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Our American Kitchen

Close your eyes and think about home. If you are like me, the first thought that pops into your mind is the kitchen filled with family.  That isn’t really surprising – for most of us, the kitchen is the center of the home. As I type I can hear the boys banging away as they… 

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Tomato Cheddar Quinoa Soup

Do you have a happy place? Mine is the beach. I feel so blessed to have spent this fall and winter here: With these guys: Though I love it,  usually by this time of year the weather starts to wear on me. I DON’T do cold and live in denial each year that it is… 

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Fruity Quinoa Breakfast Bake

As a mom, few things are more frustrating than when your little ones are sick.  Late last week the boys came down with a nasty cold.  I blame myself because they are out of vitamins and I didn’t react quickly enough with essential oils.   I was overconfident that they never get sick and assumed… 

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V-8 Protein Bars & Shakes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of V8 Protein for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Today, I’m really excited to introduce you to a brand new product: V8 Protein bars and shakes. They blend ingredients you know like quinoa, brown rice and sweet potatoes with yummy ingredients like honey and… 

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Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Wraps

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Udi’s Gluten Free and Tapinfluence.  All options are my own. When you are a family of five and EVERY member of the family is a picky eater, healthy eating can be a lot of work.  Add in food allergies and you’ve got a recipe for spending… 

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Salted Fruit & Nut Quinoa Bars

I start every year with such enthusiasm. This is the year that I’m finally going to lose ALL of my weight, become exceptionally productive, travel more, yell less, spend more time with the kids, make more money…… And then about the third week of January, reality sets in. Changes are hard. It is so easy… 

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Apple Pecan Quinoa Breakfast

I had planned on doing a lot of cooking and posting this week but it just hasn’t happened.  Truth be told, I’ve been feeling a bit burnt out and more like hanging with the kids than working. Yesterday while Skye napped I’d planned on putting together my latest ebook (that has been written and edited… 

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My Morning Routine + Quinoa Parfait

I may be in the minority here, but I love mornings. Ever since I was tiny, I’ve always been an early to bed kind of girl.  In adulthood, that has translated to an early to bed, early to rise kind of girl. Most days, I am up before 5:30am.  I love grabbing a cup of… 

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Power Protein Quinoa Bowl

I love the sense of renewal around this time a year — starting with a clean slate and a world of possibility in front of me. I am so ready to get back on track! I mentioned several times that last year I managed to lose about 30 pounds of baby weight. (Should I call… 

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Chocolate Mint Quinoa Oat Breakfast

Disclosure:  I received a enormously generous box of Udi’s Gluten Free products for this post.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Although sweets aren’t number one on my list of things I love, this time of year I like to indulge a little bit.  One of my favorite things to… 

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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

This post is sponsored by Pompeian.  All options are my own. It goes without saying that I love sharing recipes.  Long before I even knew what a food blog was I was collecting recipes to share with others. This holiday season, Pompeian is helping families across the country immortalize their favorite holiday recipes by offering… 

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Chocolate Mint Quinoa Cookies

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by In The Raw®, via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of In The Raw®. There is nothing in the world that brings me more Pure Joy than spending time with my children.  The three of them… 

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Quinoa Wraps with Garlic Lemon Tahini Sauce (& My Latest Food Rut)

I’ve mentioned more than once that I am prone to food ruts. There were several years where I ate the same salad with the same balsamic vinegar dressing for breakfast. (Yes, weird I know.) I used to really feel bad about this. As if that repetition made me a dull person. Or that I was… 

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Festive Citrus Quinoa Salad

  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pompeian. All opinions are my own. There are few things I enjoy more than a really good salad. Oh sure, I like rich indulgent foods like most people. (Think Mac n Cheese, Garlic Knots and Chicken Parmesan.) But in terms of what tastes delicious AND leaves… 

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Farmer’s Speak! CLIF® Bar & Organic Oats

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clif Bar & Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I am always on the go. One thing that I always keep in my purse is a Clif Bar. Without fail, if we are away from home for more than a few hours,… 

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Cranberry Quinoa Bread Stuffing

[quinoacranberrystuffing] I can tell you how difficult it is for me to accept that it is THAT TIME of year again. I know I say this every year, but the longer I’m a mom the more I understand why, though she did her best, my Mom often seemed more tired than happy during the holidays…. 

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Pesto Veggie Burgers

I am so thrilled to be sharing an amazing quinoa burger recipe from my good friend Kim Lutz’s new book. Some of you may know Kim from her website, WelcomingKitchen.com where she shares amazing allergy friendly recipes. Her latest book, Super Seeds: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Chia, Quinoa, Flax, Hemp & Amaranth… 

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Gyro Quinoa Bowl

There are few things that I love more than a gyro. On more than one occasion, I’ve been seduced off the gluten free bandwagon by a gyro. I know, I know.  It is a terrible thing to do to myself.  More often than not, I pay for it for days.   Strangely, I’ve never attempted… 

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Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Candied Almonds

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by In The Raw®, via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of In The Raw®. These days, I spend so much time filled with gratitude.  I am so blessed for all that I have in my life. … 

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Cheesy Oat & Quinoa Biscuits

Let’s face it – having serious GI issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Ulcerative Colitis is no fun. Getting everyone one the same page when it comes to food is hard enough, but when someone in your family suffers from digestive issues, meal planning can be a major stress. Healthy choices are critical when it… 

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Poached Pear Quinoa Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

There are few things I love better than fresh in season produce.  Even though we live in a world where we can pretty much get anything year around, seasonal produce is always better to me.  One of my favorite things about this time of year:  Pear season! Did you know that right now all 10… 

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