We Are From Dust

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Congratulations to the American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation for another amazing event at the Napa Valley Ruins & Gardens. We are proud to have procured two pieces of participatory art from artist Jeff Schomberg who was represented by the non-profit We Are From Dust. Thank you for coming to American Canyon. (By the way, they absolutely loved the venue, the event and the people they met. More to come).

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Protrain Food For Fitness

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Summer is just around the corner and if you are looking to shed a few pounds along with your workout, you must try Protrain Food For Fitness. The best part about them, beyond the delicious and healthy meals, is that they can assist you to customize your meal plan based on your needs and fitness goals. 

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Use code "Momlikethat" to get 15% off on your first order here.

This post is sponsored by Protrainf3.

Soba Noodles With Grilled Salmon

This post is sponsored by Gorton’s Seafood.

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Don't have time to cook dinner after a long day? Or are you tired of making the same old spaghetti or lasagna for dinner? Then try this easy soba noodles with Gorton’s Grilled Salmon recipe. It only takes 30 minutes from start to finish. Yummy enough that even the pickiest eater will ask for seconds!

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Ingredients:

2 fillets of the Gorton’s Classic Grilled Salmon
2 cups of thinly sliced English cucumber
2 cups of baby spinach or any leafy green vegetables
8 to 10 ounces of cooked buckwheat soba noodles
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of rice vinegar
1/4 cup of honey
2 tablespoons of wasabi paste
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce

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Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Season the salmon fillets with teriyaki sauce and bake them for 16 minutes. While they are cooking, cook the soba noodles as instructed on the package. For the dressing, mix soy sauce, olive oil, rice wine vinegar, honey, wasabi paste, salt and pepper. Once the noodles are done and cool enough to handle, mix in the sliced cucumber, mixed greens, and dressing. Top it with salmon fillets and viola! dinner is served.

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It’s always a plus when this love bug helps me make dinner!

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**Original recipe and photos by MomLikeThat. If you share, please credit appropriately**

Rainbow Light

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Cold and flu season as a mom can be very demanding, but thanks to my brand partner Rainbow Light, I can take care of myself while taking care of my kids as well. Every morning I take my Women’s One multivitamin, and my kids eat their Vitamin C Gummies to help boost our immune system this season.

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Check out the Friends and Family Event and get 25% off on your purchase of $100 or more with code: THANKFUL25.

This post is sponsored by Rainbow Light.

Beauty Finds

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This Jade Gua Sha Crystal Beauty Tool enhances your natural beauty by stimulating circulation while de-puffing, lifting, and sculpting the face. An ancient facial therapy ritual used in Traditional Chinese Medicinel, gua sha smooths, tightens, and firms skin while offering natural therapeutic benefits.

Easy Kicks

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My babies are not babies anymore. I used to dress them in matching outfits, but they’ve grown up with their own style and personality. So those matching days in this household are rare. Luckily, they share the love for Converse! And I love how they go well with any outfit or occasion. Hope this is something they can continue as they get older.

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I got their Converse shoes at EasyKicks - the first subscription shoe service for kids. Starting at only $20/month you get to pick from brands like Nike and Converse. Fresh kicks arrive in a customized box for each kid, filled with tons of surprises and fun. Once your new kicks arrive, send your old pair back to them for donation or recycling. I love how they make shoe-shopping fun for parents with kids!

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This post is sponsored by EasyKicks.

Ready, Set, Hut with Gorton's

This post is sponsored by Gorton’s Seafood.

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It’s football season and I love having friends and family over to watch the game on Sundays. I always think of appetizers that don’t require much prep time, yet are really tasty. Here my three easy and healthy appetizers with Gorton’s fish sticks and fillets. Enjoy!

Fish and Chips

Ingredients:

1 bag of Gorton's Fish Sticks
1 bag small yellow potatoes
1 bag blended cheese
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 cup of sriracha aioli
2 tablespoons of olive oil

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Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place the fish sticks in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. While the fish sticks are cooking, cut the potatoes in half and season them with salt, black pepper, olive oil, garlic powder, and onion powder. Bake them on 375ºF for 20 -25 minutes. Remove fish sticks from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Assemble the fish and chip by scooping some of the potatoes out, then place the fish sticks in the middle. Sprinkle some blended cheese then put them back to the oven for another 5 minutes till the cheese is melted. Serve with sriracha aioli sauce. These are definitely healthier than the classic fish and chips.

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Fish On The Log

Ingredients:

1 bag of Gorton's Fish Sticks
2 stalks of celery
1/2 cup of sriracha aioli

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Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place the fish sticks in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. While the fish sticks are cooking, cut the celery in 3 inches length. Spread aioli mayo on and place the cooked fish sticks on top. Optional: you can garnish them with cherry tomatoes. These are fun for adults and kids!

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Fish Sliders

Ingredients:

1 bag of Gorton’s Crispy Battered Fish Fillets
12 Hawaiian or dinner rolls
1 cup of coleslaw (Get a ready to eat bag at your local grocery store)
1/2 cup of tartar sauce

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Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place the fish fillets in the oven and bake for 20-23 minutes. To assemble cut the dinner rolls in half, spread tartar sauce on both sides, add a tablespoon of coleslaw, place the fish fillet on top and serve. They are so good. You can’t have just one!

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Photography by Aurora Heitman.

**Original recipes by MomLikeThat. If you share, please credit appropriately**

My New Lunch Spot

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If you want to scape from the crowd at Oxbow Market, walk over to CIA at Copia and visit the Food Hall right in the main lobby. Choose from wood-fired pizzas, fresh salads, gourmet cheeses, dim sum, and ramen. You can also purchase seasonal produce grown on the CIA’s Napa Valley farms and gardens. Currently I’m obsessed with their pork ramen. Seriously it’s the best in town! Go try it yourself.