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

herby lamb meatball dinner
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Herby Lamb Meatballs

You know when you move to a new city and have to find all new...everything -  a new hair person, nail place, dry cleaners, car place, etc.? We're right in the middle of all that right now. It's like every day there's a new reminder that we're the new kids on the block. Don't get me wrong, I love it; the… Continue reading Herby Lamb Meatballs

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The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad

How do you really feel about kale? If you're making a bitter face after reading that sentence, I understand. The No. 1 complaint I hear about kale is that it's soooo bitter. And you're right. Eaten completely raw the stuff is absolutely disgusting. There, I said it. But when kale is properly prepared, that bitterness mellows… Continue reading The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad

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Basil Broccoli Chicken Spaghetti (Squash)

I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are, but here in Texas, we’ve officially begun that schizophrenic  time in between summer and fall where the weather just can’t make up its mind. This is usually how it goes… the temperature drops to the 80's and for a few fleeting days we remember… Continue reading Basil Broccoli Chicken Spaghetti (Squash)

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Coconut Chicken Curry

Since getting back last week from India… I mean Austin… I think I’ve had curry four times. Why am I confusing Austin and India, you ask? That was my little joke during our long weekend visit with friends, because every day involved something Indian. We were there primarily to see my friend Lauren perform in… Continue reading Coconut Chicken Curry

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Simple Slaw Salad with Salmon

Meet my new favorite meal for spring. This plate has so much good stuff going on I'm not even sure where to begin. You've got your omega-3s in the salmon, and an extra anti-inflammatory boost from covering the fish in curry powder. Pair that with a slaw of raw veggies in all their glory, pure and unwilted delivering enzymes, nutrients… Continue reading Simple Slaw Salad with Salmon