Welcome to Lexie's Kitchen & Living. I'm glad you stopped by and hope you enjoy the five years of recipes and ramblings collected here.

The inspiration for this site was my son. To learn about our journey to restore his intestinal and neurological health read here

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Wednesday
May082013

Shrimp and Curry Rice Salad

One of the most talented chefs in our family is my Tutu Flo. As the wife of a naval officer, she travelled the world and enjoyed the flavors of many lands. This recipe was given to her by the wife of my grandfather's Commanding Officer at Barber's Point. A tasty side dish for your next potluck.

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Thursday
May022013

DIY Vanilla Extract

Ever wondered how to make your own vanilla extract?

Here's the way I do it.

The extract I am pouring in this picture was a wee bit "young." Unfortunately I didn't have a couple of months to let it sit prior to the photo shoot :). The final product will be much darker than what you see here. 

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Sunday
Apr282013

Easy and Tasty Chia Fresca Recipe

Some of you may remember this recipe. It's a goodie and my own version of Mamma Chia—one of the tastiest Chia Fresca beverages on the market.

It's not often that I repost a recipe but I feel this week warrants it.

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Monday
Apr222013

Let's Talk Poo

Not everyone likes to talk about or think about poo, but my friend Robin and I sure do! We've been through it, we've seen it all. When your kid suffers for two years with "toddler's diarrhea" or cries and strains to produce a movement, all inhibition and "hush-hushiness" about the subject goes out the window. We're poop moms. Wanna talk poop? We're all ears!

Robin is the mom of two boys, an acupuncturist, and a realistic renegade. She blogs at Kids Love Acupuncture. Today she's talking Loose Stools: What's Your Kid's Poo is Telling You. If your child suffers from constipation, be sure to check out this post over on her blog. Many helpful tips to be found there. If you're kid suffers from the opposite—aka the loose stuff—continue reading ...

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Wednesday
Apr172013

Lower-Sugar Dairy-Free Mango Ice Cream


It's been a long, cold, windy six months and we are pining for warmer weather. For the last two days we've been snowed in. School was cancelled and roads were a mess, so we hunkered down and plotted.

"How can we speed old Mr. Jack Frost on his way?" I asked the kids. 

"Let's make ICE CREAM!" they cheered. 

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