28

Mar

2018

Fruity, Peanut Buttery Smoothie

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As the temperatures heat up, I’ve become obsessed with smoothies, actual healthy ones! I’ve become so obsessed that I even had one for lunch today. I didn’t have all the ingredients for the one I wanted to try, so I improvised. You can too! This makes 2 smoothies. Fruity, Peanut Buttery Smooth...
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20

Mar

2018

Arugula & Green Bean Salad for the Win this Spring

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I promised you more of my favorite salad recipes to get in shape for summer. This is my go-to spring salad. It’s filled with deliciousness! A hard boiled egg adds a splash of color and protein to the bowl full of veggies. Arugula and Green Bean Salad 1 large shallot, chopped 1/4 cup walnut oil [&h...
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09

Mar

2018

Goat Cheese Nicoise Salad

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Summer is officially 104 days until summer! It’s no longer prudent to wait if you have a few pounds to shed before shorts and bikini weather. As part of my daily exercise and healthy eating, salads have become a delicious part of my day. I discovered this one from my Sunset magazine subscription. ...
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04

Feb

2018

Spicy Paella with Chile, Lime, and Cilantro

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I consider paella to be the ultimate party food. The entire process from making to eating begs for people to be involved in the process, while drinking some good Spanish wine, of course! This paella recipe has some heat. And, it’s just as good vegetarian as it is as with meat. BROTH: 2 dried N...
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27

Jan

2018

Crispy Quinoa Sliders

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As I make an attempt to eat healthier in 2018, I’ve fallen in love with quinoa…that amazing, good-for-you grain. I found this yummy vegetarian slider burger recipe through my Food & Wine subscription some time ago and finally decided to give it a go. I edited it slightly and it was d...
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15

Jan

2018

Zucchini and Spinach Chilaquiles

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We initially discovered Chilaquiles when visiting Cabo San Lucas with friends. They are typically served roja (red sauce) or verde (green sauce) with beans and eggs. This version is a bit different but so very delicious and as equally as good for breakfast as it is for dinner. Zucchini and Spinach C...
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07

Jan

2018

Ricotta is Good for A Lot More Than Pasta

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I recently made homemade ricotta and was looking for some new, unique ways to put it to use. This yummy recipe from CookingLight.com was the perfect breakfast/brunch choice. It’s a refreshing change from Avo Toast. Open-Faced Sandwiches with Ricotta, Arugula, and Fried Egg 4 (2-ounce) slices C...
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05

Jan

2018

Homemade Ricotta

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I know what you’re thinking…”why spend a lot of time and energy making ricotta at home when you can spend a few bucks and buy ricotta in the store?” If you don’t want to take on this process purely for the sake of bragging that you made  homemade ricotta, then do it be...
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