apple cinnamon granola bars
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Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars & Just Doing It

We're getting more granola by the day over here... especially now that I've sworn to only make my own granola bars over the ones that come out of a box. These are just so much better - better tasting and better for you! They're easy to make and way less expensive too. Seriously, you can… Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars & Just Doing It

how to cut a spaghetti squash
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The Trick to Cutting Up Spaghetti Squash & The Perfect Sauce and Meatballs

OK, so I know in my "I'm Back!" post I said I didn't have time to take a zillion pictures while cooking anymore, but get this, I actually started this post three years ago... I've been wondering how I was going to find the time to get this blog up and running again and there it was, a near… Continue reading The Trick to Cutting Up Spaghetti Squash & The Perfect Sauce and Meatballs

cauliflower dip
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Creamy Cauliflower Dip

One of the biggest lessons I've learned from changing my diet is when you close a door on one food, there's a window that opens. And it's a chance to experiment, be creative and discover something new. Four years ago I started on this journey of healing my body naturally and along the way have had to give up… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Dip

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Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto + The Veggie Spiralizer

It's the first week of fall and while everyone else is blogging about pumpkin flavored soup, smoothies, muffins, cookies.... I'm stuck in summer mode. As excited as I am to move on to fall, I'm still savoring the last few tastes of summer, like the basil, zucchini and tomato in this dish. The light, refreshing flavors feel and… Continue reading Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto + The Veggie Spiralizer

summer squash soup
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Smooth Summer Squash Soup

Call me crazy, but sometimes even in the middle of summer a bowl of soup can be quite nice. I had the most amazing summer squash soup on our California road trip (when it's 60 degrees in the evening hot soup doesn't sound as crazy too). Anyway, I loved it so much I decided to try to recreate… Continue reading Smooth Summer Squash Soup

salmon with lemon and dill
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Salmon with Lemon, Dijon and Dill

Salmon is one of my favorite go-to weeknight mains - it doesn't take long to marinate, it cooks quickly and as a bonus I can save a dose of my Omega-3 supplements... The main reason I cook it during the week though is it's not something I usually order out. I'm going to try to… Continue reading Salmon with Lemon, Dijon and Dill

coconut berry parfait
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4th of July Berry & Coconut Yogurt Parfait

I couldn’t let one of my favorite holidays go by without making something festive to contribute to the red, white and blue section of the blogosphere. This little treat is almost too simple to warrant a recipe or a post but really isn’t simple just what you need on a holiday that’s all about being outside… Continue reading 4th of July Berry & Coconut Yogurt Parfait

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Almond Butter Cups

There's something about rainy days that makes me want to hide in my house and play in the kitchen. Anyone else? A few weeks ago we got a real soaker on a Sunday and inspiration struck I saw these on Pinterest. I'd been wanting to make homemade Reese's (with a few tweaks) for awhile and here was my… Continue reading Almond Butter Cups

turkey tacos
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Turkey Tacos

  As much as I love to cook, this time of year I just want to fix something quickly so we can get on to more fun things... like going for a walk, relaxing on the patio or planning our California road trip we have on the calendar in June. Summer (especially these early few weeks before… Continue reading Turkey Tacos

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Seeduction Muffins

I used to be obsessed (I mean, obsessed) with this bread at Whole Foods called Seeduction bread. It’s the heartiest, nuttiest (or seediest) bread I think I’ve ever had and it’s so so tasty. If you’re not avoiding gluten or grains, I highly recommend it on pure taste alone. You know those breads that are… Continue reading Seeduction Muffins