Pressed Ham Sandwich with Orange Marmalade and Cream Cheese

Pressed Ham Sandwich With Orange Marmalade and Cream Cheese

I rarely eat traditional sandwiches anymore. It’s weird. Growing up I lived off them. Always partial to mustard and cheese but truth be told, I’m not picky now and wasn’t back then. If you slapped it between two slices of … Read the rest of this post »»

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Almond Date Cookie Balls

Almond Date Ball Cookies

Sorry I’ve been MIA — I was scoping out hotels for FitBloggin and bumming around Denver with my friend Jen — Click here to see our fun travel video. 

Every time I travel I don’t realize how much I miss my kitchen until I get home. Then, I’m like: I must cook something NOW and these were my “something now.” Read the rest of this post »»

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Cocoa Dusted Banana Bites

Cocoa-Dusted Banana Bites

You’re going to either think I’m a genius or just plain weird after this one.

The week before thanksgiving I was craving something chocolate. I was moments from ripping open a bag of chocolate chips I bought for holiday baking when I spied my bananas and it made me pause.

If I was REALLY hungry and not just looking for something to eat, the banana would be appealing and it sort of was but I really, REALLY wanted chocolate. Read the rest of this post »»

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Leftover Turkey Sandwich with Smoked Cheddar and Cranberry Sauce

Leftover Turkey Sandwich Pressed With Smoked Cheddar & Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Happy Post-Thanksgiving!

I had the most amazing few days with a house full of family and a fridge full of food. This year I waited until the last possible minute to prepare for the holiday. Read the rest of this post »»

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Leftover Beet and Spinach Quesadilla

Leftover Beet and Spinach Quesadilla

I’m convinced everyone is completely underestimating beets. Three years ago I tried roasting my first ever batch and fell in love. Before then I just thought my mom was crazy for eating them out of the can. They were always just “gross” in my opinion. I don’t know why. They just were. Read the rest of this post »»

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Warm Mustard Green Salad with bacon, feta and pecans

Mustard Green Salad with Bacon, Feta and Pecans

Over the few years I’ve gotten familiar with greens — kale, collards, spinach, and chard. These are completely new additions to my diet. I have no memories of mom buying, cooking or eating greens as a child. I had no point of reference on how to cook them. And honestly, I had no interest in them until I started buying more local produce from farmer’s markets and CSAs. Read the rest of this post »»

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Butternut Squash Quinoa Cakes

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Cakes

I love cooking and posting on the same day. I’m skipping over a warm salad I made on Friday just so I can share these cakes today. They came out way better than I anticipated!

I’m not sure what I anticipated. I never made quinoa cakes before. I’ve seem a few recipes and photos here and there, but I never had the desire to make them because I’ve never made a batch of quinoa to then recook into cakes — it seems daunting. Read the rest of this post »»

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Green Beans and Bacon

Green Beans and Bacon

I know what you’re thinking. Bacon? On a “lite” food blog?

Ummm, no. Hear me out.

I’ve made it my personal mission to get people to eat more vegetables. I’m also trying to raise my kids to eat what they are served without complaint — impossible, I know, but a girl can dream. Read the rest of this post »»

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Cran=Apple Oats done

Cran-Apple Oats

Greetings from San Antonio! As I said on my weight loss blog I’m here to host a quick event for HumanaVitality, but while I was packing I made myself a warm, delicious breakfast out of that bag of cranberries I got from the CSA.

Since I also have tons of apples I decided to combine the two again just like in the Cran-Apple smoothie I made last week. There’s just something about the combination I love. Read the rest of this post »»

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Kale Pizza Salad

Kale Salad, Pepperoni Pizza Style

We’ve talked about my pizza addiction, right?

It’s bad. So bad I even have a whole category devoted to pizza-like creations!

I’ll be the first to admit many are really far from traditional pizza, but I love taking the concept and flavors and having fun with them. And that’s exactly what I did with this salad. Read the rest of this post »»

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My Pork Hock Stew Adventure!

My Pork Hock Stew Adventure!

I did it!

I followed a recipe!

This may be a first. I rarely stick to a recipe as posted, if I even read them at all. Normally when I cook  I cook by instinct after doing some visual research on Google Images, but this weekend I was presented with something so unknown to me I had no instinct. Read the rest of this post »»

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