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Wasabi Edamame

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Wasabi Edamame I’ve got another great afternoon snack for you, especially if you like spicy things! Jeff and I were fortunate enough to go to Hawaii for our honeymoon and a tour guide introduced me to wasabi peas. I absolutely loved them and stopped to get some for the ride home. Since then I’ve gotten them a couple times as a special snack for myself. I found a new treat:   Spicy Wasabi Edamame. It tastes very similar to the wasabi peas, but with some different benefits. The Edamame has 11 grams of protein in just one serving! I like...

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Toddler Cookies

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So friends...you may know that I try my daughter's food just to see how it tastes. I have found my new favorite indulgence-Happy Tot Toddler cookies! I know! This sounds crazy! These are chocolate pumpkin cookies-2 of my favorite flavors on this Earth! Some great things about these cookies:   1. They are delicious! I've given some to other people (I won't mention names) and everyone likes them!   2. They are organic.   3. There are only 2 grams of sugar in 3 cookies. That's pretty good cookie wise!  Here's some other cookies on the market to compare sugar content...

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Mighty 4

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I've blogged about Plum Organics before because I absolutely LOVE their products. I know I can trust their food and it's all organic! Today I'm going to tell you about a product called mighty 4.       All the mighty 4 pouches have the same ingredient-Greek yogurt.    Pouches are my new favorite thing for Naomi. They are convenient, travel well, and easy for Naomi to eat.    The purple pouch has purple carrot, blackberry, quinoa, and Greek yogurt. I like that it has purple carrots because it's kind of a hidden vegetable in this pouch. The blackberries make it sweet, and...

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Biokleen

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Recently a friend of mine told me about some chemicals in antibacterial soap that can cause skin issues. So I decided to look into our dish soap we have at home. This is the kind we were currently using:     I looked up the ingredients and here's what I found:   Sodium Laureth Sulfate: can cause skin irritation (Livestrong and EWG)   Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate: can irritate skin, eyes, and nasal passage  (NJ Department of Health)   Lactic Acid- Can cause irritation and can be made from animal by-products (EWG)   Dyes- I don't know why you need this   Do you...

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Pecan Pancakes

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Ever since Jeff and I got married we have had a tradition of making a HUGE Saturday breakfast. I mean the whole works: eggs, bacon/sausage, pancakes/waffles, grits/potatoes, and coffee. It has been a fun way to bond as a family-Jeff has his things he makes and I have mine. After a good amount of cooking we sit down and enjoy our Saturday feast!    The other week we tried a new pancake mix:     This was a little different than our normal pancake mix because it had chunks of pecans in the mix. We decided that we wanted waffles,...

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