Irresistible Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Irresistible Chocolate Truffle Cookies

I was going to begin today’s post by saying “I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day”, but I’d be lying. Although I say that I don’t celebrate, or care, year after year I find myself running to a craft store on February 13th getting supplies for a homemade present for Kevin. I just…

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Hit the Spot Chicken Marinara Melt

Hit the Spot Chicken Marinara Melt

Our homemade mini studio isn’t quite ready. We’ve decided to add one more layer of paint before setting things up. Dun, dun, duh… I’m so excited to use it, and show all of you what we’ve made! I’m hoping that by the weekend everything will be ready and rearing to go, and I can spend…

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Apple, Spice and Everything Nice Bars

Apple, Spice and Everything Nice Bars

Our past weekend was filled with creativity, screws, and paint! Once we had a plan, we spent Sunday building a studio in our dining room. More details to come once the paint dries. Also – I’ve finally posted my training schedule from August to present and new marathon preparation schedule. You can read about my…

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No Fuss Jambalaya Bake

No Fuss Jambalaya Bake

We come home to a warm dinner every night. We spend 5 minutes putting our lunches together every morning. We rarely ever have the same meal two days in a row. How do we do it? Freezable Casserole Sundays I began cooking 2 casserole style meals on the weekends about a year ago. After they’re…

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Apple Pie Muffin Clusters

Apple Pie Muffin Clusters

Guess what I received in the mail last night? It was made out to Kevin, so it caused a bit of a ruckus when it first arrived. I let Kevin open it knowing darn well of what was inside. He looked disappointed and slowly lifted the object out of it’s box. “A NEW COOKBOOK!” I…

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Green and Clean Pesto Lentil Patties

Green and Clean Pesto Lentil Patties

I must have spring on the brain. Everything I’ve eaten today is green. Breakfast #1: Green Monster Breakfast #2: Added hemp powder to my cereal Snack: Cucumbers and leftover cilantro pesto Lunch: Green and Clean Pesto Lentil Patties on a ginormous spinach salad Snack: Kale salad with pumpkin seeds… One of my friends growing up…

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Strawberry Cream Kasha

Strawberry Cream Kasha

I’m in shock when the women from my spin class tell me that they don’t eat something before coming to the class. After 5 minutes on a bike; if I haven’t eaten anything, I’m falling off of it. Without breakfast I get light headed, sleepy, impatient, confused [deer in headlights look – one day I’ll…

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No bake Vanilla Fifteens

No bake Vanilla Fifteens

In a chocolate making class I went to awhile ago, it was explained that chocolate is a great delivery system for nutrients that we generally wouldn’t eat by themselves. Say, if we were to put seaweed in the chocolate as we’re making it. Seaweed is something that many people would cringe at if it were…

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Cashew Caesar Salad Dressing

Cashew Caesar Salad Dressing

I get strong urges for vegetables, usually once a day. When the craving comes I cannot think of anything else. In the winter I usually crave potatoes, squashes, roasted veg, but today I wanted a BIG salad, and I wanted it now! We keep olive oil and vinegar on hand for these moments, but I…

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Good Guys to the Rescue!

Good Guys to the Rescue!

You may have heard the terms good bacteria, probiotics, prebiotics or healthy flora being used in the marketing of yogurt and other foods, or in conversation with your friends. Using probiotics for digestive support has increased tremendously since the mid-1990s. But why are probiotics so important? What benefits do they have for health other than…

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