Back-to-School: 5 Success Strategies for Gluten-Free Kids

Back to School 5 Success Strategies for Gluten-Free Kids |

This post has been made possible thanks to my ongoing partnership with Udi's Gluten-Free, striving to share gluten-free lifestyle information to make everyday just a bit easier! Back to school.  Three simple words that strike fear in the hearts of moms universally knowing the mad game of musical chairs required to shift successfully from unstructured summer to the military precision required by the school year routine.  For those gluten-free it can be even more so.  Perhaps kids have only … CONTINUE READING

Our Dog Days of Summer and Great DIY Dog Treat Recipes

Great DIY Dog Treat Recipes -

What a summer!  It’s always unbelievable when the start of school rolls around.  It’s a bit like inviting friends over for a dinner party at 7 and they show up at 3:30 completely unexpected, stopping your preparations in mid step.  It was a difficult start to the summer for me.  The last six weeks of the school year had been rigorous.  An urgent, concerning issue daily for six weeks ranging from a mystery virus in my son keeping him out of school for well over a week, health issues rotating … CONTINUE READING

What are GMO’s and What’s the Big Deal About Them?

What is a GMO? |

This post is shared as part of Boulder Locavore’s ongoing partnership with Silk, exploring healthy lifestyles choices and exciting plant-based dietary options. It wasn’t all that long ago that terms like 'bioengineering' were used exclusively in laboratories and never intermixed with items for dinner menu consideration.  However with the demand for special dietary products, and improved food labeling, many cats have escaped the bag and are in the forefront for American eater’s … CONTINUE READING

Zucchini Ribbon Mediterranean Salad

Zucchini Ribbon Mediterranean Salad -

We are in the heart of the summer's bounty.  Beautiful tomatoes adorn Farmer's Markets with their truest flavor, reminding there really is nothing like those farm grown or home grown.  Varieties of peppers are ripening thanks to the heat, offering sweet and hot in all colors and shapes.  Summer squash also graces every grocery store and we are teetering on the time of the season where zucchini left unmonitored in the garden quickly become primitive looking vegetable clubs or 'gifts' to … CONTINUE READING

Refreshing Coconut Water Pineapple Popsicles

Refreshing Coconut Water Pineapple Popsicles -

It always seems as soon as we’ve hit our summer stride, going back to school is staring us in the face like an oncoming train.  My secret to stretch summer to the last minute is to go school supply shopping in early July.  No one is in the office supply store.  Everything is well stocked and tidy.  There is also no desperation over specifically colored two pocket folders on sale for five cents (I’ll gladly pay a dime to avoid the drama), or two packs of glue sticks.  No panic over college ruled … CONTINUE READING

Sweet Mint Pesto

Homemade Sweet Mint Pesto -

When I first started my devoted locavore quest I learned making pesto is one of the easiest (and more flavorful) ways to preserve fresh basil.  Normally pesto is made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic and Parmesan cheese.  Whipped up in a food processor or strong blender and it becomes a delicious sauce for meat or pasta  in minutes.  Pesto freezes very well, and when planning for freezing the Parmesan cheese should be excluded from the recipe which in my experience does not make a large … CONTINUE READING