Drinks

Honeycrisp Apple Spritzer + Veganuary!

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Happy New Year my friends!  I hope 2018 has been treating you well so far!  We had a lovely New Year celebration and I’m sad to see if end.  On New Year’s Eve, after we got home from church, we played games, watched a movie, ate snacks, and I enjoyed one last evening view of […]

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Vegan Garden Island Hot Chocolate, a Souvenir from Kauai, Hawaii

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Merry Christmas my friends!  It has been frigid here and I’ve been craving hot chocolate and herbal tea to keep me warm from the inside out.  I figured this called for sharing a recipe that I brought home this summer from a trip to the island of Kauai, for vegan hot chocolate from Garden Island […]

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Avocado Pineapple Agua Fresca

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Last week was Squirrel and Bug’s first week back to school.  Squirrel is in the fifth grade and Bug is in the third grade.  (How did they get so old?!?) Usually I am just as excited for those first few days of school as they are.  I look forward to the return of routine, but […]

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Cherry Almond Avocado Frappe

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It’s that time of year when the weather starts to heat up and I start to crave something cold to drink.  One of my favorites is a frappe (basically a fruit milkshake) and I’m sharing a non-dairy version over on California Avocado’s blog, The Scoop!  It’s a Cherry Almond California Avocado Frappe and it’s delicious. […]

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Summer Berry Shrub

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This post is brought to you by Harmons Grocery. It’s time to up your summer beverage game, and I suggest that shrubs be a part of your game plan.  A shrub is a fruit and vinegar syrup that was popular during colonial America (before the invention of the refrigerator) as a delicious way to preserve […]

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Strawberry Mint Tea from The Dehydrator Bible

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Happy Monday everyone!! As we transition from summer into fall, this is the perfect time to grab the last bits of summer fruits and vegetables and preserve them for fall and winter.  I few years ago I “borrowed” my mom’s old food dehydrator (circa early 1980s) to use for something and then kept on using […]

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Cherry Lime Agua Fresca

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As a little girl, one of my favorite treats was a cherry limeade.  Sometimes when we visited my grandparents in Utah we would make a trip to Hires Big H, a great little Utah-based burger joint, that also happens to serve my all-time favorite cherry limeade.  Other people loved going to Hires for their homemade […]

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Strawberry Frappé — Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  One of the things my family loves is when I make a big batch of a green smoothie to share with them in the mornings.  My kids thing green smoothies are the best things ever.  I figured they would be equally happy with more of a treat coming out of the blender […]

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Toasting the New Year with Ginger Soda

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I can hardly believe we are about to greet the beginning of a new year once again.  This past year has been full of so much—change, excitement, joy, surprise, and sadness—that it’s hard to believe so little time has passed.  I always enjoy reflecting on what the past year has brought our family, and this […]

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Fuji Sour Mocktail

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The Fuji family is in serious packing mode.  On Saturday morning our moving truck will arrive and we’ll be saying goodbye to the house we have loved so much for the past 5 years.  It makes my head hurt to think about how much still needs to be done!  I recently whipped up a new […]

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