Posts By Mommyland

MommylandI'm a mom, a wife and I cook for a living. I'm 26 years old and just found out I'm expecting our second baby. I love to be at home hanging out with my family and getting crafty whenever I can fine the time.

Lentil shepherd’s pie

This week, I was trying to think of some healthy twists on some classic comfort foods. I started with Shepherd’s Pie. 1 cup dry lentils, rinsed and sorted 4-5 medium golden potatoes 1/2 onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 3 stalks celery, diced 1 Tbsp minced garlic 2 Tbsp oil 3 Tbsp flour 2 cups stock…
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Cinnamon rolls

My apologies. These are so not healthy, but a girl’s got to splurge now and again. And I’m totally blaming Hubs for this one. He’s been talking about cinnamon rolls for days. One of the downsides of knowing how to make just about anything from scratch, is there’s enough of something in the house to…
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Broccoli Quinoa pilaf

This stuff makes a wonderful, healthy, protein packed side dish, or a super filling vegan entree. Dig in and enjoy. Oh, and extra points, its way easy to make! 2 tbsp oil or margarine (or butter if you’re not going for vegan) 1/2 onion 3 carrots 1 large broccoli crown 1 cup quinoa 2 1/2…
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Black bean quinoa burgers

I finally got around to making these black bean burgers I’ve been fantasizing about for over a week. Totally worth it. And I’m sharing them with you. 1/2 cup quinoa 1 cup water or stock (I used beef stock to make them a little more like traditional burgers for Hubs) 1 can black beans, drained…
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Coconut lentil soup

It’s day 2 of Project: Get Healthy. I have to work later tonight, so it’s a crockpot dinner night. Tonight, the guys are having Coconut Lentil soup. It might be a bit of a stretch for Hubs’ taste buds, but this is a challenge for all of us. Please keep in mind, I tend to…
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How to make your own rice milk!

The other day, I was talking to my friend E.  I admire the way she feeds her family: organic, natural, wholesome foods all the way.  The problem is, I’m just too cheap to make that switch.  I’ve always got my eyes peeled for small changes we can make, and I found one.  E told me…
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Shoot… now I’m that mom

Hubs and Junior love to wrestle and play fight.  Until recently, it’s all been in good fun.  But now, my sweet, mild mannered, loving Junior is the group hitter.  Yesterday at a play date, he ran up and hit a little boy out of nowhere.  I knew exactly where he got it from.  That’s the…
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Love Child cookies

A s’more and a macaroon walk into a bar… Have you heard this one already?  No?  Good.  Ok, so a s’more and a macaroon walk into a bar.  Nine months later, this amazing bar cookie entered the world.  I may not have a career as a comic, but I can bake some mean cookies!  Why…
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Gone but never forgotten

Today, my aunt has been on my heart and my mind.  It’s been almost exactly 7 years since she passed away.  Her daughter, my cousin, has been one of my closest friends since we were babies.  I remember how much I loved sleeping over at their house.  Of course, playing with my cousin was the…
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Father’s day gift from the kids

On a budget?  Don’t know what the kids should give their dad for Father’s Day?  I’ve got an idea for you!  Let the kids paint him a Tie T-shirt. Here’s what you’ll need: A solid color t-shirt Freezer paper (you can find this at the grocery store) Acrylic craft paint Fabric medium (this will be…
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