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About tinspring

Blogger, marketer, social media enthusiast, wife, mother, friend, secret geek - not always in that order.

Fresh Spring Rolls

Prepare to fall in love with fresh spring rolls. Spring rolls are easy to make, but there is a certain amount of prep work involved – you’ll need time. Don’t worry, it won’t change your feelings for them. A variation … Continue reading

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My First Dietary Cleanse

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when my friend and health coach Julie Viellieu suggested that I take a four day cleanse.  A bout of inactivity due to a new job, not only slowed me down but changed how … Continue reading

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How to Roast a Chicken

Some believe roasted chicken comes with a handle. It does not. Most people buy pre-roasted chicken because it’s convenient. There’s nothing wrong with convenience, but it just doesn’t taste very good. So, for the love, ditch the chicken with a handle and … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomatoes: Monstrous Beauty

This summer, I planted heirloom tomatoes in place of grape tomatoes, exchanging dainty clusters of flawless red for heavy, rebellious orbs that pull at the plant as if in protest of the support it provides. As they matured, they developed thick lacerations and unsightly gouges which would … Continue reading

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Salted Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Cookie dough is truly a blank canvas.  I paired chocolate and cherries with crispy toasted coconut and made my very own masterpieces! (yep, I said that) Salted Chocolate Cherry Cookies 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup shortening 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 … Continue reading

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The Only Avocado Toast Recipe You Need

Everyday for the past three weeks or so I’ve been eating avocado toast for breakfast and sometimes for lunch too. Like listening to a favorite song repeatedly, my food cravings tend to stick with me. This one has already lasted … Continue reading

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Polar Vortex Special: Lentil Soup with Artichoke Hearts

I hate being cold, so this season’s subzero temperatures changed the way I experience winter; I hate it even more. Life in the polar vortex looks like this: Layered clothing is my new go-to outfit; I occasionally think about what … Continue reading

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