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Whole Food 1st Birthday Party Menu

Whole Food 1st Birthday Party Menu

    After a month of planning, our son’s first birthday party arrived last weekend.  We wanted to make this a special day for Austin, even if he won’t remember it.  Turning 1 is a big milestone; a momentous occasion to honor and celebrate all of his growing and learning done over the past 12…

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Creamy Artichoke Soup

A great soup for spring/summer!  And it’s super quick to prepare, too.  I’ve made this as a Core Plan soup with just a few redskin potatoes because they really add a creamy body to the soup.  However, you can make this Advanced Plan by simply replacing the redskins with 2/3 cup pureed white beans. Easy…

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Chipotle Mayo

Spring is in the air!  Last week, Dave and I were really feeling in the springy summer spirit and found ourselves really wanting burgers!  Well, we had some organic ground buffalo in the freezer, so we took advantage of frying up some patties.  To our sprouted buns, we added crisp organic romaine leaves, sliced avocado,…

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Cardamom-Glazed Grilled Mango

I LOVE FLORIDA!!  Whole Foods had local organic mangos, perfectly ripe, on sale today.  I indulged and bought a few, a special treat for Dave and I who have been sticking to Advanced Plan berries and Granny Smith apples since last fall.  Prepared this simple side dish and served along side grilled chicken. I’ve added…

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Chickpea Stuffed Cucumber Cups

At a party a while back (it was a cocktail party, I had to wear a dress, which I don’t necessarily enjoy so to distract my mind from the uncomfortableness, I focused in on the food tables looking for ideas!), they had these little things I thought were hummus stuffed sushi.  I took a bite,…

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – 3 Flavors

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – 3 Flavors

It’s here!  Pumpkin season!!  Whether you’re carving jack-o’-lanterns or making Pumpkin-Coconut Soup, Pumpkin Dip, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Pudding, Pumpkin Bars or Pumpkin Pie, don’t forget to save your seeds!  I know in my family, we’d cut open the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the pumpkin innards, seeds and all, into a black garbage…

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Leek & Potato Soup

This is a delicious soup that we do on our “vacation” days, the days we bend the rules a little on what we eat.  We usually take a vacation meal once or twice a month, sometimes more if we’re dealing with hectic times.  So keep in mind that a main ingredient in this soup is…

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No Mayo Deviled Eggs

Here’s a great idea to use up all your hard boiled eggs from Easter.  Make deviled eggs using no mayo!  (We were out of Vegenaise so I worked with what we had — a ripe avocado!)  Another favorite of ours is to add some hard boiled eggs to our Healing Chicken Salad. No Mayo Deviled…

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Homemade Guacamole

Did you know that making your own, fresh guacamole could be so easy and so worth it?  Homemade guac has a much more intense flavor than the store bought variety — and it’s cheaper if you make it yourself, too!  Guacamole is a great condiment in place of ranch dressing, chip dips, or sometimes even…

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