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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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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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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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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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Fruit Gazpacho

I give all fruits equal opportunity, but I love when pineapples and mangoes are in season.  I play favorites.  It’s not right, but I do. When my favorite fruits are available, I make them into gazpacho de frutas, or fruit…

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Vegan Shamrock Shake

After seeing recipes for Shamrock Shakes all over Pinterest, I decided to try a healthier spin.  After all, I’m not getting any younger, or healthier, and pounds aren’t as easy to shed as they once were.  I can’t do anything…

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Gluten-free and Peanut-free Peanut Sauce

  Say what?! How can peanut sauce not have peanuts? By simple definition, it would be a sauce made with, or containing, peanuts. Not in this house, it doesn’t. And…it’s gluten-free! Three of my four children are peanut allergic so…

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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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Homemade Yogurt in the Crock Pot

Yes, I know Crock Pot is a brand of slow cooker, but I’m an old dog and I grumble when I’m forced to learn new tricks.  Add that to being raised in Texas where all slow cookers are referred to…

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