Need Dinner Fast? Healthy Chili Mac & More Quick and Easy Meals

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Today, please welcome Tessa of Tessa Domestic Diva who brings us a Healthy Chili Mac Recipe.  I love Tessa’s selection of healthy, attractive, and special diet friendly recipes (she’s got a beautiful site as well.)  I hope you enjoy this post by Tessa as she shares with us some quick, easy, and healthful options for getting dinner on the table—FAST!  

I can’t tell you how many times people around me have lamented how they wish they had more time to cook and put wholesome dinners down for their family every night.

Regardless of your time constraints: it IS possible.  

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6 Tips to Really Love Stevia

Don't Like Stevia? Here are 6 Surprising Tips to help you Change Your Mind!

{Today, Candace from Candida Free Candee joins us again. If you don’t LOVE stevia, then this is the post for you! This time, she is sharing some super-helpful tips to help you love stevia–even if you think there’s no way you will. Don’t turn your back on stevia just yet…..}

Are you a stevia lover?

Do you wish you were?

Do you wish you could enjoy all the pros of stevia without the palate-intruding cons?

Well look no further! Today I am going to share with you some tips and tricks that will help you enjoy each and every trip you take to Stevia-land! Read on to learn more.

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Stevia – What it Is and How to Use It

Stevia - What Stevia Is and How to Use It. Find out about the different forms of stevia, which ones I recommend, and how to measure it.

Stevia is quite the “sweetener in the news” these days.

It used to be something most hadn’t heard about, but now it’s showing up all over the place–in bottled drinks, in the sweetener section of your grocery store, and on blogs (such as mine :).)

But what is stevia, what are the different forms it’s available in, and how can you use it?

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All About Beans – Tips, Recipes, and More

Beans Tips & Recipes Wmrk

We love beans.

Limas, lentils, kidneys, black beans…you name it.

We love them for the way they taste, how versatile and nutritious they are, and for how beans can help save money in your whole foods budget.

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Gluten-Free Baking Tips

 Baking with Gluten-Free Flours can be tough. These 9 Gluten Free Baking Tips make it easier for your gluten-free baking to turn out right!

Whether you have celiac disease, or are off gluten for other health reasons, you’ve likely figured out that baking with gluten-free flours can be a bit of a challenge.

From figuring out what flours to use, to wondering about gums, leavening and starches, gluten-free baking does require some know-how.

Today I’m sharing some of the most helpful tips I’ve found for baking gluten-free.

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Top 10 Posts from 2012 ~ Health & Tips

This is the final post in the “Top 10 Posts of 2012″ series.

First there was the Top 10 Recipes and then the Top 10 DIY posts.

So–what’s left?

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18 Time Saving Kitchen Tips & Super Fast Recipes

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Whew.  The past few weeks have been a whirlwind.

Kids activities, church stuff and the election – and being sick on and off.

I have found myself worn out and needing to cut corners everywhere.

It seems a lot of us are “feeling the time crunch” as well — so I thought I’d put together a quick post with some of my favorite time-saving kitchen tips and fast recipe to help you all out.

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The Easiest Way to Freeze & Store Berries

This is the Easiest Way to Freeze and Store Berries. Hands down. Buy berries in bulk and store them for year round munching!

I guess this post could also be called  ”How to Freeze Berries Without Having Them End Up in One Big Clump!”

or “The Easiest Way to Preserve Berries.”  Because I’ve tried other ways and this is just well–simply the easiest.

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Tips and Recipes for Cooking with Kids ~ and Silky Bean Fudge Recipe

Dairy Free Fudge Bean Fudge


Some of my most fond memories come from the time when my oldest son was about 4 years old.

We baked.  A lot.  Really.

And it was always together.

In fact, he was soooo into baking with me that if I ever baked without him, he got extremely sad.  Maybe I’ll tell you more about that later.

A lot has changed since then, but recently I’ve been working on pulling my kids back into the kitchen with me.

Today, over at The Balanced Platter, I am sharing:

  • Tips for Cooking with Kids
  • Recipes that Kids can easily help with
  • My Recipe for Silky Bean Fudge.  It’s a real winner. (And wait ’til you see the fun photo of them with the fudge :-))

So join me at The Balanced Platter by clicking here to read the rest of the post.  And pull out your tiny aprons and get cooking–with your kids!


Easiest Almond Milk Recipe Ever

This Almond Milk Recipe is the easiest one around. Time to ditch the expensive "boxed alternative milk" habit! Great for baking or drinking.
Today I’m sharing my Basic Almond Milk Recipe.

It really is the Easiest Almond Milk Recipe Ever. Seriously.

My “cooking philosophy” has evolved over the years. Health-wise, but also “simplicity-wise.”

Maybe you can relate.

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