Category Archives: vegetarian

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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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Hummus and Sundried Tomato Roll Ups

How’s the weather?  A common question you might ask in a phone conversation or upon meeting a new acquaintance.  Weather is an simple conversation starter, plus it usually is safe as opposed to talking politics or sports. Not saying there is anything wrong talking politics or sports, you just probably want to know your audience.  […]

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Chunky Guacamole

Avocados are one of my favorite snacks and are also great additions to a good sandwich, taco, or enchilada. But yes, sometimes I will just scoop the avocado meat out of this delicious fruit and eat it.  And if I am preparing the avocado for a dish addition I am always known to take a […]


Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta

Be prepared for lots of recipes using summer vegetables coming your way.  You may feel inundated but I think you will thank me in the long run.  Your garden is growing and producing vegetables, my garden is doing the same. I don’t know about you but I am always looking for a wonderful, flavor bursting, […]

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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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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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Sweet Chili Veggie Roll Ups

**I made this delicious sweet chili veggie wraps recipe using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps. All opinions are my own.  This weekend it wasn’t quite time for dinner, but I was getting a little hungry around 2:00 and so I decided to make a healthy snack for Nate […]

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Avocado Citrus Salad

Is it spring yet in your neck of the woods?  This avocado citrus salad will bring spring in the door whether the calendar or weather says it is. Spring is my favorite season.  I love seeing the bulbs awaken and their flowers burst through the ground or the blossoms come forth sharing their fragrance throughout […]

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Cherry Apple Spinach Salad

I love discovering and exploring new combinations of goodness for salads. This cherry apple spinach salad is a perfect salad combination.  With the first bite, I was like hmmmmmmmmm…., this is amazing goodness. I often am eating lunch at home and then leaving for work.  It has become quite the pleasant experience.  You see I […]