Author Archives: Ellen Garrett

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Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps

These asian meatball lettuce wraps have a spicy meatball with an Asian flare eaten with lettuce wraps and garnished with shredded carrots and minced green onions, served with a side of quinoa. Recently I viewed a post that highlighted Top 50 Cities to see in Your Lifetime.  Beautiful locations to dream about visiting.  Somehow I […]

Grilled chicken lettuce wraps are an effortless, healthy, and delicious meal with real chicken, protein blend vegetables, and peanut sauce. So good, easy!

Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #EverdayEffortless #Collective Bias #ad Ahhhh……………. the lazy days of summer, so beautiful, so peaceful, so restful.  Whoa, whoa, whoa!  – where are those?  I love summer but my life is super crazy at the moment; I am running […]

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Red, White, and Blue Garden Salad

I love the month of July! Maybe because it is my birthday month, but maybe because of all it represents with the birthday of our nation, fireworks, picnics, barbecues, summer days, and summer nights. I love the colors of red, white, and blue together and they all come together in this red, white, and blue […]

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Hurricane Cookies

Kauai is known as the ‘garden island’, there are also hundreds of roosters and chickens running wild in pretty much every square inch of the island.  The story is told that during the 1992 hurricane the winds blew over a chicken farm. The roosters and chicken have been roaming freeing every since. The story is […]

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Citrus Yogurt with Citrus Honey Syrup

I had citrus yogurt with citrus honey syrup for breakfast this morning after a 40 minute run. Yes, I am running!  Huff, huff, huff!  The Avocado 5K will be my first race EVER.  I am excited, nervous, hesitant, and ready.   The 5K ‘s first half is all down hill which means the last half is […]

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Carrot Broccoli Crunch Salad

As a food blogger, recipe developer, foodie (what should we call ourselves) sometimes we have a difficult time naming our recipe just right.  Like this Carrot Broccoli Crunch Salad should it really be “Crunchy Carrot Broccoli Salad” or “Carrot Broccoli Slaw” or “Carrot Broccoli Sunflower Seed Cranraisin Green Pea Salad”.  I think you get my […]

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Teriyaki Cheeseburgers

Juicy, sweet, mouth-watering, tender, perfect teriyaki cheeseburgers, that is exactly what we have here.  I mentioned eating way too much food while in Kauai but I am quite sure every bite I took was worth it; from the Thai coconut seafood platter to the Hawaiian shaved ice to the lava flow virgin pina colada to […]

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Coconut French Toast

Aloha!  (Now it is your turn)  After an adventure filled, breathtaking experience along with eating way too much week in Kauai, I have settled back into routine life at home here in Fallbrook, California.  Along with a slight tan, lots of pictures, a few souvenirs, and once in a life time memories I also brought […]

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Lime Bundt Cake

Some cakes are heavy and dense and full of ooey gooey goodness, some cakes are light, refreshing, and airy – and that is how I would describe this lime citrus bundt cake – light, refreshing, airy, and maybe really, really good too. At least that was the responses I received when I shared with a […]

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Orange Zest Syrup

Sunday morning was relaxing today.  I had time to make breakfast, more than the delicious smoothies or yogurt and granola I usually enjoy for breakfast.  Today I whipped up pancakes, pancakes with homemade syrup. But not just any homemade syrup, orange zest syrup. This orange zest syrup was so easy to make and just took […]

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Nut and Seed Granola

This is one time I can get behind eating like a bird. Ha ha. I say that because birds eat a lot of seeds and this nut and seed granola is full of seeds after seeds after seeds.  You have pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds. All seeds birds love too.  But you won’t […]

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Flower Pot Chocolate Pudding

Flowers or chocolates? Chocolates or flowers?  It is always a dilemma what to get mom for Mother’s Day.  So why not give her both! She will be delighted, especially with this fun flower pot chocolate pudding.  It looks like a potted plant but it is really chocolate pudding with crushed oreos and mint leaves.   […]

This sweet and Savory Brisket flavored has a salt rub, sweet and savory marinade cooked slowly over low temperatures for a tender, flavorful main dish.

Sweet and Savory Brisket

I made brisket today. A sweet and savory brisket. It was my first time cooking a brisket and thank goodness it was good!  Really good.  I had read that you will never be able to make a piece of brisket tender but after this sweet and savory brisket I don’t believe that.  Maybe I just […]

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Designer Poster created with Modify Ink

Sponsored – I received a free work of art that I created but as always all opinions are strictly my own. Create – I believe we all have a desire to create.  To create is “to evolve from one’s own thought or imagination, as in a work of art or an invention.”  To create “is […]

Zucchini Muffins

Are you a cookbook junkie? I should say are you a cookbook junkie like me?  I love cookbooks, collect cookbooks (even if there is only 1 or 2 or 5 or 6 recipes I typically use), and I read cookbooks.  It does matter a little what cookbook;  some are homemade with collected torn out of […]

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PB & Honey Breakfast Bars

WARNING: Don’t make these PB & Honey Breakfast Bars if you are alone!  You might regret it later in life or later in that day. I know it is kind of weird to start a recipe post with a warning, maybe just a little bit. But let me tell you why – PB & Honey […]