Author Archives: Ellen Garrett

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Peach Berry Smoothie Bowl

I will admit this Peach Berry Smoothie Bowl was inspired by Aimee’s Raspberry Peach Smoothie.  You will notice that the recipes are almost identical with a few minor adjustments.  But the biggest adjustment is you are eating this smoothie, in a bowl, like cold soup, with granola and fresh fruit toppings.  And you are loving […]

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Quinoa Corn Salad

This quinoa corn salad may have just became my favorite main dish salad.  I have made it twice in less than a week and I am ready to make it again! and again! and again! You might ask why and I should let the quinoa corn salad sell itself, which it will when you take […]

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Fig Pistachio Ice Cream

The taste of Italy. That’s what this Fig Pistachio Ice Cream is the taste of Italy.  I know we think pizza or spaghetti when you think Italian food but I also think of gelato and  fig pistachio ice cream.  Craig and I visited our Italian daughter, Marta, and her parents in Bergamo, Italy about 18 […]

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Stuffed Hatch Chiles

Do you dream about food?  I dream about food!  I think about food all the time.  I talk about food all the time. I suppose it has something to do with having a food blog. I believe it has a lot to do with being a recipe developer.  I just have food on my brain.  […]

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#Ad Lemony Chicken One Pot Pasta

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EverydayEffortless #CollectiveBias Are you as family time hungry as I am?  I imagine so.  Life is busy.  There is work, school, play dates, housework, yard work.  Busy, busy, busy.  There are days all I want to do is sit, […]

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Fig Watermelon Spinach Salad

Creating and experimenting is what recipe development is all about.  You see a dish on instagram, pinterest, or some other social media and it looks delicious!  You read through the list of ingredients and the how tos and it sounds amazing! And then you wonder how can I make that but with 1 or 2 […]

Kale sesame salad is a tasty way to eat to your health. Kale, cucumbers, green apples, feta cheese, sesame seeds with a honey vinaigrette all tossed together for deliciousness and healthiness.

Kale Sesame Salad

The kale is here! Kale can be a take it or leave it green.  I will admit my first time I wanted to leave it and I truly didn’t know what to do with it.  Craig is a go with the flow person and he even throws kale into his smoothies.  Not me, I have […]

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Smoothie Bowl

I created my first ever smoothie bowl. I devoured my first ever smoothie bowl.  I will guarantee it will not be my last, oh such goodness in one simple bowl.  Refreshing, exhilarating, fresh, energizing, revitalizing, delectable, delightful, luscious, yummy, enticing, fresh, hearty  – I am not sure I can come up with enough adjectives to […]

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Garden Fresh Tomato and Herb Pasta

Some days it seems nothing goes right, life is a bit awry.  Like today; first off my computer wouldn’t turn on. Attempt after attempt just kept producing a black screen. Finally a little life sparked in it allowing me to let it self doctor and finally fix itself. All while I had a baking fiasco […]

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Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

Funfetti Cake is so good but what if  you don’t want to bake a cake because you will end up eating the whole thing and that blows the healthy eating life style you are trying to switch to.  Problem solved, make funfetti cake batter dip and share it at a pool party with teenage girls […]