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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

Acorn Squash Bowl with Tahini Maple Dressing

This month when I saw the Recipe Redux theme I got excited. Really excited. The theme for October 2016 is Plant Power Bowls. I’d rank myself as a pro at grain bowls, but who’s judging right?  I see 3 big benefits to making grain bowls a staple in your menu repertoire: Versatility – switch up

Easy Mediterranean Falafel Wraps

Disclosure: I received free samples of Sabra Spreads 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. Whenever I try a new Mediterranean restaurant, I judge it by it’s falafels.

Zucchini Corn Soup

I was likely what is known as a “problem child” when it came to mealtime. Growing up, I was overly picky. Looking back I feel sorry for my mom. Going out to eat at a restaurant was a treat that we indulged in once or twice a month, so my mom made home cooked meals

Fall 2016 Favorites + Giveaway!

Am I the only one sad to see summer go? Living in the midwest, fall means one thing to me – one step closer to winter. I am not a cold weather fan so winter happens to be my least favorite season. I do enjoy spring, summer, and fall, but just can’t help to imagine

Antioxidant Loaded Sweet Potato

I love sweet potatoes! They’re a good source of fiber and an excellent source of the antioxidant, beta-carotene. Pairing sweet potatoes with other antioxidant-rich foods not only creates an aesthetically-pleasing, colorful meal, but it also boasts some serious nutrition.  For this recipe, I chose to use purple cauliflower for the added antioxidant benefits of anthocyanins

Making a Smoothie with a Low-Powered Blender

Happy Monday! Today I’m bringing you my most recent YouTube video, “Making a Smoothie with a Low-Powered Blender.” To be honest, I’m not sure if “low-powered” is the most correct terminology. Basically, this video is for anyone using a single-serve blender, a blender that cost less than $50, or for anyone who has problems with

Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet potato + nachos. Need I say more? Probably not, but I will anyways 😜. My first introduction to sweet potato nachos was by a coworker. She warmed up her lunch and filled the office with this amazing smell of sweet and savory deliciousness… I had to know what it was and that’s when she said


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