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Coconut Oat Fruit Bake

Coconut Oat Fruit Bake

During the start of the Pandemic in March, I made huge Costco orders and tried to stock up on things that were shelf stable. So here we are months later, still pandemic-ing, but truth be told, fresh produce has not been hard to come by.…

RV Hacks during Covid Travel

RV Hacks during Covid Travel

Years ago, my little family and I traveled around the entire United States. We learned as we went and definitely made our share of mistakes. As lots of people are renting or buying RVs and hitting the road during the Summer of Covid, I thought…

Teriyaki Tofu Quinoa Bowl

Teriyaki Tofu Quinoa Bowl

I make a big batch of quinoa every week in my rice cooker, so I have it ready to go for various different meal options. A tasty way to top quinoa is with lightly fried tofu slabs, fresh vegetables drizzled with a good quality Teriyaki sauce. (more…)

ToyInsider’s SweetSuite@Home Event: Favorite STEM Toys for Young Learners

ToyInsider’s SweetSuite@Home Event: Favorite STEM Toys for Young Learners

As many children will be starting their school year off at home this year, it’s more important than ever that we stimulate our kid’s brains with spacial thinking and problem solving. STEM toys are a great way to supplement online education, and thankfully there’s a…

Childhood Obesity: Consequences, Causes & Prevention

Childhood Obesity: Consequences, Causes & Prevention

Raising healthy kids and teaching them good eating habits is now more important than ever. The percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s.

Summer Harvest Chowder

Summer Harvest Chowder

Taking the bounty of summer – fresh corn, bell peppers, zucchini and tomatoes, I’ve created this delicious vegetarian Summer Harvest Chowder that is hearty, yet low in fat.

 

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Pickle Jar Potato Salad

Pickle Jar Potato Salad

I recently had some spicy bread & butter pickles that were OUT OF THIS WORLD. When all of the pickles were gone, I strugged with throwing the jar away. I actually left it in my refrigerator for a few days so I could think of…

Roasted Tomato & Spinach Quinoa with Lemon Garlicky Dressing

Roasted Tomato & Spinach Quinoa with Lemon Garlicky Dressing

If you’re lucky enough to overloaded with cherry tomatoes, may you find the time to slow roast them at a low temp on a pan with olive oil and herb salt! I also threw in several whole garlic cloves to slow roast and made a…

Baked Crab Cakes

Baked Crab Cakes

One of the things I miss most about traveling during the summer, is rolling into little seaside cafes and ordering fresh crab cakes. Paired with a sweet and spicy pepper jelly or lemony tartar sauce, they are one of my most favorite appetizers. They are also one of the most expensive! I’ve paid skyhigh prices for tiny little cakes where although delicious, I felt like the dining experience was over before I could really enjoy them. Note to self: don’t inhale tasty food. Restaurants will also often add a lot of filler, so you don’t get much crab bang for your buck. Here’s an easy crab cake recipe you can make at home and for about the price of ONE restaurant appetizer – and you will have enough to feed 6 people! (more…)