Shopping Vegan at Target

The idea of changing to a plant based diet can be overwhelming. When I decided to cut out all animal products from my diet over a year ago, I was not so sure I would stick with it for very long because it seemed too difficult. Our food culture is so rich with meats and […]

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Wingback Chair Reupholster Project

A few years ago, while I was driving down a street that I grew up on I noticed a chair sitting out for junk pick up. The chair was sitting outside my old best friends house. I called someone with a pick up truck to come and collect the chair for me, I had just […]

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Spinach and Tofu Curry with Peanut Sauce

I read a recipe recently, for a spinach and tofu dish with a peanut sauce. I love anything with peanut butter and I cook with tofu a lot, so I thought I might try it. Last night I got out my tofu, peanut butter and spinach and then realized I wanted to take this dinner […]

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Mushroom Risotto

Who doesn’t love a risotto? Don’t be intimidated by its fancy name or by the fact that you need to stir this dish a lot while cooking. It’s just rice, its not hard!! Rice is a starchy food, the shorter the grain of rice, the more starch it contains. The arborio rice in risotto is […]

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Spring Pasta Salad

Sundays schedule for the day included another pot luck! This one was at a park and was a picnic pot luck. So, I knew I needed a recipe that would be good sitting outside in the heat for a bit. I decided to bring a side dish of pasta salad. It would be the perfect […]

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Black Bean and Avocado Salad

After a busy Saturday of driving kids back and forth to the park and play dates, I needed a super simple dinner for my family (plus a few extra kids that end up at my house for dinner occasionally). I was planning on making burritos but when the time got away from me, I decided […]

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Vegetarian Chili

I signed up earlier in the week to bring a soup into Church Friday night for a soup pot luck. Thursday night I realized I had forgot all about it and had nothing planned to cook. When I searched the kitchen for on hand ingredients, I found everything needed to whip up a pot of […]

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Po’ Gardener Sandwiches

Po’ Boy sandwiches with veggies instead of seafood? YUM!  I made these sandwiches last night and they were delish! This recipe is great for the family to get involved. Set up your ingredients for breading the zucchini and let the kids take over the messy work! Po’ Gardener Sandwiches 2 cups of all purpose flour […]

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Spring Rolls

Last night the whole family got in the kitchen together to make Spring Rolls. We prepped all of the ingredients and then made an assembly line passing plates along to fill up the rolls. Everyone had a hand in the action and it was a fun night! Tasty too! Spring Rolls  1 pkg. of Spring […]

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Upcycle Old Tights!

Here is a super fun and simple project for a rainy day (everyday this summer in Florida!!). Going through Maggie’s clothes that she has outgrown and sorting out a pile to trash or donate, I came to her old tights and was stumped. They are super cute and I’d hate to trash them, but really, […]

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