Star Struck GF Bento Box, plus 4 other great ideas

5 healthy bento boxes for kids (gluten-free, sandwich-free) + giveaway

Based off of a Japanese tradition, making healthy bento boxes for your children’s lunch is fun for them, plus they can be really nutritious as well! Today I am sharing five healthy bento box ideas, all of which are gluten-free and sandwich-free. Make sure you check out the bento box giveaway as well, where you… 

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Pennywise platter

Pennywise Platter Thursday 8/21

It’s time to share your frugal and nourishing tips and recipes! Where do you shop for quality food at a lower price? What recipe saves a penny? How do you balance a budget with nourishing food? Share here. Please read through the three simple rules for those participating. This helps keep the quality of our… 

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Japanese cucumber salad 3

Japanese Cucumber Salad

This cooling cucumber salad is a bright combination of mild vinegar, sweet coconut sugar, deep toasted sesame oil, and salty tamari (or soy sauce). It’s the perfect complement to my simple teriyaki chicken, homemade sushi, miso soup, or any Japanese food! Eating a Japanese style meal doesn’t mean stuffing your face with white rice (though… 

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Should we avoid raw crucifers?

Should we fear and avoid goitrogenic foods (like raw cabbage)?

There are a lot of warnings about eating raw crucifers, like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, because of their goitrogenic effect. But how worried should we really be? Years ago I shared information about eating raw crucifers, and how they are linked to poor thyroid function or goiters. While I believe a lot of the information… 

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Pennywise platter

Pennywise Platter Thursday 7/31

It’s time to share your frugal and nourishing tips and recipes! Where do you shop for quality food at a lower price? What recipe saves a penny? How do you balance a budget with nourishing food? Share here. Please read through the three simple rules for those participating. This helps keep the quality of our… 

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Miso Noodle Soup with Greens & Pork Ribs

Miso Noodle Soup with Greens & Pork Ribs – Grain Free (Stove Top or Slow Cooker)

Pork ribs are simmered in a ginger-laced broth, then accented with greens and mushrooms and layered with flavors of miso, tamari and umeboshi plum vinegar (or rice wine vinegar). If this isn’t Japanese(ish) soul food, I don’t know what is. Up until recently we enjoyed this with rice noodles, but lately we’ve loved it with… 

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Quench Two

Get Quench: Cool Drinks for a Hot Summer, Free! (My new mini eBook)

I hope that everyone is surviving this hot summer well. I love the sunshine, but without central air conditioning in our house, I tend to wilt on hot days. And we’ve had some really hot ones lately! One of the things that helps me get through are cold drinks. I thought I’d share that love… 

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