Quick and Easy

Spicy Tomato, White Bean and Vegetable Stew

September 24, 2015
Spicy tomato and white bean stew

Now that fall is here, soups are back on the menu! This is one of our family’s favorite soups: it’s hearty, spicy, healthy, satisfying, and has great texture: crunchy (from the veggies) and creamy (from the white beans and parmesan). It’s just all-around feel good food. I made this soup for the first time years ago, […]

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A Superfood Protein Powder Giveaway from Oriya Organics!

February 13, 2015

Hi Everyone! This month’s giveaway is brought to you by Oriya Organics – the makers of a super healthy, organic-certified, non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, and raw protein powder that is absolutely perfect for mixing into smoothies for an added protein punch! . I love protein powders in concept, but I’m often not a fan of the […]

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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

October 24, 2014

We have been making a lot of soups in our house lately. Mainly because: as a busy parent, they are such easy go-to-one-pot meals; soups are super easy for babies to eat (thanks to them being relatively soft); and soups are perfect in fall weather! I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, who has turned […]

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Linguine with Garlicky Kale and White Beans

September 18, 2014

I absolutely love garlic. I put it in everything: pasta, pizza, Indian food, stir frys, veggie sautes, the list could just go on and on. It’s one of my favorite seasonings because it makes any veggie taste absolutely delicious, and it’s so good for you: it has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it good for […]

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Back-to-School Lunchbox Makeover: 5 Quick and Healthy Lunch Recipes

August 21, 2014

What’s in your lunchbox? When I was a kid, it was standard, dependable: some sort of sandwich – usually PB&J on wheat, a fruit – usually an apple or banana, some veggies – usually carrot sticks, and a drink – usually boxed juice. Of course I didn’t make any of it, since my mom packed […]

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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Truffles

June 25, 2014

One of my guilty pleasures is chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Whenever our family would go to Hawaii, we would literally bring back boxes of the stuff – and enjoy them for weeks after we got home. But the problem was, each tiny piece of chocolate was 50-80 calories (depending on the brand) — and it […]

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