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This past weekend we celebrated our dog’s 8th birthday. I know—we’re a little crazy about Katie. 🙂 While I can promise you there wasn’t a full-blown party, we did commemorate Katie’s birthday by making homemade, frozen dog treats. Why homemade? Well, as I’ve shared before, many of the store-bought dog …
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I love lasagna so much I’m always experimenting with new twists on this family favorite. So when I thought of how much I love butternut squash ravioli, I decided a Butternut Squash Lasagna had to be a winner. Boy was I right! After trying a couple different variations, I …
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This post is by blog team member, Kelly. To learn more about Kelly, check out our team page! In some of my posts you’ve heard me talk about “crowding out” the processed food in your diet by adding more vegetables. I love focusing on what TO eat that helps me …
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Looking for a delicious way to say “yes” to a special occasion treat without having to spend hours in the kitchen or buy some highly processed, store-bought cake? Then try my Chocolate Lava Cakes! With less than 20 minutes of prep time and no decorating to worry about, I love …
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It’s that time of year again. Super Bowl time. And with the constant hype about the game, the commercials, and the parties that surround this mega event, it’s easy to become a bit jaded if you’re trying to eat healthier food. After all, the Super Bowl is reported to …
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Serving up a healthy appetizer when you’re entertaining just got easier with my Hearty Black Bean Dip! I absolutely love this yummy app that’s made with 100% real ingredients. Put some of my delicious Homemade Whole Wheat Pita Chips on the side, and you’ve got the perfect addition for any celebration! In fact, I …
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Finding crackers that taste good and use real ingredients can be challenging. And while I sometimes choose to make my own crackers, it can get pretty time consuming when I’m in a rush. So what do I do instead? I make up a batch of my delicious homemade whole wheat pita chips. These …
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It’s no secret—I love lentils. Why? They’re delicious, packed with protein and nutrients, inexpensive, super versatile, easy to cook, and an environmentally friendly crop. Seeing as it’s been a while since I shared my last lentil recipe, I thought it high time to post another one of my favorites—Slow Cooker Red Curry …
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Are you a breakfast believer? Even if you don’t think breakfast is indeed the most important meal, there’s no denying that starting the day with a balanced meal has many health benefits. Eating some combination of produce, protein and healthy fat within one hour of waking helps fire up …
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Many people think that choosing a taste test winning brand makes a lot of sense. After all, don’t we all want better tasting food? But after learning what it takes to be crowned a winner, you may want to think twice before choosing foods that have “won” a taste test.   Why …
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As the holidays wind down, you may feel the need to remedy your overindulgences. Perhaps the latest cleanse or detox may sound appealing? While I’m not a huge fan of many of these programs I think there are some reasons why certain options may be useful. For example, during …
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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’re probably interested in learning more about food, where it comes from, and living a healthier life. So, in that spirit, here’s a list of my 4 favorite books about food from 2015 to add to your reading list. While I …