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All in One Pot Winter Squash Soup

All in One Pot Winter Squash Soup

If you are like me, after eating vacation meals for a week, the first meal you cook at home is a nice bowl of soup. There is just something about soups that are comforting, cozy, and light. No matter the time of year, there is a soup for every season. Winter squash...

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Sugar-Free Sweet Cherry Jam

Sugar-Free Sweet Cherry Jam

You don't need more than 2 ingredients to make a sweet and delicious cherry jam. Cherry jam is worth spending the time on. A small batch of natural cherries and nature's sugar without pectin or preservatives can be enjoyed right away or saved for later in the freezer....

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Quick and Easy Tomato Salad

Quick and Easy Tomato Salad

At the end of the summer, juicy and ripe tomatoes make the best Tomato Salad. Pairs well with any protein, especially grilled! I get a lot of tomatoes in my garden every summer, and this is my all-time favorite way to use those tomatoes up! You just can’t buy juicy...

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Easy Classic Hummus

Easy Classic Hummus

Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Here is a hummus recipe that is super easy to blend up. Yes, I finally made hummus, all by myself! I’m feeling accomplished. 🙂 I love hummus, but usually buy it at a local company here in Portland. I wanted to...

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Quick One-Pot Chili with Taco Seasoning

Quick One-Pot Chili with Taco Seasoning

Quick One-Pot Chili is full of vegetables, protein and a flavorful tomato broth with a hint of garlic and taco seasoning! all cooked in the one pan! This one-pot chili recipe is both satisfying and full of healthy goodness. My mom shared this quick chili recipe with...

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Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

This Coconut Homemade Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing is great because it doesn't have all the chemicals and preservatives that many do. It's made from just six ingredients that you can pronounce! Ranch from the store If you look at the back of a bottle of ranch...

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Easy Sautéed Zucchini Recipe

Easy Sautéed Zucchini Recipe

Easy Sautéed Zucchini with Onions (that's it!). Healthy and simple, it's the perfect quick summer side dish recipe! What are the benefits of Zucchini Zucchini is considered one of the best types of squash, it contains a array of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. The...

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Easy Balsamic Tomato Salad

Easy Balsamic Tomato Salad

This is an easy and juicy Balsamic Tomato Salad filled with vitamins and health benefits! Tomatoes could be used in a variety of recipes, but sometimes just a simple tomato salad like this one can give you the benefits of tomatoes quickly! Benefits of tomatoes 95% of...

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Roasted Asparagus with Cheese and Herb

Roasted Asparagus with Cheese and Herb

Roasted asparagus with cheese and herb and garlic is the best side dish to any meal! This dish is Keto friendly if you are into that sort of thing. Toss some asparagus on a baking sheet, add some cheese with a mixture of garlic and cilantro, and you’re practically...

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Fish Tacos with Spicy Dipping Sauce

Fish Tacos with Spicy Dipping Sauce

I want to share with you my all-time favorite fish tacos recipe! A lot of flavors go into these fish tacos consisting of fresh ingredients and perfectly seasoned fish. The spicy fish sauce is the best, you have got to include it - it’s creamy and has a kick to it from...

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Quick Dairy-Free Creamy Avocado Spread

Quick Dairy-Free Creamy Avocado Spread

Let your imagination run wild with this quick dairy-free creamy avocado spread. You can seriously put it on anything and everything. How to pick up a the ripe avocado? There’s nothing more disappointing than anticipating the taste of a ripe avocado, only to cut in and...

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Baked Carrot and Cheese Appetizer Melt

Baked Carrot and Cheese Appetizer Melt

A Cheesy, Sweet, and Garlic-y melt is the perfect and addicting appetizer for any party! Carrot and Cheese Appetizer mix is just made from three ingredients! Make-ahead is encouraged- just pop them in the oven right before your guests arrive. Where this Baked Carrot...

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Mashed & Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Mashed & Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Oven roasted Brussel sprouts may not be your favorite type of cabbage, but just maybe this simple recipe could change your mind. What are oven roasted Brussel sprouts good for? These sprouts can be paired with any sort of protein or meal. If you haven’t already met...

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Healthy Cauliflower Soup

Healthy Cauliflower Soup

Your mom most likely told you to eat your veggies, and you should, especially when packed in a bowl of healthy cauliflower soup. Benefit of Cauliflower This soup is served blended, so you can’t even tell which vegetables you are eating, you’re just getting the full...

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Korean Style Cabbage Salad

Korean Style Cabbage Salad

The Korean Style Cabbage Salad is a plate full of delicious health benefits and simple ingredients such as cabbage, green onion, and garlic. Benefits of cabbage in Korean style cabbage salad Cabbage is for a healthy digestive tract which is good for the daily...

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Butter Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

Butter Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

A great source of vitamin D - mushrooms. An ingredient that could be combined with so many different veggies, but could also be a side dish like this Butter Garlic Roasted Mushroom recipe. Have you gone mushroom picking yet? I haven’t, but I did pick up some local...

