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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Is it possible to have cookies for breakfast?  Well, with these Healthy Breakfast Cookies, I don’t’ feel guilty giving my children cookies for breakfast.  This recipe doesn’t have butter and I use oats as the “flour”. Or you can just use oat flour which I make by blending it until it’s resembles a fine powder. […]

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Easy Vanilla Chai Latte

It’s still cold here. Winter has felt like an eternity even though spring is officially here.  Today I was so cold, I was tempted to walk around with a scarf on in my house.  We don’t have central heat and air so to warm up I either: exercise, bake or build a fire.  I didn’t […]

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Easy Carrot Cake Waffles Recipe

Carrot cake takes me back to my childhood.  There was a time when I was a little girl, I couldn’t wait for Sunday because it meant my father would bring home from work a wonderfully amazing carrot cake.  It seemed like he did that for months on end around spring but it was probably like a couple […]

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Easy Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe {NO Peeling Required}

Applesauce can be pricey at least in our neck of the woods so as the saying goes “necessity is the mother of invention” I got to making my own.   In my world though this would probably fit better “necessity is the mother of homemade connoctions.” Applesauce is super easy to make whether you’re making it over the stovetop […]

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Simple Birthday Tradition: Waffle Birthday Cake

Every year around the beginning of March my kids excitedly discuss their birthday.  Their conversation goes something like this, “Do you remember last year I got 10 huge pancakes?  Do you remember one year they were all different colors? Last years party was so cool, this year I want a spy party. No I want […]

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Is Rice Milk Healthy? & How to Make Your Own Rice Milk

I recently started looking for milk alternatives for health reasons.  But I do need to make sure that I get my calcium from somewhere else as that was the easiest form for me to get some calcium in my diet.  Here where I live non-dairy milk is quite expensive so I’ve been exploring on how […]

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Gluten Free Pancakes with Lemon Whipped Cream & Berries

Oh my word, these gluten free pancakes were amazing!!!  I seriously couldn’t stop eating this deliciousness.  The homemade lemon whipped cream and the berries totally made this meal finger licking good. Gluten Free Pancakes with Lemon Whipped Cream & Berries 1.5 oat flour (gluten free) 1/4 cp almond flour 2 tbl rice flour or bean flour 1/2 tsp […]

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Avocado Salad Bowls: Bacon, Zuchinni and Tomato

Anybody else trying to make better eating choices this new year?  I am, especially after my doctor visit today. I’m sad to report that I gained 4 pounds over the holidays (insert bummed face with pouty lips sticking out).  I was quite disappointed since I had just lost 10 pounds before the holidays kicked off but […]

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Secret Ingredient Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Icing

I was recently asked for my Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll recipe and I realized that my all time favorite cinnamon roll recipe is not on my blog. I can’t believe I haven’t shared this one with you.  My kids love helping make cinnamon rolls and if it was up to them we would make it every Saturday. It’s such […]

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How to Make Pumpkin Puree from Scratch

I didn’t realize how much I loved Libby that is Libby’s Pumpkin Puree, until I moved to a place where they don’t sell it.  They also don’t sell pumpkin spice here so I have faithfully packed these two Fall favorite ingredients into my suitcase along with corn tortillas, reeces pieces, Sun chips….. for years but now I […]

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Halloween Traditions From Around the World: Guaguas de Pan from Ecuador

One of the fun things about living and traveling abroad is that we get to add to our own little holiday festivities as we discover new traditions from our host country.   An interesting holiday that people celebrate here in Quito, Ecuador for Halloween is Dia de los Difuntos or Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  This celebration […]

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Egg, Tomato and Avocado Sandwich

I’ve been trying to cut bread out of my diet so I have been needing to get creative with my meals. Doesn’t this Egg, Tomato and Avocado Sandwich look scrumptious? It’s hard to have a different diet when you have a family but breakfast is certainly a meal where I feel like it’s easy to […]

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The Elvis Peanut Butter, Banana & Bacon French Toast Sandwich

This Peanut Butter, Banana and Bacon Stuffed French Toast Sandwich is inspired by Elvis Presley’s fried peanut butter sandwich. I don’t think he ate his with bacon but it was definitely a splendid addition with the syrup running over it.  That’s why we call it The Elvis French Toast Sandwich! The Elvis: Peanut Butter, Banana […]

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Apple Sandwiches with Peanut Butter and Cheddar

My kids enjoy eating these little protein packed bites as a snack but they would be wonderful for lunch. if you Apple Sandwiches with Peanut Butter and or Cheddar You will need: 1/4cp peanut butter 2 apples cored and sliced that have already been dipped in lemon 2 tbl granola 1 tbl honey chocolate chips 1. Mix […]

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Mini Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins (Skinny)

Oh my word! These Bite Size Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins are aaaahmazing! This is my favorite healthy muffin recipe that I like to change up. This is version of it is more of a skinny recipe verses a healthy recipe. I am leaving for the whole weekend without kids!  I was trying to figure out what […]

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Fluffy Pancake Recipe

We love to eat pancakes, we have them for dinner, for lunch, as a snack and of course for breakfast. I finally got smart and put together a healthy bulk pancake recipe to keep in our cupboards. Below I will show you how to make the bulk pancake recipe and a batch of it. My […]

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10 Ways to Eat Yogurt: Healthy Toppings

Yopa! Greek yogurt is a delicious, new addition to my healthy lifestyle. Thanks to Yopa! for sponsoring this post! I have always been a yogurt lover but since I started my “healthy” eating kick back in January I have embraced Greek yogurt.  It’s thick and creamy and packed with nutrition. I had no idea that […]

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Easter Around the World & Capirotada Recipe {Mexican Bread Pudding}

Easter is being celebrated this week all around the world!  Some observe it with contemplative faith activities, culinary traditions and/or colorful eggs. When we decided to move abroad I didn’t realize how strange some of our U.S. traditions might come across to others, until I was explaining the Easter bunny to some of the nationals […]

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