Books Reviews, Recipes

The Moosewood Restaurant Table Recipe Book

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The Moosewood Restaurant Table Recipe Book

The Moosewood Restaurant Table: 250 Brand-New Recipes from the Natural Foods Restaurant That Revolutionized Eating in America

Moosewood Restaurant has been bringing up natural food recipes to their tables for 5 decades now. The restaurants farm-to-table philosophy has been helping us dine out healthier and some of their popular recipes are in this newest edition.

The book is a hardcover and very thick with pictures worked in throughout the book. Because of this it makes a great gift for a foodie!


“The Moosewood Collective has nineteen members who share responsibilities and participate in the various jobs necessary to run what has grown from a very small natural foods restaurant to a larger and more diversified company. Most members of the Collective have worked together for at least 15 years, and some have worked for the restaurant since it was founded in 1973. The Moosewood Collective is the recipient of three James Beard Awards and numerous nominations. Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health is its twelfth book.”

Available on Amazon!

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Using Your Slow Cooker Year Around

Most of us have a slow cooker sitting around. I love slow cooking but sometimes lack the time to prep or even look up recipes to get creative. I know there is so much you can make with a crock pot so I am determined to use it more often. Not only have I found that the crock pot is great for roasts and stews, but this crock pot can easily be used all year round for great recipes.

We love our slow cookers during the cooler months of the year, but come spring, this amazing little kitchen appliance goes back in the cabinet. If you ask me, that is a mistake. Slow cookers are wonderful appliances year around. Yes, they are perfect for those hearty winter dishes that we used to cook at the back of the stove in the darker months. But believe me, that pot of beef stew tastes just as delicious in the spring or summer.

The main reason many of stews and roasts are winter dishes is because they had to cook and bake for a long time. In the hot summer months, we don’t want to heat up the house any more than necessary. And running the stove or oven for several hours before dinner will certainly do that.

But guess what doesn’t heat up the house? Your slow cooker. It puts up a lot less heat and it’s portable. That means that on a really hot day when your air conditioner is barely keeping up, you can go plug in the slow cooker on the porch and have dinner cooking while you hang out in the backyard with the kids.

Your slow cooker also comes in handy anytime you’re grilling in the back yard. No more slaving away in the kitchen fixing side dishes while everyone else gets to hang out in the yard and watch your husband grill burgers. Instead, you do a little prep work in the morning, start a side dish in the slow cooker (saucy vegetables are always a favorite around here) and you can grab a beer and join the fun in the yard.


Back to School 2017, Food, Giveaways, Natural Foods

Busy Moms Meal – StarKist Tuna & Salmon Creations #Giveaway

Thank you StarKist for partnering for this feature and sending product

It will be here before we know it! Back to school 2017 will be just as busy and hectic to a new adjustment as the previous years. It is a bittersweet time of year. We enjoyed family time over the summer but long for them to be in school a few hours a day again where they are learning and growing with their peers.

In my home back to school also comes at soccer season. From days of running around the neighborhood until sun down late at night to school, practice and shorter days is an adjustment. Some nights we have very little time between school and practice so we need easy and quick meals. Although we still have warm weather in September we are not quick to go to hot soups and subs quite yet. We still want cold sandwiches and salads. Tuna is a great protein choice for those busy bodies.

StarKist Tuna and Salmon Creation pouches make dinner so easy. These are even flavored in some of the varieties so you don’t even have to open that spice cupboard. Just mix with your favorite sauce like mayo, mustard or I like to add a bit of dill pickle juice from the jar as well as some chopped pickle for a crunch. If I don’t have pickles I will use cashews because to me, a cold tuna sandwich is so much better with that crunch. Add fresh romaine lettuce and some fruit on the side and dinner is done.

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Want to try these for yourself? Look for them at most grocers or you can enter to try and win some. 1 lucky winner will be shipped a variety of StarKist Tuna and salmon Creations pouches. Ends 7/24 and open to US only. Enter below and good luck!

Food, Healthy Living, Natural Foods, Recipes

5 Favorite Protein Powder Recipes #TheDayIsYours

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5 Favorite Protein Powder Recipes #ThisIsYourDay

Adding protein powder to your favorite recipes is one way to boost your protein intake for your daily diet. Protein is one of the single most important nutrients your body needs to power through the day and workouts. Read more in my recent post: Protein Shakes Your Muscles Crave During a Workout. Protein powder recipes are gaining in popularity.

I began using protein powders in some baking recipes, in icing recipes and oatmeals. Since then I have been looking for even more delicious ways to cook and bake with protein powder. Below is a round up of recipes from fellow Bloggers who also use protein powder in their own foods. When you visit the recipe pages keep in mind that having extra protein is great when you are very active or for your athletic teens to get them through a long day at school and practice.

~Protein Powder Recipes~

1. Protein Icing


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This is so quick and easy and can top pancakes, cakes, brownies and cookies.

2.  Carrot Cake Protein Overnight Oatmeal

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Breakfast will be waiting for you!

3. Chocolate Protein Pancakes

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This recipe is flourless

4. Iced Coffee Protein Shake

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A great way to combine your morning coffee with your protein

5. Chocolate Banana Protein Mug Cake

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Have a sweet tooth? This takes about 3 minutes to make!

~More Protein Talk~

When it comes to protein, I recommend Premier Protein Powder. You get 30 grams of protein per scoop and only 3 grams of sugar. There are no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners and it is gluten free. Make sure the protein products you consume offer the best ingredients like Premier Protein. Other brands out there may contain artificial ingredients and synthetic nutrients so you really want to do your homework and choose wisely. For more information and other protein powder recipes search the hashtag #ItsYourDay on social media.

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Food, Giveaways, Natural Foods

Final Four Games and Healthy Chip Dunking – Giveaway

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I did something this March Madness season I have never done before. I entered a local bracket. Well, I had Villanova going to finals and they lost Round 2 so that has my bracket a bit messy now. My local team is Gonzaga but I had them playing Villanova in Final Four and losing but like I said my bracket is a mess and that is not a team up option. Gonzaga is headed to the Sweet 16 and play Thursday so still hoping they advance again. How is your bracket looking? If it is a mess like mine then I’ll help give you something to feel good about.

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Good Health has some new snacks from Organic Tortilla Chips with Black Bean and Rice to Eat Your Veggies variety chips. Whichever variety of ‘feel good’ chips you decide to snack on during March Madness, it’a all bout how you dunk your chips. I like buying salsa then adding in some more ingredients to it like corn and extra seasonings to jazz it up.

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Good Health snacks use real ingredients like avocado an olive oils, whole grains, sweet potatoes and extra goodness of tomatoes, spinach, beets, broccoli and carrots. Good Health has chips. pretzels, popcorn and more.
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The Giveaway

1 lucky reader will win one bag of each of the Good Health chips, Sea Salt Eat Your Vegetables and Organic Black Bean & Rice Tortillas. Enter below. Open to US and ends on 4/7. Good luck

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Education, Food, Healthy Living, Kids, Parenting, Recipes, Toy Reviews

January Campaigns on Parenting Healthy Blog


January Campaigns

Thank you for being a loyal follower. Below are the topics you will find on for January campaigns 2017. Keep visiting to follow along with the topics.

  1. Reading with children: find tips and children book reviews throughout the month
  2. STEM Toys for girls: find toys geared towards girls or are gender neutral
  3. Teas for Weight loss: find facts, myths and tea reviews
  4. Slow Cooker Month: find recipes and products for those easy meal ideas
  5. Health and personal goals for 2017