Won’t You Be My Neighbor? | {Avocado Basil Pesto Zoodles}

June 4, 2014
Avocado Basil Pesto Zoodles

I spent lots of quality time with my sweet neighbor over the last week or so.  We She cooked, we had wine, we played cards against humanity card games, watched a movie and just relaxed!  It was just what I needed after this intense work schedule!  I asked her what she would like to see for […]

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Our Family Favorite ~ {Mom’s Famous Spaghetti Pie Redux}

May 28, 2014
Spag Pie Final

I am so excited to share this recipe with you all!   Growing up, one of my brothers went to a private school in Massachusetts called The Fay School.  Mom was very involved in the school community, as she was for each of us kids.  I’m not sure what the background is on this, but […]

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

May 21, 2014
MJB Quinoa Arugula Salad 3

 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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‘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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Lean Clean Eggplant Parm with Toasted Quinoa Breadcrumbs!

April 23, 2014
Lean Clean Eggplant Parm plated

I have tried to create this dish for WEEKS MONTHS.  See, weeks keep going by and now I’m behind by months from when I tried to create my Lean Clean Eggplant Parm!  And I tried so many times that I had to keep throwing out spoiled eggplant and basil and buy new stock because so much […]

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A Lunchtime Favorite, Revamped + Clean Dog Treats – {Almond Butter & Jelly Smoothie}

April 9, 2014
smoothie inside

I can’t believe it’s April.  The year is flying by so quickly!  April means that it’s now my busy season at work and the world is about to get crazy on me!   I’m going to be traveling more often and working longer hours.  This also means I have less time to cook and less […]

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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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