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Getting Back to Basics in the Kitchen

We have officially been at Sugar Water Manor for eight months now. I have spent day after day building the gardens, planting, weeding, harvesting, unpacking (we are still not done), caring for animals and raising animals from young. We have learned so much, but I know our education will never end. Over these months, our focus has been on the outside and the farm, itself….

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Fabulous Finds from bambu for a Sustainable Lifestyle

It’s no surprise that I love organic and sustainable products. After all, it’s up to all of us to be good stewards of our planet for future generations. So, for this week’s Fabulous Finds, I’m highlighting some great products from bambu that make it easy to live more sustainably in our hectic lives. Portland, Oregon based bambu focuses on making beautifully modern, affordable, and earth-friendly…

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Berry Baked Chia Oatmeal Cups Recipe

On hectic weekday mornings, I can hardly remember to make a cup of coffee, let alone try to throw breakfast together. I usually make an egg bake or egg muffins to get us through the week. But lately I’ve been craving a little something different. Enter my latest savior…easy and healthy berry baked chia oatmeal cups. These cups are filling and hearty and can be…

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Easy to Make Smoothie Bowls Put Some Fun In Breakfast

We’ve all seen stunning, colorful photos of smoothie bowls online and wondered…“How do they do that?” Well, I decided to find out. I started to experiment to see just how easy it is to recreate these bowls at home. Not only did I find out I could, but I learned there’s more to a smoothie bowl than just good looks. They not only are filled with…

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Tips for Starting a Kitchen Remodel to Keep You Sane

I recently did a kitchen remodel and if you’ve been through it, I’m sure you’re sympathizing with me right now. The only other remodel I’ve done was a bathroom many years ago and you really can’t compare the two. I honestly thought it would just involve pulling out the old cabinets, appliances, and fixtures and putting in the new, but how wrong and naive I…

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Tuanis Chocolate Costa Rica: Organic Heaven

Especially during the holidays, my guess is most of us enjoy chocolate in one form or another. From candy to desserts of all sorts to our favorite holiday cookies, it’s all good. For those of us who try to eat organic, responsibly sourced foods, it can be difficult to find our beloved chocolate using those criteria. That, my friend, is a thing of the past….

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What’s In A Triathlete’s Whole Food Freezer?

My freezer is a special place in our whole food life. It is used for several different purposes; from making the perfect dessert to preserving fruits and veggies at the peak of season. In the early fall, my extra freezer is jam packed, but when late winter comes, Sherry WernickeSherry is one of the TriWivesClub’s and LifeDoneWell co-founders and contributes to multiple blogs. She is…

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UPDATE 2/15/16: Our Valentine’s Day raffle is closed and we are pleased to announce the two winners of the $75 American Express Gift Cards. Big congratulations go to Courtnie and Erica who found us through Instagram and Twitter! Enjoy your cards… If there are 2 things we love ALMOST as much as our triathletes, it’s wine and chocolate. Add travel to the mix, and well,…

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We had plans to head out for dinner over the weekend, but hubby’s bike ride ran longer due to a Computrainer issue.  So, he nicely asked if I mind staying in….Well, what could I say.  He did ask nicely.  So, I pulled a pound of shrimp out of the freezer to defrost, cancelled our plans, and prepared one of my 30 Minute Healthy Dinners recipes…

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