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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 }

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 }

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 }


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 }
coconut granola

Coconut Granola Recipe

There aren’t many things that make a home smell better than baking granola. Cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup baking together into a heavenly bliss— oh it’s incredible. So good, I can never go back to the box now that I’ve made it from scratch. SO. MUCH. BETTER. And this recipe uses real maple syrup and unrefined […]

POSTED BY ON August 9, 2012         |           Comments { 74 }
homemade popsicles

Blackberry Lemonade Popsicles

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. With the temperatures on the rise and summer vacation in full swing, it is time to bust out the molds and find a good popsicle recipe.  After all, there are few things more fun than making, enjoying…and possibly wearing popsicles with your little one on a […]

POSTED BY ON July 9, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }

Super Easy Strawberry Jam Recipe

Love the idea of homemade jam, but haven’t made the jump to actually doing it? Well, this super easy strawberry jam recipe is for you. It’s basic, really fast and tastes incredible. We picked 57 pounds of strawberries (yes, 57 pounds) and filled our freezer with pints of this jam. It tastes great on toast, pancakes, […]

POSTED BY ON June 25, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }
lemon yogurt cake

Incredible lemon yogurt cake

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. This lemon yogurt cake is so good, that it’s always devoured before the day is over. Loaded with vitamin C to boost your immune system and calcium to maintain strong bones. What more do you want? A moist cake? Check. Flavor? Check. Seconds? For sure. Thirds? […]

POSTED BY ON April 5, 2012         |           Comments { 18 }

Super moist banana bread muffins

{ image above: submitted by a Family Sponge reader} Looking for a simple and tasty recipe that will have your child’s teacher and classmates enjoying the naturally sweet treat that only bananas can make happen? Check out this recipe that we just had to share provided by one of our Family Sponge readers. Banana Bread […]

POSTED BY ON November 21, 2011         |           Comments { 7 }

Maple muffins with granola and coconut oil

Start your autumn morning with some delicious Maple Granola Muffins. They taste great with a cup of coffee and are devoured by bushy-eyed kids. Best part: they use real maple syrup instead of sugar.

POSTED BY ON November 5, 2011         |           Comments { 856 }