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  • Three Bean Turkey Chili

    Three Bean Turkey Chili

      It may seem strange to be sharing a wintery turkey chili recipe when it’s summer, but the last week around here was rainy and gray. And cold. Cold enough that I wanted something warming and soothing. So I made a big pot of turkey chili. I always make double and we eat it for […]

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  • Thanksgiving Salad

    Thanksgiving Salad

    Thanksgiving’s four months away but I’ve been thinking about turkey a lot lately. It’s so good, yet it is put in the corner by it’s smaller cousin chicken for 364 days of the year. It’s a travesty, really. Nobody puts turkey in the corner. I picked up some turkey cutlets the other day and had […]

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  • Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 27, 2014}

    Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 27, 2014}

      I’ve got an amazing healthy menu plan for this week…are you ready to menu plan your butt off? For this week’s healthy menu plan, I focused on great warm weather food…a few recipes for the grill, some quick fix meals (say hello to the easiest Lo Mein EVER!), and a nice slow cooker dish […]

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  • Orange You Glad? Smoothie

    Orange You Glad? Smoothie

    I have gulped down many attempts at this orange creamsicle-inspired smoothie. The first one was made with orange juice, ice and vanilla protein powder and was far too sweet. On top of that, the lack of fiber made that smoothie stick with me for a hot minute – I was hungry about a half hour […]

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  • Simple Pea Salad with Radish

    Simple Pea Salad with Radish

    The heat wave in the Pacific Northwest caused all my pea vines to finish up early this year, so I knew I had to make a big harvest all at once.  What to do with all those beautiful shelling peas?  Some were cleaned and frozen and put away for later, but I couldn’t resist using […]

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Main Dishes

Three Bean Turkey Chili
[ 3 ] July 30, 2014

Three Bean Turkey Chili

  It may seem strange to be sharing a wintery turkey chili recipe when it’s summer, but the last week around here was rainy and gray. And cold. Cold enough that I wanted something warming and soothing. So I made a big pot of turkey chili. I always make double and we eat it for […]

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Thanksgiving Salad
[ 0 ] July 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Salad

Thanksgiving’s four months away but I’ve been thinking about turkey a lot lately. It’s so good, yet it is put in the corner by it’s smaller cousin chicken for 364 days of the year. It’s a travesty, really. Nobody puts turkey in the corner. I picked up some turkey cutlets the other day and had […]

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Margarita Grilled Shrimp & Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
[ 0 ] July 10, 2014

Margarita Grilled Shrimp & Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

The one thing I miss when I go on vacation is my Tex-Mex food.  I love Tex-Mex food.  We usually have Tex-Mex before we leave on vacation and then again when we return just to get our fix.  We have so many Mexican restaurants in Texas that you are never more than a couple of […]

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Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Char Siu {Chinese BBQ Pulled Pork}
[ 11 ] April 14, 2014

Slow Cooker Char Siu {Chinese BBQ Pulled Pork}

Two of my favorites, pulled pork and any kind of Asian food…in one dish. Yeah, I’m in love. Especially since traditional pulled pork can be pretty fatty and this absolutely isn’t. So I can eat it guilt free. YESSSS. This flavorful pork (char siu), after eight hours in the slow cooker, absolutely falls apart and […]

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Crock Pot Curry Chicken with a Coconut Twist
[ 1 ] March 14, 2014

Crock Pot Curry Chicken with a Coconut Twist

When I tried curry for the first time, it was of the green variety — it was also homemade by a graduate school friend of Indian heritage from the Caribbean. It was amazing, and I’ve been super picky about curry ever since. You can’t blame me, really! Restaurant curry isn’t my favorite; it’s usually Americanized […]

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Slow Cooker Gluten Free Minestrone
[ 0 ] February 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Gluten Free Minestrone

Because of the lack of noodles, I hesitated to call this savory soup a minestrone. After a thorough internet search on whether or not minestrone is, in fact, minestrone, without the noodles, and not finding a conclusive answer, I turned to a real live Italian friend; she assured me that as long as the beans […]

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Side Dishes

Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!
[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!

