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The Easiest Salmon Ever + Summer Strawberry Salad

Summer may officially be almost over (tear) but you know this heat isn't going anywhere anytime soon. And because nobody wants to cook when it's blazing hot outside, I've been pulling together some easy dinner ideas (and healthier cool treats, too) that take it easy on the heat. Think crock pot meals. Beautiful, bulky salads.… Continue reading The Easiest Salmon Ever + Summer Strawberry Salad

balanced beef and veggie chili
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A Veggie-Loaded Healthy Chili

Only because it's the Super Bowl... I'm going against my better judgement and sharing my secret recipe for the perfectly balanced beef and veggie-loaded healthy chili. But, I swear, if anyone tries to go up against me in a chili cook-off with this one....we are not friends anymore... I usually make my veggie-loaded chili with… Continue reading A Veggie-Loaded Healthy Chili

paleo spaghetti sauce
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THE Best Spaghetti Sauce + The Secret to Cooking with Herbs and Spices

I'm pretty sure this spaghetti sauce recipe I'm sharing with you today is the best spaghetti sauce I've ever made. It's the best spaghetti sauce for a few reasons. 1.) It's so delicious, hearty, flavorful and comforting 2.) It could not be easier to make. I thought my spaghetti and meatballs was as easy as… Continue reading THE Best Spaghetti Sauce + The Secret to Cooking with Herbs and Spices

whole chicken slow cooker recipe
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The Easiest Chicken Recipe You’ll Ever Make 

This whole chicken slow cooker recipe is the one thing without fail I make every single week. I can't believe it's taken me this long to post it because it's a recipe I'm constantly sending my clients who are looking for help making quick, healthy meals. This couldn't be easier or take less time to… Continue reading The Easiest Chicken Recipe You’ll Ever Make 

how to cut a spaghetti squash
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The Trick to Cutting Up Spaghetti Squash & The Perfect Sauce and Meatballs

OK, so I know in my "I'm Back!" post I said I didn't have time to take a zillion pictures while cooking anymore, but get this, I actually started this post three years ago... I've been wondering how I was going to find the time to get this blog up and running again and there it was, a near… Continue reading The Trick to Cutting Up Spaghetti Squash & The Perfect Sauce and Meatballs

spiralized zucchini
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Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto + The Veggie Spiralizer

It's the first week of fall and while everyone else is blogging about pumpkin flavored soup, smoothies, muffins, cookies.... I'm stuck in summer mode. As excited as I am to move on to fall, I'm still savoring the last few tastes of summer, like the basil, zucchini and tomato in this dish. The light, refreshing flavors feel and… Continue reading Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto + The Veggie Spiralizer

salmon with lemon and dill
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Salmon with Lemon, Dijon and Dill

Salmon is one of my favorite go-to weeknight mains - it doesn't take long to marinate, it cooks quickly and as a bonus I can save a dose of my Omega-3 supplements... The main reason I cook it during the week though is it's not something I usually order out. I'm going to try to… Continue reading Salmon with Lemon, Dijon and Dill

turkey tacos
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Turkey Tacos

  As much as I love to cook, this time of year I just want to fix something quickly so we can get on to more fun things... like going for a walk, relaxing on the patio or planning our California road trip we have on the calendar in June. Summer (especially these early few weeks before… Continue reading Turkey Tacos

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Spring Spaghetti Squash Pasta

I was going to wait to post this one after another go-around so I could make it a little prettier. I wanted to add fresh basil. And put the vegetables and chicken on top of the spaghetti squash instead of mixing it all up in the pan hamburger-helper style so it would photograph better. In… Continue reading Spring Spaghetti Squash Pasta

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Beef & Broccoli + Why I Went Paleo

It took me a long time to come around before jumping on the Paleo bandwagon. And then once I did, it took me a longer time still to say the words about myself: I’d gone Paleo. Even now, writing this post, it’s hard seeing them in black and white, not gonna lie. You see, I’ve… Continue reading Beef & Broccoli + Why I Went Paleo