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Chocolate Lovers Skinny Milkshake

March 11, 2012
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Can I tell you a little secret? It was virtually dark outside when I took these photos. I was determined to satisfy a BIG chocolate craving and shoot some quick photos for this post. Both needs were met. Thankfully the pictures look sunny, bright and happy with the last glimmer of natural light. No artificial […]

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Quinoa Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake

February 20, 2012
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Are you ready to try a unique and fun new recipe? I sure hope so! I love breakfast casseroles for many reasons. The top two reasons are they are at the ready for grab & go breakfasts and they taste amazing! I have been doing a lot of baked oatmeal lately and I thought it […]

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Gluten Free Chicken Skewers

February 15, 2012
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I am so excited to share my latest recipe for Attune Foods. Each month I use one of their awesome products in one of my very own recipe creations. This time I chose their Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal. These skewers are a healthy, delicious homemade alternative to chicken nuggets you would buy at the […]

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Sweet Coconut Scrambled Eggs on Toast

February 12, 2012
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 Today we are going to prepare something so simply perfect. Mindful, simple + happy food. Eggs are usually considered a savory, but let’s face it they are used in sweets all the time. From cakes, cookies, frostings, puddings and more. Eggs take either center stage or they make baked recipes come together. Over here we […]

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1 Minute Blueberry Citrus Shake

February 5, 2012
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This post is a test. A simple test to see how quickly I can share a truly tasty little something. I just got back from spending a super fun day with my kids. We had a fun lunch out, a trip to Barnes and Noble for some new books & my expensive international food + […]

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Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Thai Peanut Sauce

January 30, 2012
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Spaghetti squash is a true life saver for those of us on lower carb meal plans. (I hesitate to use the word “diet” ~ that implies deprivation & I never, ever believe in that.) I love the subtle and unique flavor & texture of this squash. I also enjoy that you can top it with […]

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Cereal Topped Apple Date Crisp

January 18, 2012
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Lets talk about fruity crisps today…. are you a fan? I sure do hope so because they are simple to prepare and the texture/flavor play is irresistible! What’s not to love about heating up your favorite fruit and topping it with crunch. Lucky for all of us because my recipe is light & healthy and […]

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Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

January 16, 2012
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Can you believe the color of these oats? All of the purple and blue hues have me even more excited than usual for my favorite meal of the day! This breakfast is a creamy, dreamy combo of coconut + almond milks, hearty steel cut oats and as many combinations of blueberries as I could fit […]

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Rustic Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

November 21, 2011
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We had a rainy, cool weekend here in the OC and I thought it was time to post a warm and comforting Rustic Roasted Tomato Soup. This is a classic soup that should be in everyone’s recipe box. It is very simple to prepare and wonderful all year round. Enjoyed with a side salad and […]

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Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie Parfaits

August 13, 2011
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“Make a peanut butter pie this Friday and share it with someone you love. Then hug them like there’s no tomorrow because today is the only guarantee we can count on.” In Jennies Kitchen These little peanut butter banana cream pie parfaits are for Mikey. For Jennie. For their two little girls. They were created […]

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Fruit and Egg Quinoa Breakfast Parfaits

August 12, 2011
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Quinoa is HOT these days. People are loving it served up savory, sweet and everywhere in between. They like it in salads and for breakfast. It is a grain-like crop that is actually a tasty seed. It is high in protein and adapts well to sauces, seasonings, spices and all kinds of mix-in’s. Recently I […]

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Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

August 7, 2011
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If you guys are anything like me then you crave the flavors of pumpkin pie all year long not just around Thanksgiving. My favorite seasons are fall and winter. The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice always put a smile on my face. On their own each of these fragrant spices are glorious. Combined […]

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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Crispy Chips

April 10, 2011
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Dips thrill me. So do chickpeas. Creamy dips transform simple foods into even better food. One of my all time favorite dips is hummus. This simple, versatile spread can be enjoyed with pita, chips, crisp veggies, toast points, crackers, or as a creamy sauce. Hummus can be adjusted to taste. A creamy paste forms easily with garbanzo […]

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Sweet Strawberry Snack Cakes – Gluten Free

April 6, 2011
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Sweet strawberries thrill me. Whether eaten out of hand, sliced up into creamy yogurt parfaits, stuffed into hot & melty french toast or in baked goods. Their flavor amplifies and the natural sweetness is enhanced with the addition of heat. Pure pleasure if you ask me. These snack cakes are part of the gluten free […]

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Coffee Cake

March 23, 2011
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The ultimate pairing for me is a sweet little cake with a steamy Caffe Americano. The definition for coffee cake is simply a cake to enjoy with coffee. It usually has a crumble topping, in this case that is chopped peanuts. Around here coffee cake, snack cake and breakfast cake are used interchangeably. This is great […]

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