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Warm Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Not sure if this is officially a “salad” but I don’t know what else to call it besides, maybe, “Fall in a Bowl?” But I’m reserving that title for my Overnight Steel Cut Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. So Warm Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad it is.

I was inspired today to make an Unprocessed Lunch using whatever I could find in my pantry for the #October Unprocessed Challenge. I think too many people see unprocessed food as a hassle and therefore choose more processed options out of desperation for a quick meal. Read the rest of this post »»

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Quick Kale Eggs [video]

I don’t know what came over me this morning. I was about to make breakfast and then thought, Hmmm I should record this. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a GreenLiteBites video.

And there you have it. The Quick Kale Egg video was born. As you know, “quick” for me and videos means about 10 minutes. I was going to edit it down more but watching Little Bean at the end flirt with taking a bite is pretty funny. He didn’t end up eating a lot but I got a few bites in. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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Overnight Steel Cut Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

There’s nothing like a change in seasons to inspire new, fun dishes.

Cindy recently left this comment on my Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries post,

I love steel cut oats and look forward to trying this recipe. Any chance of you revising your pumpkin recipe with steel cut instead of old fashioned? yum

A seed was planted. Read the rest of this post »»

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Thai Inspired Basil and Melon Salad with Peanuts

I have no idea how to start this post. It feels like I haven’t been in my kitchen for weeks!

This morning was the first day I woke up in my own house after FitBloggin and I just HAD to get creative. I can’t explain it, but it’s therapeutic for me.

So I opened the fridge too see what I had and the Edible Arrangement the Husband got me to celebrate the end of the conference was staring at my face. Read the rest of this post »»

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Simply Stuffed Raspberries

There’s just something about the tart sweetness and delicate flesh of a raspberry that seems indulgent to me. I love them! There’s only one problem, I can eat a pint in 30 seconds. Flat.

I love this idea not only because it’s simple, light and fun but it slows me down and lets the enjoyment of the raspberry last just a little but longer.

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An Italian Pulled Chicken Sandwich Idea

Update: Click here for a more detailed recipe of Italian Pulled Chicken and Kale SlidersI need a “Family Approved” category! This one was a crowd pleaser and I totally made it on a whim in an effort to save myself one night of cooking.

Yesterday, I made a batch of my homemade tomato sauce. I’m headed out of town and anytime I go away I leave a batch of sauce for The Husband so he can whip up a quick pasta dinner. It’s better than leaving him to his own devices which would result is a constant stream of fast food and pizza for my kids. This curbs at least one delivery. Read the rest of this post »»

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Kale and Grapefruit Salad with Sunflower Seeds and Dried Cranberries

Sorry for my short hiatus. You may notice a bit less activity here on GreenLiteBites while I prepare for the FitBloggin’ conference. In 9 days I’ll be hosting nearly 300 bloggers in Baltimore for a weekend of, well, fit blogging fun!

But I don’t want to talk about it. Frankly, I need a break from thinking about it! So if you’d like to learn more check out FitBloggin.com. In the meantime I’ll share this fun Kale Salad I made last week. Read the rest of this post »»

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Experimental Cheesy Kidney Bean Burgers

These were a total experiment that came out was better then I expected. The recipe can use a little work. It’s far from perfect but this may spark some idea for you so why not share? That’s really why I blog anyway. :)

So here’s the story… I found myself, again, with only 2 burger patties in the freezer. This has been happening a lot lately. I’m going to have to learn how to be better prepared to cook for 3 grown boys! Anyway, I decided to make the traditional burgers for the boys and try to make myself the pinto bean burger idea I had floating in my head. Read the rest of this post »»

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