Appetizers

The Best Thanksgiving Dinner Starter – {french onion + pear salad}

November 14, 2014
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Can you believe Thanksgiving is 2 weeks from this Thursday?!  Where in the world did 2014 go?!  My mother once told me that as you age, time goes by faster.  I think Mom was onto something with that statement!  As a child, I remember Fall and the holiday season seemed to take FOREVER to arrive.  Now […]

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Stuffing More Vegetables…. [Harvest Stuffed Carnival Squash]

October 29, 2014
Harvest Stuffed Carnival Squash 1

True Story. I love to stuff things.  Have you noticed that trend on all my blog posts?  I love the appearance of a meal when it’s stuffed in something, rather than just food on a plate.  That’s partly why I’m not a fan of Mexican food – the presentation is just a mess on a […]

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Cruciferous Smell? Shake It Off! ~ [Riced Cauliflower Fried Rice]

October 8, 2014
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Holy smokes!  Today I tried my garlicky hands at ricing cauliflower.  Have you heard of this foodie trend?  It started with people using cauliflower as pizza crust.  But now people are doing wondrous things with ricing cauli!   I am so extremely proud and excited to share with you my latest and greatest, Riced Cauliflower […]

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Touchdown! ~ [Skinny Chick Skillet Nachos]

October 1, 2014
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So clearly, football season is in full effect.  I am not a football fan, but most of my friends enjoy it.  On Sundays, it’s kind of a lonely time for me, given everyone is off somewhere watching the games all day.  While I can’t much contribute to the friendly (sometimes friendly?) banter amongst opposing fans, […]

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Fall is in the Air… Maybe – {Cherry + Sweet Potato Quinoa}

August 20, 2014
Cherry and Sweet Pot Quinoa

Have you heard of PINK rice?!   I hadn’t either!  Until I found myself in the grain aisle of Whole Foods and laughed at HOW MANY VARIETIES of rice there are now!  I bought the pink rice because in my mind, it’s just not normal…and what girl doesn’t like pink : )   Go figure the […]

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No Boring Salads! Plus, BIG News For The Blog! ~ {Simply Clean Taco Salad}

July 23, 2014
Simply Healthy Taco Salad

One of my favorite things to do, is trick my brother with fake meat!   Sometimes he knows, other times…. not so much.  I think I finally found the best meat subsitute because at first he didn’t realize it was meatless meat, until his mouth was on fire.  Yes, on fire, and he asked me […]

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The Kitchen is Where Flat Abs Are Made – {Sunshine Salad}

July 2, 2014
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Happy 4th of July week everyone!  This week I partnered with my pals Christina and Chelsey of Posh Pair to bring you a very special double feature blog post! Posh Pair is one of my favorite blogs to follow because they touch on food, fitness, fashion and everything in between!  I can honestly say that […]

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::Spicy Korean Cauli Steaks::

June 25, 2014
Spicy Korean Cauli Steaks Final

Do you ever have a dish at a restaurant and think oh my I wish I could have this at home?!   ME TOO!  It happened just a couple weeks ago – I was at a local spot called The Herb Box.  I was waiting for some friends and needed to grab lunch in the […]

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Another Quick and Easy Dish – {Simple Spicy Snap Peas}

June 11, 2014
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My crazy period at work is wrapping up and I’ve slowly found some time to get back into the kitchen!  When I say I’ve found time, I mean very little of it.  And what I’ve created in that short period of time, I have fallen in love with and I cook over and over……. and […]

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Get Ready for Your Tastebuds to Sing! ::MBJ Quinoa Arugula Salad::

May 21, 2014
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 What I am about to share with you will blow your mind taste buds! I totally love everything I make in the kitchen, but sometimes I create something and it just comes together so perfectly!  Perfect in flavor and color and nutrition.  And as a simple home cook, not a trained chef, the various flavors that go […]

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