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Busy Vegetarian Mom (403 Posts)

Just one Busy Vegetarian Mom working on transitioning to a Vegetarian lifestyle for myself and my family. I am recording what I learn here along the way. You can also find me writing at Daily Dish Magazine and Inner Child Food.


Morel Mushrooms – Saute’d in Garlic and Butter

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Featured, Food Tips, Kitchen Tips, On the Road, Recipes, side dish, vegan | 0 comments

Morel Mushrooms – Saute’d in Garlic and Butter

Have you ever eaten a Morel Mushroom?  They are seriously the best mushroom ever.  We are lucky enough to have an area near enough for a day trip to find these little treasures.  They are crazy expensive to buy and now I know why.  They are so hard to find!  We spent a few hours hunting and only came back with a medium sized paper bag full.   The best way to cook these up is debatable, but I prefer simply saute’d with garlic and butter.       Morel Mushrooms Saute'd with Garlic and...

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5 Simple Tips for Teaching Healthy Eating

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Featured, Food Tips, Kitchen Tips, Misc, With Kids | 1 comment

5 Simple Tips for Teaching Healthy Eating

As many of you already know, I spend some time writing at Inner Child Food as well as my own blog.  At Inner Child Food, we are focused on kids and eating healthy.  My latest post over there :  5 Tips for Teaching Healthy Eating gives you a few ideas how to teach your kids to eat their fruits and veggies.  If you havn’t checked out the website, you must head over there… we have a great team of writers!     Click Link Below to Read 5 Simple Tips for Teaching Healthy Eating Sharing is...

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Nutritional Yeast ….What is That?

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Featured, food review, Food Tips, Misc, Nutrition | 2 comments

Nutritional Yeast ….What is That?

One of the first things that had me saying “what is that?” is nutritional yeast. I had seen some recipes and heard it mentioned in a few circles.  Yeast? Really?  As it turns out, nutritional yeast seems to be a staple in a vegan diet as both a great source of vitamin B-12 and a flavoring for many foods. According to Wikipedia, “Nutritional yeast is produced by culturing the yeast with a mixture of sugarcane and beet molasses for a period of 7 days and then harvesting, washing, drying and packaging it.”  It is a...

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Take Out Box Template for Gifts – A Must Have for Christmas Gift Giving

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Crafts with Kids, Featured, Food Tips, Holidays, Kitchen Tips, Misc, On a Budget, Organization Tips, With Kids | 14 comments

Take Out Box Template for Gifts – A Must Have for Christmas Gift Giving

Now is the time for gift giving and what better way to send a little love than with a homemade gift.  To deliver it, I have a take out box template that makes it easy to make a customized package for your gift. These are fun for all the holidays.  Christmas treats for your kids classmates, cookies, dog treats, and more. This template is designed to fit your standard peice of paper so the finished product measures approximately 2 3/4″ Wide x 2 1/4″ Deep x 2 1/2″ Tall.  If you have the means, you can just make a larger copy...

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Food Flavouring – How do you Flavor Your Food?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in Food Tips | 0 comments

How do you flavor your food? Brands use all sorts of technology to add food flavouring like at Taste Tech where they have been encapsulating food flavors and vitamins for customers worldwide. But, since we are not “big brands” how do you flavor your food in your kitchen? We like to keep it low sodium, so the obvious salt option is out!  I myself am a pepper freak.  I will put black pepper on just about everything, lol!  Coming in second is peppers.  I love spicy food, so I will add any kind of ground or flaked peppers I have...

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Beanfields Bean and Rice Chips

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Featured, food review, Food Tips, General Reviews, With Kids | 0 comments

Beanfields Bean and Rice Chips

I was so excited when I got my samples of Beanfields Bean and Rice Chips in the mail.  So was the family.  No sooner did I open up my box to find requests to bring my samples to my sisters house to give the “panel” an official taste test.  Since my sister literally lives next door, I grabbed my box and my kids and off we went.  We spread out all the bags and let the testing begin.  In our samples we had:  Pico de Gallo, Sea Salt and Pepper, Nacho, Sea Salt, and  Unsalted. Included in my package was a booklet that tells us...

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I’m a Butternut Nut

Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 in entree, Featured, Food Tips, lunch, Nutrition, soup, vegan | 0 comments

I’m a Butternut Nut

Tis the season for winter squash.  My favorite? Butternut.  I really is one of the most versitile of the squash family in my opinion.  It can be sweet, savory, or spicy.  It can be pureed, mashed, chopped, diced, shredded, roasted or toasted.  You can use it from breakfast all the way to dessert.  AND… it is uber healthy.  That is why I am a Butternut nut! What are the benefits?  Butternut packs a good dose of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Thiamine and B6 and more. How do I cook it?  Like I said, you can roast it...

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Find New Wines with Likelii

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Featured, food review, Food Tips, General Reviews, Kitchen Tips, Misc, Reviews | 6 comments

Find New Wines with Likelii

Today my sister and I took a nice half mile walk, which ended at a world class organic winery for wine tasting.  I know… jelous right. Yes, I live a half mile away from a fantastic certified organic winery.  However, we went because we drink one variety of their wine and wanted to taste more of that brand.  You can say we kind of have gotten into a rut.  Buying the same wines over and over because they are “safe”.  We know we like them so why gamble on another brand. Well, I have had the pleasure to be introduced to a...

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Halloween Candy Buy Back

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Featured, Food Tips, Misc, With Kids | 0 comments

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Halloween Candy Buy Back   Did your little monsters pull in a truckload of Halloween Loot? What do you do with all that candy? Sure, the kids would prefer to devour it all until they drop into a sugar coma, but we as parents, have to battle it out year after year to keep that from happening. Now, here is a great solution.  Win-Win. Halloween Candy Buy Back     Yes, Dentists across the nation are buying back candy by the pound and sending it off to our troops. Dentists are “buying” back with cash, coupons, gifts...

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Fantastic Halloween Top Tips and Treats

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Crafts with Kids, Featured, Food Tips, Kitchen Tips, Misc, Recipes, with Friends, With Kids | 0 comments

Fantastic Halloween Top Tips and Treats

If you havn’t visited my sister site yet, Daily Dish with Foodie Friends Friday, then you have missed some great articles for Halloween. We have a great group of really talented gals and we have a ton of foodie fun to share. Today, I thought I would bring some of them to you to see what you have been missing! Check out these great articles:   How to keep your jack o lantern lit safely for hours Top Ten Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe while Trick or Treating How to Keep Jack o Lanterns Fresh 12 Spooktacular Halloween Treats Pizza...

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