Sugar-Free Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa

Anyway. Breakfast quinoa. It’s awesome. This apple pie breakfast quinoa is slightly sweet with crunch from the apple. The apple is key. If you have a morning sweet tooth, but crave something healthy, I cannot recommend this enough.

  Quinoa for breakfast isn't the typical. I feel like oatmeal is the big winner of breakfast and quinoa shows up in salads for lunch or as the grain for dinner. The very first time I ever heard of quinoa being a breakfast food was when I saw a box of GoGo Quinoa Flakes in the gluten-free aisle of the grocery store: I also remember that I pronounced the word quinoa quite incorrectly Continue Reading...

Whats in Your Top Secret Snack Cupboard? My Reveal and a @BareFoods Giveaway! #spon

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The other day one of my friends posted a Facebook status message that said her daughter had found her secret snack cupboard. I immediately started drooling and wondering what she keeps in her secret snack cupboard (I 'm a voyeur like that). Truthfully, I have my snack cupboard too †" though it's not so secret because I've caught my girls stealing my bite-sized Luna Bars from it. Continue Reading...

Lean Turkey Meatballs

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These turkey meatballs were a fantastic hit with the kiddos, and little did the kids know that these are far healthier for them than the pre-cooked frozen meatballs that can be bought at the store - it's a bonus that these are also cheaper to make at home! Continue Reading...

Food Friday: Are You Formatting Your Recipes Right?

I read an interesting article today about how Google indexes blogs & recipes with micro formatting to show up in a recipe search (Google Recipe View: http://www.google.com/landing/recipes/). Here's the article in case you're interested: http://sushiday.com/recipe-seo-plugin/ Basically if you aren't formatting the recipes on your blog right, then they aren't being indexed by google to be Continue Reading...

Food Friday: Yummy Mango Salsa

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This past weekend I threw a Hawaiian Luau party for my little Brookie and was faced with a challenge... What do I feed our guests? I quizzed people on Twitter and the Bookieboo Forums and came up with: Pulled Pork sandwiches, grilled pineapple, and tortilla chips with mango salsa. The mango salsa I choose to serve got rave reviews so thought I'd share the recipe with you:     Continue Reading...

Food Friday: What’s in Your Smoothie?

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Every morning I start the day off with a smoothie, oh and a coffee too.  I've found that since I began doing this two months ago, I crave less sweets. I used to have a bowl of cereal each day, and then be hungry again about 90 min later. Come 10 am, no muffin or cookie was safe! Enter the smoothie. Now, not only am I not hungry until lunch, I also can function on only one coffee. Continue Reading...