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Farm Share Recipes: Using Your Greens

We are thrilled to have a farm share this year at one of the most beautiful and oldest working farms in our area, Appleton Farms. It is such a joy to visit the farm each week with my little ones. They especially love picking their fruits and ...

Blog: I Thought I Knew Mama
Posted on: Jul 01, 2015 |  Original Post

Raspberry, Orange, Whole Wheat Muffins: A Healthier Spring Treat

My little ones and I wanted to make muffins for our special Easter breakfast that would taste like sweet treats yet also be light and on the healthier side, and I think we accomplished it with this recipe! Serves: 12 muffins Ingredients – 1½ ...

Blog: I Thought I Knew Mama
Posted on: Apr 07, 2015 |  Original Post

Healthy Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Treats

The kids and I made the most delicious treats the other day, but the best part was that they satisfied my favorite requirements: – HEALTHY – EASY – DELICIOUS Ingredients – 2 1/2 cups of organic oatmeal – 1 teaspoon of ...

Blog: I Thought I Knew Mama
Posted on: Feb 08, 2015 |  Original Post

Homemade Healthy Chocolate Cinnamon Almond Butter Ice Cream

Doesn’t healthy homemade chocolate cinnamon almond butter ice cream sound too good to be true?? My two year old and four year old will show you it’s not only real, but super delicious and best of all, it’s super EASY! What makes ...

Blog: I Thought I Knew Mama
Posted on: Jan 23, 2015 |  Original Post

Homemade Healthy Crock Pot Oatmeal

Who doesn’t love a healthy, hot brunch that smells delicious and has already been cooked for you?? This is a perfect brunch for a cold, winter morning! Ingredients 1.5 cups of almond milk 2 cups of water 1.5 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt 1/4 ...

Blog: I Thought I Knew Mama
Posted on: Dec 23, 2014 |  Original Post

Healthy Shakeology No Bake Cookie Recipe (But They Taste Like Brownies!)

My family loves Shakeology! What’s not to love when you get to drink a daily dose of nutrition containing over 70 superfoods? My three year old and one year old enjoy it so much, that we decided to make no bake chocolate Shakeology cookies. ...

Blog: I Thought I Knew Mama
Posted on: Mar 13, 2014 |  Original Post

Date Boat & Nut/Seed Ball Recipes: Enjoy These Healthy Treats!

Thank you to Stephanie of Good Girl Gone Green for this guest post! My favorite snacks are almonds (actually, any nut or seed will do) and dates. I could eat all day long. The nuts are nice and crunchy and the dates are so plump and sweet. A few ...

Blog: I Thought I Knew Mama
Posted on: Aug 07, 2012 |  Original Post


I love the flavor of snickerdoodles. The airy sugar cookie is dusted in cinnamon and sugar. Someone told me once that they taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Now, whenever I taste them all I can think of is the cereal. … Continue reading →

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Apr 19, 2012 |  Original Post

Ode to Tyler: Steamed Asparagus in a Paper Bag and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic

Our little sister turned us on to the paper bag steaming technique which Tyler Florence utilizes. She kept saying, “It is so good.” I think she likes Tyler because he is easy on the eyes, but clearly his cooking techniques are … ...

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Apr 11, 2012 |  Original Post

Carolina Grits, Southern Barbeque Pork Roast and Garlic Spinach

I’ve eaten grits at some brunches and in New Orleans before. However, I have never made proper grits ever. I recently had the opportunity to have proper Carolina plantation stone ground grits and gave it a shot. Carolina Grits From ...

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Apr 11, 2012 |  Original Post

Garlic Chip and Parmesan Pasta

I love a tasty carbonara and wanted to try a version which omits the pancetta. To maintain the pancetta flavor in the recipe, I used some bacon drippings and added garlic chips. The result turned out well, but I would … Continue reading →

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Apr 08, 2012 |  Original Post

Twice Baked Potatoes – Two Ways

Roasted potatoes in the oven always fills the house with great smell that gives me a calming effect. I serve these crispy potato skins two ways, the traditional way- cheddar cheese, smooth sour cream and scallions. Then the other way- filled ...

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Apr 06, 2012 |  Original Post

Roasted Chickpeas

I have had crunchy chickpeas Andolini’s and Foo(d) AS220 and I wanted to them out myself. They had a nice pop, but were not as crunchy as the ones that were fried. Adapted from My Man’s Belly 1 Can Chickpeas … Continue reading ...

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Mar 30, 2012 |  Original Post

Eggplant Parmesan

Lightly breaded eggplant parmesean doused in tomato sauce and mozzerella cheese is always a welcome entree. It is vegetarian friendly and exceptionally satisfying. Adapted from AllRecipes and Smitten Kitchen 2 medium eggplants, peeled and thinly ...

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Mar 12, 2012 |  Original Post

Kale Chips

Kale Chips are fantastic. They have the right saltiness which potato chips provide, but they are nutritious, melt in your mouth. Adapted from and My Father’s Daughter 1 big bunch kale, stems discarded and leaves torn into ...

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Mar 11, 2012 |  Original Post

Chef Kerry Simon’s Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

Chef Kerry Simon of LA Market, shares LA Market’s recipe for Caesar Salad dressing.  The recipe makes about 16oz, so it …Continue reading »

Blog: FoodieBytes
Posted on: Mar 06, 2012 |  Original Post

5 Fun Fruit & Veggie Snacks for Kids (Plus a Green & Natural Mama Linky)

Scroll to the bottom of this post to link up your green living or natural parenting post. 20 month old Baby loves his fruits and veggies, so I look forward to trying these creative serving options! Healthy “flower” snack for kids Source: ...

Blog: I Thought I Knew Mama
Posted on: Feb 24, 2012 |  Original Post

Charlotte’s Love Potion – Cocktail Recipe

The Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina is nothing if not a romantic getaway with their lush green grounds, a full spa, and gorgeous …Continue reading »

Blog: FoodieBytes
Posted on: Feb 07, 2012 |  Original Post

Mom’s Healthy Italian Lentils and Pasta Recipe

Pin itMy mom has been making this meal throughout my entire life, and it is now one of my husband’s favorites. I love this dish because it’s healthy, vegetarian, filling, delicious, and yummy as leftovers. LENTILS & PASTA Makes ...

Blog: I Thought I Knew Mama
Posted on: Jan 23, 2012 |  Original Post

A Healthy, Easy, Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipe That My Toddler Loves (LINKY)

Pin itScroll to the bottom of this post to add any of your green living or natural parenting posts to the Green & Natural Mama linky! Toddlers can have very short attention spans, especially when it comes to eating. That’s why I love ...

Blog: I Thought I Knew Mama
Posted on: Jan 19, 2012 |  Original Post


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