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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 }
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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 }
Homemade Raw Nutella

Homemade Raw Nutella

Written by contributor Felicia Clark of A Simply Raw Life. Say what?  Homemade raw Nutella?  Why yes!  Who doesn’t like Nutella, right?  For those of you who are not familiar with Nutella it is a very delicious chocolate hazelnut spread that tastes great on just about anything.  I don’t know about you, but I grew up […]

POSTED BY ON January 3, 2013         |           Comments { 9 }
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How to get enough calcium without milk

Written by contributor Angela Stanford, MBA, RD, RYT Registered Dietitian/Holistic Nutritionist & Owner of Vital Nutrition and Wellness.   Q: My kids aren’t fans of milk and we don’t push it. Are we missing out on calcium or other nutrients to build strong bones and teeth? We do drink some almond milk and occasionally coconut milk, but […]

POSTED BY ON December 10, 2012         |           Comments { 5 }

A Yummy Vegan Pumpkin Coffee Cake

This post is brought to you by Method, a socially responsible company that makes non-toxic cleaning products that are good for the earth and good for people against dirty! Written by contributor Felicia Clark of A Simply Raw Life. Dessert for breakfast?  Yes, please!  Who doesn’t like to eat dessert for breakfast, especially this time of […]

POSTED BY ON November 26, 2012         |           Comments { 7 }

Ask the Nutrition Expert: 10 Immune Boosting Foods

Written by contributor Angela Stanford, MBA, RD, RYT Registered Dietitian/Holistic Nutritionist & Owner of Vital Nutrition and Wellness. *image via Q: What foods can I feed my family to ward of colds and flu this season? A: With fall upon us and temperatures dropping, people are catching colds and getting sick. Help protect your family by feeding […]

POSTED BY ON November 12, 2012         |           Comments { 15 }


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 }

Green Smoothie Popsicle Recipe: Pumpkin + Spinach + Mango

When the fall season hits, I am on the hunt for new pumpkin recipes. And although the weather is a little cooler, you don’t want to pass up on this rawesome green smoothie popsicle recipe with fresh pumpkin! Did you know that 1 cup of pumpkin has more potassium than a banana? Potassium supports your […]

POSTED BY ON October 25, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }

Vegetarian Salad: Red Quinoa with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Written by contributor Felicia Clark of A Simply Raw Life. If you’re like me, you don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, but you still want to create delicious healthy meals for your family.  I LOVE to make grain salads because they are very nutritious, full of flavor and color, and you can make […]

POSTED BY ON October 22, 2012         |           Comments { 1 }

Green Smoothie : Spinach + Pear + Banana

Fact: Most of my green smoothies turn out brownish-purple, army green or nasty brown (yes, that’s a real color name in my book). I’ve seen so many pictures of green smoothies on Pinterest that are a light green and they look so refreshing, healthy and well, like a green smoothie. So I decided to take […]

POSTED BY ON October 17, 2012         |           Comments { 21 }

Green Smoothie: Kiwi + Kale + Avocado

RAWESOME Fact: One serving of kiwi fruit gives the body 230% of what the body requires in a day! This fat-burning fruit packed with vitamin C allows the body to heal wounds, increase iron absorption, and boost the immune system. Five-seven servings of kiwi and other citrus fruits should keep your immune system strong this […]

POSTED BY ON September 27, 2012         |           Comments { 3 }
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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Citrus & Toasted Almonds

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. This Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese is the perfect summer salad. Every Saturday morning I pick up my crate of organic/ locally grown fruits and vegetables.  We started doing this in August of last year and I’m loving it!  Supporting the local farmers, receiving organic fruits […]

POSTED BY ON September 2, 2012         |           Comments { 1 }