• An easy peanut butter sauce.
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    Peanut Butter Sauce

    Ever have those nights where you’re craving something sweet after dinner but have no desire to bake? Or do much more than shuffle to the kitchen? That happened to me recently. I had Cinnamon Toast Crunch and peanut butter on…

  • A bowl with couscous, red peppers, & Boca's Chipotle Falafel Bites.
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    Chipotle Falafel Bowls

    While we’re not vegetarian or vegan, we are trying to eat more meat free meals. Lately we’ve started exploring the “fake meat” frozen section at the grocery store. Boca’s Chipotle Falafel Bites were intriguing to me. The mix of chickpeas…

  • 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 &…

  • a quick weeknight meal
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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…

  • dip and tortilla chips
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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…