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Kale Butternut Squash Salad

Kale Butternut Squash Salad

Adding a clean eating Kale Butternut Squash Salad to any meal can help you eat to feel full faster yet feeling good about what you eat. It's crunchy, sweet and juicy. Half a year ago I convinced my husband to take a trip to London, United Kingdom. It took many years...

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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash is a great way to add vitamin A into your diet in the fall. Where have I been I travel, sometimes quite often. Recently I visited the East Coast in New York, NY for just a couple of days. New York is one of my favorite places in the States. I...

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Easy Cauliflower Rice With Mushrooms

Easy Cauliflower Rice With Mushrooms

This cauliflower rice with mushrooms satisfied my cravings in a healthy way. It has all the tastes of fried rice without the guilt of extra calories. This cauliflower rice with mushrooms satisfied my cravings in a healthy way. It has all the tastes of fried rice...

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Delicious Mushroom Toast

Delicious Mushroom Toast

Mushroom toast is creamy and flavorful. Makes a great appetizer at parties, showers, or just a healthy daily meal. This mushroom toast is so good! I had forgotten that I had this recipe. You can make this mushroom toast with any kind of mushrooms you like! Did you...

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Best Zucchini Spread

Best Zucchini Spread

It's the perfect time for some zucchini. I love this zucchini spread; it's also a kid favorite in our house. I love that it's all in one pan, and I could blend it in my magic bullet to make it more like a spread or leave it chunky. My kids spread it on bread, but I...

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Easy Zucchini Crisps

Easy Zucchini Crisps

I absolutely love, love this recipe of Zucchini crisps. They have been one of my favorite snacks lately. How many calories in zucchini I love how they are healthy, crispy and very easy to make. Did you know that zucchini is one of the very low-calorie vegetable, just...

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Grilled Eggplant Zucchini Land Cress Rolls

Grilled Eggplant Zucchini Land Cress Rolls

A summer vitamin packed Grilled Eggplants Zucchini with Land Cress Rolls. This is a great pre-meal bite recipe. What is Land cress? Ever heard of land cress? I haven't until a couple of weeks ago. This great green goodness is fat-free, making it great for weight-loss....

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Quick Marinated Tomatoes

Quick Marinated Tomatoes

My sister's Quick Marinated Tomatoes are garlic-y, sweet and addicting! If you love tomatoes you are going to love this. My sister introduced me to these quick marinated tomatoes. They are super easy to make. When you start eating one, you can't stop. Who knew...

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Easy Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese and Microgreens

Easy Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese and Microgreens

Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese and Microgreens is creamy, easy to make and great for any time of the day, especially breakfast. This Avocado Toast with feta cheese and Micro-greens recipe idea was inspired by my weekend trip to Beverly Hills, California. This fresh...

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Avocado Mushroom Toast

Avocado Mushroom Toast

Those of you who voted 'yes' on my Instagram page for the combo mushroom and avocado, I present to you: the Avocado Mushroom Toast! Those of you who voted 'yes' on my Instagram page for the combo mushroom and avocado, I present to you: the Avocado Mushroom Toast! If...

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Cream Cheese Filled Bell Peppers

Cream Cheese Filled Bell Peppers

Enjoy this amazing appetizer of Cream Cheese Filled Bell Peppers! We had these yummy bell pepper bites at our Christmas dinner and I just had to share the recipe! I love bell peppers with a filling. The filling has a more rich flavor when the bell peppers are baked....

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Cabbage Whisk Salad (Detox Salad)

Cabbage Whisk Salad (Detox Salad)

The holidays have passed, and once again it’s time to make some new year’s resolutions! Get back into reality, back to a schedule, going to the gym, and most importantly - healthier eating. December is one of my busiest months. Besides Christmas and New Years, it is...

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Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce

Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce

Buffalo cauliflower is a tasty appetizer of cauliflower coated Buffalo Sauce and dipped in a homemade yogurt sauce. I'm here to introduce you to a recipe that can replace your buffalo chicken wings. Yup, this cauliflower recipe is worthy of being the new buffalo...

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Healthy Fried “Rice” Cauliflower with Veggies

Healthy Fried “Rice” Cauliflower with Veggies

Have you been craving fried rice? This Healthy Fried "Rice" Cauliflower will satisfy your cravings, but not pack on the pounds.  Some days, I’m really craving some fried rice and orange chicken. Today’s the day, but somewhat healthier. As I was looking around a bit,...

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Quick Zucchini And Egg Dish

Quick Zucchini And Egg Dish

Zucchini is a versatile vegetable that could be made anywhere from bread to salads to dips. Quick zucchini and egg dish is perfect to start your day, it will give you some energy! Zucchini and eggs are a great and inexpensive way to start your morning. Zucchini is...

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Simple Mushroom Dish

Simple Mushroom Dish

A delicious and benefit-filled Mushroom Dish! This beautiful dish is not only full of fresh, delicious ingredients, but also with benefits! One of the top three benefits of mushrooms is that it provides fiber and is very beneficial to diabetics. On the other hand,...

