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Italian Lentil Stew: Carrabba’s Copycat

This Stew has always been a favorite! So much so that I had it on the Goo Goo Gourmet toddler meal menu when I was running my Baby Food and Family Meal business. I made it this evening and forgot how good it was. Everyone gobbled it up and had seconds and thirds! It should… Continue reading Italian Lentil Stew: Carrabba’s Copycat

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Easy and Tasty Vegan Meatballs!

I have been on a roll with vegan meat alternatives this week! I made my Vegan Ground Beef Alternative recipe 3 times this week! I made Bolognese, tacos, and tonight I made meatballs for Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwiches. This is a family favorite we serve on our Family Meal Boards. It’s so much fun eating… Continue reading Easy and Tasty Vegan Meatballs!

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Simple and Delicious Ground Meat Alternative!

Perfect for tacos, Bolognese, Shepherd’s Pie, Chili, and anything else where the recipe calls for ground beef . I came across a similar recipe in the Forks Over Knives group on Facebook and couldn’t wait to give it a try and make it my own! The basic version will allow you to add additional ingredients… Continue reading Simple and Delicious Ground Meat Alternative!

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Organic Dark Coffee Hair Dye

As I try to embark on a more natural lifestyle and reduce the number of toxins for my family, hair dye has come up recently. My 9 year-old son has long hair and likes the idea of doing something fun and creative by temporarily changing his color. We watched a few YouTube videos and searched… Continue reading Organic Dark Coffee Hair Dye

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Crispy Fried Leftover Pasta

A staple growing up in my Italian family was having leftover pasta fried in olive oil, until it reached peak crispiness! My Grandmother and Mother would serve this often, and there is nothing quite like it. There is something really special about the texture and taste profile of this dish. There are a few variations… Continue reading Crispy Fried Leftover Pasta

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Air-fryer Brussels Sprouts 2 Ways- Apricot Chili-Glaze (vegan) and Crispy Garlic Parmesan

I declared that I had the "BEST Brussels Sprouts of my Life" last year while in Charleston for a conference. A co-worker and I shared the Apricot Chili-glazed Brussels Sprouts at a restaurant called Pawpaw. They were the perfect balance of sweet-heat and crispy deliciousness! While recently in Charleston, I noticed the restaurant was closed,… Continue reading Air-fryer Brussels Sprouts 2 Ways- Apricot Chili-Glaze (vegan) and Crispy Garlic Parmesan

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Feast of the 7 Fishes: An Italian Christmas Eve Tradition

Collage of the Feast of the 7 FishesGrandma Bonnie featured in the local newspaper twice for the traditionGrandma Bonnie featured in the local newspaper twice for the traditionGrandma Bonnie featured in the local newspaper twice for the traditionA partial shot of the table. not including the kids table to the leftBonnie with her 5: Patty,… Continue reading Feast of the 7 Fishes: An Italian Christmas Eve Tradition