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Mom Monday {family traditions}

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I think it’s really important to develop family traditions. It gives everyone some consistency in a world that is constantly throwing chaos our way. It also creates lasting memories, and it’s fun. Here are a few of ours we do on a weekly basis. What are your family traditions? I would LOVE to hear. Please leave a comment and share your favorites.

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In the Kitchen {no bake healthy brownies}

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These brownies are one of my most favorite desserts I have made lately. The best thing about them is that they are healthy. I used raw Cacao powder which has loads of anti-oxidents and fabulous health properties, they are sweetened with dates and pure maple syrup, and you don’t have to cook them!! Brilliant. Easy, healthy, chocolatey, I am sold. The following recipe is adapted from this original recipe from Plant Powered Kitchen. I am dying to get her book Let them Eat Vegan. I have heard fabulous things. no bake no sugar frosted brownies | Wiley Valentine

no bake no sugar frosted brownies | Wiley Valentine

Out and About {Public 74}

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Hello friends! Back home and ready to get back in the swing of things. We had a great trip to Cape Cod and it was amazing to spend time with family. We arrived home on Saturday so we had Sunday to decompress. If your travels allow I highly recommend this. Anyway we discovered a great new restaurant in San Juan Capistrano (Southern California) on Sunday called Public 74. They have a fabulous beer selection, the cocktails looked amazing, and the food was fantastic and almost all organic. They JUST opened last week so they are still getting settled, but I highly recommend it.

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You really must order the opal basil fries. Be warned, the portion is HUGE so be ready to share…but they are amazing.

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Fun fact, the kids menu is so great and clever. I hate when I go to a restaurant and the kids menu is kraft mac & cheese, or american cheese slice grilled cheese. They have such great and clever choices for the kids, it was so refreshing. Let me know if you guys check it out! Would love to hear your experience.out-and-about-public-743

Mom Monday {tiny ballerina fashions}

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Piper is continuing to love her ballet class. She even told me when she grows up she wants to be a ballerina. How adorable is that? Here are a few of my favorite tiny ballerina fashions I have been loving lately. How gorgeous right? It’s surprisingly hard to find fabulous ballerina outfits for the littles. If anyone has a favorite source I would love for you to share with us in the comments!

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Mom Monday {homemade flavored almond milk}

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It’s no secret I am a huge fan of almond milk. So I started playing around with different flavors. These make the best dessert for my little one, and there is no sugar in any of these! So brilliant, the dates make them quite sweet, and they are super delicious, organic, and a great, healthy alternative to the regular flavored milks kids tend to like.

chocolate-strawberry-vanilla-almond-milk-diy-recipeSimply follow the instructions for the regular almond milk here. Then add the strained milk back to your vita-mix/blender with the above ingredients and voila! Flavored healthy almond milk. Enjoy! I would love to hear what you guys think.

Mom Monday {strawberry quinoa bowls}

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With spring here, we are getting so many delicious things in our CSA basket. Here is a salad I whipped up for a party we had this weekend. It was a huge hit with parents and kids alike. Even with the parents that shall we say don’t normally go for the quinoa! Enjoy!

PS. if you have kids that are not huge fans of salad, try calling them bowls instead.

 

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strawberry-quinoa-bowls

 

Mom Monday {Quick food tip 102}

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Here is my second installment of quick tips on how to get your kids to eat the good stuff. Tip 102, cook together. Piper gets so excited to cook with me now. No matter what I am making, she wants to help. And I promise you it tastes so much better to them if they help make it. She has been obsessing over ice cream lately, so we made no sugar, vitamix ice cream together. Ingredients: frozen coconut milk and frozen bananas. That’s it!! Brilliant~

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