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Lessons Learned On My Recent Trip to the US and London – Parents Article

Don’t worry, I still have a few more posts I wanted to write about what I did on my trip to London, but I wanted to share some lessons I learned with you on my recent trip to the US (New York and Cleveland) and London. Some of these lessons are location specific, but mostly they’re good lessons for anyone traveling.I’ve broken down the tips into a few different categories, to make them easier to find.Phones and DirectionsPhone plans aren’t…

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Quinoa and Beet Salad with Tahini Dressing Recipe — Vegan, Easy, and Delicious – Parents Article

I mentioned in a different post how there’s this restaurant that I like to sit at and work sometimes, and one of the few things on their menu that I can eat is this salad. I previously shared the recipe for one of its components, sweet and sour quick pickled beets, which has gotten wonderful reviews from people who tried them out. I had guests this weekend, and one of the things I served for dinner was this quinoa salad.…

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Homemade Turkish Salad Recipe — Frugal, Paleo, Vegan, and Delicious – Parents Article

Locals, when serving a nice meal, like to put out a spread of meze, salads and spreads and other dips to eat at the start of a meal. Hummus, tahini, roasted eggplant salad, spicy carrot salad, and marinated eggplant salad are all common to find as part of this mezze, but there are two tomato and pepper cooked salads that are served and I wasn’t quite sure how to explain the difference between them to people, but knew I definitely…

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Easy and Delicious Chew Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe – Parents Article

I really wanted a good chocolate chip cookie, but the gluten free ones I purchased recently were quite unsatisfactory for me. My 9 year old son, Ike, wanted to do some baking with me and chose to make cookies. The first batch we made was coconut macaroons and then I decided that while we already were in the middle of baking, might as well make some chocolate chip cookies. I was trying to find a recipe that didn’t call for…

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