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Look at these GORGEOUS Microgreens!!!

It might be a Teeny Tiny plant but it is bursting with nutrients.

microgreens framed TMM

Intense flavor, vibrant colors, and off the chart nutritional values are quickly making micro greens the next big thing on the food scene. At a fraction of the size, micro greens can contain up to 4 times the nutrients of their full grown counterparts. These tiny wonders are harvested at the peak of their development, usually around two weeks.

That’s me below in the picture.. In the middle of MicroGreen Heaven, taking photographs and phone calls at the same time..  Im at the Cahaba Club Herbal Outpost and there is something almost magical about this place.  A Nursery for Baby plants…Tiny little vegetables and herbs being born.

microgreen greenhouse andrea

 Seedlings so small and so young, less than 14 days old are known as “micro-greens”.  Still popular with gourmet chefs, used as an elegant tasty garnish for salads, sandwiches and soups,  However,  micro greens are now being recognized as a healthy superfood.

Lately I have been loving incorporating more Raw Foods into our diet so when I was invited to take a tour of this amazing microgreen farm in Florida, I was SUPER excited..

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FRESH TOMATOES – GARLIC – LEMON JUICE – HERBS – SEA SALT

It taste amazing and BLOWS bottled jar tomato sauce out of the water.  It is incredibly healthy and only a few ingredients…you might call this old school cooking or a clean eating recipe but with only a few fresh ingredients, whatever you call it,  It’s delicious and You can feel really good about eating it..

homemade pasta sauce with herbs

Growing up I was so fortunate to have Maddie as a friend.  Their family was from France and her mother Genevieve (Mrs. Ginny to me) cooked some of the best food I had ever tasted. Mrs. Ginny liked to dip her peaches in a glass of red wine and I was fascinated by her accent when she talked… One weekend, I stayed at Maddie’s house for a sleepover, the next morning we helped Mrs Ginny pick baskets of fresh tomatoes & basil from her garden.  Afterwards, Maddie and I were playing in the room and the door bell rang, it was the neighbor stopping by to show Maddie some of her new birthday presents.  Since I was totally bored and was far to mature at age 12 for toys, I walked out of the my little pony pageant show and into the kitchen where  Mrs. Ginny  was lighting the gas stove.   I pulled up a chair at her counter …”Bonjour, darling” and my first French cooking lesson began. “How to make Homemade Tomato Sauce, from a French Woman”.   There is no real “recipe”.  You can use any tomatoes in whatever quantity you want.  Just remember this will reduce 4x in size.

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 Ice cream for Breakfast?!?!  SURE, when it’s just frozen bananas and fruit….

pineapple coconut ice cream top

This machine is going to change the way you think about fruit FOREVER… I don’t know HOW they do it, but YONANAS makes frozen fruit taste just like velvety soft serve ice cream.

Your kids are going to love YONANAS and LOVE YOU!!!  It honestly makes me feel so good as a mom knowing they are eating healthy and truly enjoying it..  I really cannot express how much I love this machine and just for the record, I was not paid for this blog post review.  If you like Ice Cream you are going to absolutely LOVE  YONANAS!

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It’s almost that time again.. Back to School. Some parents get excited for a few hours of peace & quiet Monday – Friday…  I am one of them… With 6 kids, can you really blame me?

Back to school giveaway

I just love these insulated lunch bags. I use them for the kids lunches, for my lunches and even shopping trips to keep food cold if I’m not headed home right away.  I  ALWAYS get compliments on these bags when I am out running errands!

SOOOOOO…Since Back to school shopping is in full swing and if you have more than 3 kids you might need to take a second mortgage just to cover the Uniforms & school supplies list….BTW, Why does my child need a pack of dry erase markers? Aren’t those for the teachers to ummm, teach???  I wanted to do another giveaway for you guys..  Because, who doesn’t like “FREE”?

The winner can choose any color or style that is available in the store.

Lunch Bag Giveaway board

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  • Melissa - August 9, 2014 - 6:01 am

    My fave homemade lunch are peanut butter cracker sandwiches and grapes.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Smith - August 29, 2014 - 8:24 am

    Peanut butter and banana sandwich, strawberries and water.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - August 30, 2014 - 2:41 am

    Love your postings and miss eating and getting to taste your new dishes. Really miss my cookies.ReplyCancel

Cheezy Kale Chips are the BOMB!!! Totally addictive in a healthy way! My only complaint is The “cheeze” will flake off the kale chips and makes a crumbly mess when you eat it.  Not to mention, you end up with kale ALL in your teeth.  Not very attractive.. I really love this cheeze sauce and came up with another way to eat it.   I made the same cashew cheeze sauce recipe and put it on broccoli..  I wasn’t sure how it would turn out by dehydrating, but WOW!  This is my new favorite way to eat raw broccoli. YUMMY!

Broccoli Bites blog board

It’s cheezy and crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside.  You don’t need a toothpick afterwards and with the broccoli, the cheezy sauce doesn’t fall off,  it gets into every knook & cranny of the broccoli floret.  Broccoli Bites are hands down better in taste than kale chips..

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