This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and […]

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Italian Buttered Rice (Two Ways)
[ 0 ] June 3, 2014

Italian Buttered Rice (Two Ways)

  My mom has made Italian Buttered Rice for every family gathering for just about as long as I can remember. Even though it has mushrooms (only about half of my family likes mushrooms) it was always a big hit and always expected. It was so popular with the family that my niece made it […]

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Easy Canned Pickled Beets
[ 1 ] March 27, 2014

Easy Canned Pickled Beets

Growing your own beets is really easy to do, even if you only have a small space.  They can be grown in containers on your sunny patio or your raised vegetable beds.  It is best to harvest beets when they are about 2-2 1/2 inches in diameter.  They can get tough if they get too […]

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Desserts

Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf
[ 11 ] July 22, 2014

Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf

This lemon and Greek yogurt bread is so lemony delicious. You should go and make it right now. Really. I’m not going to waste anymore of your time telling you how amazing and moist and healthy it is! Go, go now. You can come back and thank me later. Print Whole Grain Lemon Loaf Rating: […]

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Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!
[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!

This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait
[ 0 ] June 26, 2014

Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait

We are having a banner year with huge crops of large, sweet and delicious strawberries! Eating them fresh, freezing them and trying other ways to preserve them brought me to this pretty little parfait. I still have rhubarb in the garden along with all the strawberries, so this is a nice sauce/syrup combination that can […]

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Appetizers

Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!
[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!

This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and […]

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Roasted Garlic Guacamole
[ 0 ] June 20, 2014

Roasted Garlic Guacamole

Guacamole is one of those treats that many people put off when they’re watching calorie counts. It’s true avocados do have more fat and calories than some other vegetables but they’re full of healthy fats, lots of protein, and fiber – not to mention plenty of other vitamins and minerals. But don’t go out and […]

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Easy Canned Pickled Beets
[ 1 ] March 27, 2014

Easy Canned Pickled Beets

Growing your own beets is really easy to do, even if you only have a small space.  They can be grown in containers on your sunny patio or your raised vegetable beds.  It is best to harvest beets when they are about 2-2 1/2 inches in diameter.  They can get tough if they get too […]

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Breads

Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf
[ 11 ] July 22, 2014

Whole Wheat Lemon and Greek Yogurt Loaf

This lemon and Greek yogurt bread is so lemony delicious. You should go and make it right now. Really. I’m not going to waste anymore of your time telling you how amazing and moist and healthy it is! Go, go now. You can come back and thank me later. Print Whole Grain Lemon Loaf Rating: […]

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True-ly Good Pumpkin Muffins
[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

True-ly Good Pumpkin Muffins

I have been exploring the “True Food” movement lately which has opened up my eyes to a whole new way of baking.  In these recipes they try to use foods and ingredients that are “true” to their origins, meaning they are either minimally or not processed at all.  I have found that using true foods […]

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins
[ 2 ] February 24, 2014

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Muffins go like hot cakes in our house; they’re so easy to make — and easy to make healthy, at that. These muffins are coffee house quality, but won’t make you pack on the pounds. They’re rich, making it hard to believe how low in fat they are. They keep well for a few days, […]

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off. A weekly menu plan full of delicious, healthy recipes including complete nutritional information + WWPP.

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 19}

[ 0 ] July 20, 2014

Happy Sunday, happy Sunday! It’s my favorite day of the week: Menu Plan Your Butt Off day! If you’re new around here, every Sunday we bring you a brand new delicious menu plan full of healthy, nutritious, and clean recipes. And, we even give you a printable grocery list to make things easy. All recipes include […]

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Spicy Gazpacho with Avocado & Shrimp

Spicy Gazpacho with Avocado & Shrimp

[ 1 ] July 17, 2014

These last few weeks have been hot, hot, hot. HOT. In reality, it’s only been in the upper 80′s, but in Seattle that’s end of times type weather. So I’ve been loath to turn on the stove or oven at all if I can possibly avoid it – we’ve been using the grill a lot […]

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Super Easy Mango Smoothie

Super Easy Mango Smoothie

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014

We’re at the peak of mango season nationwide, and for those of us who live where mango trees grow everywhere, that means well-meaning grocery bags of mangoes from friends and family. Even though mango prep technology continues to evolve (this video has been making the rounds lately), us Floridians are pros at carving up the […]

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Jicama & Pineapple Salad

Jicama & Pineapple Salad

[ 1 ] July 14, 2014

Do you want a really unique and refreshing salad for a summer dinner party?  Something with a little different flair? Then this is the salad for you! It’s really easy to put together and its five ingredients pack a ton of flavor. What you end up with is a light, healthy salad as pretty as […]

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