from a recipe that I clipped from Vegetarian…

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Confetti Vegetable Chili, and cooking with kids

Every now and then my seven year old brings a recipe home from school, something they learned to make during class that day.   I love that he and his classmates get a chance to cook during school, and the recipes are printed with very kid-friendly instructions, and notes about which nutrients each ingredient provides!…

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Feeling Your Oats

Does everyone use the expression “feeling your oats” or was it just my family growing up?  Nutritionally, it makes a lot of sense.  Oats are full of complex carbohydrates which give the body a slow release of energy for hours.   They are one of my favorite breakfast foods, especially when it is cold outside….

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Power Smoothie for the Winter Blahs…

Don’t you love the way smoothies look before you blend them?  All those gorgeous, bright, contrasting colors.  I always call the kids into the kitchen when I’m about to blend, so they can watch it transform before their very eyes. I’ve been on a bit of a juice/smoothie kick lately.  It seems like my blender…

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