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‘Cause I’m Happppyyyyy – {joblove taco pasta salad}

May 14, 2014
Joblovin Taco Pasta Salad Cover

Hey ya’ll!  It’s been forever since I’ve had a chance to sit down and write for you!  (And obviously, cook for you!)  This is a busy time of year for my company – full of long hours and lots of business trips.  I really do love it.  # joblove   I get to see new […]

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Quick n’ Easy Weeknight Meals – {Spicy Sesame Cauliflower and Snap Peas}

April 2, 2014
Spicy Sesame Cauliflower and Snap Peas labeled

This is a very simple dish, yet very flavorful.  I whipped this up one night based on what produce was in the kitchen that needed to be used ASAP.  Some of my most successful recipes are those that were prepared on a whim, with no research involved.  This is my most favorite way to cook, […]

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Welcoming Spring with Arms Wide Open – {Springtime Risotto}

March 26, 2014
Springtime Risotto 1

I asked one of my girlfriends if she had a recipe request – she said risotto – and I thought what a perfect time of year for risotto!  So Veronica, here is your Springtime Risotto; cleaned up and healthy. Risotto gets such a bad rap.  I’m super guilty of thinking that risotto is creamy and […]

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The NEED for Healthy Carbs Plus a Quick and Easy Recipe – {Lemon Spinach Fettuccine}

March 19, 2014
Lemon Spinach Fett FINAL

When I was growing up, I can remember spinach fettuccine frequently making a presence on the dinner table.  Mom always served it to us with butter as a side dish to whatever our protein and vegetable was for the evening.  It was a healthy option  : )  Noodles come in all sorts of varieties in […]

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Pickled Veggies Aren’t Just for Bloody Mary’s – {Wheatberry Asparagus Salad}

March 5, 2014
Wheatberry Asparagus Salad Square

Living in Arizona, we’re quite spoiled as we have THE most beautiful Winter season ever.  I mean, if you’re not a fan of snow.  And heck, even if you are a fan of snow, we have that too in Arizona…. just a couple hours away from the valley. : )   Since our Winters are […]

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Quick Food for the Busy Cook – *GIVEAWAYS* – {Curry Chickpea Salad}

February 19, 2014
Thumbnail image for Quick Food for the Busy Cook – *GIVEAWAYS* – {Curry Chickpea Salad} Curry Chickpea Salad spoon

Hey ya’ll!!  I’m not southern and ya’ll isn’t part of my standard vocabulary…. but it seems so much more friendly and real than ‘Hey there!’ or ‘Hey guys!’ or ‘Heyyyyyy’.   Well, the latter IS in fact part of my standard vocabulary.  And I’ve been hanging out with a Texan, so, there you have it! […]

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It’s a 1 Year Blogiversary Party + GIVEAWAYS Galore! {Asparagus and Avocado Quinoa Wrap, Unwrapped}

February 14, 2014
Asparagus Avocado QUinoa Bowl Birds Eye

Holy cheese and rice!  It’s This Chick Eats Clean’s 1 year blogiversary!  One year ago today, my Valentine was my blog, as I launched it live for the first time on the world wide web.  Did you know blogiversary is actually a word in the Urban Dictionary?!   I know, crazy.  It is so exciting […]

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Fulfilling Dreams of Healthy Chinese Food – {Quinoa Un-Fried Rice}

February 5, 2014
Quinoa Un-Fried Rice cherry blossom crossed

One of my favorite genres of food is Chinese!  Back in the day of eating like and animal (and eating animal), I would chow down on Chinese food and fried rice like it was a main staple to nourishment.  Do you remember Bestie?  She had friends in town this weekend from Michigan and we all […]

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Awards and Superbowl Party Snacks Once More! – {Toss ‘Em Back Roasted Chickpea Poppers}

January 29, 2014
Poppers CinnSug

In just a few days, people will stay home or go to a friend’s house or nearby sports bar…..  stores will be vacant and babies will be put down for naps….. as the country settles down for THE SUPER BOWL.  Super Bowl Sunday might as well be a national holiday.  As someone that personally doesn’t […]

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Time for Awards Viewing and Superbowl Parties! – {Fergie Dip/Sloppy Fergies – Black Eyed Peas and Roasted Artichokes}

January 15, 2014
Fergie Dip plated

What do Josh Duhamel and jalapeños have in common?  They’re both HOT HOT HOT!  They also co-mingle with Fergie. Hi there!  And welcome back to my kitchen!  For those just joining us for the first time, welcome welcome and thanks so much for stopping by!   With Superbowl and television awards season upon us, I […]

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