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Silent Saturday: Spreading Some Love…

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

A mama friend just welcomed her third baby into the world! I love meeting squishy little newborns! I also really enjoy bringing meals to families after the arrival of a new baby. I know how much it meant to me when friends brought me post partum meals. I am happy to be spreading the love around!

Here’s what the care package included: Black Bean and Rice Salad, Chips and Salsa, Cashew Nut Cream with Strawberries, Veggies and Hummus, Lactation Bars, and Spiced Pecans.


I ran out of time to make hummus, so picked up some at Trader Joe’s instead. The Mediterranean is my favorite hummus ever!

Lactation Bars…yummy!! These are always a hit with new mamas.

A cold black bean and rice salad is quick and simple for a mama of a newborn. No preparation is required to enjoy it. Simply scoop it into a bowl and viola a hearty and healthy dish is ready to eat!

What are your favorite meals to bring to families during times of need or transition? Would love to hear from readers! 🙂

Happy Weekend All!


Tasty Tuesday: Cashew Nut Cream

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

I had a craving for something sweet the other night so I made this simple cashew nut cream and put it over fresh mixed berries. It was sooo yummy and definitely satisfied my sweet tooth. In fact once my kids saw me munching, they ended up eating most all of it. You would have thought they were eating the most decadent dessert ever the way they enjoyed and devoured it. However it was four simple ingredients: cashews, maple syrup, water, and fruit….that’s all!


1 cup of raw cashews

1/2 cup of water

2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (or sweetener of choice; if using syrup, use real maple syrup!)


Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth; approximately 2 minutes. Stop and scrape sides of blender as needed to ensure cream is thoroughly mixed.


Serve with fruit of choice. I like to scoop a generous dollop atop mixed berries or chopped apples with cinnamon sprinkled on top (as shown in picture). You could add raisins and sliced almonds with apples for an extra yummy and filling treat. You could also use the cream as a dip for sliced apples, strawberries, or peach slices.  Ohhh, yum…now I am craving some cashew nut cream with fruit, lol!

The recipe above is enough for a few servings, however if you try to cut recipe in half, there likely will not be enough for your blender to mix. You can store any left-over cream in the fridge for a day or two, but chances are you won’t have any left! 🙂