Toddler Breakfast Featuring Starfruit

Toddler Breakfast Featuring Starfruit

To shop the plate pictured above, Click here. . Where I spent part of my childhood, starfruit was plentiful and I loved eating it out of hand like an apple. So it was exciting to find out that it’s in season during the winter here in the US, by way of Florida. Here are some ..

You Never Knew You Needed This

You Never Knew You Needed This

By the end of this post- you will have all the information you will ever need on the subject of insulated food jars. This useful lunch packing accessory is no longer something that only grannies use.   On my search to discover and acquire insulated food jars for myself and the family…

THE Best No-Mayo Slaw Recipe Ever

THE Best No-Mayo Slaw Recipe Ever

This slaw is SO delicious and healthy. It’s originally from Emeril Lagasse’s Salmon Burger Recipe which calls for this slaw. I always make a double batch and it’s the perfect side for a light meal. {I used EVOO in place of vegetable oil} I posted this on Instagram and the chef…

The Big Green Egg Smoked Chicken

The Big Green Egg Smoked Chicken

Smoked Chicken and Warm Potato Salad by the Hubs. If you’ve never heard of The Big Green Egg.. well, words can’t describe it. It’s a whole lifestyle for serous BBQ’ers. Check it out here: The Big Green Egg Recipes from the Big Green Egg Cookbook: Celebrating the…

Re-Purpose This Baby Item

Re-Purpose This Baby Item

Do you have a formula dispenser from the infant days? Here’s how I repurposed mine. Perfectly proportioned snacks for little ones! Snap the lid on and throw it in the purse for spill proof snacking on the go. Tweet

Yumbox Giveaway!

Yumbox Giveaway!

I’m so excited to bring you a Yumbox Giveaway, hosted with my friend Danica, creator of The Memoirs Of A Mommy. The winner receives one Yumbox of choice- choose from the entire lineup, including the new styles and colors.   Here are the details: – giveaway runs March 24-28, 2015…

#MomTip – Warm Tortilla In 10 Secs – No Microwave Or Oven Needed

#MomTip – Warm Tortilla In 10 Secs – No Microwave Or Oven Needed

  Spinach, Cucumber, Chicken & Mustard     1. Lay a tortilla over an open flame on the stove top. Medium-Low heat. 2. Flip after 5 seconds. 3. Toast the other side for another 5 seconds.   Perfectly warm and toasty with a slight char flavor. Done. Delicous. #FitMom Tip…

Asparagus & Lemon Farro Risotto

Asparagus & Lemon Farro Risotto

Asparagus & Lemon Farro Risotto This is a delicious asparagus dish to make while it’s in season. I switched out traditional arborio rice for farro, a wonderful fiber and iron rich whole grain with a low glycemic index and slightly nutty flavor. When cooked, it will have an al dente…

Slow Carb Breakfast

Slow Carb Breakfast

The Slow Carb diet helped my weight loss after the baby. I learned about it from The Four Hour Body. For more information and to shop the NYT Bestseller book, click here: I highly recommend Tim Ferriss’ blog for reading about lifestyle design, living colorfully and general cool stuff…

5 Minute Lunch Box

5 Minute Lunch Box

Packed this lunch for my preschooler in 5 minutes flat using leftover chicken. Chicken & Spinach Whole Wheat Wrap Edamame Carrot Stix Green Grapes Starfruit Fudge I keep my tortillas in the fridge. Warm them in 10 seconds without using the microwave or oven. If you’re interested in…

Steamed Wild Salmon

Steamed Wild Salmon

Wild Salmon steamed with green onions, ginger, oyster sauce and tamari for 10-15 minutes. I don’t really measure here. About 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce and 1 tablespoon of tamari. Steaming wild salmon gives it a tender texture and the sauces flavor it lightly yet adequately. Pair with…

Indulgent Brunch: Savannah, Georgia

Indulgent Brunch: Savannah, Georgia

  August 2014 Road Trip: Savannah, Georgia Restaurant:  B. Matthews Eatery in beautiful downtown Savannah historical district Tweet

Broccoli Scramble + Brown Rice + Quinoa

Broccoli Scramble + Brown Rice + Quinoa

Did you know that 1 serving of broccoli provides almost as much protein as an egg? And that it contains more calcium than most dairy sources? Along with protein and calcium, broccoli is a great source of folic acid and vitamin C. Side note: this was an unbelievably messy meal. I think I spent…

Best Bento Plate

Best Bento Plate

I’ve heard of Re-Play’s tableware but have put off buying them for no good reason (just another Mom procrastinating). Currently, the fam and I are on an extended trip, staying in beautiful Southern California. A few days ago, on a grocery store run, my mother in law pointed out this…

Zoodles + Noodles + Toddler Meltdowns

Zoodles + Noodles + Toddler Meltdowns

Zoodles + Noodles + Andouille   Sofia practically skipped over to the table, excited we were having “spa-daddi” for lunch.   When she saw the zucchini spirals mixed into the whole wheat noodles, she declared that she was not going to eat and looked like she was going to cry. Now, I…

Top 5 Tips To Get Your Picky Eater To Try New Food & Eat Their Veggies

Top 5 Tips To Get Your Picky Eater To Try New Food & Eat Their Veggies

  #1. Let your kiddo help with meal prep. This gives them ownership of the meal.   Great prep tasks for toddlers:   deveining snap peas trimming asparagus whisking dressings and sauces mixing batters measuring spices and herbs   #2. Make it fun!   Add an element of DIY…

Ava – 17 months – 1st Time Trying Salsa

Ava – 17 months – 1st Time Trying Salsa

  August 2014 Road Trip: Desitin, Florida Restaurant: Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant Ava’s first time trying salsa- she loved it!   Tweet

Yumbox Bento Lunch

Yumbox Bento Lunch

I’m always on the lookout for brilliant things that make my life easier as a mom. With two toddlers, I need all the help I can get! The Yumbox bento lunch box is, hands down, one of my favorite children’s product purchases that I have ever made. Here are some Yumbox lunches I have packed for ..

Giveaway – Meal Time Must Haves!

Giveaway – Meal Time Must Haves!

My dear friend Danica of The Memoirs of a Mommy and I teamed up to bring you a fabulous giveaway! These three innovative baby and toddler products are mom approved and loved by the little ones. Giveaway includes: 1. Re-play Color Blast tableware set. 2. $15 credit from Snapbibs online shop. 3. A…

Slow Cooker Bone Broth

Slow Cooker Bone Broth

Growing up in an Asian household, there was always a rich earthy homemade broth available to drink at any time- usually straight from a crockpot. When I was younger, I avoided looking at this simmering soup- there were all kinds of unsightly things in there: chicken feet, whole birds, large…

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