September 2010

Quick Tortellini Soup

September 15, 2010

Quick Tortellini Soup is one of my favorite recipes because it is easy, fast and includes lots of fresh veggies.  I actually first made this recipe while in the nutrition program at the University of Oklahoma in our food preparation lab.  I can’t believe I am still making it ten years later, but I guess […]

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Lessons I Have Learned as a Mom

September 14, 2010

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Blog Carnival This article was written for inclusion in the blog carnival hosted by Littlestomaks to promote awareness of childhood obesity as part of the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Please read to the end of this article to find a list of links to the other carnival participants. *** This […]

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This Week’s Bounty

September 13, 2010

This week, I wasn’t able to get a Bountiful Basket because I had been traveling, so I asked my parents to take a picture of their bounty to share with you.   Their $16.50 basket included: 2 tomatoes 1 pack baby bella mushrooms 6 ears white corn 1 cabbage 3 huge butternut squash (1 was […]

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Inspiration from Todd Durkin

September 11, 2010

(photo credit) I received Todd Durkin’s newsletter in my inbox yesterday and couldn’t wait to share this article with all of you.  This came at a perfect time as I am working on a fitness page for this blog that I hope will motivate and inspire you to get moving.  I met Todd in San […]

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My First Attempt at Quick Pickles

September 10, 2010

After reading Megan Thompson’s guest post on how to make quick pickles, I had to try it for myself.  I went with the recipe for spicy quick dill pickles because I had most of the ingredients on hand.  I only made one of the jars spicy so that the kids could share in the pickle […]

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Etsy Favorites – Pumpkin Edition

September 9, 2010

With a chill in the air the temperature dropping below 100 degrees, I am getting in the mood for pumpkins.  Pumpkin decor, pumpkin chili, pumpkin pie, the color pumpkin.  Here are some fun Etsy finds for your pumpkin pleasure. Pumpkin No. 1 by dancesippydance Vintage Camark Vase Pumpkin Orange by ArtfulVintage Pumpkins Print by DeLaCruz […]

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Quick Lentil Dinner

September 8, 2010

It’s always a good idea to have a few quick and healthy food items around to whip up when you are short on time.  Being prepared can keep you from dialing up the pizza place or heading for the nearest drive-thru.     A few weeks ago, I had picked up a package of steamed […]

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Toddler Nutrition – Irregular Eating Patterns

September 7, 2010

Hop on over to Little Stomaks where we are talking about toddler nutrition today, specifically irregular eating patterns.  I respond to a reader’s question in the “Ask the Expert” column and give a few tips on how to encourage toddlers to develop healthy eating patterns.

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This Week’s Bounty

September 7, 2010

This week brought a large and colorful bounty of produce from Bountiful Baskets. For $16.50, we received: -9 small sweet potatoes -3 green bell peppers -1 head green cabbage -1 head romaine lettuce -1 bunch celery -5 tomatoes -1 lb. strawberries -1 large canary melon -8 nectarines -8 bananas -1 bag black grapes -21 prune […]

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Etsy Favorites – Fruits & Veggies Jewelry Edition

September 2, 2010

Show everyone your love of fruits and veggies by wearing them! Two Peas in a Pod Necklace by jcjewelrydesign Brass Apple Locket Necklace by RhondasTreasures Eggplant Earrings by mousemarket Berries Fruit Tart Ring in Polymer Clay by DIVINEsweetness Leek Dangle Earrings by littletimewasters D’Anjou Earrings by briguysgirls Avocado Necklace in Silver and Concrete by lulubugjewelry […]

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