Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bees plus Giveaway

Welcome to the blog tour for Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel! This is a young adult paranormal like none other. I have a sneak peek inside with a small excerpt for you. Also, Meg is sharing some of her knowledge about bees with us. Did you know that September is National Honey Month? What great timing!

If you want more from this book, be sure to follow the tour for more excerpts and lots of reviews! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end! Continue reading “Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bees plus Giveaway”

Healthy Small Appliances #Giveaway Ends 8/31 via @SMGuruNetwork

Small appliances are perfect for so many reasons. I like to have them around the house, because I don’t need to make massive meals at one time. I also love having them in my classroom for when we do all kinds of fun food prep activities. I would love to get my own hands on these for both reasons! The recipe ideas are endless. Best of luck entering!
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4 Tempting Homemade Salsa Recipes

I love salsa and am always on the lookout for new recipes. I’ve come up with a few easy homemade salsa recipes to share with you today. Use these for dipping veggies and chips, serve them on tacos or main dishes. Don’t feel guilty about adding salsa, either, because it’s made of fresh, healthy ingredients and isn’t loaded in fat and calories. Consider it a relatively worry-free snack. It’s also great to serve at parties and other get-togethers, or just to keep on hand at home for snack time. In the summers, you can even grow your own fresh ingredients. Or at least become a frequent flyer at your local farmers market.

Grow your own fresh salsa recipe ingredients or visit your local farmers market.

Here I have four fresh salsa recipes for you to try. Happy cooking and eating! Continue reading “4 Tempting Homemade Salsa Recipes”

Drink a Peach Ginger Smoothie for a Plant-Based Diet Breakfast

Whether or not you subscribe to a full-time plant-based diet, you cannot deny that there are a lot of healthy, great-tasting options out there to incorporate even part time. What I love about the Peach Ginger Smoothie is not only the great taste, because I love peach-flavored anything, but also the ginger. I have a wonky stomach at times, and ginger is so wonderful for helping it to balance out. Add in some other healthy ingredients to this smoothie recipe, and you’re definitely kicking off your morning in the right way. Continue reading “Drink a Peach Ginger Smoothie for a Plant-Based Diet Breakfast”

Indulge in a Carrot Cake Smoothie

Breakfast smoothies are a great way to start the day. I like to mix it up with a variety of flavors, depending on my mood. I also have a tendency to get bored with the same thing day in and day out, but want to focus on healthy smoothie recipes as much as possible. The carrot cake smoothie is one that tricks you into thinking you’re enjoying a dessert, even though it is actually healthy.

Tempt your taste buds with the natural sweetness of oranges and carrots, balanced with complementary spices. Top it off with homemade coconut whipped cream for that dessert-y final touch if you want. And sometimes, to mix it up a bit, I may skip the whipped cream, and try other alternative milks for different flavors.

This smoothie recipe makes enough for two people. Plan ahead and plan to share. Or go ahead and be selfish on occasion. ­čÖé Continue reading “Indulge in a Carrot Cake Smoothie”