Tuesday Tidbits

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Happy Tidbits Day, everyone!  I hope your week is off to a good start and your visit here only makes it better.

 I am so excited to introduce you to our featured blogger this week because I’m in love with her gorgeous site!  Izzy from She Likes Food is as talented behind the lens of a camera as she is in the kitchen.  Many of her dishes are vegan and gluten free and Izzy likes to experiment with everything so you will see a diverse choice of recipes with fresh, whole foods – what more could you ask for?!  Her healthy, colorful dishes are so tasty and tempting and I know you’ll love them, too.

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Not only does she make healthy dishes, she takes traditionally calorie-laden recipes and converts them to a guilt-free, nutritious meal that your kids can gobble up with healthy benefits.  How about this Butternut Squash Mac & *Cheese*?  Not cheese at all but you’d never guess that from looking at it and I just know it must be delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

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Butternut Squash Mac & *Cheese*   by She Likes Food

This next dish is great when you’re cooking for one but of course can be used for the whole family, too.  I love this quick and easy pasta recipe that delivers all the flavor without the time and work.  Izzy is so creative with her use of ingredients and this is versatile enough for you to add your own favorites as well.

Izzy’s photography is so gorgeous!

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 Vegetable Lasagna Roll-Ups  by She Likes Food

 If you’re working on introducing your kids to the kitchen, this is a great meal in which they can get involved.  So many yummy veggies, herbs and spices that it is certain to become a favorite.  I wish I knew how to cook like this when I went off to university.  I was afraid of the stove! You’ll love She Likes Food.  The images are stunning, the recipes delicious and nutritious and Izzy creates a warm, welcoming site that makes you feel as though you are in her kitchen so that you’ll want to return time and time again.  I am hooked.  Thanks so much for sharing today, Izzy, such a pleasure! BorderUntitled

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Recently, there have been many studies released on the health benefits of coconuts.  This fruit can boost your immune system,  helps control blood sugar levels and is full of calcium, potassium and magnesium.  Here are 12 recipes from Mother Nature Network that will allow you to incorporate this powerhouse food into your diet.

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 These Clever Inventions To Make Your Life Easier is a site full of all kinds of ideas that will make you ask, “Hey, why didn’t I think of that?”  Don’t you love that you can do two things in one pan?  This is perfect for me because I am a disaster when it comes to frying eggs.  I can never get them to look that good.

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And this is genius!  No more digging around in the dark with a flashlight to find your socks and shoes.  Although if you’re a deep woods camper, I’m thinking that this would just help the bears or dangerous wildlife find you!  Check out this link to see more very clever inventions.BorderUntitled

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I had to include this photo because it just blew me away!  I could easily spend the day in just this one spot! There are so many gorgeous things to photograph. I know many of you are great photographers and whether it’s professional or a hobby,  it’s exciting to see just how far we can take our creativity with the help of today’s technology.  Here’s a site that lists 100  Tips from Professional Photographers.  Interesting reading. BorderUntitled

Amongst many of my food blogger friends, we often joke about taking road trips to visit one another so we can taste our different foods and I definitely think a visit to Aida’s house from The Crafting Foodie is in order.  I want to watch her decorate!  She’s a cookie genius!  Take a look at her latest work of art.

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 And if you ARE going on a roadtrip, here’s a site that lists 150 Best Songs To Sing Along To.   I love this list because it has songs for everyone – Tunes about Travelin’, 90’s Nostalgia, Beats with a Bounce,  Rollin’ Retro, Theme Songs and many more.   Do you rock in the car while you drive?  Do you hit those high notes into your fake microphone?  Have you ever been caught pretending to be a rockstar as you drive?!  I have to confess a big YES to all 3, and I’m not the least bit ashamed to admit it, ha!   This is one of my all time favorites.

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 And it doesn’t matter what kind of mood you’re in, I think it’s safe to bet that this will put a smile on your face. Have a great day, everyone!

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19 Comments

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    mimi
    October 21, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Love this post!

