Low Sodium White Sauce Adobo Chicken

I’ve never met anyone who had tried Filipino Adobo Chicken and didn’t love it: chicken or pork simmered in soy sauce, vinegar, black peppercorns, bay leaf and sugar. I always try to reduce my salt intake (since my borderline hypertension scare about a year ago) and try to find ways to do it, without compromising the flavor of the food. Here’s my take on flavorful, low sodium white adobo chicken!

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Temper Tamers Jar

These Temper Tamers Set Of cards by Free Spirit Publishing are a great for children to practice dealing with anger. The more often someone repeatedly practices listening, sharing and reflecting, the more a person makes it part of their lifestyle; and they carry on with these healthy habits of coping until they are adults. I also really like the order of the cards where the children get to first connect the card to self by sharing, then include tips on what to do when you come across angry feelings, a what would you do section to ask openly what you would do in a situation involving anger and act it out section to reiterate and practice what has been learned!


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Worries are Not Forever by Elizabeth Verdick

Have you ever felt worried? What does it mean? How does my body felt differently when it is worried? Do adults worry too? How can I overcome this feeling? The breathing technique the author highlight in this book is brilliant, fun and relatable to many kids , “Breathe in slowly through your nose like you’re smelling cookies. Breathe out slowly through your mouth, like you’re blowing bubbles.” It honestly taught me a more visual and improved way to breathe in and out. Try it too! Smell those cookies and blow those bubbles!

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“End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy” by Michele Borba, Ed.D.

End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy by Michele Borba empowers everyone that comes in contact with a child being bullied. She covers anything and everything that is bully related from signs that a child might be bullied, to where it often occurs, how to create a safe zone for students, how to make reporting more available and effective, how to get the parent and community involved in  the school’s anti -bullying policy (she even provides an example of a real school’s anti-bullying policy for reference) and signs to look that can make a child more prone to being bullied or being a bully; as well as the effects bullying (as both victim and/or bystander) can have on children and how it can potentially lead the child into more problems in adulthood. Lots of free print outs to use for professional development in schools and sample bullying reports for students, schools or parents to fill out.

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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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