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Veggie Burgers

Chef Courtney prepared Veggie Burgers for the children’s lunch and they loved it! Try this delicious recipe at home! Ingredients: 1 tbsp- salt 1 tbsp- cumin 1 tsp- black coarse pepper 1 cup- chopped broccoli 1/2 cup- diced carrots 1/2 cup- diced sweet potatoes 1/2 cup- red potatoes 1/3 cup- chopped kale 1/4 cup- chopped…

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The Five Love Languages of Children

Our newest bundle of love, Smith Gerhart SengStack, joined our family on November 19th. Over the next few months, we will be navigating our new normal, a family of five! One of the challenges in adding a new addition to the family, is making sure that the current members get their fair share of love and…

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Spinach Cheese Ravioli

Need a way to get your little one to eat or even try Spinach? Try Chef Courtney’s Spinach Cheese Ravioli at home! Ravioli Dough Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups-all purpose flour 1 cup- boiling water 2-eggs Directions: Measure the flour into a bowl, boil the water. Carefully measure the boiling water and pour into bowl of…

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Expect Nothing. Appreciate Everything.

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday! It may sound cheesy, but I really do love to give thanks. I feel incredibly blessed in my life and enjoy passing sincere gratitude forward, so celebrating an entire day to this concept brings me joy. I believe my kids know gratitude. It may not always be sincere,…

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Fall Gumbo

Try Chef Courtney’s Fall Gumbo recipe! With cooler weather, this seasonal dish was a hit with the children! Ingredients: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 medium tomato, chopped 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1…

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Pumpkin Cake Bars

Chef Courtney’s Pumpkin Cake Bars were a hit at snack! Try this recipe with your family this weekend! Ingredients: 1/2 cup- vegetable oil 1 cup- brown sugar 1/2 cup- agave 4- large eggs 1/2 tsp- vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups- pumpkin puree 1 tsp- baking soda 1 tsp- baking powder 1/2 tsp- salt 1 1/2…

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Courage to Start – Strength to Endure – Resolve to Finish

Courage to start. Change doesn’t come easy, but what good thing does? Whether you are changing your eating habits, your morning routine, or just trying to make more time to connect with those around you, it can feel like a lot. I love BIG change! I’m constantly trying to change things up. Whether it’s moving…

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Veggie Frittata

The children loved Chef Courtney’s nutritious Veggie Frittata! Try the recipe to this hearty breakfast with your family at home! Ingredients: 4- red skin potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces 2- garlic cloves 2- tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4- large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2- of red onion, diced 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and…

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Homestead After School Markets

This month marks SoulShine’s first market of the year and we’re excited for the season! Here’s some history on the Homestead After School Market. In 2009, I traveled to India with The Learning Tea organization (http://www.thelearningtea.com) to meet young women who were selected into the Learning Tea’s amazing scholarship program. In an effort for SoulShine…

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Tofu Stir Fry with Ginger Rice

Are you or someone you know vegetarian? Try this tasty and nutritious Tofu Stir Fry with Ginger Rice recipe for your next vegetarian family dinner!   Ingredients: 1 -(14-ounce) package water-packed extra-firm tofu, drained. 1 tbsp- canola oil 1/4 tsp- black pepper 3- large green onions  3- garlic cloves sliced 1 tbsp- ginger 4- small…

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