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Sandwich ideas for school

Here are a few more lunchbox lunch sandwich ideas. Can you remember being a kid, eager for lunch. Stomach rumbling, tired from your brain being filled with numbers, letters and words, your only savior for the day is lunch. You eagerly open your bag to find a smushed sandwich, warm yogurt and, well, only you know what was in your lunch. Needless to say it…

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How to: change up your child’s lunch

Los Angeles, Ca, August 12th, 2016- Lunch for your kids can be as simple as one change.  What is that change you ask? The answer is the bread. If your children are like mine they have a protein, vegetable and cheese they love and won’t eat anything else accept they constantly say they’re tired of their lunch.  Sigh…it can feel so frustrating. I want to…

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About: healthy crunchy snacks for lunch boxes

Los Angeles, Ca, August 11th, 2016- Those weren’t sugar and sodium loaded snacks (add brand name here) you put in your child’s lunch box was it? Those delicious and yet very unhealthy snacks that we all grew up on aren’t what we are giving our kids today. Today we as parents want real ingredients, great flavor and something our kids actually want to eat. What…

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How to cook squash blossoms

You can stuff a squash blossom? Why yes, you can, and they are delicious, seriously. I was introduced to them when I went to Rhode Island with my husband when we first met. What do you fill them with?  Squash blossoms are usually stuffed with a soft cheese filling like- ricotta cheese, mascarpone or a cream cheese base. When you are making the filling the blossom…

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Henry cooking

HMFG’s college cook: home for the summer

Los Angeles, CA, July 6th, 2016- Hello again, it’s me, the college student, Henry Johnson. Last time I wrote for Hail Mary Food of Grace, I told you about a difficult recipe, macarons, and my experience making them. I’m switching gears and I’m going to write something a bit more pleasant; six easy, (mostly) healthy, cheap, and awesome recipes to make this summer that will…

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4th of July

Celebrate: 4th of July easy recipes

Los Angeles, Ca, July 4th, 2016-Happy 4th of July!  We are in the trenches of summer and the fourth of July is a day to embrace the hot temperatures and celebrate the brave Americans who have fought for our country. HMFG has decided to share some of our favorite dessert recipes some quick and easy and others intense but rewarding. Berry cobbler, ice cream sandwiches, cake…

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About: Summer Salads

“Lettuce is like conversation: It must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.”
C.D. Warner, 19th century, foodreference.com Los Angeles Ca-Summer salads are in a different completely different category than the salads that you eat during the rest of the year. Lettuces are brighter, younger and more flavorful. Plus the delicious ingredients that go into salads like tomatoes,…

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How to: Healthy Poolside Snacks

Contributed by guest blogger: Jennifer Allen  If your kids are anything like mine, they could spend all day at the pool if I let them! Can you blame them though? It’s hot outside, the water is cool, and the fun is endless. As an adult, I too love spending time at the pool. I love being outside. There’s also the added bonus that the kids will…

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What to cook for Memorial day 2016

Los Angeles, Ca, May 26th, 2016-We finally made it to Memorial Day and as tradition it officially marks the beginning of delicious summer foods like grilled meats and vegetables, summer melons and sweet fruit desserts. Eating a delicious meal, hanging out with friends and soaking up the beginning of the summer sun makes it easy to forget why we celebrate this historic day. As you’re…

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Flying with babies, toddlers and kids

Contributed by: Mary Moran Los Angeles, Ca, May 23rd, 2016- While flying I’ve had good and TERRIBLE experiences on planes with my boys. The best experiences were when I packed really good travel food. The alarm clock goes off at 3:30 am and as I reach for the snooze button I realize I have to make a flight out of LAX with two children under…

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Salmon tacos

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Los Angeles, Ca May 5th, 2016- Cinco de Mayo- Is your Cinco de Mayo celebration taking place in your house, me too. There will be no Mariachis, parades or music performances, but there will be salsa, guacamole and lots of delicious fajitas. Celebrate the Mexican Army’s Victory at the Battle of Puebla over France by eating delicious foods that are influenced by and loaded with…

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