Deliciously Healthy Chocolate Cookie Crumble Smoothie

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Do you ever fret about how skinny your pre-schooler or kindergartner looks? Do you often worry that you are not feeding her the right amount and type of food to keep her healthy? If you do, then you are not alone. Every mom feels responsible for how her child's physical and mental growth, and for good reason. Eating the right amount of healthy, nutritious food is imperative, especially in the … [Read more...]

Sweet & Savory Cracker Bites

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You can imagine how hectic our lives are with a 4 year old and a 3 month old consuming all of our time! I have no idea when the evening blends into the night and before I can realize that I have slept for a couple hours, its morning again! So this weekend, when the elder one was out for a long play-date, and the little one blessed us by napping for a full 3 hours, me and my husband decided to … [Read more...]

Kid-Friendly Apple & Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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When it comes to lunch-box options, there are some items in the pantry that always come to your rescue, like fruits, any kind of nut butter, granola, what thins, bread, pasta, etc. I am sure Fruits will always be a part of your child's lunch or snack, but eating the same thing can get repetitive and lose its charm. So its a good idea to shake things up a bit, or come up with innovative ways to … [Read more...]

Avocado & Chocolate Chip Semi Freddo

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Summer is slowly starting to show its colors, as the days get longer and brighter down here in Northern California! The garden is blooming, and we've already had glimpses of hot sunny days when sipping a cold coffee or eating an ice cream out in the backyard has become a favorite family activity. So to celebrate the weather outside, we tried a new recipe last week. Frozen Avocado SemiFreddo. Yes, … [Read more...]

Iced Tea & Orange Mojito

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We've been blessed with some warm sunshine in the past few days, and it has actually been good enough to take a book out on the swing in the backyard and enjoy reading in the sun. And to make the most of this moment, I whipped up a batch of Orange & Iced Tea Mojito, with a hint of strawberries in it. I got the inspiration when I was sent some samples of Lipton Iced Tea for review. They have … [Read more...]

Blueberry Banana Avocado Bread

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It is customary for most people to bake a batch of Banana Bread when they see a few over-ripe and brown bananas gawking at them. In fact, most people, including me, have a tried-and-tested banana bread recipe that they turn to in times of need! However, this time around, I tried to juggle things a bit, and baked a Blueberry Banana Bread instead. I had bookmarked a muffin recipe some time ago that … [Read more...]

Cucumber & Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches

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Cucumber Cream Cheese & Pesto Sandwiches Spring is in the air, and I am sure as the days get warmer, a lot of us plan small parties and get-togethers to enjoy a bit of the sun in our backyards or patios. That's what happened a couple weeks ago when group of friends gathered in my house for a cup of fresh Strawberry Lemonade, some mini Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches, and a lot of idle … [Read more...]

Whole Grain Zucchini Bread

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Zucchini Bread It hasn't rained much this past year in the bay area, and yet it has always been chilly and windy. Yesterday we saw rain after a long time, and though I don't like wet days, I'm happy because my garden is going to start blooming again, and the chill has become tolerable. So what better way to enjoy this chilly weather than wake up to the smell of freshly-baked Zucchini Bread, the … [Read more...]

Vanilla-Flavored Apple Butter

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Chunky Apple Butter When I first came across the term Apple Butter, I was genuinely surprised, and intrigued. I had heard of Herb butters, which is nothing but mixing some herbs in regular butter to give it a unique flavor, but Apple Butter, seriously? Do you just mix Apple with Butter?? So I sent across a query on the net trying to gain the answer to my question - What is Apple Butter? Well, … [Read more...]

Mixed Fruit Parfait with Berries & Fresh Figs

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Healthy & Delicious Mixed-Fruit & Yogurt Parfait Yogurt Parfaits are a healthy and tasty treat to grab on-the-go. They not only keep you full, but also provide you with a perfect balance of nutrition - calcium, protein, fats, vitamins and anti-oxidants, all mixed in one. So how can you ever say no to something that's as delicious as it is healthy! Today, I want to share with you a … [Read more...]