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Freebie Friday: Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips

Freebie Friday: Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips

Who doesn’t get an occasional (or frequent!) craving for the satisfying, salty crunch of chips?  Instead of digging into a bag of highly processed corn chips or greasy potato chips, I suggest you give Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips a try.  They satisfy my need for a cr... Read more
Tips for Reeeeallly Slow Cooking

Tips for Reeeeallly Slow Cooking

A few years ago, I finally purchased a slow cooker.  I’m not sure what I was waiting for, but it’s been an incredibly convenient addition to my kitchen.  Because I work from home I can often start my slow cooker at lunchtime or before carpools so the food is ready at dinnertime. Ho... Read more
Win a Copy! The 52 New Foods Challenge: A Family Cooking Adventure (and Spicy Slow-Cooked Indian Dal Recipe)

Win a Copy! The 52 New Foods Challenge: A Family Cooking Adventure (and Spicy Slow-Cooked Indian Dal Recipe)

Jennifer Tyler Lee is an entrepreneur I admire.  Like many entrepreneurs, she devised a product to solve a problem she had, which was how to get her kids to be open to trying more new foods.  She created Crunch-a-Color, an award-winning healthy eating gam... Read more

Q & Aviva: How Often Can I “Cop Out” on Dinners?

Q & Aviva: How Often Can I “Cop Out” on Dinners?

 

Dear Aviva, I subscribe to your service because I agree with your mission and I am dedicated to serving my family home-cooked, healthy meals. I allow myself one or two "cop out" dinners per week, but I try to make sure the others are cooked by my husband or me... Read more

Haven’t Overdosed on Aviva and The Scramble Yet?

Haven’t Overdosed on Aviva and The Scramble Yet?

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One Bag of Trash

One Bag of Trash

How many bags of trash do you typically fill in your kitchen each week? Ever since we started composting, combined with weekly meal plann... Read more
Healthy Halloween Recipes:  Witches' Fingers and Terror-ific Tomato Soup

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Witches’ Fingers and Terror-ific Tomato Soup

While this might seem rather gruesome, you can serve this with a free conscience as no witches were harmed in the making of this recipe.  In fact, it's completely vegetarian -- and a hearty healthy Halloween dinner to serve before trick-or-treating.  This smooth... Read more

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Black beans, fresh tomatoes, and vegetables (spiders optional) make this a healthy yet deliciously fun dip for a Halloween party or as a meal before heading out to Trick or Treat.  Serve with cheese cut like pumpkins, our homemade tortilla chips, and your favorite v... Read more

New Kitchen Tool Crush: The Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer

New Kitchen Tool Crush: The Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer

Ever since I started making low-carb, low-calorie, healthier spaghetti strands out of raw zucchini this summer, I’ve been looking for a tool to shred the zucchini more easily than my box grater.  I found one I love and it’s probably the least expensive one on the market.  With Read more

It’s Not Just About the Food! 7 Ways to Make Your Whole Life Better through Family Meals

It’s Not Just About the Food! 7 Ways to Make Your Whole Life Better through Family Meals

                                  Guest Post by Carol Archambeault, Founder and Author of The Shared-Meal RevolutionRead more