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Chickpea Salad

I received free samples of Breton Crackers mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Breton Crackers and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.   Growing up, my mom often made egg salad sandwiches. I would turn

Orange Watermelon Coolers

Ah, I can finally feel those long summer nights getting closer. You know, where the sun doesn’t set until 9 or 10 pm? The nights when you may leave the windows open to feel the warm breeze while you sleep? And the fun summer parties or get-togethers?  I’m not much of a party animal, but my

Avocado & Hummus Bagel

I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Guess what day it is? National Hummus Day! And in celebration, I have the

What I Learned Training For a Half Marathon

My journey with running started in college. One of my friends was gearing up to run the OneAmerica 500 Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis and encouraged me to sign up. I had no idea what the training for a half marathon consisted of for a beginning runner… At that point in time, I had probably never run over

Fruit Whip: Mango Banana

While Earth Day comes but once a year, I try to routinely challenge myself to make better choices for the planet. In honor of Earth Day 2017, today’s recipe is geared towards reducing food waste by utilizing an ingredient some might throw away. Overripe bananas. To many, these brown spotty fruits are off-putting. To some they

Budget-Friendly Vegetable Soup

One things I came into this New Year wanting to do was to be more organized. So before the New Year came I created a meal planning template in hopes of reducing how often I eat out and to try to stick to a grocery budget.   The template has helped me utilize the foods

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Welp, it’s that week again. This year, I have 2 Thanksgiving dinners to attend and am doing a lot more cooking and baking that I typically do. Prior to becoming a vegan, Thanksgiving has normally been one of my favorite holidays. Nowadays, Thanksgiving has transformed into something different for me. Today, I want to share

Chili Roasted Squash Seeds

This recipe is a follow-up to my recently posted Acorn Squash Bowl recipe. In that recipe  acorn squash is the star, but I simply couldn’t just pitch all those seeds that are scraped out of the squash after slicing it in half. So this recipe will show you exactly what to do with those seeds! This recipe

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