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The Best Vegan Potato Salad: Perfect for any Picnic!

I love May. School is almost over. The weather is actually trying to get warm.  It's finally nice enough to start grilling (and eating) outside, and we can soak up some much needed sunshine. Did I mention that we got a foot and a half of snow on Mother's Day?!?! And I am all about picnics and the backyard barbeque spread: burgers, potato salad, watermelon, corn on the cob, baked beans, and chips!! ... Read more » about The Best Vegan Potato Salad: Perfect for any Picnic!

Using Juicer Pulp + {Strawberry Pesto & Jicama Salad}

So, I've committed to juicing at least once a day for Dear Hubby and myself -- for the next three months. It's a grand experiment and a labor of love, but soooooo worth it in my opinion. The key to beneficial juicing? Veggies, veggies, and more veggies!! Still not sure you'll like it? Try my new Super Green Juice -- it's delish! ... Read more » about Using Juicer Pulp + {Strawberry Pesto & Jicama Salad}

Goodbye Winter, Helllllllllo Fabulously Fresh Spring Salads!

Whether you ushered in the first official day of Spring last week with warm temps and sunshine or your state is still stuck in blizzard-mode for a few more weeks, these bright, colorful, and fabulously fresh salads will help you get into the Springtime mood in a flash. Clementines, strawberries, blueberries, carrots, bell peppers, avocado, and cucumber? Don't mind if I do! ... Read more » about Goodbye Winter, Helllllllllo Fabulously Fresh Spring Salads!

Guest Post: {Warm Zucchini Pasta w/Quinoa}

I'm excited to have Alyssa, the official "Queen of Quinoa" here today to share her knowledge on quinoa in general (one of my favorite superfoods!!) as well as a delicious recipe. Even more exciting, I literally JUST ordered my own spiralizer on Amazon this week, so these spiralized zucchini noodles are definitely going to be in my immediate future. Soooooo, without further ado... ... Read more » about Guest Post: {Warm Zucchini Pasta w/Quinoa}

Rinse Your Quinoa + {Summer Quinoa Salad}

Did you know you're supposed to rinse your quinoa 7 -8 times before cooking it? I asked this same question to my thousands of Facebook fans, and many had never heard that, let alone done it!!  Why is it important to rinse quinoa?  Because there is a detergent-like bitter coating on each quinoa seed, called saponin, which naturally protects the quinoa from birds and insects.  If this is not rinsed before cooking, ... Read more » about Rinse Your Quinoa + {Summer Quinoa Salad}

Insanity Workout + {Asian Layered Salad}

Confession time:                       I HATE WORKING OUT. There, I said it!!  I always like how I feel afterwards, but the before and during always suck. That being said, structure is good for me...which is why I've started the 3 month "Insanity" workout program.  Dear Hubby bought it a year or two ago thinking that we would do it together, but we only lasted about 2 weeks because it hurt his knees/joints too much. ... Read more » about Insanity Workout + {Asian Layered Salad}

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