Playing With Fire – Rainy Day Fun #GotItFree

Paramount recently sent us a family fun kit to go with the movie Playing With Fire – and since today is cold and rainy it is the perfect day to give it a try!   When firefighter Jake Carson (John Cena) and his team (Keegan-Michael Key & John Leguizamo) rescue three siblings in the path of […]

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Quinoa and Corn Chowder

We’ve had a chilly week this week, and on these cold weeks I always enjoy a nice bowl of soup for lunch.  This is a really good and easy one!  Using the shredded potato blend makes it so easy to put together.  The sour cream adds richness without adding a ton of fat.  Feel free […]

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Pasta E Fagioli

While it isn’t that chilly here, this delicious and hearty soup helps get me in the mood for cozy cold weather.  It’s packed with delicious vegetables, and it is so great for taking for lunches!  I like in my lunches to add the pasta separately each day to keep the noodles nice and al dente.  […]

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Shitake Noodles

I recently have started getting involved with our local permaculture group.  If you’re not familiar, it’s all about growing what grows well in your area and using native species for food and medicinal herbs.  I went to their mushroom growing workshop, and it was so informative and fun!  We drilled logs, put in the spores […]

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Greek Bean Salad

We recently moved, which has made things pretty hectic around here!  Not only are we moving, but we were in temporary housing for a week, and we are also painting and flooring and doing other minor repairs. So of course I was looking for some easy meal options.  This one was so easy and really […]

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Hummingbird Food

We recently moved (not far – still only about three miles from the beach), and we have hummingbirds at our new place.  They are so much fun to watch! I do wish that they would be a little nicer and share a little bit better.  Today I watched two of them attack each other – […]

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Chopped Chickpea Salad

Chopped Curried Chickpea Salad

School is about to start here, but summer temperatures are in full swing!  I know my daughter is excited about starting school – I am so glad that going to school isn’t a struggle for us.  This is a great refreshing salad to help you beat the heat.  Plus it’s really healthy!  Go ahead and […]

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