Caramel Apple Bar

Caramel Apple Bar

As much as I hate to perpetuate junk food (sometimes food) during the holidays…I want to give you a half-healthy alternative to ice cream, chocolate cake, orange sticks, and pecan pie.

This is the caramel apple bar, apple sundae bar, apple dipping, or whatever else you want to call it. This is easy and definitely a sometimes food, but if you’re looking for a fast party to plan or a friend gathering where you’ll crowd around the table together, this is it. As a special treat, this is fun for adults and kids! We done this with a group of friends and also with our own children with success. … 

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Pomegranate Eggs

Pomegranate Eggs

Warm breakfast.

Warm blankets. Warm feet. Warm cider. Warm hearts. Isn’t that what this holiday season is about. Yes, yes it is.

Sometimes I get tired of my typical breakfasts: 1) almond butter with toast and an apple for breakfast, 2) english muffin with avocado and tomato on it, or 3) green smoothie with granola. Sometimes I just want something warm and savory and exploding with flavor.

This is that thing. This is your new breakfast. … 

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White Bean and Kale Quesadillas

White Bean & Kale Quesadilla

Sometimes easiest is best.

My husband’s main contribution to taking care of the house this past week has been helping with the dishes – easy. Means one less thing for me.

We talked to our oldest son about the truth of Santa (mentioned here) – it happened right before bed this past weekend. We didn’t make a fuss, I held in my tears, but it went over easy and matter-of-fact. We talked about Santa being part of the Spirit of Christmas and recruited him to help us keep that for the other two kids.

I ordered boots online so I don’t have to search for my size in-store – easy, but since all of them didn’t work, today I was on return duty. I think I’m giving up on my brown riding boot search for the year. I think it might be easier to accept that I won’t find any that fit my wide 11 feet.

I really enjoy waking up 45 minutes before the kids need to get up – easy…maybe not always, but worth it. I love the morning silence and although it’s a sleep sacrifice, the tone it sets to my morning creates ease…. 

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Red Lentil Curry with Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes

Red Lentil Curry with Sweet Potato Cubes

Red lentils are so easy. They are fast cooking, easily spiced, and have lots of good healthy things in them. Fiber, iron, and protein are just a couple of the good things they give. This dish is super tasty, so that helps too. My kids love this meal and thought the sweet potato “french fry” cubes… 

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Berry Banana Smoothie // Vegan

Berry Banana Milkshake

Sometimes a recipe with 3 or 4 ingredients is pretty amazing. This is one of those times. I was with some friends for a girls’ night out (who is up for another one soon?) and we started talking about blogging. One friend said she made this awesome smoothie and I should really post about it…. 

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Always Foods and Sometimes Foods

Sometimes Foods v Always Foods

I’m keeping it real for you. My name is Bonnie and I’m mostly vegan but tonight I ate mac and cheese and chicken nuggets for dinner. I didn’t think I’d ever write about mac and cheese and chicken nuggets. It’s been over a year and a half that we’ve been eating clean veggie-based meals and the… 

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Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl

If I had to pick a cold favorite thing to eat, this would be it. I can literally taste it right now as I look at the picture. The green smoothie, my own granola, and topped with some fruit. Triple yum. Sometimes I throw on a small handful of mini chocolate chips too, because chocolate… 

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Bean Dip with Creamy Cilantro Sauce {Vegan}

Bean Dip with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

When I create, I’m fulfilled. When I experiment, whether or not I fail, I’m fulfilled. When I inspire others to create, I’m fulfilled. It’s not always about the outcome and as the quote on my mantle says, “happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” (from Margaret Lee Runbeck) My… 

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Taco Tornadoes {Vegan}

Taco Tornados

We’ve been on holiday this week. A spring break holiday. We decided to kick it off with a lovely celebration of lice. Yes, lice. It’s Monday morning, I’m snuggling with my 7-year-old, then remembered he’d really been itching his head. So that, along with a classroom outbreak, got me out of bed rather quickly. After… 

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