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    cheri
    October 21, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Hi Robyn, those decorated cookies are amazing, I always end up just frosting the whole cookies one color as I try and cover up my mess. Izzy has a great site, thanks for another great Tuesday’s Tidbits!
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      Robyn
      October 21, 2014 at 7:48 am

      Good morning, Cheri,

      I’m a disaster when it comes to baking, lol, that’s why I’m always in awe of Aida. I’m totally going to be stalking Izzy’s site, lol. So glad you enjoyed it! Have a great day 🙂
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    Stephanie
    October 21, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Oh that picture of the baby is just too precious!

    Thank you for introducing us to Izzy – her vegetable lasagna looks amazing!

    Happy Tuesday, sweet friend! Enjoy your week 🙂
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      Robyn
      October 21, 2014 at 10:22 am

      I bust into a smile every time I see that baby pic, Stephanie! You’ll love Izzy’s lasagna. It’s so healthy and I love that the recipe is so easy. Thanks for visiting, sweet lady. xoxo
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    Christin @ Blue Crab Martini
    October 21, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Hi there Robyn!
    You always pick such fantastic bloggers to feature 🙂
    I’m in awe of those scarecrow cookies! I can only dream of having those decorating skills. Gorgeous!
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      Robyn
      October 21, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Hi Christin,

      I really scored a home run when I found Izzy! And Aida’s skill is crazy! I keep telling her she has to open a cookie store, lol.
      Thanks so much for visiting today. I can hardly wait to visit your new site again. So beautiful!
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    Isadora @ she likes food
    October 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Robyn!! This is so awesome and sweet of you! Your write-up is so nice and really just made my day, and maybe even my month! Thank you so much for featuring me and I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my site and my recipes so much!! I love all your little tidbits too! I’m a sucker for kitchen equipment that you don’t really need but makes everything so much easier! And I’m also going to check that tent out right now! Thanks so much again for featuring me, Robyn! 🙂
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      Robyn
      October 22, 2014 at 6:54 am

      It was such a treat to find your blog and introduce you to my readers, Izzy! Your food is what everyone should be eating! I’m so thrilled that you liked the post 🙂 I hope you’ll let me feature more recipes of yours in the future.
      That tent is so awesome! I want one for sure, lol. Have a great day 🙂
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    Anita Rivera
    October 22, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Sweet Robyn!

    I was in a hurry yesterday morning and missed your post! You know I love your Tuesday Tidbits and they make me smile…that baby, OH MY! What bliss. I wish some grownups (who I work with) wouldn’t have forgotten how to smile…oh well, all I can do is just keep smiling and move on!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY! Anita

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      Robyn
      October 22, 2014 at 6:55 am

      I know you are always first on the board with your comments, dear friend, so I guessed yesterday was a busy one. Wouldn’t it be nice if the world could smile like that adorable little one? I hope your day is fabulous, Anita. xoxo
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    Mindy
    October 22, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    My husband loves butternut squash so I will have to check out that recipe. That baby is so cute and the fall photo stunning! Love your Tuesday posts (even when I read them on Wednesday…) Happy mid week!
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      Robyn
      October 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      I know you’ll enjoy Izzy’s site, Mindy – everything is so fresh and lovely! Thanks so much for stopping by, friend. Hope you’re having a great week!
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    Suz
    October 22, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I can’t miss your posts because they cheer me up and make me smarter.

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      Robyn
      October 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      LOL, Suz, well, your comments always make my day so we’re even. Thank you!
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    Linda
    October 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Amazing post Robyn dear. You always find the best food bloggers out there with lovely recipes and the tidbits are exceptional. They brighten my day with all of your features articles. From wonderful gadgets to cuteness to make anyone smile. I hope you are taking some time for yourself, you busy bee. Miss our chatting and laughter, my friend. Lots of love from WW.

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    Bam's Kitchen
    October 24, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Thanks for introducing us to Isadora, her recipes and photography are just beautiful. The changing leaves and autumn photo is prettier than a post card. Are the leaves changing in Canada? No such luck here in HK. However, finally it is not 90 degrees anymore and there is even a little breeze. Have a super weekend and thanks for the fun Tuesday Tidbit post.
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    GiGi Eats
    October 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I would ADORE the opportunity to just wander in the woods and stumble upon that house and the water wheel! Oh my geeze, so stunning and it seems like a phenomenal escape from reality! 🙂
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