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Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Enjoy this amazing appetizer dish of Roasted Asparagus! Ingredients 1 bunch of asparagus 1-2 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp garlic salt (you can use regular salt and pepper if you don’t have garlic salt on hand) 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese How To: Wash your asparagus and dry...

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Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

Pack on the vitamins in a bowl of great summer soup. Tomato Soup that is, it's light, healthy and easy to make. It sure has been a busy summer! Things have been fairly busy, and since summer is short, I have decided to spend more time with my kids rather than working...

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Easy Coleslaw

Easy Coleslaw

Make a Sugar-Free Easy Coleslaw for your side dish tonight! Still sweet and same taste, just without all the calories and extra additions. There is a good amount of health benefits in coleslaw, especially when there is no sugar involved. Most coleslaw recipes I found...

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Quick Watermelon Summer Salad

Quick Watermelon Summer Salad

Refresh on those hot summer days, with a Watermelon Summer Salad with Blueberry and Feta Cheese. If you are still not sure what to make for the 4th of July, here is a quick refreshing last-minute salad. Sometimes just putting a few of your favorite fruit together is...

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Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower Salad

Looking for a side dish for tonight? Creamy Cauliflower Vegetable Salad is a great addition to grilled meat. It has been a while since I posted a new salad recipe, but finally, I am settled in and can continue eating and sharing salads and soups. I invited my family...

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Portobello Stuffed Tomato Garlic and Cheese

Portobello Stuffed Tomato Garlic and Cheese

Clean eating Tomato and Garlic Portobello Mushroom Recipe. I am loving the portobello mushrooms. There are so many yummy and simple ingredients you can put together to get a healthy and satisfying meal. This portobello stuffed tomato garlic and cheese recipe reminds...

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Fruit and Egg Breakfast Plate

Fruit and Egg Breakfast Plate

Start your day off with a Fruit and Egg Breakfast. I'm continuing from my previous post about our recent changes at home. We found a really cute two-bedroom condo for the summer. While we wait excitingly till we finish building our new home, we will be hanging out in...

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Portobello Mushroom Stuffed Spinach and Egg

Portobello Mushroom Stuffed Spinach and Egg

Try this amazing breakfast dish of a Portobello Mushroom Stuffed Spinach and Egg! Are you a mushroom fan? Why wouldn't you be? These mushrooms are so filling and perfect to have as a main dish, but you could easily serve them as a side dish too.Portobello mushroom...

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Eggplant Rolls

Eggplant Rolls

Looking for a Healthy Appetizer? This is a must try! Herb Eggplant is definitely a no guilt starter. Lately, I’ve been remembering all the great food my mom used to cook when I was growing up. She was a pretty decent chef! Another one of my favorite recipes that she...

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Simple Tomato And Spinach Salad

Simple Tomato And Spinach Salad

Simple Tomato Salad works great with any protein, for any time of the day. Simple ingredients, that you may even already have on hand. There's nothing like an easy salad to whip up on a busy day! How's your day going? Tomato and spinach salad is a great afternoon...

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Sweet Potato Egg Skillet

Sweet Potato Egg Skillet

Sweet Potato Egg Skillet can be served any time of day. Although sweet potatoes in this dish could be replaced with other kinds of potatoes, keep in mind the health benefits do change. Sweet Potatoes vs Other Potato The sweet potato has vitamin A/Beta-carotene, an...

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Avocado Snack

Avocado Snack

Avocado Snack you need to add to your mornings. Avocado Benefits A serving of avocado only has 50 calories—much less than probably many of us expect given the former view of the avocado as being a high-calorie food. If you are eating the whole avocado, like in this...

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Simple Deviled Eggs + Video

Simple Deviled Eggs + Video

Classic deviled eggs, perfect for holiday gatherings and summer picnic potlucks! Delicious deviled eggs are a must-have. If you are looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or side dish, deviled eggs are by far the best choice. This is a nice, quick recipe that is easy...

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Quick Carrot Salad

Quick Carrot Salad

Here is a quick carrot salad that is easily to whip up whenever you need. It's creamy, crunch and sweet! Benefits of carrots  Vitamin A promotes good vision and important for healthy growing. Carrots is a great source of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Carrots...

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Chunky Easy Avocado Salsa Dip

Chunky Easy Avocado Salsa Dip

Chunky Avocado Salsa Dip is easy to make and it's packed with chunky onions, avocado, tomatoes, garlic, and jalapeno for the kick! My favorite dip for any kinds of chips is a salsa dip. This time around, my quinoa chips needed a homemade salsa to dip into and that was...

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One Pot Minestrone Soup

One Pot Minestrone Soup

A warm One-Pot Minestrone Soup is a fast version that is filled with nutritional goodness, it's a must try! It's Wednesday, and here’s another soup recipe! These quick all-in-one-pot recipes are my favorite because dishes are not my favorite thing to do. This...

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