GRU & HIS MINIONS

Everybody loves a minion, right?!  Well, WE DO! So, since budget is the name of the game, and Halloween costumes were my task, I set out for yet another awesome family costume idea.  This year, it HAD to be Despicable Me! I made the hats, goggles, Gru symbols, Gru’s nose & scarf, and even retro-fitted […]

WALL DECAL ART!

Who says everyone can’t have a Picasso moment?!  MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO?? RIGHT?  When I found out I was pregnant with my first, my son, Max, I really hated the idea of conforming to a “normal” nursery theme, but I felt challenged by my exhaustion, to have my “normal” Picasso moments of artistically crafty brilliance. […]

SWEET BASIL & WALNUT PESTO

“Sweet Basil & Walnut Pesto“ Serves 8 2 cups fresh sweet basil 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped) 4 cloves garlic (chopped) 1/2 cup parmesan & romano blend grated cheese (I just had Kraft on hand and it worked well.) 2/3 cup olive oil 1 tsp ground pepper Salt to taste Pulse the walnuts in the food […]

HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE

This was delicious… HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE! 1/2 can chickpeas (minced) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1/2 bushel fresh Italian parsley (minced) 1 tsp crushed red pepper 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp Italian spice blend 1 can Hunt’s Basil/Oregano Diced Tomatoes (low sodium, if possible) Sauté the oil, garlic, and chickpeas about 5 mins stirring occasionally. […]

CHICKPEA SALAD

CHICKPEA SALAD–You are what you eat, right?! What you need: 1 bag salad mix (I used iceberg, but mixed would be yummy, too) 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers 1/2 cup chopped red peppers 1/2 cup cold sweet peas 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, rinsed 1/2 cup spicy peanuts […]

3 BEAN TURKEY CHILI

3 BEAN TURKEY CHILI (Just can’t get enough chickpeas, can you?!) What you need: 1 lb ground lean turkey 3 jalapeños 1/2 red onion 3 cloves garlic (minced) 1 can red kidney beans 1 can chickpeas 1 can pinto beans 8oz tomato sauce (basil, oregano flavored, if possible) 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp paprika […]

JUST A LITTLE SPROUTLET…

Just a little sprout, looking to blossom in the sunshine… Hello to all my bean sprouts, chickpeas, and fellow SuperMoms! Trying this out…hopefully this Mama Pea can! It is my hope to have this up and running soon, so we can get to know each other and live through the perils of parenthood, together! Gimme a […]

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