Shirataki Noodles with Basil and Cashews

Shirataki Noodles With Basil and Cashews

This is the second time I’m using shirataki noodles for a recipe and I feel the need to explain as I know they are a polarizing product.

Some people only see them as a diet ploy because of the way they are marketed with names like “Skinny” and “Miracle.” They also have a funny smell and, unless you figure out how to prepare them, they can be quite gross. Read the rest of this post »»

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Deviled Eggs

Breakfast Deviled Eggs

I’m obsessed with eggs for breakfast. Almost every day I wake up early, hit the gym and then whip up an omelet with whatever I have in the fridge. It’s a morning tradition.

That is, when I’m home.

If you haven’t noticed… Read the rest of this post »»

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Yummy Kidney Bean Salad

Yummy Kidney Bean Salad From the Pantry

Returning to an empty fridge after traveling is always a challenge. The husband literally wants to eat out every meal until we go grocery shopping. I, on the other hand, look at the lack of fresh foods as a challenge. What can I make from my pantry that’s healthy, satisfying and fun?

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Maple Ginger Chicken on a Stick

Maple Ginger Chicken on a Stick

It gets exhausting making food for other people especially when those other people are kids. They never seem to want ANYTHING. Tonight I told the 8-year-old we were going to have chicken tacos. He said he didn’t want tacos. I said OK, how about a quesadilla? nope. A stir-fry? He made a face. Read the rest of this post »»

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Green Cantaloupe Smoothie finished

Green Cantaloupe Smoothie

Green smoothies — you’re either in the make-them-all-the-time-camp, or you haven’t yet taken the leap because, let’s be honest, they look a little freaky.

I now find them appetizing. I guess it’s what you’re used to. Read the rest of this post »»

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Apple Spinach Slaw

We’re home from the beach! We had an amazing week — click here for a few photos — but boy am I glad to be back home in my kitchen. My body is seriously craving some vegetables!

Of course The Husband wanted to order in tonight for dinner. I get it. It was a long day. We have no food in the fridge. The house is a mess. The kids have been on our last nerve. Read the rest of this post »»

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BLT Salad

BLT-Inspired Salad

I was in “clean-out-fridge” mode as we prepared for our yearly family beach outing and there was a pile of lettuce greens staring me in the face every time I opened the door.

I didn’t have much else besides some cherry tomatoes from the farm.

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Watermelon Chia Smoothie

Watermelon Chia Smoothie

I told you I was obsessed with watermelon, right? I can’t get enough and thankfully, it’s one of the few fruits both kids love.

The idea hit me to use some in a smoothie one morning when I wasn’t really hungry yet very parched after a sweaty summer workout. I just wanted something really refreshing. Read the rest of this post »»

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Kale and Blueberry Salad with Creamy Strawberry Dressing

Kale & Blueberry Salad With Creamy Strawberry Dressing

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I did it again. I bought a HUGE bunch of kale and have challenged myself to feed it to my family this week. Read the rest of this post »»

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Watermelon Blueberry Salsa over Tilapia

Watermelon Blueberry Salsa

If I had to choose one thing about summer I couldn’t live without, it would be chilled watermelon on a hot day. I have fond childhood memories of spitting seeds while eating giant slices with my cousins. It’s one of those simple pleasures I’ll never take for granted.

I’ve been a bit lazy in the kitchen department since coming home, Read the rest of this post »»

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Simple Tuna Cucumber Boats

Simple Tuna Cucumber Boats

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I’m baaack! And boy did I miss my kitchen!

I’ve eaten every meal out and on the road since last Monday and let me you, it wasn’t pretty. I may have gone a little overboard in the bacon, doughnut and chocolate department. Read the rest of this post »»

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