Tag Archives: healthy


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 […]


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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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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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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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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Thai Chicken Salad

As long as we have meat and lots of vegetables or other chunks in our salad, Nate and I are usually both okay actually having salad for dinner. This Thai chicken salad is full of lots of extra things, chicken of course, red peppers, carrots, cucumber, and topped with wonton strips, and peanuts if you […]

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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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Chipotle Chicken Bean and Lime Soup

Say that fast 3 times! What a mouthful, but it pretty much describes what is in this soup from top to bottom.  I found this recipe on Rachael Ray’s site and change it slightly to my liking.  We finally had a cooler day here in southern California (cool meaning it only reached a high of […]

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos

I went from hating really disliking sweet potatoes to loving them now.  One of the regular vegetables Craig and I receive in our CSA box (Community Supported Agriculture) are sweet potatoes.  So I guess I had to needed to learn to like them.  I am so glad that I have found lots of recipes to […]

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Pomegranate Citrus Salad

Craig and I eat a lot of salads; a lot of salads – like daily either for lunch or dinner.  We feast upon salads for a few reasons: health, weight, and our CSA box.  First it was for weight, I personally have lots 40 pounds over the last 3 years.  Then we determined the salads […]

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Grapefruit Avocado Salad

A couple of weeks ago, I joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) group.  In other words I became a member of a community farm, committing to purchasing a box of fresh, locally grown, organic vegetables and fruits weekly.  It has been a interesting experience – receiving different vegetables that I have to look on the […]


Summer Berry Salad

When I was thinking of recipes to make and share with you in preparation of Fourth of July, I could only think of dessert recipes. Desserts are easy to make holiday specific because you can simply add food coloring to your frosting, or chocolate, or cake mix, or whatever. But you can’t just add food […]


Baked Carrots

One of the first dishes I remember making on my own was during my freshman year in college, baked carrots.