• a slice of peanut butter cheesecake with vanilla whipped cream
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    Peanut Butter Cheesecake

    Peanut butter is the absolute best. I usually don’t keep much junk food in the house [because I have no self control]. So when I’m really hard up, a spoonful of peanut butter is all I got. And it does…

  • Light and flavorful tacos make for an easy weeknight meal.
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    Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos w/ Lime Slaw

    I eat sweet potatoes because they’re good for me, not because I particularly enjoy them. When it comes to meal time I much prefer savory to sweet. However sweet potatoes pair perfectly with a little chipotle, some spicy beans, and…

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    Spicy Curried Lentils with Roasted Cauliflower

    I’ve been ramping up my vegetarian recipe repertoire and lentils have been a recent favorite of mine. They’re cheap and quick to cook. Lentils are crazy high in fiber and are a good source of iron and protein. Oh and…

  • macaroni & cheese is easy from scratch
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    Crazy Simple Macaroni & Cheese from Scratch

    I ate a lot of macaroni & cheese growing up (and still do…). It was almost always from a blue box. I didn’t care. Sometimes instead I’d have the yellow box with its squeezy cheese. You can make mac &…

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    Weeknight Black Bean & Rice Bowl

    This is one of my go-to weeknight meals because it’s low in calories and cheap to make. Oh and it’s pretty dang tasty. For a long time I wouldn’t eat beans. I had never tried them and just assumed they…

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    Carrot & Cabbage Salad

    Growing up we ate salad a lot. There weren’t many vegetables (actually none) that I would eat cooked, so salad was how I would get my vegetables. I would eat all of the lettuce first, and all the good stuff…

  • scrumptious healthy burrito
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    Healthy Cauliflower & Black Bean Burritos

    As a kid I didn’t eat a lot of vegetables. I just didn’t like most of them. I’ve always loved raw cauliflower. It’s soft, but still crunchy and has a pretty benign flavor. But I would never have eaten it…

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    Red Pepper & Garlic Cream Cheese

    Recently while roasting red peppers to make into pasta sauce, I thought that they would make an excellent dip. The sweetness and spiciness of the red peppers are amplified when roasted and pair well with tart cream cheese. I added…

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    Simple Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola

    Granola is perfect for weekday breakfasts. We often have bagels since we both have to rush off to work, but I wanted some variety. Granola is healthier, with more protein and complex cards to keep you full longer. On a typical…

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    Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

    I love red peppers. Raw. Stuffed. Roasted. Sauteed. The list goes on. When they are on sale, I buy a bunch. Roasted red pepper pasta is one of my favorite ways of using them up. Anyone else unable to control…