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Recipe: Panzanella “Italian Summer in a Bowl”

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This summer my vines are bursting with tomatoes and the basil is a deep green. With the hot summer night heat, it is the perfect time for panzanella. This Italian bread salad is the quintessential summer lunch or dinner side dish. It's an easy mixture of ripe tomatoes, red…

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Meal Plan: Not Your Mother’s Vegetables

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We tell our children to eat their vegetables just like our mothers told us to eat ours. In this day and age of processed food, good old vegetables are gaining new popularity due to their health benefits, such as clear skin, shiny and strong hair, good eye sight, and many…

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Falafel Recipe: 10 Minute Healthy Dinner

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Though I am a make-from-scratch mom, there are some things that don’t make sense. Making your own falafel mix, for example. I buy falafel mix, dried and cooked chickpeas with onions herbs and spices, because cooking chickpeas takes a long time, and then you have to grind everything up. The…

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How to Stress Less and Get Organized for Spring Holidays

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Spring is in the air and with spring comes the first major holidays of the year – Easter and Passover.   There’s no reason to stress, though.  Set guidelines for yourself.  You’ll be amazed at how a few simple rules can change the entire holiday experience!  How to De-Stress and Get…

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Pancake Recipe: How to Make Breakfast + Dinner = Brinner!

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“Dear Families,” is how the weekly message from our school principal always begins. Each April, one week’s letter has a similar first line; “Your child will participate in state testing this week, so be sure your child is well-rested and eats breakfast.” We want to see our children do…

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