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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

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

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

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

In case you missed it, I’ve been traveling in the Texas panhandle for the past month and will be here for a couple more months. When I first got here, I stocked my fridge with the bare necessities: buffalo sauce and Ben and Jerry’s non-dairy ice cream. But then I started to panic, how was

Mediterranean Barley Bowl

I’m sure by now you all are tired of reading about my excitement and passion about the Blue Zone’s books. Therefore, I won’t go into full detail about it. However, I do want to mention that this recipe is inspired by the Mediterranean Blue Zones in Sardinia, Italy and Ikaria, Greece. Barley is a staple grain

Miso Vegetable Soup

Soups are one of my favorite things to make for a couple reasons: You can just throw everything into a pot or crockpot, heat and it’s done – very simple You can make an excess and have easy leftovers   This miso vegetable soup was inspired by the Blue Zones books. I’m now on the

Black Bean Salad

I’m constantly looking for inspiration for QUICK & EASY meals. Quick and easy to me means minimal cooking required and the ability to make a larger batch that can last me through the week. As I’ve been reading through the 3 Blue Zones books, I’ve been inspired by  these different cultures’ diets. They’re each unique, but


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