Monthly Archives April 2014

Green bean, tomato and quinoa salad

PrintGreen been, tomato and quinoa salad See Detailed Nutrition Info on 1 cup quinoa 1 3/4 cups water 1 lb. green beans, washed and trimmed 1 cup canned chickpeas 1 cup toasted almond slivers 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onions, cut vertically 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes halves 1/2 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp ginger 1/4 tsp turmeric 2 tbsp coconut oil 1-1.5 tsp salt or more to taste InstructionsCook quinoa per directions on your package. When finished, fluff with a fork to let out some steam and set aside. Put green beans in a pan with enough cold water to cover them. Bring the water to a boil and simmer until the beans are tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water before, then put them into an ice bath. Prepare the chickpeas. Slice the red onions. These steps can all be done in advance and the next
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Mother’s Intuition

My baby’s tummy was not happy. It hasn’t been happy for weeks. This mama already tried many remedies and now was getting all kinds of advice, from pediatrician, from her own mom, from homeopathic doctor, from Facebook friends, from real life friends, even from Google. Of course, this mama was clueless about what to do next. Whom to listen to? This was not a unique situation. Throughout the first year of my son’s life I have come across these types of situations multiple times: about how often to feed the baby, how to get him to sleep, what is normal as far as his bowel movement goes… and the list goes on. These are situations that do not have a clear cut answer. If you are a mom, you will probably be able to relate. At first, all of the advice made my head spin. I felt stuck in my tracks, paralyzed and not
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Homemade dairy-free yogurt

Here is my newest creation – strawberry yogurt! A dairy-free one. I call it yogurt because it really does taste like yogurt and has a very similar texture. I really do miss eating dairy yogurt, as I don’t eat any dairy because it can aggravate my thyroid/Hashimoto’s issues. It’s so very simple to make, as it requires only six ingredients, and it takes 5 minutes from start to finish. It’s so very filling and delicious! PrintDairy-free strawberry yogurt recipe 5 minutes5 minutes See Detailed Nutrition Info on 3 oz can full fat coconut milk (about 1/4 of 13.5 oz can) 1/4 avocado 1/4 cup almond milk 1 tbsp coconut syrup 1/4 cup strawberries 1 tsp hemp seeds InstructionsBlend all of the ingredients in a blender or Bullet. Enjoy!
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Healthy Cobbler with Mousse “smash cake”

Last weekend we celebrated my sweet little son’s First Birthday. It was a beautiful occasion,  and as you can imagine, very special to my heart. I like traditions, but I also like to break the rules. So I created a healthy version of a smash-cake. The cake wasn’t really a cake as we know it, but instead it was a apple-sweet-potato cobbler topped covered with a mousse. It was a sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free dessert, and made from real food.  But then, after blowing out his First Birthday candle, we put our little Pumpkin in his Birthday chair to do the smashing, my little one wasn’t too interested in digging in. (Although later on, my mom was able to spoon feed him some of that cake, and he seemed to enjoy it a ton!) My mother-in-law baked the cobbler, and I prepared the mousse. Both turned out to be so good, they
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