Easy Quinoa Pancakes (Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar Free)

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By Mindy, contributing writer Fluffy, easy, nutritious, delicious, and low-glycemic pancakes…what more could anyone ask for?! These simple pancakes make a great breakfast when you have leftover quinoa from supper the night before. Quinoa is more gentle on your blood sugar than most other grains, and it also happens to be delicious! (Note: Quinoa is technically a seed, but it is commonly referred to as a grain.) If you like quinoa then you will love these easy, simple pancakes. However, if you are not fond […]

7 Homemade Recipes I Always Make (and 7 I Don’t)

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By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer There are homemade recipes out there for just about anything.  I have tried many of them over the last few years. I consider myself a big “DIY-er” and I love to try anything I run across, or create my own recipe for anything I can.  Sometimes, it doesn’t last past that initial experiment — I really only do it that one time.  Other times, it becomes part of my normal routine and I do it over and over again. Some […]

Can’t Garden? Grow Herbs!

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By Diana, Contributing Writer A great kitchen garden begins with herbs. Fresh herbs add flavor and freshness to a dish – they add color and vibrance.  Fresh herbs can turn the ordinary into something spectacular – like this eggplant bechamel. Besides their wonderful flavoring to dishes, one of my favorite things about fresh herbs is how incredibly easy they are to grow at home.  Even if you’ve never started a garden before, or lack the space, growing herbs will make you feel like a master gardener! […]

28 Delicious and Healthy Grain-Free Snack Ideas

Delicious Grain-Free Snack Ideas

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Grain-Free, paleo, primal and gluten-free diets seem to be everywhere these days. All you have to do is scroll through Pinterest for a while and many of the recipes you’re likely to see will boast one of those descriptions. There are many different reasons your family may be reducing or eliminating grains from your diet, or maybe you’re considering going grain-free, but you’re not quite sure how to make it work for your family.  Over the past few months, my […]

101 Snacks For Your Husband On The Go

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By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer I get questions a lot from women who want to know how to get their husband on board with their new healthy diet. I’ve been very blessed to be married to a man who pretty much goes with the flow of my kitchen journeys – and I’ve taken him on a CRAZY ride in the course of three years. Barry Myers is a saint, y’all. But really, you say “Stacy! Ack! He doesn’t embrace my lemongrass spinach smoothies! When I offer […]

10-Minute Lunches: “Tea Room” Chicken Salad

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By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer I’ve always loved chicken salad. To me, it’s the perfect feminine tea party food. Give me chicken salad, a freshly-baked croissant, a cup of fresh fruit and a spot of hot tea, and I can just sit and pretend I’m enjoying high tea in a different land and time. But I have a confession: I’ve always been nervous to make my own chicken salad. Surely I couldn’t throw together a salad as delicious as a fancy tea room’s! But here […]

5 Easy Breakfast Ideas {and a Mini Quiche Tutorial}

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  By Rachel, Contributing Writer If you are like me, weekday mornings are very busy. You’re getting the backpacks packed, the curriculum prepared on homeschooling days, the water bottles filled and lunch boxes ready to go… and the very thought of breakfast puts me even more behind. So I love the thought of easy breakfasts. Who doesn’t?? Here is a rundown of some of our favorite fast and easy breakfast ideas: 1. Smoothies These are our number one favorite! Smoothies are fast and easy and not messy […]

Finger Knitting: The Perfect Winter Craft for All Ages

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By Mandi, Contributing Writer We recently discovered finger knitting and my 7- and 8-year-old daughters are having so much fun knitting these fluffy yarn ropes. This is a cozy winter craft and also a great activity for road trips, time spent in waiting rooms and more. And it’s so easy to do: Start by holding the end of your yarn tightly between your thumb and first finger. Then begin weaving the yarn over and under your fingers. When you get to your pinky, wrap the […]