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Fun Food For Kids

By Britney Manuel of BtanJerine & A Simply Raw Life If you have an Instagram account no doubt you are often inspired by enticing pictures of food photos on your feed.  Amongst some of my favorite foodies, I am forever inspired by the creative genius of @idafrosk, @pomverte, @redhongyi, and Maroondah Yarra Ranges Kids (on […]

POSTED BY ON July 15, 2013         |           Comments { 12 }

Mango Creamsicles

By Britney Manuel of Btanjerine & A Simply Raw Life With summer in full swing, longer days, and warmer temperatures, eating dessert for breakfast seems apropos.  And when there’s no added sugar or dairy you can indulge the little people and let them think they are being totally naughty, without the mom guilt.  Recently my […]

POSTED BY ON July 8, 2013         |           Comments { 15 }

Gardening with Kids

Written by Britney Manuel from BtanJerine and A Simply Raw Life When it comes to gardening I have the proverbial “black thumb of death”, a gardening mass murderer if you will. I think that plants come to my house specifically to live out their last days! That being said, I knew that I bit off more than I […]

POSTED BY ON May 3, 2013         |           Comments { 7 }
purple power juice

Purple Power Juice

Written by contributor Britney Manuel of BtanJerine and A Simply Raw Life Every year I like to try to do a juicing cleanse as a way to reset my body, and to be more conscience of what I am putting into it. This go round I wanted to mix up some of the juices that […]

POSTED BY ON March 26, 2013         |           Comments { 0 }

Coconut Caramel Recipe

Written by contributor Britney Manuel of A Simply Raw Life & BtanJerine I came from a heritage of great Martha Stewart-esque cooks that make their own peanut butter, jams, and the like. So it was no wonder when we made homemade caramel….that it was TO DIE FOR! Since I liked it (a little too much), I […]

POSTED BY ON February 25, 2013         |           Comments { 9 }

Kid-Friendly Recipe: Chocolate Tortoises

Written by contributor Britney Manuel of A Simply Raw Life and BtanJerine. Whenever I am in the kitchen, my daughter in not too far behind. She loves to help when I am cooking. So I’m always looking for “jobs” she can do to contribute. I came across a wonderful recipe that is geared towards small […]

POSTED BY ON January 28, 2013         |           Comments { 7 }


Written by Contributor Britney Manuel of BtanJerine, and A Simply Raw Life.  At about 3 o’clock PM everyday a little man inside of me says, “it’s time for chocolate!”, and when he talks…I listen! And sometimes much to my dismay, this little man has cheap taste. So in an effort to be proactive I knew […]

POSTED BY ON November 5, 2012         |           Comments { 16 }