Creamy Avocado Pesto Zucchini Pasta

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There are two deceivingly delicious things at play in this pasta recipe.  A) There is actually no pasta in this recipe. The ‘noodles’ are spiraled zucchini. Zucchini has been my go to sub for pasta for quite a while. It’s great for satisfying a pasta craving if you’re avoiding foods with lots of carbohydrates or… 

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Cowboy Caviar

cowboy caviar

Disclosure: I am being compensated by Cans Get You Cooking for my participation in this campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Please note, this post contains affiliate links.  As always, all opinions are my own!  Yippie kai yay! How I love cowboy caviar. This recipe is a hybrid of about three different recipes I’ve collected and… 

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Yellow Split Pea Curry


Call me weird, but sometimes on the rare occasion I get to go to the market child free, I like to hang out in the bulk aisle and peruse the ingredients I’ve never used before. More often than not, I end up coming home with a bag of some new (to me) grain or legume… 

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Sesame Mushroom Quinoa Bowls

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In January we made a resolution to eat better this year (don’t we all??). One of the things that I aimed to do was eat less meat. This wasn’t terribly hard as I didn’t eat much to begin with, but where we live food really is seasonal so my choices were limited. If something is… 

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Garlic & Ginger Bok Choy

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Bok choy is one  of those vegetables I rarely pick up when I’m out shopping. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I am usually reminded of this love when I have Chinese takeout and get the ‘mixed vegetable’ – which is usually carrots, broccoli and bok choy. Then I say to myself ‘Self? We… 

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

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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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Curried Quinoa Bake

curried quinoa bake

Quinoa and cauliflower…two of the buzziest foods of the last few years. And for good reason! Both are nutritional powerhouses, super versatile and just delicious! I found a recipe a while back for curried coconut cauliflower – chopped up cauliflower baked in coconut milk. I started out just making that recipe – which itself looked… 

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Spinach in Peanut Sauce


This recipe was submitted by one of our readers, Kristina, and it is fantastic! It’s a great way to use up a bunch of spinach and so very good for you, even with the peanut sauce. This serves four, generously. Serve as a side or over a grain as a main dish. If you like… 

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Simple Blueberry Coffee Cake

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An easy breakfast or after-dinner blueberry coffee cake loaded with juicy berries, in a lightly sweetened, but impressive cake. And no, it won’t kill your diet! The blueberries are truly the showcase of this cake, so it doesn’t require a lot of extra sugar in the topping. I kept the topping light, but it’s completely… 

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