INSIDE OUT – Recipes, Activities, and Coloring Sheets #InsideOut


Five new Recipes (one for each emotion!) and tons of Family Activity Sheets inspired by Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT including connect the dots, make a hexaflexagon, mazes, etc. are now available on this post RIGHT NOW! Since Inside Out will come out June 19th, you have a few weeks to enjoy these fun mazes, spot the difference activities, and coloring sheets. You can download the PDFS and print them out super easily! So check out the recipes first because there is one awesome recipe for each emotion and then check down below them for the coloring and … [Read more...]

Rainbow Cake Mix Cookies Recipe


Who doesn't love rainbows? Everyone loves them. So how about these delicious rainbow cake mix cookies? They are super easy to make and I know kids will be excited to see the sprinkles! I think its awesome how easy it is to make cookies with cake mix. Before a few years ago I had no idea that was even possible. Now my waist wishes I didnt know. Ingredients - 1 box of white cake mix, any brand 1 tbs. flour 1/2 C. vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 C. multi-colored sprinkles Directions - #1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with … [Read more...]

Vegan Mushroom-Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Peanuts and Cilantro Recipe


I have a real love of lettuce wraps, especially in the summer. Heaping a tasty pile of yum into a cool, crisp lettuce leaf and enjoying that crunch and the flavor, it's just the best thing ever. And it's incredibly easy to make a very flavorful, healthy version at home and enjoy it any time you want! The only fiddly part is the chopping, which when you're doing mushrooms can get a little tedious, but the rest of it all comes together so quickly that it's not that big a deal. If you aren't very familiar with tofu, never fear. Tofu tends to take on … [Read more...]

15 Glorious Gluten Free Cookies Recipes

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Come on. Really? Gluten Free Cookies? What will we do with these? Enjoy our delicious gluten-free cookies that's what! I remember bringing some Udi's Gluten Free Snickerdoodle cookies to work once and I gave some to a coworker. He told me he didnt know what gluten was but we sure didnt need it. I agree because if I could sample even one of these recipes I would never leave these blogger's houses especially the Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. I have a thing for chewy cookies. They are my absolute favorite closely followed by oatmeal … [Read more...]

Vegan Fishless Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Broccoli Slaw Recipe

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I spent a gloriously beautiful morning biking around Birmingham with my husband, riding our bikes from our home in Avondale over to and through the amazing Railroad Park and catching the tail end of the Cycliad bike race. It was absolutely sunny and warm and perfect, and as we rode home through the Lakeview District I had a real pinch-me moment where everything just seemed perfect. What an outstanding way to spend a morning! The riding and the sun really gave me an appetite, and I wanted something fresh and light and creamy and good. My husband … [Read more...]

Homemade Vegetarian Sushi – Vegan, Easy, and Fun

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I know so many people who think sushi is hard, or that it can only be done by trained professionals, or that it takes lots of fancy, hard-to-find, expensive ingredients. Well, that's *so* not true! Sushi is actually such a very simple, budget-friendly, and incredibly versatile meal that it's well-worth taking the time to experiment a little and get over any anxieties about messing up. Even your fumbles will be delicious, and every roll you make will make you a better sushi maker! I regularly have people over to make sushi and they are uniformly both … [Read more...]

Barley and Lentil Casserole- Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Budget Friendly!

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It's the Monday before payday. I spent the weekend hopping around to different outdoor markets, riding my bike, attending family cookouts, and gardening. I haven't been grocery shopping and I don't want to go before we get paid. So what I have in my pantry is gonna have to get the job done, period. I'm tired from such an active weekend, too, so I need it to be super duper lazy food that I don't have to fuss with. After standing in front of my panty for a few minutes, I yanked out a few of my pantry staples and threw together a really simple … [Read more...]

Kale-Mushroom Pasta Recipe- Vegan with a gluten free option

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Spring has sprung- everywhere I look I see little budding, leafy, beautiful baby plants popping out and making their presence known. Spring is gardening season for me, and it means I have yummy yummy produce waiting for me FINALLY in my little raised garden bed. It makes me hungry for produce, and lots of it! When I was doing some work in the yard over the weekend I saw that I had a whole bunch of beautiful curly kale just waiting to be eaten, so I did a little thinking and came up with a super simple and light pasta dish that is perfect for spring. … [Read more...]

Black Bean and Spinach Tostadas- vegan and gluten free!


This is a very simple recipe, something easy to throw together on a busy weeknight, but you can also dress it up as much as you please with grilled or sautéed vegetables if you have the time and the inclination. I didn't want to fuss too much, so I bypassed the squash, zucchini, eggplant, onions, and fresh corn at the grocery store and instead just limited myself to mushrooms. Mushrooms and spinach are one of my favorite combinations, so it was a real no-brainer for me. Since this is a self-assemble style meal, it's really easy for diners to … [Read more...]

Simple Potato-Spinach Curry Recipe- Vegan and Gluten Free

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I do love Indian food, even though I am 100% sure I massacre the cooking methods. Indian food (as well as many many other international cuisines) lends itself to a meatless lifestyle pretty effortlessly. I do like trying simple curries at home and seeing what I can put together that's easy and doesn't make me have to hunt for ingredients. This one is really simple and shouldn't make you have to hunt for anything exotic- though sometimes that hunt is sure worth it! It is hard though when you have a headache and several kids in the grocery store. My … [Read more...]