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Boxed Water?

Really?  Boxed Water?

I’m not gonna lie.  I’m skeptical.  I ran into the store the other day to pick up 3 lbs of potatoes to make mashed mojo de ajo potatoes and I saw this.  I stopped dead in my tracks.  The kids immediately said “Mom, you are gonna write about this on your blog aren’t you?”  And here we are.

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Trying it

Tonight I’m doing a taste test with the kids.  I have 2 kids that drink only water.  Occasionally, I can get them to drink fruit juice or my homemade juices but they prefer water.  I love how they rate a restaurant by the quality of the water!  (and the ice cubes!)  Of course they will drink pop . . . but we limit that to once a week or less.  (If they forget to ask for it on Sunday–I don’t remind them.)  

I will keep you posted via the next email I send out.  For those of you who are NOT part of the Renee’s Kitchen Community I invite you to sign up for my sort of weekly emails.  You can sign up at the bottom of this page!

What about you?

Would you buy your water from a box?  Let me know in the comments.

Eating in harmony,

Renee

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Happy Earth Shoe Day!

Do you love Summer?

For me the best thing about summer is not wearing socks!  I know, weird huh!  What about you?  What is your favorite thing about summer?earthshoeday

The Most Comfy Sandals

I’m not sure if I’m on my feet most of the day but it sure feels like it!  I always seem to be on the go and my shoes need to be comfortable and functional.  I need to be able to get them on and off, they need to look cute and somehow match everything I own.

Why I love these Earth Sandals

  • they make me feel like a fun mom . . . 
  • my bunions aren’t smashed!  The strap is adjustable for a perfect fit.  
  • the color is perfect and really does match all of my summer outfits.
  • they give me a little height but not so much I’m walking wobbly.
  • this shoes has a contoured foot bed (I’m sure that isn’t the technical term) but they hug my feet.
  • my feet aren’t hot–I hate hot sweaty feel (TMI?) 
  • dressed up or with jeans these sandals are great.
  • some Earth shoes are vegan!
  • Earth shoes come in a completely recyclable shoe box!

Happy Earth Shoe Day!  Will you celebrate by ordering your own pair of Earth Shoes?  

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My bunions and I are feeling very blessed!

Disclosure: I received a pair of shoes from Earth Footwear through Mamavation at no cost to me, so I could write this review.   All opinions are honest and my own. 

 

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The best Garlic Recipe ever! Mojo de Ajo

The Best Most Versatile Garlic Recipe EVER!

My husband and I love really great authentic mexican food.  It all started when we moved to Texas.  

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In Michigan, where I grew up, the selection of fruits and vegetables were limited and we certainly didn’t have cactus leaves or cow heads in the grocery store!  Yes, the first time I saw frozen cow heads I screamed!  

Not just a little gasp . . . I screamed AND ran!  The staff had a huge laugh about a “gringo” shopping in their store–but were always very helpful despite my broken Spanish.  

Mexican Cooking Classes 

Very close to our home was a Whole Foods store that had cooking classes each week.  I never intended to go to any of these classes but one night . . . I stopped to watch the demonstration.  It was fascinating.  The Whole Foods Chef made cooking authentic Mexican food seem easy . . . and it was–IF you had the correct ingredients.  My best friend and co-worker Paula took me to stores that I would have never ventured into by myself.  With her help I bought lime presses, a tortilla press, a terra cotta tortilla warmer and lots and lots of candles that had Jesus, Mary and almost every saint I could think of.  For two years I went every couple of weeks to the Whole Foods to learn more and more.

I highly recommend taking free cooking classes or demonstrations–it is a great way to learn something new without a huge time or money investment.  

 

 

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I love this flavored oil.  I use a little with pasta and veggies or with rice and more lime (I love limes!).  My husband cooks up a batch once a month for me and I feel blessed each time I use it.  It is like his gift to me.  Awwwwwhhh.  (Garlic is my love language!)

If you want daily inspiration you can follow me on Instagram, twitter or on the Renee’s Kitchen Facebook page.

Be Blessed.

L.O.V.E.,

Renee

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