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How a Mandoline Changed my Life

  If you don’t have one of these babies in your kitchen, you really gotta get one.  For 15 bucks you will save oodles of time slicing (julienne-ing) your veggies.   It has this adjustable blade so you can vary the thickness of your slices with one little click.  Really – even the $15 version […]

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The tomatoes are coming . . . finally!

 I planted so late this year that I am in a race to harvest all these beauties before it starts to cool off. I see a lot of tomato recipes in my blogging future. Hmm, garden ratatouille, creamy cream-free tomato soup, lots of sauces, tomato & watermelon salad, the list goes on and on!

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Protein Packed Shake

Lately, there’s nothing I love more than the combo of almond butter and bananas. It’s so decadent and creamy that it tricks my taste buds into thinking I’m indulging in dessert and leaves me less likely to reach into the cookie jar later. This smoothie not only tastes great but packs a lot of protein […]

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Creamy Brown Rice Risotto

   I found myself needing some comfort food today so decided to make a risotto.  And I have been studying up on whole grains all week, so thought I would give brown rice a try.  Did you know that white rice is basically brown rice stripped of all of its nutritious stuff?  The key to […]

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Horseradish Dressing

 I discovered this dressing at the same time as the Roasted Vegetable Salad and now find myself trying it on just about anything green. See if you don’t become addicted too! Ingredients: 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons grated fresh or prepared horseradish* 2 teaspooons maple syrup or honey 2 cloves finely minced garlic […]

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Roasted Vegetable Salad

  I have had a serious craving for Brussels sprouts lately so its no surprise that they are the featured ingredient in this amazing salad.  Whenever I seriously crave a healthful food, I like to look it up and try to figure out what my body is telling me.  What I learned about these beautiful […]

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Hugo’s Restaurant

Oh just thinking about this place is making me hungry! I seriously want my last meal to come from Hugo’s (are you listening God?) Where else can you get a sticky bun to die for that is gluten-free and vegan? But if you want to be healthy and forego the sticky bun, then everything else […]

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