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Southwest Sweet Potatoes

I like to get my inspiration for recipes from items that are available at my local farmers market.  I try to not only buy what I can organic but local too.  Its like a nutritional bonus when your food doesn’t have to travel far distances.  Not much grows here in Arizona over the summer other […]

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Pumpkin Apple Fruit Leather

I’m finally back with a new post today after a two week break.  I must admit that I was loosing my motivation for blogging.  When you work hard and just don’t feel like you are seeing the results you were hoping for it can be tough to forge ahead.  I don’t want to quit and […]

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Homemade Broth: Sweet Potato and Kale Corn Chowder

I know that it is not quite fall yet and it is still pretty stifling in some places right now (today it was 105 degrees).  I don’t know about you but I am ready for soup season.  I threw the fact that it’s still hot outside out the window.  I have already made two different […]

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My Adventures at Whole Foods: Sprouted Millet Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

It is no secret that I am a fan of Whole Foods.  The foodie in me can walk around the store for hours looking at all of the products.  It may be a little crazy how excited I get when I come across a great new product that I’ve never heard of before.  My last […]

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Greek Millet: Millet Is The New Quinoa

Millet is my new quinoa.  It is such a great grain (technically a seed).  Did you know that millet is often found as the main ingredient in bird seed…but I assure you it is not just healthy for birds.  Just like quinoa, millet, is also gluten free but the best thing is that it is […]

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Pumpkin Latte Ice Cream (Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan)

So I heard the other day that Starbucks is going to start  selling their pumpkin flavored coffee drinks even earlier this year.  Doesn’t that always seem to be the case when it comes to holidays?  Every year they seem to start earlier and earlier.  Christmas decorations are out even before Thanksgiving has started, Valentine candy […]

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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa with Parsley Vinaigrette

This recipe is one of my favorite go to meals when life gets busy.  On the weekends I soak and cook a huge batch of quinoa or millet and roast a huge batch of seasonal vegetables to keep on hand for easy meals.  With just these two foods I can make salads, wraps, sandwiches, sushi, […]

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Tandoori Roasted Chickpeas

My husband found a recipe the other day that he really wanted to try for tandoori chicken.  I made it for him for dinner one night and he really loved the seasoning that makes up the tandoori spices.  I loved the fact that the seasoning was made with some super spices that have some amazing […]

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Blueberry Walnut Breakfast Cookies

Back to school time is here.  I work at a university so I have been busy gearing up to start the school year yet again. If you are looking for a great breakfast, lunch, or snack recipe even kids will love…this is it.  I couldn’t stop eating these cookies. Pop over to my contributor post […]

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Chocolate Banana Pudding: With a Hidden Ingredient

I know it is not fall but one of my favorite dessert recipes from that season was my pumpkin pie.  It is not only really delicious and creamy but it is also super low in sugar, dairy free, paleo, gluten free, can be made vegan, and contains vegetables.  This dessert really can be for everyone. […]

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Raw Sauerkraut: Nature’s Probiotic

Today I am excited to be contributing over at Thank Your Body.  I have been following Robin for quite some time now so I am happy to be able to write a post for her. Please go check out the post and read all about Good Digestion:  what is it?  why is it important? and […]

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Ultimate Breakfast To Go

So many people are making overnight oats these days; or some version of them.  I too am a big fan because, one, they are easy to make, two, you can create so many different flavors, and three, they are easy to take on the go. I wanted to turn overnight oats into a hand held […]

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Cumin Sweet Potato Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

Last weekend my husband and I went on a staycation.  Spending time with my hubby is really one of my favorite things.  I really wish we could make a living out of traveling and spending time together.  Taking a break from everyday life no matter if you travel far away or stay close to home […]

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Parsley: Not Just a Garnish

Fresh herbs are some of my favorite ingredients to cook with because they add so much flavor and nutrients to so many dishes.  If you grow your own they can also be the cheapest organic food you can get your hands on. I love coming up with new ways to add different herbs to some […]

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Carrot Orange Lemonade (No Sugar Added)

What sounds more like summer than fresh lemonade?  Lemonade makes me think of having a lemonade stand as a kid.  We never made any money and usually only sold cups of lemonade to our family and friends. The biggest problem with most lemonades is all of the sugar that goes into making them.  Of course […]

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