Farro + Everything but the Moldy Cheese Salad


There comes a time when you’ve gotten too excited at the grocery store and have overestimated the amount of vegetables you are going to consume within the week. Of course you’re going to eat cabbage, spinach, kale, a bag of apples, celery, zucchini in the course of week, ignoring the obvious fact that you are ONE person and really don’t consume that much food before things start to grow old and moldy.

So I came up with a solution to rescue my slowly wilting leaves and browning apples. Throw them into a salad, add a grain, add some balsamic and … Read more

posted by on March 15, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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Watercolor Easter Card + Free Template

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With my recent post on the Ombre Watercolor Eggs,  I’ve recently been in an Easter mood. Growing up, Easter meant it was Holy Week, and where I came from, you get a full week off! That means vacation! Moving to a North American country with four seasons, it also meant that spring is finally in the air. And most importantly, Easter meant commemorating the resurrection of my Savior, Jesus Christ!

Often during this season, I would make some cards to share with my friends so that they can share this happy occasion with me.

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posted by on March 15, 2013 in DIY Projects
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Cilantro Quinoa Patties

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Adding leftover quinoa to your lunch salad is only exciting for so long – but then visions of World Vision commercials with starving children flash before your eyes and you unabashedly decide to add quinoa to my lunch for yet another day.

What to do with leftover quinoa is really one of life’s small dilemma’s when you live such a privileged life. So instead of getting caught up in what would seem to be uno largo problemo, one resorts to the all-knowing Google – posing the question, “what to do with leftover quinoa?”

Top solution: quinoa patties. And that … Read more

posted by on March 14, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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DIY Ombre Easter Eggs

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Easter is just around the corner and we thought it would be apt to decorate our house with some Easter Eggs. In the past year, the ombre trend has truly captured the design communities, from hair to fashion, and now… to eggs!

Materials for creating ombre eggs include:

  1. Eggs
  2. Watercolor or Food Coloring
  3. Brushes
  4. Small Jar

We’re going to share two ways to make them! First, is to use watercolor.

Select some nice white eggs. You can even use the container if you like! We’ve found it useful as a holder.


Then, hard boil the eggs.


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posted by on March 14, 2013 in DIY Projects
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Food Hack: Raincoast Crisps Recipe

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The other day I had the most delectable crackers to compliment an oh-so scrumptious baked Brie. They were crispy, healthy and chock-full of pecans, rosemary and seeds.

Thus began my adventure. I ventured out to the local grocery store in search of Lesley Stowe’s Raincoast Crackers. To my dismay, I returned home empty-handed. Not because the store didn’t carry them, but because I wasn’t willing to pay the $9.99 for a small box of 24 crackers. Unfortunately, Mr. I Have a Fat Mortgage wasn’t going to let me fill my desire.

But my determination was strong and I wasn’t … Read more

posted by on March 13, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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