Mud Pie, or ice cream cake, is easy to put together and totally customizable based on your preferences for flavour. If there’s an ice cream substitute you like, you could make a non-dairy version and make it vegan. I have heard good things about frozen coconut milk-based “ice cream.” Depending on your options you could easily be nut free too.
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Nothing says summer more than the delicious scent of baking rhubarb strawberry crunch..or crisp, crumble, or if you aren’t afraid of pastry, rhubarb strawberry pie. Strawberry rhubarb? Either or! I end this recipe with crunch because the topping is quite cookie-like, and holds up to the soft, delicious fruit base.
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If you think back to a particularly challenging time of your life, the sort of life event where your community and your village needs to rally around you and provide support, what things do you remember? I remember the food.
I’m fortunate to not have experienced much tragedy or turmoil in my life, so my difficult periods are also happy life events, namely: having children. But this meal train how to will apply to any sort of life event where there are people who need help, and feeding them well might be the answer!
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If your busy family is like mine, you are always looking for nutritious foods to eat on the go. Sometimes you find a winner, but then your kids decide abruptly that they don’t like that old standby any more, and then what?! And then your spouse changes their work and workout routine and all of a sudden is eating a ridiculous amount of protein. The co-workers don’t enjoy the sensory experience that comes with a person eating a large quantity of hard boiled eggs every day.
Behold…egg cups. I was hunting around for something that would do triple duty for the kids’ lunches, my spouse’s need for a second breakfast on-the-go after a workout, and a quick protein snack for me. I couldn’t find quite what I was after, so I invented it. The tricky part for me is making one thing that everyone likes. Even if I find that, it has to be simple, because I don’t do fussy cooking. But egg cups? Nailed it.
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Anyone with a kid who is into the Harry Potter books (and movies too I suppose, but less so) will know how important the 11th birthday is. To the uninformed, it’s the age at which you receive your letter to Hogwarts. It’s a VERY important time in the life of a young witch or wizard, and the perfect time to throw a Harry Potter party for a birthday kid.
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