Quinoa Pizza Bites
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Quinoa Pizza Bites

Well the weekend certainly did me in. Lots of eating and lots of drinking, resulting in a few more wobbly bits to contend with. Healthy eating commence! The typical weaknesses that arise during my healthy lifestyle attempts can be largely attributed to a lack of preparation {as well as my overall lack of self control … Continue reading

Easy {banana} Pancakes
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Easy {banana} Pancakes

Aside from a bowl of cereal, this is one of the easiest things to whip up for breakfast. They are delicious, simple and {dare I say} healthy? Two ingredients. Yes. Just two. One egg and half a banana mashed up will give you a few decent sized pancakes. Here I topped them with cinnamon and … Continue reading

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I made a pie! My first one ever. And I’m going to claim it as homemade, even though the crust is store bought. Now that I know I can handle the filling, maybe next time I’ll try the crust. Similar to scones, pies were a dessert that I was a little wary of, deciding they … Continue reading

Caprese Salad with Avocado
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Caprese Salad with Avocado

I’m a huge fan of the Caprese Salad, as evidenced here and here. It’s such a refreshing blend of three very awesome flavors {my favorite being the basil -  oh sweet sweet basil}. Iowa Girl Eats, wise woman that she is, shakes up the original by adding a layer of awesomeness – avocado {recipe here}. … Continue reading

Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone
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Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone

Warning: while this is a creamy and delicious dessert, it is not exactly what I’d classify as low-cal. But I’m a huge believer in moderation when it comes to food. Grilled peaches are tasty on their own and a great addition to meat/veggie kabobs. The juices seem to caramelize, creating a more complex layer of … Continue reading

Bruschetta Chicken
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Bruschetta Chicken

While attempting to eat a little lighter while out to dinner a few weeks ago, I happened across a new chicken dish that blew my socks off: chicken topped with bruschetta.  As fate would have it, at the Farmer’s Market just a few days later, I sampled some bruschetta from a local vendor. It was … Continue reading

Guacamole
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Guacamole

I am a huge fan of avocados. In fact, I could put avocados on just about anything. Fresh, creamy goodness.  Guacamole is no different. It’s the perfect fresh summer dip. The only problem, once I start it’s difficult to stop. I loosely followed this recipe, although quickly realized guacamole is one of the easiest, no-recipe-needed, … Continue reading

Chicken Enchiladas
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Chicken Enchiladas

This is a recipe I’ve been making for years, compliments of a former co-worker. It may have been one of the first recipes I truly attempted from scratch, and boy did I think I was special. This was one year post college, when eating out was still in heavy rotation, and making something from scratch … Continue reading