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Lazy Summer Breakfasts

by Deana Gunn July 17, 2014

Remember when we were kids, and summer vacation seemed to last forever? What happened?! Now before I know it, I feel like I’m buying pumpkins and sewing Halloween costumes. After years of enthusiastically packing in summer camps and vacations and being tireless summer warriors, I decided to slow things down and unschedule us a bit. […]...

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Easy Trader Joe’s Brunch Recipes for Mom

by Deana Gunn May 8, 2014

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” — T. Jordan Or if she has a sweet tooth and is awesome at fractions, she’ll make everyone happy. Either way, I love that quote. Here is a quick roundup […]...

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Fire Roasted Pepper Frittata (Crustless Quiche)

by Deana Gunn November 7, 2013

A frittata is a crustless quiche, versatile enough to work for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Doing away with the crust makes it lighter, gluten-free, and much lower in calories and fat. The main ingredient is egg, with various veggies and flavorings mixed in, often including shredded or grated cheese. This healthy recipe is made […]...

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Pina Colada Freeze (Dairy-Free Soft Ice Cream)

by Deana Gunn August 30, 2013

Drift away to a tropical paradise with this delicious frozen treat… and you’ll have plenty of time to spend in paradise once you get there because this recipe takes just a few minutes! You don’t need an ice cream maker to make ice cream at home –...

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Country Potato Quiche

by Deana Gunn May 26, 2013

Quiche is deliciously easy. However, most people mistake it for something fancy, complicated, and fussy.  It’s not, and it’s especially easy when using shortcuts like frozen pie crust and a ready-made veggie mix to make the filling a snap. Our basic quiche recipe  is perfect for experimenting with your own combo of veggies, meats, mushrooms, […]...

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Swiss Muesli

by Wona Miniati October 22, 2012

Most people think of muesli as dry cereal in a box, similar to granola but not as sweet.  This version uses fresh oats that are soaked overnight, combined with crisp apples and nuts for a truly satisfying breakfast.  Full of whole grains, calcium, vitamins, and fiber, this is a power-packed breakfast that gets your day […]...

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Chia Energy Drink Recipe (Chia Fresca)

by Deana Gunn August 10, 2012

I was wondering when Trader Joe’s was going to start carrying chia seeds, and here they are!  I’ve been buying chia seeds on and off for years (even longer than that if you count Chia Pets.  Ch-ch-ch-chia!), but I didn’t fall in love with them until I read “Born to Run” and came up with […]...

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Healthy Huevos and other Fiesta Favorites

by SusanGreeley May 4, 2012

I confess I did not know the reason for celebrating “Cinco de Mayo” until I googled it. It’s the day the Mexicans kicked some French butt and prevented us from eating Napoleons on this day. Growing up in the Midwest, I don’t remember ever celebrating “Cinco de Mayo” or even knowing what it was.  Does […]...

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