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A Perfect Use for Excess Tomatoes: {Quinoa Bruschetta}

I don't know about you, but this time of year our garden is overflowing with tomatoes. ... Read more » about A Perfect Use for Excess Tomatoes: {Quinoa Bruschetta}

Spinach & Kale Corn Chips + {Black Bean Hummus}

We're not talking about "regular" kale chips that you make in the oven at home like these or these.  Nooooo, we're talking about real chips you buy at the store that just happen to have spinach and kale packed inside.  The Better Chip (whose other flavors I reviewed last year) sent me a sample bag of their new Spinach & Kale Corn Chips since they know I love kale so much. How much do I love kale? Enough to include it as one of my top 6 nourishing add-ins in my new #ecookbook, enough to write ... Read more » about Spinach & Kale Corn Chips + {Black Bean Hummus}

Fudgesicles, Quinoa "Mac", Muffins & Pasta Salad...oh my!

Things are pretty busy right now, as I'm sure most of you can relate to -- with the end of summer and start to the back-to-school chaos. What makes my back-to-school chaos particularly chaotic, is that I WORK at a school... so I have to go back 2 weeks earlier than most, scramble for additional childcare, and oh, publish an e-cookbook somewhere in the middle of all that chaos :) It's all getting done, slowly but surely. ... Read more » about Fudgesicles, Quinoa "Mac", Muffins & Pasta Salad...oh my!

#ecookbook, Chobani Giveaway + {Peach Guacamole}

So those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I've decided to take on a major undertaking this summer. I am super excited to share with you that I've been working on an e-cookbook!! ... Read more » about #ecookbook, Chobani Giveaway + {Peach Guacamole}

10 Healthy Summer Recipes

Summer is hands down my favorite season.  It just has such a lovely relaxing essence about it!!  Summer is the time for grilling, backyard parties, hours spent outside, picnics by the lake, popsicles, farmers' markets, later bedtimes, and warm temps.  But more than that, it is a GREAT time to dive right in to healthy eating with so many fresh fruits and vegetables available. ... Read more » about 10 Healthy Summer Recipes

Beach Vacation + {Lime & Avocado Ceviche}

Dear Hubby and I don't vacation much. I think because we just don't like spending the money! During our eight years of marriage, we have been on 2 "big" vacations - one was our 5th anniversary where we went on a week long fly-fishing adventure in Montana. We stayed at this cute cabin B&B right on the river, and spent our days fishing, hiking, and exploring. ... Read more » about Beach Vacation + {Lime & Avocado Ceviche}

Repurposing Leftovers + {Tangy Black Bean Dip}

I don't know about you, but I have historically been terrible with leftovers.  I don't mind eating leftovers for work lunches, but Dear Hubby would rather never have to eat the same thing two days in a row. (I think this is part of the reason he loves eating out!) So, to incorporate leftovers into an entirely new meal or repurpose them beyond recognition... well, that's just genius. And I need to do it more. ... Read more » about Repurposing Leftovers + {Tangy Black Bean Dip}

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