5 Steps to Food Sensory Play and a huge giveaway!

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Have you ever thought of teaching your child to prefer healthy foods during solid food introduction? The concept is simple but often overlooked. I’ve sat down and talked with Clancy Harrison, an author who just recently launched a great resource on introducing baby to foods: the Feeding Baby Cookbook. First, check out her advice for 5… 

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Feta and Spinach Pancakes

The pancakes are salty and fluffy and are perfect as a breakfast or even as an afternoon tea snack. The recipe itself is very straightforward so it doesn’t take long for you to have these beauties happily sitting in your tummy!

Feta and spinach. It’s my all-time favorite savory combination. For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know I’m rather obsessed. I usually scramble an egg and add to it feta and spinach; I’ve baked dozens of muffins with the feta and spinach and feta combo, and I’ve eaten entire pies and tarts made… 

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Effortless Summer Pasta

This effortless summer pasta uses fresh food. Layer the veggies, top with hot pasta and you're done! No sauce cooking required.

We are in the height of tomato season, y’all. I’ve been staying up way too late trying to get salsa and sauces ready in the middle of the night, the only free time I have to work on preserving these yummy vegetables. Er.. fruits. Just trying to get ahead so that this winter we can crack… 

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Easy DIY baked cuban

Easy DIY baked cuban.. I mean, REALLY easy. and junk free, too! #HillshireNaturals

I was selected for this opportunity to work with #HillshireFarms, but as always the content and opinions expressed here are all my own! Let me just preface this entire story with: the hardest thing about this recipe is figuring out what to call it. A calzone? It might be a Stromboli, but it doesn’t contain… 

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Grace’s favorite carrot cake recipe

It’s very hard to overbake this carrot cake and end up with a dry cake. In fact, the longer this carrot cake is left for in the fridge, the more moist it becomes!

Caaaakkeeeee. The sheer mention of the word sends my heart racing, my head spinning and my mouth watering. Fluffy, moist, sweet cake. Yum. I’m a big, big fan of cakes saturated with fruits or veggies. Eating cake suddenly sounds healthier when the words ‘banana’, ‘carrot’ or ‘orange’ are involved. Don’t you think? Those cakes don’t… 

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Honey Dijon Tuna Fish Sandwich #BumbleBeeB2S

Tuna fish for the grownups, too: with honey dijon and a few capers thrown in. Trust me on this #BumbleBeeB2S #clevergirls

Alright moms, we are still going strong in back-to-school mode around here. When did your kids make the adjustment? We’re about two weeks into it here. Which means the kids are already looking for more different things to pack in their lunch boxes. But the thing is, my kids don’t want exciting, they just want basic… 

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Breakfast for dinner: Mouthwatering breakfast ideas that you can eat all day long!

Mouthwatering breakfast ideas that you can eat all day long!

And now, here’s the part where I reveal what a weirdo I am.

I don’t really like breakfast. At least, not in the traditional sense. I find that a lot of breakfast foods are too dense for when I first wake up: biscuits and gravy, pancakes with syrup, even omelets.

Now, give me those foods are 4 in the afternoon and I am all over them.

Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad

Summer means too hot for using the oven. Summer means barbeques and mosquitoes. Summer means swimming, sunburn and slushies. Summer means salad. Lots of salad. Lots and lots of salad.

It’s summer. Summer means hot. Very hot. Summer means too hot for using the oven. Summer means barbeques and mosquitoes. Summer means swimming, sunburn and slushies. Summer means salad. Lots of salad. Lots and lots of salad. Once summer rolls around, all desires to switch on my oven switches off. Literally. It’s so hot and… 

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