Monthly Archives: August 2016

Awesome Asparagus Shrimp Dip (Gluten Free)


Image result for images asparagus shrimp dip  posted by Caroline

(Makes 2 cups)

1 cups low fay yoghurt

1/4 cup light mayonnaise

1 natural Asparagus, Leek or Herb Soup Mix

1/2 cup cooked Rice

3 tsp sweet chili sauce

3 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp fresh dill, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

2 cups of bay shrimp, well rinsed and patted dry with paper towels

salt and pepper to taste

thin lemon slices and/or sprigs of parsley for garnish


In a strong blender/food processor, puree everything together (except for the shrimp)

Put this mixture into a large mixing bowl and fold in the shrimp.

Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Serve with thin twisted lemon slices and veggies.


Beautiful Home Accessories

posted by Caroline

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Beautiful Home Interiors Home Accessories For Making Your Home Beautiful Asset Building Ideas Design
by Caroline: I love Home Accessories and Seasonal Decorating. In my new book I will give many fast and inexpensive ideas of Seasonal- and Holiday Decorating with many special Table-Decorations for all Occasions and Holidays.
Here is a great example of natural and beautiful  accessories. 3 pieces of something makes a collection. Different sizes makes it more interesting. This is a perfect example of having a collection of 3 but not more, otherwise it looks cluttered and overwhelming.
If you have several smaller pieces of something, (example small shells) put them in a glass bowl or vase. If you have a collection of small figurines, cars, etc. put them in a nice glass showcase, so it doesn’t get dusty and doesn’t look cluttered in a room.

Back to School

Posted by Colleen


There are just a few more days until the end of summer vacation for some kids but for some it has already ended. Now the hustle and bustle of back to school and what to prepare for their lunches – I remember those days!

Spring and summer has been a time when families can go together and spend a morning at the farmers market. Markets have of course fresh produce but also booths that offer foods prepared for you to eat while wondering around, music to listen to, and some booths offer activities for children, like face painting. Make a family venture out of shopping at the farmers market by letting your child help pick out produce to prepare at home, it gets them interested in real, whole foods at a young age.

Getting the whole family involved in the kitchen to prepare a meal, helps the child to learn about cooking but also they’re excited they chose what is being prepared to eat. Allow your child to create a menu for the week what they would like to eat for lunch at school, hopefully incorporating some of the fresh produce they helped pick out.

Dehydrating fresh fruit can make fruit roll ups and fruit chips, dehydrate kale for kale chips and roast fresh nuts. Prepare a whole chicken and use leftovers to make a chicken salad, curry chicken wraps or just eating pieces of chicken with some whole grain crackers. Celery and carrots sticks can be dipped in a small container with nut butter, squash and cucumbers can be dipped in homemade ranch dip. There are websites with wonderful and tasty recipes for quick and easy child lunches.

Educate your child on allergies and not sharing their food with other children unless they ask the teacher first.

Most farmers markets continue until November so keep enjoying the fresh local produce as long as possible and watch your children get inspired to eat healthier.

Enjoy the last days of summer vacation!



Image result for images of chicken stir fry with lemon and mango posted by Caroline


1 ripe mango

2 tablespoons sunflower oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 inch piece fresh root ginger, finely chopped

4 chicken breast fillets, cut into strips

5 oz snow peas, halved length-ways

2 celery sticks, thinly sliced

1 yellow pepper, cut into matchsticks

4 spring onions

sea salt and fresh black pepper

Juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 teaspoons with wine of apple juice

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon clear honey

2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Slice the two fatter “cheeks” of the mango from either side of the stone. Cut a cress-cross pattern across the flesh of each piece to divide into small cubes, then push the skin inwards and slice off the cubes. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan until hot. Add garlic, ginger and chicken and stir-fry for 3 min. Add snow peas, celery and pepper and stir-fry for 3-4 min. Add the spring onions, mango and seasoning and then stir-fry for a further 2 min.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, white wine or apple juice, balsamic vinegar and honey. Add to the wok and continue to cook for a further 2 min. Add the cilantro and serve over rice. Enjoy!