Chicken Wings with Homemade BBQ Sauce

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I created this post as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars and SPLENDA® Brand; all opinions are my own. #SweetSwaps #SplendaSweeties Chicken Wings with Homemade BBQ Sauce It’s time to start planning out your Labor Day weekend barbeque!  If you’ve never before tried to make your own barbeque sauce let me tell you that it’s a really fun and risk-free way to get creative in the kitchen.  Whether you’ll be manning a gas grill, a charcoal grill or even…

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My Favorite Product for My Productive Morning Routine

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Thank you ekobrew for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own Finding the best morning routine for your lifestyle is essential to kicking off your days right.  While some lean on a morning routine apps or multitasking in the morning, I found that having a couple of morning time-saving products is the biggest difference-maker.  There’s no bigger time-saver than a Keurig® machine and ekobrew is the perfect companion to make your Keurig® coffee experience 100x better.  ekobrew is a reusable one cup coffee basket for single serve brewers. It’s made from 100% BPA and…

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Ancient Grains – Kaniwa Salad

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I present to you kaniwa, a supergrain related to Quinoa. Both kaniwa and quinoa are good sources of protein, calcium, iron and flavonoids. Quinoa seems to get all of the attention these days but kaniwa are smaller in size which gives them a completely different experience and texture in whatever dish you are preparing, be it a kaniwa salad, a kaniwa breakfast recipe (Kaniwa pancakes are amazing), or a Kaniwa Mexican recipe (like Kaniwa fritadas). These superfood grains are gluten-free and can be consumed by those who suffer from coeliac disease.  …

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Crispy Baked Tofu with Thai Salad Dressing

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How to Make Crispy Baked Tofu Tofu is great source of protein for vegans (and everyone else). It’s an affordable protein and can be found in different varieties: Soft Tofu / Silken Tofu, Firm Tofu or Extra Firm Tofu.  I prefer to use the firm/extra firm for stir fry tofu with vegetables and soft tofu for smoothies, Chinese hot-pot recipes, Asian soups and vegan desserts. This crispy baked tofu recipe is so easy to make and much healthier that any deep-fried tofu recipes. It’s so quick to make, the result is also amazing, soft on the inside and crispy…

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Thai Salad Dressing

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I love to make my own salad dressings because they are healthier and cheaper than the store-bought stuff. My Thai Salad Dressing or Thai  Peanut Sauce recipe makes a great dip for fresh spring rolls, egg rolls or for a homemade asian salad. This thai peanut butter salad dressing is so easy to make and you can find most of the ingredients in your pantry. It’s a flavorful dressing with peanut butter, apple cider vinegar, agave and doesn’t have fish sauce. You can’t…

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DIY Lavender Oil Diffuser

DIY Lavender Oil Diffuser

I have been compensated by Nature’s Bounty, but all opinions are my own. The post is brought to you by Activate by Bloglovin and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Powered By: Essential oils, aka aromatherapy is extremely beneficial in so many ways. I am a big fan of aromatherapy and use essential oils to help me feel better, relax and rejuvenate. 
 
Many of us have been using essential oils on daily basis for cosmetic purposes as well…

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My Morning Routine to Make my Entire Day More Productive

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Why Creating a Morning Routine is Important? Today I am going to share my morning routine to make my entire day more productive.   The biggest component of which is breakfast as it boosts my energy for the day, something critical to me getting through as a working mom! I am not a morning person and struggle to wake up every day.  My 3 years old daughter often acts as my alarm clock, and much like a snooze button I’m always asking her to…

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Easy Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I created this post as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars and SPLENDA® Brand; all opinions are my own. #SweetSwaps #SplendaSweeties. Check out this delicious Sugar Free Vanilla Cake Recipe with Fresh Berries and Cream Cheese Frosting   Cream cheese frosting is a favorite of mine, especially when incorporating it into a vanilla cake from scratch.  I think it’s the highlight of the attached cake recipe , which also has fresh berries and a nice red, white and blue theme.  The recipe gets a lot of…

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Chocolate Brownie Recipe with Strawberry Jam Topping

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Looking for a chocolate brownie recipe from scratch?  I think you’ll love this one as it qualifies as an easy brownie recipe without cocoa powder.  Brownies are delicious and making them should be quick to make and a stress free.  Take some time and dress your brownie to impress… this one has some homemade strawberry jam as topping that was also fun and quick to make.       Brownies bring some  big smiles to my family.  My husband goes right for the crispier edge…

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Kale Salad with Homemade Mango Dressing

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Healthy raw kale salad recipe with homemade mango salad dressing. The salad includes fresh curly kale, tomatoes, mangoes, dried cranberries and silvered almonds. Quick, tasty and healthy kale salad with homemade mango dressing. This raw kale salad is so refreshing with the perfect sweetness from a fresh mango dressing, and tanginess from fresh lime juice. Kale salads are perfect for quick lunch or as a side dish to all your favorite dinner meals.  Kale is one of the cruciferous vegetables that offer a ton of health benefits. It is…

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