Organic vs. Industry

I know this is a touchy subject to write about.  But I’m going for it anyways. Many people wonder what the big deal is about all this “organic stuff.”  I know I used to.  I grabbed whatever was cheapest, threw it in my grocery cart, and never gave a second thought to how that food […]

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Chocolate-Cashew Snack Bars

Allergen Information: Contains Tree Nuts.  Gluten free & Dairy free Special Equipment: Food Processor One of my favorite breakfasts or go-to snacks when I was a teacher was a Quaker Granola bar.  Only 90 calories. Held me over for about 20 minutes until I wanted another one. 90 calories quickly turned into 180, and sometimes […]

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Savory Southwest Chili

Allergen Info: Free of top 8 Allergens Special Equipment: Crockpot This soup has the feel of chili but with a twist, and it perfectly satisfied my need for a “feel good” soup on our first (and only?) winter snow here in SC.  I made two batches in case we were “snowed in” (which doesn’t take […]

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Iced Chai Tea

Allergen Information: Contains tree nuts (substitution given).  Gluten-free & dairy free Special Equipment: High Powered Blender I know it’ll be hard to believe both of these statements can inhabit the same sentence, but they’re true….I used to have a Starbucks addiction AND I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my life. I will smell […]

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Honey-Jalapeno Corn Muffins

Allergen Information: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free.  Contains Tree Nuts (substitution given). Every good bowl of soup needs a matching muffin.  For me, this one hits the spot, especially with anything Mexican.  There’s a subtle, yet flavorful combination of sweet honey and spicy jalapeno. We paired this muffin with our Savory Southwest Chili, but […]

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