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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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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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Gluten-free Italian Wedding Soup

 Traditionally, Italian wedding soup contains meatballs and orzo, both which contain gluten. Therefore, this soup is off-limits for me.  Naturally, it would be the one soup I crave on these cold, rainy days that have parked themselves over Texas. A shout out…

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Gluten-free and Vegan Coconut Sugar Cookies

      Because my issues with gluten and Baby Honeybee’s severe egg allergy and mild milk allergy, I have made it a priority to figure out this whole gluten-free and vegan baking thing. In the past, when I bake cookies for…

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Easy Nut-Free French Macarons

  Over the summer, I took a break from the blog to spend time with my kids and to catch up on many neglected projects around the hive. It was a good change of pace and I have many things…

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Make sushi at home

Please forgive me.  It has been a few weeks since my last post.  I have been busy and this is beginning to sound like a confession of sorts.  What a weird way to begin a blog post.  But, by  now…

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Gluten-free Strawberry Lemon Tart

Last week was a difficult week.  Because I was stressed out, I wanted something sweet.  I’m healthy that way. Since we deal with dietary restrictions and food allergies, wanting a sweet treat usually goes unfulfilled.  After all, gluten-free convenience can…

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Gluten Free Crepes with Meyer Lemon Cream

No matter the question, the answer is always Meyer lemon. For example: Q:  What type of lemons are the most delicious? A:  Meyer lemon Q:  What is a good way to squeeze in some vitamin C today? A:  Meyer lemon…

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Gluten-free Crepes with Meyer Lemon Cream

No matter the question, the answer is always Meyer lemon. For example: Q:  What type of lemons are the most delicious? A:  Meyer lemon Q:  What is a good way to squeeze in some vitamin C today? A:  Meyer lemon…

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