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Category: recipes


Cute Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Kids

This is an exciting day at the hive! Our Easy Lunch Boxes have arrived!! Woohoo! You might have thought that I was about to tell you we won the lottery or something wonderfully fabulous like that. It feels like I…

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Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing – Gluten Free and Vegan

It’s summertime in Texas, which means is a jillion degrees outside and I’m not kidding even a little bit. As you may know, when it’s a jillion degrees outside, it can be difficult to find the desire to eat. Or…

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Easy Breakfast Smoothies

Just about every morning for the past 12 years, I’ve had a green smoothie for breakfast.  When I was running the rat race in Big D, my smoothie saved me from crashing and burning when Lunchtime was so sporadic that…

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Healthy Lunch Ideas

I’m on a mission to feel better and have more energy and so far, it’s working!  I have been doing yoga on a regular basis and fitting a little running in when time allows, but mostly, I’ve been making healthier…

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Easy Homemade Corn Tortillas

  Here at the hive, we encourage kids to help in the kitchen.  From a home educator point of view, cooking helps kids gain confidence while practicing life skills.  From a busy mom point of view, cooking with kids gears…

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Gluten-Free Vegan Recipe for Veggie Burgers & Meatballs

After IKEA announced its new vegan meatballs, I began craving meatballs.  Obsessively craving is a more accurate description. Well played IKEA. Because of this craving and the fact that the nearest IKEA is more than an hour from home, I…

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cinnamon bun popcorn

Sometimes my sweet tooth gets the best of me. When it softly whispers that it wants something, I usually give in. Nobody wants an irate sweet tooth. At that point, I don’t think it can even be called sweet. Our…

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Vegan Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

As simple as this recipe is, I can’t believe it’s so delicious!  I had to eat two just to be sure I wasn’t mistaken.  Maybe I should eat another just to be completely sure of its deliciousness.  I do what…

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Easy Marinated Feta Recipe

One of the easiest and most delicious condiments in this wonderful world of ours is marinated feta.  There.  I said it.  It’s on the internet.  It must be true. I love marinated feta on salads, but my favorite way to…

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Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Angel Food Cake

  For several years, I have been eating a strict gluten-free diet.  For several years, I have been pining away over the loss of angel food cake. Those days are over! I finally hit on a good recipe for a…

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