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Tofu and coconut stew

Last night dinner was tofu that the kids have been bugging me to cook for a while and since I had leftover coconut milk I used that and made a stew. I served with sprouted brown rice and my family all were super happy. ½ package extra firm tofu, drained …

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Herbal Teas To Grow and Drink

by Asha Kreiling: Did you know that oolong, green, white and black tea are all made from the same plant?  The Camellia sinesis plant is actually what defines tea:  it is the “tea plant.”  Other teas such as herbal varieties are made from brewing various flowers, leaves, seeds and roots, not the Camellia …

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First trip away and La Costa Spa

This weekend was our first trip away from the kids since before Noah was born over 15 month ago. We only went away for one night pretty close to home, at La Costa spa in Carlsbad. We’ve been there once before a couple of years ago with Bella and we …

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Fava Bean Casserole

Me and Noah had fun gardening and tending to our fast growing vegetable garden. My fava beans are still very small and have not provided any harvest for us yet so in the meantime I’m buying fava beans whenever I can find since they are my favorite. I desperately need …

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Raw Diet for Dogs–A Brief Introduction

by Tasha Ardalan: Succinctly put, the raw diet as it pertains to dogs and cats is an anthropological approach to feeding our domesticated four-legged friends.  The main objective of the raw diet is to provide nutritional well-being with foods that would have been consumed by dogs and cats prior to …

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Being My Child’s Advocate

By Fredrica Syren: As a mom, I have had to learn to read my kids, figure out what and when things are wrong, and how stand up for them — to be their voice when they don’t have one.  Over the past 5 years, there have been many times when …

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Healthy Butterscotch Shake

Yesterday was such a crazy day and I was running around a lot, driving everywhere (which I hate), teaching a yoga class, long hours away from kids (which I also hate) and when I finally got home I was starved but I needed to make dinner. My energy was definitely …

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Coconut Oil — and Its Many Uses

by Chef Centehua: Extra virgin coconut oil is one of our most versatile foods.  It aids digestion and weight loss, maintains healthy cholesterol levels, and supports the cardiovascular system and thyroid gland.  I use coconut oil for cooking and baking, I also add a spoonful to smoothies and raw pies. …

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Almond and pear muffins

My day started out so well with kids who slept in and a yoga class. It’s a beautiful day so a fun snack in the garden with Bella when she gets home is in order. For the snack I made super yummy almond paste and pear muffins. 2 1/4 cups white spelt …

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Frozen banana pops

I seen recipe for cake pops everywhere but so far I’ve not had any celebrations to make it for but Bella and me made a healthier version of frozen banana pops instead. It’s super easy for a five year old to help out with a fast so they don’t lose …

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