Freezer sandwiches to simplify your lunch routine

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nature’s Own. The opinions and text are all mine. Listen: do you hear that? It’s the sweet, sweet silence of back to school time. Actually, if we’re being completely honest, it’s far from quiet for me right now. I’ve got a precocious 18 month… 

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Avocado Burgers with White BBQ Sauce

When these burgers came out everyone stopped in their tracks, mouths hung open.

You know the storyline of every high school-romance-90s movie: plain girl goes to school and no one notices her, then she takes off her glasses and lets her hair down and the star football player falls in love with her. You’ve seen it, right? Well, veggie burgers are kind of like that girl.

When I BBQ with my husband and his friends they’re all about the meat, but I prefer lighter fare. It’s not like they love or hate them, they just kind of ignore them. Kind of like that plain girl in the movies.

Homemade arepas

This three (or four, depending on your cooking preferences) ingredient recipe is heaven-sent, let me tell you. Unlike yeast bread, there’s no waiting time for this recipe. There’s no need to wait for the yeast to activate, so you’ll have hot arepas ready in no time when the need arises. The kneading stage doesn’t take long, either. Lazy recipes = my kind of recipes.

Because yeast and bread flour don’t always agree with my increasingly fussy body, I’m always on the lookout for bread replacements that taste like the real deal, yet are easy to make and are cost-effective. There are days I do miss eating the fresh, fluffy bread when it’s still steaming and hot. I miss being able to lather butter and honey all over the fresh bread slices and enjoy the soft, sweet goodness for lunch. Two minutes of pleasure gives me 2 hours of stomach-ache, however, so I need to be very careful with my bread and yeast intake.

Strawberry Yogurt Cake

They’re an unlikely combination, lemon juice and strawberries. Sweet yet slightly tart strawberries alongside sour lemon juice. I don’t know how they do it, but it works very well.

With summer finally well and truly here, fresh berries are in abundance. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries – they’re everywhere. I know many of you will be looking for creative ways to use fresh strawberries up, and as this cake uses a whole 12 ounces of the sweet, sticky goodness known as strawberries, it’s a great way… 

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