Category Archives: healthy

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Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

Craig and I just spent 2 weeks exploring Portugal, Spain, and Italy.  While we were in Italy, we spent a few days with Marta’s family in Bergamo, Italy – (Marta lived with us for a year abroad during 2012/2013.)  Bergamo is near Milan and Verona – you know Verona of the Romeo and Juliet fame.  […]

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

We’ve made stuffed peppers a couple of times now, and every time we make them I remember how good they are and wish we ate them more often. These are mexican stuffed peppers because they are seasoned with taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and stuffed full of tomatoes, corn, black beans and more. For this recipe […]

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Rainbow Vegetable Pizza

Who can pass up this colorful, delectable vegetable rainbow pizza?  You have probably seen this rainbow pizza popping up all over pinterest, I did and could not resist making one.  I mean pizza has to be the best way to deliver your healthy veggies to your mouth and tummy. With a refrigerator full of vegetables […]

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Orange Berry Smoothie

I can’t believe I have not posted a single smoothie recipe before here at LMLD,  so let this orange berry smoothie be the very first.  I drink a smoothie 2 to 3 times a week for breakfast, usually it is very simple – fruit and juice with the occasional spinach thrown in to make a […]

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Breaded Fennel

New vegetable, new flavor, new experience – that explains this breaded fennel quite well.  Fennel is eaten and added to many Mediterranean dishes but I had never cooked with it or eaten it before.  Craig enjoyed fennel on his LDS mission to Italy often and usually ate it raw, it has a refreshing crisp flavor […]

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Tilapia with Citrus Butter

Sometimes it is a lot of fun to explore recipes and discover new ones that are really good.  BUT it doesn’t always work out, take today as an example; tilapia with citrus butter turned out GREAT – beet chips not so great/actually down right awful. In my attempt to try new recipes and new foods […]

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Kumquat Oatmeal Bread

We have had kumquats almost coming out of our ears, each week in our CSA box we have received a lunch bag full of kumquats (that equates to about 40 kumquats a week). I have been looking for numerous recipes to use the kumquats in because although they have been a favorite of my mom’s, […]

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Goat Cheese Personal Pizza

I love pizza, I love pizza with yummy ingredients like goat cheese, veggies, artichoke hearts, and pesto.  I LOVE this goat cheese personal pizza.  My hubbie, Craig has been out of town for a few days working in Mississippi and so I have been preparing dinner only for myself.  I have been trying hard to […]

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Chicken (or Turkey) Noodle Soup

This chicken noodle soup is full of lots of fresh and delicious ingredients. This soup tastes great with chicken or turkey and would be a great way to use up leftover thanksgiving dinner turkey or meat from a rotisserie chicken. This soup is jam packed full of fresh and healthy ingredients. Carrots, celery, onions, noodles […]

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Macadamia Nut Crusted Tilapia

My friend Peggy shared this macadamia nut crusted tilapia recipe with me a few weeks ago and I have been waiting for the right moment to make it.  If I had know it was going to be this good I probably would have made it then and several times since.  I don’t think I would […]

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Chicken Fajita Salad

Funnily enough, I got the idea for this salad from a friend of mine from highschool. She has a beauty blog and youtube channel and did a video on what she eats in a day, and for dinner she made a chicken fajita salad. I thought it sounded delicious because we all know I love […]

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

These pumpkin oatmeal muffins are so moist, easy, and healthy. I made them as part of Craig and my dinner with a healthy salad and they were just the right pairing.  I have always enjoyed a good bread or muffin with soup or a salad and still feel like I am eating a substantial  and […]

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Southwest Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing

This southwest chicken salad with avocado dressing was prepared using leftover roasted chicken and rice, it was quick, easy, and very tasty. One week ago I had surgery, it was an experience that was uplifting, scary, and unknown.  If you want to know more you can read at my personal blog “musings of my mind”.   […]

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Jimmy Dean Breakfast Delights – a healthy meal option for breakfast and when you are on the go

**This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Jimmy Dean, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BreakfastDelight  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.” Sometimes I really love to cook up a delicious batch of waffles or pancakes for breakfast.  Sometimes breakfast is a bowl of cereal or yogurt and sometimes […]

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Kale Salad

Craig and I picked up a large bunch of kale this week in our CSA box, along with lots of chard, lettuce, and other greens. I knew we needed to start on these vegetables right away. Because we always get so many greens I am always on the lookout for a new recipe to use […]

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Easy Side Salad

Mmm. I love salad. Is it weird that salad is one of the things I’ve “craved” during my pregnancy? Actually I take that back – I don’t feel like pregnancy cravings are real. Maybe I’m ruining this excuse for all women out there, or maybe its just me, but I haven’t had any stronger cravings […]