Having a garden is fabulous. All summer long, if we needed a vegetable for our meal, all I had to do was simply go to the garden, pick a few okra, squash, or zucchini and quickly cook them up with our meal. At least once a week during the summer, we had a delicious mixture of these veggies, plus onion or garlic and a little salt, sauteed in a pan with a little bit of grapeseed oil or olive oil. Yummy!
When I [...]
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This post brought to you by Buffalo Wild Wings. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hubby is a huge wing fan. He has rarely met a wing at Buffalo Wild Wings that he hasn't loved. He has tried many flavors and always savors each bite! I wasn't a wing fan until I met him, and for awhile I was all about the Mild wings until BWW introduced Asian Zing wings! We have been going to BWW for years and the food is always delicious. Even the boys [...]
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Thanks to Green Giant™ Veggie Snack Chips for sponsoring this post! Make sure to grab a coupon and try Green Giant™ Veggie Snack Chips today!
We are a chip loving family. We try to enjoy them in moderation, but sometimes a little crunchy, crispy, delicious chip is the perfect complement to a meal, sports watching party, or movie night. Hubby and the boys enjoy Ranch chips, however, I am definitely NOT a fan. I dislike [...]
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This Sambazon juices and smoothies post was written by me on behalf of Sambazon. All opinions are mine.
I love trying new drinks, especially organic drinks that are packed with healthy ingredients. Sambazon juices and smoothies pass the test because they are jam packed with premium quality whole food Amazon plants and fruits. Sambazon is both Organic and Fair Trade certified, which is great for not only you and me, but for the people of the Brazilian [...]
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This morning I read a post at Tales From The Nursery – Foods Of My Childhood. It's surprising how giddy I became. Maybe that means I enjoy food too much, or that I enjoyed it too much as a child….or possibly both. Either way, it was a nice walk down memory lane thinking about my favorite childhood foods.
When I think about my childhood, I remember a few distinct foods:
Cheerios with milk and strawberries or bananas Bananas with peanut butter and crushed graham crackers on top Lucky Charms (I never could figure out why [...]
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This grapeseed oil post is brought to you by Pompeian. All opinions are 100% mine.
As I was shopping in the oil aisle recently, I spotted a bottle of Grapeseed Oil. I had heard very little about this oil, but decided to give it a try. You can use grapeseed oil in any recipe that calls for vegetable oil or butter, did you know that? I have used it in muffins and pan frying foods. It cooks very [...]
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I talk a lot about eating healthy, choosing wiser, the importance of reading labels, but today, I'm coming clean. We are not "there" yet. It seems we take one step forward and two steps back, sometimes. For a while, we were doing extremely good. I would cook every night and we would have wholesome, healthy meals. But it seems that we get in major ruts and we are in one right now that I'm desperately trying to pull us out of, but it is hard. What's our downfall, you ask? Well, it's eating out.
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Do you know one of my worst enemies? The ice cream truck that comes chugging along through our neighborhood at the most random times. You can hear it from a mile away…that enticing little song that lures kids in to pay high prices for frozen JUNK! We avoid the ice cream truck and it was hard, for awhile, to teach the boys that we just didn't buy from the ice cream man, but now they realize that it is expensive and we just don't eat what he is selling because the treats are not healthy for us. [...]
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This natural ham post was written by me on behalf of Petit Jean Meats.
Happy Earth Day! I love this holiday because it's a way for the world to gather together and realize that we need to be making smarter choices about what we are doing to the earth, our carbon footprint, and what we are putting into our bodies, too! We are always in search of cutting out the junk in our foods and getting back to the basics. I've been a little discouraged in finding pork products that are free of chemicals, but [...]
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When I first started buying organic, researching foods, and reading labels, I had a really hard time venturing from my couponing, cheapskate ways, trying to find the best deal on "food," but what I realized quickly was that what we had been buying wasn't really food at all. Sure I could find cheap junk food, cereals with food dye and dangerous additives, and get great deals on fruit straight from other countries, but when I started examing where our food came from and what was in it, I realized that sometimes paying a higher price now is [...]
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