Make it Mild or Spicy Mapo Tofu from Scratch

Make it Mild or Spicy Mapo tofu— mild for the kids (unless they love spicy) and add toppings to make it spicy for the adults (sesame chili oil, Szechuan peppercorns, broad bean paste) — just as good as the restaurant, except not too greasy or salty

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A Simple and Versatile Sauce to make 5 Different Salads: Garlicky Kelp Seaweed, Cucumber, Celery, Beansprout and Jellyfish

A Simple and Versatile Sauce to make 5 Different Salads: Garlicky Kelp Seaweed, Cucumber, Celery, Beansprout and Jellyfish Salad! Since I prefer it when recipes are easy to remember, I tried to come up with a ratio of measurements that is easy to remember. Well, it doesn’t get easier than this: 1 tsp of each component of the sauce! Great for summer time hot weather when you don’t really want hot food.

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Amazing Dairyfree Blueberry Pie Chia Pudding with Stonewall Maine Blueberry Jam and Graham Cracker Topping

Easy Dairyfree Blueberry Pie Chia Pudding with Graham Cracker And Blueberry Jam Topping. Easy and delicious! You’ll want to make this over again and again. Add teddy grahams for the kids!

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Easy Dairyfree Overnight Coconut Chia Pudding with Dried Mango

A really tasty and easy dairy Free Overnight Coconut Chia Pudding with Dried Mango. Great to grab for a quick breakfast or snack; a refreshing pick me up. Also, see recommendations for 8oz mason jars and cool flip top lids for easy open and close; and storage in the fridge. You simply flip the top and eat right out if it.

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2 Step Easy Chinese Braised Pork Belly and 2 Ways to Eat it

Two step way to make pork belly and 2 ways to serve it! You literally just combine all the ingredients and cook on low for 2-3 hours. This version is almost the same as my soy sauce chicken. I opted to use rock sugar and it gives it a stickier and almost honey like flavor- and somehow, I feel it tenderizes the meat as it cooks too. I served it with congee for the kids and my husband and I had it Korean style in a lettuce wrap and Ssamjang , a Korean soybean paste condiment. Sooo tasty!

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From A to Z with Energy by Connie Bernstein Dow

Book Review: From A to Z with Energy by Connie Bernstein Dow uses each letter of the alphabet to suggest different ways to be active. The pacing of the book is constant throughout the story (I counted 13 syllables per page), giving readers the opportunity to clap or tap the beat; and to move along in the story ! Eating a healthy lunch (nutrition), exhaling (breathing/emotional regulation) and playing (playground, hiking, stretching) are just a few of the many ways that Dow chooses to show how energy can be dispersed.

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Salmon Yakizuke (Japanese Grilled Salmon marinated with sake, soy sauce, mirin and lemon) with Buckwheat Soba Cold Dipping Noodles

A delightful Salmon Yakizuke (Salmon that is first grilled, then marinated with sake, soy sauce, mirin and lemon) recipe served with Cold Soba Buckwheat Dipping Noodles— a perfectly refreshing summer meal- and an eating experience in itself.

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Esme’s 3rd Birthday with a Pikachu Themed Party

Esme Turns 3 in this Pikachu Inspired Themed Children’s Birthday Party!

Activities and games include:

Pikachu Bean Bag Toss
–> Because Pikachu love red foods
Pin the Electric Shocks on Pikachu’s Cheeks
–> Because Pikachu gets charged when he sleeps
Pikachu Maze
–> Did you know Pikachu is a mouse?
Pikachu Animal Hopsital
–> Because Pikachu is different from Other Pokémons and doesn’t like to be in the pokeball– he likes to be out with his pal, Ash. He also likes to help others. And so, we made a Animal Hospital where Pikachu gets to show kindness by taking care of pets that have been “hurt”
Pikachu Red light, green light 1,2,3
–> Don’t wake Pikachu! He needs sleep to recharge.

Read on for photos, link to the video clip and full supply list for Pikachu Inspired Birthday Party!

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