Yummy Stories: six stories to stimulate your mind and appetite by Lil L. Alexander



ebq5starGet ready for a delicious adventure!

Yummy Stories is a collection of six modern folk and fairy tales that kids of all ages will adore.

Full of beautiful, vibrant illustrations by Anda Cofaru, these imaginative stories make healthy food fun and look delicious at the same time- a brilliant way to encourage kids to eat their veggies!

Follow the stories of unforgettable characters, like a brave little pea who wants to grow tall, or a greedy giant who swallowed the carrots whole. Find out what happens to a vain strawberry who is always admiring herself, and discover a magical world of fairies, dinosaurs, and so much more.

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September Giveaway Winner!

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Congratulations to our September giveaway winner:

Ashley M. of Morley, MO

You will be receiving a copy of Bold: A Cookbook of Big Flavors and Hearty Portions in the mail shortly!

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Didn’t win? Don’t worry, we’ll be posting another giveaway soon-

so keep checking back!

Organic Matcha- Green Tea Powder by Kiss Me Organics – Review

Recently I was contacted by KissMe Organics and offered the chance to review their Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder. Until the promotion, I really hadn’t heard of this product before, so I was really excited to give it a try.

Matcha is 100% natural, organic green tea leaves which have been carefully ground down to form a fine powder. It has been drunk in Japan as part of the tea ceremony for almost 900 years, and is used by Buddhist monks to keep them alert, awake and focused during long days of meditation.

We all know that green tea is healthy. Think of Matcha as the ultra-concentrated version of your steaming cup of tea, and you’ll see why it’s even better for you. It professes a wide range of health benefits, from increased energy and metabolism boost, to burning calories and improving memory and skin. Best of all, Matcha boasts an impressive 137x the amount of antioxidants of brewed tea.
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Cultured Food for Life: How to Make and Serve Delicious Probiotic Foods for Better Health and Wellness by Donna Schwenk



Donna Schwenk explores the world of cultured foods, from kefir to kombucha and beyond. . . 

In CulturedFood For Life, Schwenk discusses the many health benefits of naturally cultured foods, and how they have helped her and her family over the years. She introduces the reader to the many different varieties of cultured foods, as well as giving detailed descriptions and instructions on how to make them yourself. The book includes dozens of recipes to help you incorporate these probiotic powerhouses into your everyday diet.

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Heirloom (Seed Savers, #3) by S. Smith


In a grim future where food comes in packets and gardening is illegal . . .

Brother and sister, Clare and Dante, have escaped to Canada and are sent to live with the Woods, a wonderful couple who run an apple orchard. There they attend classes taught by the Garden Guardians, learning how to plant and cultivate real food.

They are also taught the history behind the laws that led to the modern type of “food”- unappetizing packets with names like “carbos” and “protein”. They learn about Nipungyo, a multi-national ag-biotech corporation which gained power through the development of pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). As the corporation grew in strength, it began prosecuting farmers and infiltrating the government, becoming inextricably linked with GRIM -the government agency that enforces anti-gardening laws.

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A request for pet lovers…


If you are a pet lover, PLEASE watch this quick video!

This is a little bit out of the norm for this blog, but I wanted to reach out to all of the animal lovers who visit my site about some major changes that may be taking place in the regulation of pet food… something which I am pretty passionate about.

The FDA is proposing some changes to their regulation practices in the manufacturing of pet food, and they want to hear from individual consumers (in other words, YOU).

If you’re not familiar with the issue, all I ask is that you check out this quick youtube video which summarizes everything beautifully:


If you want to, you can take just five minutes to tell the FDA what you expect from them when it comes to pet food regulation. All of the links and info you need are located at this link: http://truthaboutpetfood2.com/lets-do-this

I sincerely hope that some of you will take the time to let the FDA know that you expect them to ensure that your pet’s food is safely regulated!

Cheesecake Shooters (No-cook, No-bake Recipe)

Silk Route Chef

Serves 20

I love shooters of all kind.  They’re miniature works of art and absolutely delicious.  Cheesecake shooters are one of my favourites and this non-alcoholic version can be enjoyed by the whole family.  This is a super easy, festive, chic, scrumptious shooter.  It’s so sweet-savory, creamy with a nice tang provided by the berry topping that when I get to the bottom, I can’t wait to grab another one.  It’s great for parties, BBQs, potlucks and best of all people of all ages can enjoy them year-round.  This amazing recipe is adapted from The Pioneer Woman and made 40% less in calories for a guilt free dessert!  Let’s get started.

Cheesecake Shooters

Cheesecake Shooters – Recipe


  • ½ cup of graham cracker crumbs (or 8 whole graham crackers, crushed to a smooth powder)
  • 2 Tbsp. melted margarine, melted
  • 2 tubs of low fat cream cheese spread, good quality*
  • 1/2 to 1…

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Christmas dog biscuit recipes

Jack hopes to bribe santa paws with some of his favorite cookies.
Re-use of images is fine, but those who do should link back to this post.

Don’t forget to pamper your pet this holiday season! Here are a couple of my dogs’ favorite biscuit recipes which are really simple to make. You can even mix the dough in a food processor with a dough hook to speed up the process. Our dogs give us so much love throughout the year, here’s a really simple way to love them back by baking something special for them!

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Pecan Bars

Honeybee's Patisserie


Christmas is just one week away and I have yet to finish my Christmas shopping. Surprise Surprise. I am however a lot closer to being finished than previous years. That is either because I have been more organized this year or because I less to spend on presents and therefore I am not buying as much and I finish quicker. I choose to look at it positively.


This will be the first Christmas for my daughter and I am quite excited. She will be 11 months old on Christmas Eve and she has been “helping” me in the kitchen as she walks around yelling and giggling trying to pull anything and everything out of the refrigerator as it is open. I can’t help but laugh.


Today I will share with you my Pecan Bars. If you didn’t get a chance to eat Pecan Pie at Thanksgiving or are just an…

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Recipe Box// Butternut Squash Quiche

Love, Jamie Lea



It is freezing cold outside, ice sickles hang from the tree, and every commercial you see as you are curled up on the couch in a giant sweatshirt has some sort of giant buttery treat tempting you to comfort yourself with a warm dish that offers you another layer of fat to stay warm through the winter.  SNAP OUT OF IT! You want to spend spring break lounging by the beach not sweating out butter at the gym, right!? Offer yourself some tasty comfort food that will give you a powerful punch of veggies to keep your immune system rocking, and won’t add inches to your waistline. Here is my new favorite recipe for Butternut Squash Quiche, adapted from toneitup, that I just can’t get enough of.

  • makes 4 servings
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced…

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