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Date Caramels with Crunchy Chocolate Coating + Lo-So Good Cookbook Giveaway

Date Caramels with Bacon from Lo-So Good Cookbook on weelicious.com

If my husband and mother have one pet peeve about me (I’m sure there are way more than just one, but will start here), it’s that I reach for the salt shaker one too many times a day. I must have had one too many canned food products or fast food as a child because I just love that salty flavor that makes everything a bit brighter or in my case a lot brighter! It’s been one of my resolutions to cut way back and enjoy foods for their naturally delicious flavors. Often this is easier said than done, but when your life depends on it it’s a totally different matter.

Several years ago I met the incredibly lovely Jessica Goldman Foung at the Big Summer Potluck and was taken by her warmth and beauty. Only later did I find out she had been diagnosed with lupus-related kidney failure in 2004. As a cook and food lover she could have taken this as culinary purgatory, but instead turned it into a way of life that’s anything but plain and boring. In her new Lo-So Good Cookbook she...

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Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Yogurt-Sumac Sauce

Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Yogurt Sumac Sauce recipe from weelicious.com

One of my greatest joys has been collecting cookbooks since I was little girl. One might call this more of an obsession than a collection, but as the years have gone on and my space has become more limited (basically being taken over for kids literature then anything else) I’ve had to cut back a bit. Last year I donated about 100 cookbooks to our local library and spent countless hours reading other favorites snd going through countless post it’s to save favorite recipes and reminders of others I really wanted to try to play with for our family and create to appear on Weelicious.

Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Yogurt Sumac Sauce recipe from weelicious.com

Sometimes the recipes I make for our family are totally original and other times they’re inspired by other cookbooks like this one, Jerusalem by Ottolenghi. He’s one of my culinary idols and a must own if you love fresh foods with tons of flavor! I tweaked this a bit to make it our own and I can’t tell you just how much we all love them! I’m telling you, these Zucchini Turkey Burgers with Yogurt...

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Healthy Summertime Snacks + Chobani Giveaway

Healthy Summertime Snacks from Weelicious.com

The countdown to summer is finally here and that means totally changing gears on what your kids will be eating when they’re running around outside when it’s hot hot hot! You want to start thinking about those foods that go down fast and have as many nutrient dense calories as possible. Foods that are really easy to hold, taste incredibly delicious and that you know they will love. I’m sharing some Healthy Summertime Snacks that I’ll be offering to my kids in the coming months.

Healthy Summertime Snacks from Weelicious.com

Whether it’s a snack to go with your kids camp lunch or something to keep them plowing through the day you want it to be tasty and fun. Sushi sandwiches are always a favorite because they look really cool, you can fill them with anything from pb&j to something more savory like cream cheese and olive tapenade. Another good one is a Sandwich on a Stick because doesn’t everything taste better on a stick? When the kids are starting to get super hungry and borderline disregulated it’s the...

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Banana Sushi

If you’ve got bananas, a bunch of spreads and goodies to roll the pieces in you’ve got Banana Sushi! I’m not sure if all kids love traditional sushi with raw fish and seaweed, but this banana sushi recipe and video will inspire even the most hesitant sushi eater to get in the game.

The day I was shooting this video Kenya ran in the kitchen after school, jumped on the counter and attempted to eat every last piece of my creations. After we finished shooting I lined up bowls of whipped cream cheese, Nutella, almond butter, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, coconut, chia and hemp seeds and more for them to make their own. Chloe was right behind him as both kids proceeded to cut, spread and roll their banana sushi and then pop them in their mouths one by one. One of the best aspects of this recipe is the fact that you get a fruit and protein in every bite.

I wanted something fun to serve for after school snack that would also be nutritious, and I knew this would pair perfectly with...

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Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad recipe from weelicious.com

If you’re heading out to the barbecue this week to make my personal favorite craving, Southern Style Pork Tenderloin or even staying inside to make Chicken Sun Dried Tomato or Eggplant burgers you want to offer a side dish that feels just as exciting. It’s natural to want to make a staple summertime side dish like potato salad, coleslaw or corn on the cob, but this Mediterranean Chopped Salad is so much more exciting! Al of the vibrant colors combined with so many fresh vegetables in one bowl.

Mediterranean Chopped Salad recipe from weelicious.com

You can chop your veggies in any shape you enjoy, but I’m a big fan of bite size pieces for many reasons. When vegetables are cut into small pieces they’re not only easier to digest, but also much easier to chew, especially for young eaters. I also threw in a few handfuls of chickpeas for an added boost of protein.

When you toss everything together with fresh chopped herbs (your kids can even help you by tearing them into big pieces) and a zippy vinaigrette made with ingredients I...

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