Monthly Archives March 2014

Salmon with black garlic glaze recipe

During my recent shopping trip to Eataly I bought black garlic. “Black garlic? What is THAT?”, you ask. I will tell you in just a moment, but want to preface it with why I even bought it in the first place. I tasked a few ladies in my moms group to try new food. It can be any food, as long as it’s REAL food. So I decided to join them and I was on the prowl for something I never tried. And then I saw the black garlic. I had no clue what I would do with it, but I bought it anyway, figuring that I would find a way to cook it by searching the web. What is black garlic… It is same old garlic we know, but a fermented version of it. I brought it home, stripped a clove from it’s shell,  gave it a whiff, and
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Gluten Free Granola Recipe

Yesterday I decided to make a delicious snack for when I’m on the go. It was seriously simple, took me about 15 minutes. Coconut granola mix. I’m munching on it as we speak, its so addictive. PrintCoconut Cinnamon Granola 5 minutes5 minutes See Detailed Nutrition Info on 1 cup certified gluten-free oats 2/3 cup walnut pieces, 2/3 cup sunflower seeds 1 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp of ginger powder real maple syrup to taste 2 tbsp coconut shreds InstructionsHeat a pan, add coconut oil, let the oil melt Add the rest of the ingredients and sautee at medium heat Keep moving them around while cooking for 5 minutes Let it cool and enjoy!  
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Chickpea Miso Soup

PrintMiso Soup 10 minutes25 minutes See Detailed Nutrition Info on I love this cold weather miso soup, its very nourishing and warming. It is great for those that are trying to keep soy out of their diet, like we are in my family.This soup makes 6 servings. 6 cups of water 1 cup sliced carrots 1 cup sliced kale 2 green onions, sliced finely 1/4 medium cabbage, chopped 2 to 4-inch strip wakame seaweed 3 tablespoons chickpea miso salt to taste InstructionsCut wakame into small pieces. Bring water to a boil, add carrots and wakame, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add kale and cabbage to cook 5 minutes, Then add green onion and simmer briefly. Turn off the heat, and dissolve miso into soup, by stirring it through a strainer. Enjoy!
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Healthy snacks for toddlers, or What in the world is in those Cheerios?

A few moms in my birth month group had recently asked me a question: “What do you think about feeding my 1 year old baby (about to become a toddler) some Cheerios?” and “What are some other healthy snack options for the times you are on-the-go”? This got me thinking. I have not bought cereal for my family in years because I do not consider it to be real food. Especially Cheerios. But I decided to investigate to see what’s in there. Maybe the ingredients are super awesome? I thought “Hmmm, this may be an easy answer to a snack dilemma”. So, I pulled up the ingredients for Cheerios, Organic 365 Morning O’s, and Happy Baby Organic Puffs. Here are my findings: The GOOD: 1. All of them have WHOLE grain (oats or brown rice) as the first ingredient, which is awesome. First ingredients are very important, because its the
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