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How To Make Veggie Kabobs Like A Pro

It’s pretty rare that I put this much effort into a side dish, but maybe I should start because these veggie kabobs are amazing! Here’s what you need to do to make veggie kabobs like a pro: 1.) Make a delicious marinade from scratch…

August 9, 2016
Tomato Feta Greek Salad
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Creamy and Tangy Tomato Feta Greek Salad

I first tried this tomato feta greek salad at my sister in law’s baby shower (thank you Lily for introducing me to this salad!). It was one among dozens of other salads that her mom had made for the baby shower but this one caught my…

July 18, 2016
mojito fruit salad
Desserts Plates Sides

Mojito Fruit Salad

This refreshing mojito fruit salad is the perfect thing to enjoy during hot summer days. Forget the traditional whipped cream topping that weighs down the salad and transforms a healthy dish into a not so healthy one. Fruit is so delicious and sweet all…

June 17, 2016
Goat Cheese Biscuits
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Cast Iron Goat Cheese Biscuits (Plus Book Giveaway!)

I absolutely love cooking in a cast iron pan. Not only does your food always come out delicious, but it’s such an easy way to impress your guests and makes simple dishes (like these goat cheese biscuits) look like they came from a fancy…

June 7, 2016
Appetizers Plates Sides

Light And Fresh Cucumber Radish Egg Salad

This fresh cucumber radish egg salad is a very nostalgic dish for me. I grew up calling it “spring salad” or “весенний салат” (in Russian). You know that special feeling when your mom made you your favorite dish? It was one of my favorites…

April 25, 2016
sweet potato fries
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10 Minute Sweet Potato Fries (w/ Amazing Dipping Sauce)

The recipe for these sweet potato fries comes from the book “Bread & Wine”. It was the first book we read with our book club and still one of our favorites! Shauna really talked these fries up and I was curious to give them a try since…

April 22, 2016
Strawberry Quinoa Salad
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Joey’s Famous Strawberry Quinoa Salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette

It’s strawberry season and this Strawberry Quinoa Salad is the perfect way to highlight this delicious ingredient. It’s fresh, filling, yummy, and nutritious!  I first tried this salad at a very popular restaurant in the Seattle area; Joey’s. I don’t normally order salads when I’m at a…

April 20, 2016
Entrees Plates Sides

Healthy Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato Boats

If you ask me, chicken stuffed sweet potato boats are probably one of the best uses of sweet potatoes. I first made them a couple years ago when I was experimenting with healthier, low-calorie recipes. The crazy thing is, when you’re eating these, it…

April 6, 2016