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Spicy Crunchy Cauliflower in the Air Fryer

Spicy Crunchy Cauliflower in the Air Fryer

  I, like most people on the planet, received an Air Fryer for Christmas. I’ve been playing with it over the past week and eating A LOT of cauliflower recipes. The first few tries fell flat, as I wanted a crunchy cauliflower exterior with a […]

Have a Food Allergy? San Diego Nourished Festival – February 9 & 10th, 2019

Have a Food Allergy? San Diego Nourished Festival – February 9 & 10th, 2019

The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expos are now called Nourished Festivals. In addition to the Gluten-Free & Nut-Free sections, they are adding Paleo, Keto & Plant-Based zones. Even in these new sections, all products at the Festival are gluten-free!

The Day the Sea Dumped Shells on the Beach

The Day the Sea Dumped Shells on the Beach

Shelling Tips for Shell Collectors

I’m an avid shelling fan and enjoy spending countless hours on the beaches of Southwest Florida looking for the perfect uninhabited shell specimen. It can be back-breaking work, hunched over for hours, sorting through shell piles or wading in the water, but the joy I get from the beautiful finds makes it well worth it.

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Beat the Chill without Breaking the Bank with ClimateRight by Cuddl Duds

Beat the Chill without Breaking the Bank with ClimateRight by Cuddl Duds

 This post is sponsored by ClimateRight but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I was in such a hurry to pack for my trip to Florida, that I didn’t think about checking the weather forecast. Typically when we have gone to Florida […]

Side Gigs for Moms to Earn Cash

Side Gigs for Moms to Earn Cash

Moms are a busy bunch, yet many of us look for ways to make a little extra income to help supplement the family lifestyle. As children get older and are in school during the day, Moms look for part-time jobs, however, the hours don’t necessarily […]

Perfect After School Snack: Plant Based Burritos

Perfect After School Snack: Plant Based Burritos

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

I removed meat from my diet about 20 something years ago. It used to be rough as a vegetarian in a sea of meat eaters. People used to ask, “What on earth do you eat then….twigs?” Yes, twigs….and bark (eye roll).  Thankfully the years have based and plant-based diets are very popular and there are some great tasty choices out there. There are even 100% vegan restaurants that are always packed with a line out the door, so talk about a movement!  (more…)

How To Make Your Family Home Safer

How To Make Your Family Home Safer

A home is a place from which kids learn many things as they grow up. This is also where they get to experience love, care, and comfort. It’s no secret that I perceive my home as a safe abode in which I can comfortably raise […]

Pickled Vegetable Wreath with Paisley Farm

Pickled Vegetable Wreath with Paisley Farm

Every holiday I can ever remember had pickled vegetables at our family gatherings. I’m not sure if the pickled food lends back to my German heritage, or my Southern roots from the Carolinas as both places seem to love their pickled vegetables!  Pickled vegetables are great […]

Lemon Leek Soup with Rice

Lemon Leek Soup with Rice

I was absolutely craving something lemony the other day, so this Greek-inspired ‘Lemon Leek Soup’ with rice hit the spot! I love lemon, so I added the juice from 3 large lemons. However, the more lemon added, the saltier this soup will taste (I think our taste buds get confused!) If you want to dial down the citrus, add 4 tablespoons first, and then the final 2 tablespoons last ‘to adjust to taste’. I also think fresh ground black pepper on top with the fresh dill brings this soup to life.  (more…)