Cooking Basics: How To Make Homemade Ghee

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It’s time for another installment of “Cooking Basics”. Today I am going to show you how easy it is to make homemade ghee. Ghee (the Hindi word for fat) is basically butter that has been simmered, then the milk solids removed leaving pure butter. It’s much like clarified butter, but it’s simmered longer to brown…

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Smoky Roasted Chickpea and Vegetable Salad With Tzatziki Dressing

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Hi friends, It’s recipe redux day! This month’s theme is bringing smoky/spicy flavors into our dishes. “The New Year is heating up with smoke and spiciness. From boldly flavored smoked salts to actual smoking techniques, subtly smoked food is on-trend. The same can be said for spice as we savor heat from harissa, sriracha and…

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Blackened Seasoning Mix and Blackened Fish Recipe

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Hi friends! I am excited to participate in Recipe Redux for the first time, a recipe challenge group founded by Registered Dietitians. What happens here is a group of bloggers (aka “the recipe redux members”) create a recipe each month using an assigned theme. It’s all about reinventing healthy eating. I always enjoy seeing the creativity that…

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Pin It Party {Pinterest}

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Hello friends and happy friday! Hope you all enjoyed some photography tips that I shared earlier this week from the IFBC photography session. I will go through my notes and share some info on the other sessions I attended, but for now I am joining Lindsay over at the Lean Green Bean for a Pin It…

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World Breastfeeding Week: Benefits & Tips for Breastfeeding Success

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It’s World Breastfeeding week so I thought we’d talk about breastfeeding! I realize that this might not interest a lot of you, but it’s important and even if it helps out one new mom then it’s worth it! As a Dietitian, I worked with the WIC population when I was living in San Diego. It…

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Green Ways to Pack A Lunch

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Hi friends! Today I want to talk about environmentally friendly ways to pack a lunch.  I always keep foil, saran wrap and plastic baggies on hand, but we rarely use them for our lunches because there are so many great reusable options. For the month of August my three oldest are all attending my daughter’s…

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