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Low Carb Snack: Baked Jerusalem Artichoke Chips by FamilySpice.com

Low Carb Snack: Baked Jerusalem Artichoke Chips

My week started off fantastic! I went to the gym, worked out, felt energized, cooked up a storm, cleaned up a storm – I was on a roll! Then Middle Child came home from school sick – super bad cold. BAM! Home for three days. I began to feel his cooties creeping into my system […]

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Pomegranate with Golpar

There are some things in Farsi that easy to translate into English. Then you find these Persian proverbs and sayings and they completely lose their meaning in English. Then there are  the Persian words that have absolutely no English equivalent. But, I suppose most languages have this problem with English. For example, “pomegranate” in Farsi […]

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Lemon Pumpkin Seeds by FamilySpice.com

Snack Time! Lemon Pumpkin Seeds

I have been MIA for the past few weeks as I have been struggling with the mom job I have. My oldest has been keeping me on my toes with his adjustment into adolescence. His head is full of mush and the homework fights began a few weeks into the new school year. I have […]

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Lip Smacking Chile-Lime Macadamia Nuts

The suitcases are all unpacked now. Snorkeling gear put away. Laundry under control. Homework routine reinstated. Sand that snuck into our bags and found it’s way on our tile floors has also been vacuumed up. Yes, vacation is done, and we are back on cruise control with our home routine. Thanks to Costco, we were […]

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Sugar-Free Applesauce with Strawberries

Sometimes I forget what the real world is like. I mean, I live in California, SOUTHERN California. I am blessed to have farmer’s markets and CSA’s nearby and every possible produce imaginable within my reach. I live in one of trendiest food regions in the U.S. So, living in my bubble, I forget that not […]

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How to Get Your Family to Eat #Unprocessed

As I mentioned last week, my friend, Andrew, of Eating Rules has challenged us to eat unprocessed foods for the month of October. For some this is a no-brainer, but for others it can be a daunting task. Today at Eating Rules, I am sharing my tips on how to take baby steps to get […]

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Move Over Kale Chips… Here Comes Chard Chips!

  Have you joined the kale chips band-wagon? It’s an ingenious way to get your salty chip fix and eat a healthy green at the same time. I know, it’s not exactly the same as  potato chip, but it’s a great alternative if you are watching your calorie intake while you prance around in your […]

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Watermelon Recipes & Crafts!

Its summer! Picture kids playing in the pool, family picnics,  camping trips and road trips. And what would summer be without watermelon smiles and sticky little faces, dripping with watermelon juice. I felt like a giddy little kid when the Watermelon Board asked me if I’d like to carve a watermelon for their 3rd Annual […]

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A Healthier Snack:No-Bake Crispy Rice Bars with Pistachios & Honey

A Healthier Snack:No-Bake Crispy Rice Bars with Pistachios & Honey

It’s hard for me to eat healthy from October through December. Besides Halloween, October for us is filled with too many birthday parties for family and friends. Then you’ve got Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukah and parties galore. This past week alone, two of my kids had multi-cultural feasts at school. The third kid has theirs […]

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Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Sometimes you just want a real easy snack or appetizer. My friend, Maria, made these delicious Rosemary Roasted Cashews when we came over for dinner one lovely summer evening. My hubby and I couldn’t stop snacking on them! When I was growing up, nuts were always served at parties. Mostly, they were the mixed nuts […]

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