The Best Homemade Granola Recipe

I consider this the best granola recipe because it tastes delicious on it’s own, but can be the base granola for any flavor granola that you choose. It is customizable for any palate. We often make it on it’s own,but enjoy it with walnuts, cranberries, raisins, or whatever else we have in our cupboards. It uses […]

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Green Chili, Summer Squash, & Quinoa Enchilada Bake

I seriously love enchiladas…a bit more than Grey. He prefers lighter meals that don’t involve many tortillas or refined carbs, so I’m always on the lookout for inspiration to turn classic dishes into something we both can enjoy–same flavor, lighter ingredients. This enchilada bake was perfect the other night because 1) we’ve got zucchini and […]

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Marigolds.

We planted an entire bed of marigolds as an organic pest control method, and I’ve got to say, it’s one of my favorite parts of the garden right now. We grew them from seed and these marigolds are stout. Not like the six packs bought at the garden center. They are taller, more vibrant and […]

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Energy Bites

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a while now…because we’ve been eating and loving this snack for a while now.😉 I’ve been on the hunt for good snack recipes so I could stock up the fridge and freezer with easy to grab healthy options. It makes healthy eating so much easier when everything […]

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Citrus & Sesame Salad

I partly love salad nights because it is one of the fastest dinners to make, and partly because there is so much variation. It is not necessary to stick to a recipe word for word for them to come out right. If you prefer less bell pepper…add less. If you don’t like broccoli don’t add […]

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Quinoa Cookies

I don’t do a lot of dessert baking these days, just to keep us making healthy choices. Except these cookies.I’m not really sure if they qualify as a dessert because everything in them I would eat for breakfast …but they are a cookie. You could easily make them even more delectable (than their natural peanut-buttery […]

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Sunday Beet Harvest

Yesterday we decided to pull the beets out of the garden… so I could spend the next 4 1/2 hours pickling them. ….especially when he came across some ripe strawberries!Beets are one of my favorite veggies to grow because they grow so well here.We also pulled the volunteer red potato plant out of this bed […]

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Black Bean Corn and Cilantro Lime Salad

Looking back at my meal plans for the past two weeks, things have been a little “southwestern” in the dinner department. Something about spicy, cheesy, “yumminess” has been extra appealing to me lately. I’ve tamed those cravings with this salad.It is perfect because I can make it ahead and store it in the refrigerator so dinner […]

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How to Make a Heart Shaped Fried Egg

Valentine’s day is right around the corner! Even though, to me,  it is a less significant holiday than Easter or Christmas, I still like to recognize it. I put little Valentine’s day touches around our home, and do something special on the day, however slight. It reminds me of being a kid at school right […]

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Best Guacamole

We have eaten this guacamole recipe three times this week. Once with a delicious vegetarian taco salad, once with eggs and salsa for breakfast, and once with rice and beans. This could easily be doubled or tripled if you are hosting a party or are just guacamole fans–like us!I made some for the Superbowl with […]

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