Grapefruit Avocado Fennel Salad

Sometimes I menu plan and find that life has interrupted and things don’t get made according to the plan. Adding insult to injury, ingredients get used in different recipies, leaving a random collection of their brethren behind. Part of me really enjoys the challenge this presents. And this salad is one of the successes born… 

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Homemade Refried Beans – no BPA!

pinto bean puree

My kids looove their refried beans. It’s one of the few foods we regularly buy that are in cans likely lined with BPA. The Eden brand ( BPA free cans for most non-tomato products) refried beans can be bland and stiff compared to Amy’s or WF 365 brand. Tho a good starting point (if you… 

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Delicious & Filling Fresh Rolls

I have been dreaming of makingĀ  Thai Wraps again for dinner (post coming soon). My hopes were dashed, however, when I discovered that my children breakfasted on theĀ  mangoes required by the wrap recipe, leaving none for dinner. Being too busy otherwise to go to the store, I moved on. Onto Plan B, with many… 

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Summer Pizza and Pesto!

I love the bounty of summertime and basil is one of the tops for me. First of all, I think it is such a beautiful plant. The green of the leaves, the delicious aroma and the possibilities in the kitchen that are endless. It is part of the mint family nd in Greek, basil means… 

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Ready, set, go!

What am I going to eat? Do you ever say this? I feel like I say this a lot unless….. I plan a day to make lots of goodies. We are quite a mixed bunch in this house. My husband eats whatever I make at home and thoroughly enjoys the variety and surprise of what… 

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Fire-n-Spice ‘n a Flick

fire n spice vegan cafe

Happy New Year! My New Year’s Resolution? To start posting yummy stuff again! So without further ado: Today we took a break from the recent round of partying and heavy holiday food for a delightful excursion into Hartford. Fire-n-Spice is a vegan restaurant on Sisson Avenue just before it hits Farmington, a hop, skip n… 

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Free Thanksgiving Ebook

This is amazing!! Heidi and Justin over at Raw Food Right Now sent a most gracious email with an offering you will truly be Thankful for this Thanksgiving! I love that Heidi and Justin are truly real people trying to survive eating raw in a not so raw food society. They always have great tips… 

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Fall Harvest Squash Rice

Happy Autumn everyone!! I love this time of year for so many reasons. I love the crisp fall air and the surprise flashback to summer warm days. The leaves change their colors to magnificent reds, yellows, oranges and even purples. Even though I grew up in New England and have seen many fall seasons, the… 

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Farmer’s Market Time

It’s summer and I’m lovin’ it! It seems that now is the time that there is so much raw goodness out there and available. Just in your own backyard there is enough to create lovely salads and add-ins to smoothies to make one smile. A favorite activity of ours is going pickin’!! We love going… 

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