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Unprocessed and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

I have a small confession to make. My first week of going completely unprocessed hasn’t been too successful. It was a super busy week, with a thousand activities to juggle. Stress makes me eat. Might be why I have 15 extra pounds I need to shed. No excuses though. It’s typical for moms, especially me, […]

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Easy Flank Steak with Garlic & Wild Mushrooms for #SundaySupper & a Giveaway!

I am so excited today to be part of a movement, the #SundaySupper movement. The idea is to bring the family together for a home-cooked meal on Sunday. When I was little, we would go to my grandmother’s house for the weekly meal. You could smell her delicious cooking while you were walking up to […]

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Basmati Rice: Another Great Thanksgiving Side Dish

Basmati Rice: Another Great Thanksgiving Side Dish

What? You’ve never heard of basmati rice being served during the Thanksgiving meal? Funny. We have it all the time! As many new immigrants come to the US, it is customary to bring parts of their culture into the new world they are living in. Italians brought us pasta and pizza. The Irish brought their […]

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Easy Tips On How To Have An Unprocessed, Delicious & Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

With all of the indulgences and sweets out there tempting you this time of you, we all seem to give ourselves the “okay” to binge during the Thanksgiving meal. But, if you look at the traditional American feast created for Thanksgiving, it’s enough to make a foodie’s hair fall out. Boxed stuffing. Instant mashed potatoes. […]

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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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Persian Pomegranate Soup (Ash-e Anar) and a New Baby

Persian Pomegranate Soup (Ash-e Anar) and a New Baby

I am so happy today!! And considering I was in a rut, this weekend was the best!! I didn’t sleep well, I ate hospital food, I slept in my clothes, but it still was the best. My dearest cousin, whom I love like a sister, gave birth to an adorable baby girl. This is the […]

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Quinoa: The Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish by Family Spice

Quinoa: The Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish

If you haven’t noticed, I am on a quinoa-kick. I discovered this wonderful non-grain a few years back, but I didn’t really know how too cook with it or what to do with it. And so, the internet search began. It only took a few recipes for quinoa to receive my love and adoration. I’ve […]

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Enjoying Fall Flavors: Quinoa Pilaf with Butternut Squash & Pomegranate

Enjoying Fall Flavors: Quinoa Pilaf with Butternut Squash & Pomegranate

My hubby is traveling on business. I have three kids. I have a king-size bed. When Hubby is gone, the three kids fight over who gets to sleep with Mommy in her big comfy, select-comfort bed that she loves so much. Sometimes we settle it like human beings, rotating who gets the honor. Many times […]

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Tangy Quinoa Fruit Salad

School starts today for my kiddos! Where did the summer go? You spend the last weeks of summer rushing with back-to-school shopping and back-to-school pool parties. We sneaked a few more beach visits since our San Diego summer was a bit cold at the beach. And true to San Diego style, the weather warms up […]

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The Wonderous Quinoa: The Gluten-Free Pseudo Grain

Quinoa has taken over the food community by storm. The gluten-free crowd loves it because, surprise: it’s a seed & gluten-free. The paleo crew loves it because it’s an ancient “grain” and unprocessed. The low-carb enthusiasts love that this is fiber rich and high in protein. And vegetarians love quinoa because it’s a complete protein […]

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