Living the Natural Life
Asian Toasted Quinoa Salad With Snow Peas

My husband loves scallops.  It is nearing time for him to travel for work again so I have been whipping up meals that he especially will enjoy.  This week I made Asian toasted quinoa salad using scallops.  This dish is very versatile you can easily substitute shrimp or chicken and if you desire a vegetarian …
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Spicy Quinoa & Corn Salad (EarthMamasWorld)

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and delicious quinoa recipe, this one is for you!  Even if you weren’t looking and simply stumbled upon this recipe I promise that you will not be disappointed.  I serve spicy quinoa and corn salad as a main dish most of the time.  It is also compliments …
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Hobo Mama: Join us for the Six Ingredient Challenge!

  Try the Six Ingredient Challenge hosted by Hobo Mama and Anktangle! We’ve completed a six-week path to eat more whole foods, guided by one simple rule: Buy foods with six ingredients or fewer. And we’re blogging about our journey on the way. This week we’re answering the question: What are your final thoughts and …
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Chocolate Chia Pudding:  EarthMamas World

Welcome to the Festival of Food Carnival. In celebration of the tradition of Easter chocolates, we’re sharing recipe ideas for healthier alternatives – sweets and treats featuring real cocoa. Hosted by Diary of a First Child and Hybrid Rasta Mama, you’re welcome to join us next time, or if you have a previously published recipe …
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Anktangle: Join us for the Six Ingredient Challenge!

Join the Six Ingredient Challenge hosted by Hobo Mama and Anktangle! We’re on a six-week path to eat more whole foods, guided by one simple rule: Buy foods with six ingredients or fewer. And we’re blogging about our journey on the way. This week we’re answering the question: How is the Six Ingredient Challenge going …
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Veggie Black Bean Buger

I recently had a delicious black bean burger while out and about with my kids.  It seems that everyday since I had that burger I have been craving another one.  I finally set out in my kitchen to make a homemade veggie black bean burger that would satisfy my craving. I enjoy spicy foods but …
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Black Bean Burritos

January 4th, 2013 | Posted by Angela in Eating Real Food | Recipes | Vegetarian - (1 Comments)
Black Bean Burrito

  I was planning on making black bean brown rice enchiladas for dinner tonight.  That is until I realized I was out of brown rice. I tried to remain calm.  This really threw me for a loop.  I was stressed and ready for a calm and easy evening.  I cleaned house all day today because …
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garbanzo bean salad:  EarthMamasWorld

I splurged during many recent holiday celebrations.  I ate many foods that I typically avoid.  When I woke up this morning I was paying the price….I felt lousy.  “You are what you eat” came to mind.  I had been eating crap and that is exactly how I felt.  I knew that it was time to end my …
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Yummy Energy Juice

December 29th, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Juicing | Recipes - (0 Comments)
Energy Juice

I needed to add some pep to my step after all of the holiday hoopla so I started my day with an energy boost juice.  A friend shared the recipe from Homestead Survival.  The kids get so excited when they see me pull out our juicer, they take turns adding the fruits and veggies into the …
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Ginger Shrimp Quinoa

November 2nd, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Quinoa | Recipes | Seafood - (3 Comments)
Ginger Shrimp Quinoa

Everyone knows by now that I love quinoa.  I have really been wanting to try a spicy shrimp quinoa dish but the kiddos were requesting quinoa for dinner on this night so spicy was not an option.  I took inventory of our refrigerator and created a delicious kid friendly ginger shrimp quinoa recipe.  As with …
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Homemade Dog Treats

November 1st, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Pets | Recipes - (4 Comments)
Homemade Dog Treats (Earth Mamas World)

Ava asked if we could make our dog, Laika, homemade dog treats.  I thought that making homemade dog treats was a brilliant idea!  I am not sure why I never thought about making homemade pet food.  I make so many homemade items from homemade velvetta cheese to homemade hand sanitizer but never homemade pet food.  I have made such …
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Carrot Zucchini Bars

I scored a really good deal on organic zucchini this week and wanted to make a new sweet tooth recipe that I could use the zucchini in.  I headed to Pinterest and quickly found a recipe for carrot and zucchini bars.    The original recipe comes from RealMomKitchen (you should definitely check her out, she has lots of …
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Homemade Moon Sand

October 4th, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Crafts | Homeschool | Sensory Play | unschool - (5 Comments)

We are currently learning about space and we were due for a new sensory bin.  It seems that it was the perfect time for a homemade moon sand sensory bin! Making homemade moon sand is super easy and you probably already have the two ingredients in your home.  All you do is mix up, I …
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Crispy Crunchy Kale Chips

September 19th, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Eating Real Food | Recipes | Vegan | Vegetarian - (8 Comments)
Kale Chips

I have been hearing so many positive health benefits of kale and have been looking for ways to add it to my families diet.  If you haven’t already heard here are some of the health benefits of kale.  Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber, and has zero fat.   One cup of kale has only …
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Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites

August 27th, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Kids | Quinoa | Recipes | Vegetarian - (12 Comments)
Quinoa Pizza Bites

I feel as if I have been in a lunch rut for some time now.   Luckily, it is the back to school time of year and inspiration has been turning up all over the web!  Last week I came across a meatless Monday post at Fine and Fair for quinoa pizza bites I got really excited.  My …
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