Spiced Apple Oatmeal – Inspired by Who’s That In The Cat Pajamas by Sojourner McConnell

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This chapter book charmed the socks off of me! Dolcey is so sweet, and loving! The story is relevant and moving. The illustrations are perfect for the story. I can’t wait for another Dolcey book!

While I was reading about Emily and Dolcey, I had the idea for this spiced apple oatmeal. You’ll understand why when you read this delightful chapter book.

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Thrive Life Quick Oats are gluten free.

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       Make ahead for busy mornings, camping and to give as gifts!

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That’s a family can of Fuji apples in the background!

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I’m bringing my spiced apple oatmeal to Fiesta Friday this week. It’s too good not to share! Our co-hosts this week are Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes.

Meet The Author

If you’re in Kentucky this October, you can meet Sojourner McConnell and get your copy of Who’s That In The…

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Desert Sunrise is Free 7/2-7/6 + Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Poppers Recipe!

We heard that you think you aren’t allowed to have chocolate pecan cheesecake when you eat clean and healthy. Not. True. You can have these.

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Here’s how: make them and share them! But, we challenge you to eat more than two. They are so decadent!

 

Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Popper

Ingredients:

½ C. organic cream cheese, softened

2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tbsp. raw pecans, ground and another tbsp. for sprinkling on top

 

Method:

Mix all but the final tablespoon of pecans together in a mixing bowl until the cream cheese and cocoa powder are smooth and creamy.

Put the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Sprinkle your hands with water, then shape ½ tbsp. of the mixture at a time into balls.

Garnish with the ground pecans you held in reserve.

Keep refrigerated until party time.

 

Easy, creamy, deep chocolate flavor. It is so holistic!

 

Lucy and Dana

 

If you thought you saw the last of us, think again! Our author is busy working on the next Natural Gifts novel, “No Yesterdays”. We are spending lots of time in the kitchen. It’s only fair that we share the results with you!

Did you miss the story of how Lucy and Stan fell in love? You can read their story in “Desert Sunrise” for free from 7/2-7/6

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Refreshing Chocolate & Raspberry Frozen Treat – Guilt Free!

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Dairy-free Chocolate Raspberry Frozen TreatI read Fiesta Friday every week to drool over lots of talented contributions, promising myself that I will bring a dish worthy of the fiesta. Today is the day! I hope you’ll visit Fiesta Friday #175 to see the features and next week’s entries.

This week’s hosts are Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes and Suzanne @ A Pug in the Kitchen.

Recipe:

1/2 Cup Thrive Life banana slices, refreshed and then frozen

1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tbsp. Thrive Life raspberries in their freeze-dried form

Add all three ingredients to the blender. Use the blend button, stopping to move chunks down, until you have creamy, frozen deliciousness.

Now you can taste and adjust if you want more chocolate or raspberry flavor. I shared what tastes good to me.

Eat immediately or freeze for later. This is enough for one person.

If you haven’t played with freeze-dried foods, you…

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Love On The Side – Thrive Life Style

The more Thrive Life food I eat, the better I feel.

I’ve shown you amazing main dishes like pulled pork chile verde, open-faced pulled pork sandwich and sweet & sour pork. Now take a look at our delicious side dishes.

What did you think I meant by love on the side? 😀

Steamed Red Peppers & Green Beans 

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Loaded Mashed Potatoes

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Your pack includes:

  • Pulled Pork
  • Onion Slices
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Green Chili Peppers
  • Green Beans
  • Espagnole (Savory Beef Gravy)
  • Country White Dough Mix
  • Instant White Rice
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Chef’s Choice Seasoning Blend
  • Recipes to make four main dishes and three side dishes
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Links to more recipes in the pack:

Pulled Pork Chile Verde & Spanish Rice

Open-faced Pulled Pork Sandwiches

 

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The Home Cookin’ Ground Beef Pack

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Links to More Recipes in the Home Cookin’ Ground Beef Pack

Italian Baked Penne
Hearty Calzone
Weeknight Tacos – watch the video
Shepherd’s Pie
Loaded Refried Beans

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Green Chili and Sweet Corn Brown Rice

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Here’s where you get the recipe. Plus you can add in our (really, actually) instant black beans. Yum!

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If you haven’t heard of Thrive Life foods before, you are going to love learning about our huge selection of groceries that we deliver to your door!

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#Ask Chef Todd – THRIVE Life Ground Beef

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What I like most about THRIVE Life cooked ground beef is that it is perfect for our low meat, high vegetable diet. When we make tacos, we load them with avocado, tomato, onion and jalapeno, then season the tacos with a tablespoon of ground beef and cheese. My can of ground beef stays in the cupboard until I want to add a spoonful to one of our dishes. We do not wait for it to go on sale at the store. We do not have to cook it and throw away a minimum of 35% of the weight we paid for. We do not have to find a use for the rest of the package. We use what we want and enjoy the benefits of our mostly vegetable tacos.

Look back at your recommendations from your nutrition analysis. Most of us do well with only a few ounces of meat…

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Dana’s Indian Summer Salad

Dana’s Indian Summer Salad

Summer has shown its hot hand at Sunny Skies Stables.  Dana knows how much everyone appreciates a cool, refreshing salad after they’ve worked around the heat of the day and still felt its lash.  Besides, nothing could keep her out of the kitchen!

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Ingredients:

1 c. Granny Smith apple, cubed

1 c. mango, cubed

1 c. strawberries, sliced

1 tsp. coconut oil, melted

1/2 tsp. Sonal’s* tandoori spice blend

Mix all of the salad ingredients and serve chilled.  If you can get it into the refrigerator before it’s gone.  🙂

*Sonal is a talented chef, photographer, and food writer.  Visit her blog for loads of inspiring recipes.

Note: If you have a nutrition plan I designed, one cup of this salad counts as a fruit serving.

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