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Gluten Free Salmon Cucumber Bites {Recipe ReDux}

Gluten free crackers topped with cucumbers, smoked salmon, and chive crème fraîche make a great hors d’oeuvres or appetizer for any cocktail party or event.  I received free samples of Breton Gluten Free Original with Flax and Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic from Dare Foods Incorporated mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Dare Foods Incorporated and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my timread more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of May 5, 2014

Last week’s menu was a winner with the whole family. My kids couldn’t get enough of the fish tacos – they didn’t even ask for fruit after dinner that night! The herbed lemon chicken was super easy to make, light, and flavorful. And my lightened up mac n cheese was such a hit there were no leftovers! (Look out for the recipe soon.) Yesterday we hosted a family brunch, which was loads of fun. Thankfully we had great weather and all the kids could play outside – the perfect bal… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of April 28, 2014

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Anyone read last week’s Tara Parker Pope’s NY Times Well Column, The Lure of Forbidden Food? In a nutshell, some new research shows that when food is off limits to children, they want it more. Nothing so new to me here – I believe this is true for everyone, adults and children alike. Which is why I recommend eating everything in moderation.  How do you respond to forbidden foods?  Here’s what’s on our menu this week – nothing for… read more »

Orange Ginger Mint Spa Water {Recipe ReDux}

Treasured Cookware  That’s the theme for this month’s Recipe ReDux. We were tasked with the following: Share a story of classic cookware – and a healthy recipe to go with it. Some of us will be celebrating Mother’s Day next month (May 11,) but it’s more than once a year that many of us cook with a pan, a wooden spoon or another piece of cookware passed on to us from the kitchens of our favorite relatives. Let’s see what you can cook up with your treasured kitchen tool! I haven’t… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of April 21, 2014

Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed Easter and Passover if you celebrated. We’re down to one day of Passover in our house – can’t believe it’s almost over and I have so many Passover-friendly recipes I have yet to make! Oh well. There’s always next year.  Here’s what we’re eating this week: Week of April 21, 2014 Monday: Leftover Matzo Meal Flax Seed Chicken, Roasted Chicken Breasts and Shorty’s Quinoa with Carrots, Onions,… read more »