March 29, 2011: Yummy Tabouli, TED Talks

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The Weekly Peek: March 29th, 2011

Issue Seven strives to share quick and easy tips, recipes, and inspiration from one busy mom to other moms on the run. Check it out and please let me know what you think .



Non-traditional Tabouli


Main Ingredients:

Quinoa, zucchini, red pepper, red onion.


Traditional Tabouli


1 c cracked wheat

1/2 c each minced parsley and mint

1/4 c yellow onion

3/4 c finely chopped tomato

1 cucumber peeled, diced

3 T each lemon juice, olive oil

S & P

  1. Cook cracked wheat
  2. Add veggies and herbs
  3. Combine the lemon juice, oil and salt in in a separate bowl, pour over salad
  4. Chill to let ingredients combine for more flavor
  5. Serve

Focus Food: Onion

The World Health Organization supports the use of onions for the treatment of poor appetite and to prevent atherosclerosis. They are also rich in sulfides which may help our cardiovascular health and prevent cancer.   


Shopping Bag


One way to inspire healthy eating is to involve kids in the cooking process. To that end, I love: 
Paula Deen’s Kids Cooking Set and flipping the pages of The Toddler Cookbook by Annabel Karmel. 




TED Talks 

TED Talks are inspirational talks by the worlds “leading thinkers and doers.”  There are many topics and I encourage you to check them out.  

One of my favorites is by a couple who work together to run and tells it like it is in their talk about parenting where they address some taboo subjects of early parenting.  



Valley & Peak

Going to church with three kids under four is a peak and valley moment in one.

It is such a challenge to pay attention when they are up and out of their seats, asking too loudly for “yogurts” (the little melts) or running down the aisle at full speed towards the alter. 

That said, I love the mass rituals and introducing them to the kids. I love singing songs with them like the Alleluia or when my three-year old shouts out “Amen!” at the right (or wrong) time.  I walk away from each service with such gratitude for having these three angles in our lives. 



The only way to have a friend…

Is to be one.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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