Switching to a traditional diet, means letting a few things go…like say…Oreos. I like to make it my challenge to alter recipes to suit our traditional diet. No, I don’t have the recipe for Oreos but this week I was in the mood for some cookie dough. So…I tried like mad to remember a recipe that my friend Kyla had shared with me years ago. She would make a batch of these particular cookies on a Friday girls night while we watched a movie and gossiped about boys.
Being that this occurred *cough* a few years ago, I tried like mad to remember the details of her recipe. After I played around with
a few many batches, I came up with this blast of soft, grain free cookie dough bite (if you’re into that sort of thing ). Although it’s not Kyla’s original recipe, I think she’d be proud.
Who’s with me here?
As a child, there was nothing I loved more than buying a pack of watermelon Hubba Bubba Bubble gum! There was something so magical about unwrapping that glorious pink cube, popping it into my mouth, blowing 3 bubbles (then spitting it out because the flavor disappeared), then repeating til the package was gone. Perhaps the ingredients back then (yes, I did say back then) were more ‘wholesome’ (probably too strong of a word), but they were still a very far cry from being good more me. If you’re an avid gum chewer, you may be surprised to learn that…
Put down the chips! Back away from the chocolate. Make something that you AND the kids will like without the questionable and potentially GMO ingredients. I know what you’re thinking, ‘you expect me to snack on chickpeas?’ YES! Because these don’t taste like chickpeas. They are crunchy and sweet and mapley. Seriously, they barely have time to cool off before little hands start scooping them right of the pan. I have to double the recipe each time and even that’s going to have to be doubled!
Go here to read Part 1 “Why You Should NEVER Use THIS Sleep Enhancer”
Sleep can be so elusive sometimes: pregnancy, stress, busy mind etc… there are a million reasons why sleep escapes us at times. Don’t fall into the marketing trap of Febreze and other chemical sleep aids. For times when you just can’t get to sleep skip the synthetic sleep aids and rely on essential oils.
Let’s be honest, we could all use a little more sleep and Febreze (by Proctor and Gamble) agrees with you! What does Febreze have to do with sleep you ask? Well, it seems that the chemical company has found yet another niche market….the sleep deprived.
Close your eyes and breathe in fields of lavender bathed in moonlight, a hint of sweet vanilla in the breeze, and a distant murmur of rich, sumptuous sandalwood. A relaxing retreat for the senses. (Febreze)
Sounds absolutely magical doesn’t it? WAIT!
As a real foodie, sometimes you have to let some ‘food’ from your former life go. I am happy to report that
THIS is not one of those times!
All together now: marshmallows! marshmallows! marshmallows! YAY! These little soft, squishy, melt in your mouth chunks of heaven make great additions to your homemade hot chocolate as well as yummy gifts.
Who doesn’t like a warm bowl of soup on a cool day?
Soup is a staple in our household, especially during the winter but do you know the real benefits of including soup into your diet?
Just to clarify, I’m not talking about the brightly colored yellow powdered soup in a box, or a can of soup, I mean REAL, homemade soup that fills the house with a comforting, grounding aroma.
New year, new you!
At least isn’t that what all the weight loss ads are screaming at you right now? At the end of December, my hubby always jokes about how busy the gym is going to be the following week. In fact, he usually takes that week off from going to the gym simply because the machines and the classes are crowded with well meaning folks trying to make self improvements. Unfortunately (I guess, fortunately for him), things return to normal by about the middle of January so he can resume his morning routine.
I’m not much for new year’s resolutions. Not because I don’t think I can improve on certain areas of my life, but rather because if the motivation for me to make a change is extrinsic, my chances of success are slim to none. Making an improvement because I genuinely want to, not because I’m being told to gets me a greater result. :-D
If you are ready to make some small changes to your diet, let’s do it together. These are the first few changes we made to our diet as we transitioned away from a diet that included many things that came out of a box. You don’t have to implement everything at once, start with whatever feels right first and proceed from there. Continue reading
eat.play.love…more is 1 year old!
I am SO excited that this little expression of myself has grown so much in 2013 and for that I am SO grateful to you. I have got so many exciting plans for this blog in 2014 and I can’t wait to share them all with you…but you’ll have to wait cuz we all love surprises don’t we? As with anything, when someone (me) is passionate about something (eat.play.love…more) it so evident to those around (my family) that it’s contagious! “Mom? Is this going to be on your blog?” has become a regular question in our home. LOL …I thought it would be fun to look back on 2013 and thank you for making these 5 posts my top viewed posts: Continue reading