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Mother of 3. Wife of a 3rd generation grocer. You are what you eat. Adventure in food, kids and life!

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I won't be reaching for another one of these lol. Recipe testing black bean protein cookies for my back to school snack series and these miss the mark. Thank god my kids aren't around to try them, I would definitely get alot of turned up noses. Oh well, try and try again! #friyay #wifeofagrocer #cookies
Tabouleh inspired quinoa? I have a ridiculous amount of parsley in my garden. Brad said to make Tabouleh but I didn't have any bulgur wheat, so quinoa it is! It turned out amazing and so simple.
1 cup quinoa boiled 
1/2 red onion finely chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
3 tbs olive oil
3 tbs lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
#wifeofagrocer #quinoa #simpledinner #realfood #frommygarden #instagood #instafood #instaphoto #foodglam #feedfeed #foodbeast #parsley #nutritious #vegan #veganrecipes #summersalads
My first hemp milk smoothie, inspired by @theculinarynutritionist The hemp milk was super easy to make, then I added berries, coconut oil, flax seed, pumpkin seeds and a little granola on top. #smoothiebowl for two ❤️
I have 3 pear trees in my yard up north. I have failed for 3 years in doing anything significant with them. We seem to mess up the timing of picking, either too early or too late. Anyone a pear expert? What should I make this year? Would love some suggestions! #wifeofagrocer #pears #peartree
Sesame Hemp Bars for school snacks! I know, I know we don't want the summer to end but school is just around the corner and I've been recipe testing for a series of school friendly snacks to kick off the year. This one took me a few tries! Its super chewy, sweet with a little salt and the best part is the protein! Hemp seeds provide a great source of protein to give our kids that extra energy punch 💪Recipe coming soon to the blog! #wifeofagrocer #homemade #schoolsnacks
Fried green tomatoes from my garden! Fried in garlic, olive oil and salt. I served them up over scrambled eggs, topped with radishes and chives ❤️ I love cooking. #wifeofagrocer #frommygarden #friedgreentomatoes
From my garden. Two zucchinis and my first cucumber. Feeling like a real gardener. I'm going to enjoy my afternoon snack. ❤️ #wifeofagrocer #frommygarden #vegetablegarden
Beet Root Slaw recipe now on the blog! Its beet season and my garden is full of them! My mom makes an amazing traditional coleslaw, so I added a few twists and came up with this. It has simple ingredients and so easy to make, which makes it perfect for that last minute party you have been invited to! This is perfectly plated in my friend Elizabeth's pottery @elizabeth.denham She makes amazing stuff and I'm taking this slaw to her house tonight for dinner, so I thought that was fitting ❤️ #linkinbio #wifeofagrocer #beetroot #beetrootslawrecipe #homemade
Do you know what these are? Cacao beans! Brad brought them home and I was a little stumped to know what to do with them. Here's what I learned : (1) Inside these beans are where the cacao nibs come from (2) you can grind these shells and all to make your own fresh cacao powder (3) cacao can be brewed like coffee and it gives a 99% caffeine free energy lift with no jitter or sleep issues (4) you can eat them as is (5) they are super rich in antioxidants and a great source of magnesium (6) if you press them you can extract the cacao butter (which is great for lotions etc). (7) Raw cacao powder and cocoa powder are not the same. Cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat (cacao butter). Cocoa powder is raw cacao that's been roasted at high temperatures. I did try to brew some yesterday, I feel like the grinds might be better in an espresso machine! I also through some into my girls smoothie this morning ❤️ #wifeofagrocer #foodfacts #cacaobeans #cacao
My beets. No words. New beet slaw recipe coming this week! #wifeofagrocer #myvegetablegarden #growyourownfood #beets
When you have a ridiculous amount of chives in your garden, you start to make things that chives can make pretty! Eggs bennidict takes skill and I nailed this! #wifeofagrocer #eggsbenedict #morningvibes #lazysaturdays
How pretty are these, pickled beet devilled quail eggs? I'm having a dinner party on Sat night and I'm testing out recipes. This one failed! Lol. Looks pretty but some serious vinegar. You have to give me some thumbs up for effort 👍 #wifeofagrocer #devilledeggs #beet #dinnerideas