Black & White Chicken Chili {A formal soup indeed…}

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Seattle!!!! I'm in Seattle, Washington this week for my third International Food Bloggers Conference. I keep coming back to this conference because each time I've left I've implemented what I learned and it helped me GROW- both as a brand manager and as a blogger always at heart. From learning how to photograph food well, recapturing the joy of writing about foods, discovering new foods and trends … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken with Tomato & Basil {Gluten Free}

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As a lot of you already know, lately I've been struggling with my 2 year old's nutrition. The other day I posted a snarky Facebook update at 2 am in an exhausted frustration¬†after denying my child an alternate dinner in a (desperate) attempt to get him to be less picky. The result of my firm line of parenting is that he was wide awake screeching he was hungry! We had a banana snack around 2:30 am … [Read more...]

Chicken Tortilla Soup {Gluten Free}

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Saturday was lazy. I lounged on the couch with my Japanese student, Mainame, watching weekend tv and an entertaining cooking show came on that highlighted Tortilla Soup. The Food for Thought show that I was watching made this meatless for Meatless Mondays, and you can easily omit this ingredient to make it meatless, but Ben loves meat and I knew he wouldn't want it without chicken. I love … [Read more...]

Easy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal {with Silk Almond milk}

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Sometimes the simplest and easiest recipe is best. I try to eat healthy but struggle on busy mornings to eat well. Most of the time I grab a granola or lara¬†bar on my way out the door. It's also important to me that Bear and Bug eat healthy too and sometimes a little planning ahead goes a long way. I have found that making a pot of oatmeal and scooping out a bowl every morning for the following … [Read more...]