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15 Clean and Affordable Halloween Candy Options + 5 Non-candy Food Treats!

Are you ready for a great list of clean Halloween treats? Well here it is! To buy any of these items, click on the title or the photo of the candy, and it will bring you right there! You also may be able to find some of these options in stores like your local cooperative…… Continue reading 15 Clean and Affordable Halloween Candy Options + 5 Non-candy Food Treats!

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Clean Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice (with vegan option)

I have always love Panera’s Chicken and Wild Rice soup, but wanted to give it a dairy-free, gluten-free makeover! This can be vegan by eliminating the chicken, and still be a hearty and delicious soup! 2 cups cashew milk or plant milk of choice2 cups broth of choice2 chicken breasts (omit if making vegan)1 cup…… Continue reading Clean Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice (with vegan option)

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National Family Meals Month: Polenta Family-style; from Stove to Slab

My son, Nico, waiting patiently for the rest of the family to sit so he can dig in! September is National Family Meals Month, and we still have a few days left to honor it! Honestly, everyday is Family Meal Day in my world, and here’s why. Research has shown the positive implications that may…… Continue reading National Family Meals Month: Polenta Family-style; from Stove to Slab

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Italian-Style Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed artichokes have been a staple in my Italian family for as long as I can remember. We serve them as a side dish at our Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve. My Grandma Bonnie always has done them with breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan Cheese and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  On Thanksgiving a…… Continue reading Italian-Style Stuffed Artichokes

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Cat Cafes: The Purrrrfect Place for Feline and Human Well-being

  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that there was a Cat Cafe opening near us. Volunteering at Humane Societies has always been a favorite activity of our family, but we had never heard of a Cat Cafe– I know, crazy! Have you? Well, here is the description of from our local Cat…… Continue reading Cat Cafes: The Purrrrfect Place for Feline and Human Well-being

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White Bean and Anchovy Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Toasted Bread Crumbs-Yes, the kids will LOVE it!

You heard me right, anchovy sauce AND the kids will love it! This sauce is made with a full can of anchovies which gives it a wonderful  savory umami flavor without being fishy. It gives a nice dose of healthy Omegas from the anchovies and the extra virgin olive oil. It’s full of good for…… Continue reading White Bean and Anchovy Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Toasted Bread Crumbs-Yes, the kids will LOVE it!