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Dagoba Organic Chocolate Giveaway

July 27, 2012
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You guys have been such a blast to have around here and I want to reward you with some of the best chocolate ever! Have you ever tasted Dagoba® Organic Chocolate ? If yes, then you know how great it is. If no, then now’s your chance. Dagoba Organic Chocolate starts in the rainforest, where […]

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ColorFresh { Cherry Blossoms }

May 5, 2012
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Last weekend I toured the most beautiful organic farm ~ Redwood Hill Farm. I am going to share a beautiful folio of photos from my experience soon. In the mean time I hope you enjoy this capture of spring in full bloom with my { Cherry Blossoms } ColorFresh palette. Be sure to check out […]

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DIY Lunchables for Project Lunchbox: Salami & Cheese

January 5, 2012
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Sometimes the most simple of things can be made even simpler when we take them into our own hands. All it takes is a quick glance at the ingredients of some popular food products to figure out that things might be not quite right. I won’t get to heavy into the politics here but from […]

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Project Lunch Box – 30 Day Challenge #1

September 16, 2011
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Can we do a little project together for the next 30 days? I pitch that we all partner up to pack healthy meals for ourselves (if you eat lunch away from home) and our kids. Are you in? I sure hope so. If you can’t swing five days a week for 4 weeks than can […]

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Fruit and Egg Quinoa Breakfast Parfaits

August 12, 2011
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Quinoa is HOT these days. People are loving it served up savory, sweet and everywhere in between. They like it in salads and for breakfast. It is a grain-like crop that is actually a tasty seed. It is high in protein and adapts well to sauces, seasonings, spices and all kinds of mix-in’s. Recently I […]

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Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

August 7, 2011
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If you guys are anything like me then you crave the flavors of pumpkin pie all year long not just around Thanksgiving. My favorite seasons are fall and winter. The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice always put a smile on my face. On their own each of these fragrant spices are glorious. Combined […]

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Lemon Basil Ice Cream & A Visit From Georgia Pellegrini

August 5, 2011
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Oh friends do I have an amazing treat for you today…ICE CREAM. Make that two amazing treats. I have my awesome pal Georgia Pellegrini guest posting with her gorgeous homemade Lemon Basil Ice Cream! *happy dance* If you have never met Georgia before then here is your chance to hang with one of the finest […]

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Wild Salmon with Basil Aioli and Quinoa

July 7, 2011
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Seriously. This has got to be one of my favorite meals ever. I was recently sent a gorgeous shipment of Copper River Salmon from Anderson Seafoods. Have I ever told you that salmon is my all time favorite food? My love for it is split with layer cake. Those are odd foods to be thought […]

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Strawberry Applesauce

June 9, 2011
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I am taking a break from all the grilling I have been doing. Here is a little something sweet, simple, fruity and refreshing. I make homemade applesauce all the time. I highly suggest you try doing it too if you have not all ready. Something extra special and happy takes place when you combine juicy […]

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Happy Post: Cookies

June 5, 2011
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Cookies= Happy, yes? Recently I saw a movie simply titled Happy at the Mountain Film festival in Telluride. Can you say the word happy without smiling? Go ahead and try it. I bet a grin will grace your lips. This movie was very important. It focused on finding universal truths. Wonderful things that make us […]

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Homemade Mayonnaise

May 15, 2011
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Today I am gonna share with you the simplest recipe ever….a precursor to my larger post tomorrow. I figured a good homemade mayonnaise  is worthy of it’s own recipe page. This spread will be great for summer entertaining, egg salad, pasta salad, BLT’s, juicy burgers, sandwiches and anywhere else you might like a dab of […]

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Sesame Tofu with Spring Vegetables and Quinoa

April 28, 2011
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Now that the Easter bunny has hopped on to other places, it is time to embrace Spring (unless you live in Utah and are still covered in snow.) You guys can enjoy sunny flavors virtually with us here in California. The market are filled with fresh vegetables, fruits and loads of things grown under the […]

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Apple Pie Grilled Cheese

April 24, 2011
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What do you get when you take sweet apples, crunchy walnuts and tangy, creamy cheddar cheese? Over here we call this Apple Pie Grilled Cheese. This sweet-savory sandwich is a healthy nod to honor National Grilled Cheese Month. I am grateful that Kerrygold sent me a timely package of fine cheese and butter to explore. It […]

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Peter Rabbit Carrot Cupcakes – Gluten Free

April 21, 2011
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Can I tell you how happy carrot cake makes me? Especially when it has little Peter Rabbit bunnies and friends popping out of billowy cream cheese frosting clouds. Lately my kids have been all about Beatrix Potter stories, so when I saw these darling cupcake liners and novelty toppers I had to go for it. […]

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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Crispy Chips

April 10, 2011
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Dips thrill me. So do chickpeas. Creamy dips transform simple foods into even better food. One of my all time favorite dips is hummus. This simple, versatile spread can be enjoyed with pita, chips, crisp veggies, toast points, crackers, or as a creamy sauce. Hummus can be adjusted to taste. A creamy paste forms easily with garbanzo […]

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