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Sweet Potato and Chorizo Egg Muffins

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Egg Muffins
Last week Ewan had three mornings of Kindergarten orientation from 8:30-11 in the morning.  It was the perfect practice for getting ready for our back to school routine.  What better way than to work on an easy breakfast, one that could be eaten walking to the bus if we are rushed?!

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Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Mediterranean Lentil Salad
Life has been crazy lately. Let’s call it the end of school year madness. Field trips, end of year parties, preschool graduation, Kindergarten graduation, add in swim team practices and you have madness!

Jack and Ewan are on the swim team this summer for the first time and practices started a few weeks ago. This means picking up Jack at the bus, rushing home for a quick snack and rushing off to the gym. It also means not getting home until just before 6PM. So what about dinner?!

If all goes well I do all my prep work earlier in the day and just need to heat things up when we get home. Or better yet, I make a salad like this Mediterranean lentil salad. Make it in the early afternoon, throw it in the fridge and you are good to go.

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Spicy Chocolate Almonds

Spicy Chocolate Almonds
Back when I first went to Germany as a 17 year old I remember having gebrannte Mandeln, cinnamon almonds, for the first time. At the time they weren’t common in the United States, these days you see them in malls, tourist sites and other places. I remember my love for them, fresh and warm wrapped in the paper cone. Cinnamon and almonds, what could be better?! Continue reading