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Chewy Chocolate Banana Flax Muffins (Gluten Free)

If you ask me it should never be less than 65 degrees and sunny. Really I don’t know how people live in places that are cold, rainy or dark more than half the year. It was 82 and sunny just three days ago, but it’s been under 60, gray and wet since then. I am []

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St. Paddy’s Protein Smoothie

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!! I somehow managed to miss even a minute of celebrations this weekend and I haven’t decided yet whether I am happy or sad about this. I was planning on going out for a little while tonight with some friends, but I am on about to leave on a last minute 36 []

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Snazzy Sweet Potato French Fries

It’s spring! Time for lighter, bikini friendly recipes! If you think that means cutting out sweets… you clearly don’t know me at all! What’s better than a vegetable that naturally tastes like candy?? How about a vegetable that is easily cooked up to taste sinfully delicious and is served with a sweet and creamy dipping []

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Boyfriend Approved Shrimp Fried “Rice”

There is the most amazing fruit and vegetable stand about 5 minutes from my house. It is my absolute favorite “errand” to run each week… if you can even call it an errand. It’s more like going to lunch. Seriously! The awesome people that run the stand let you sample anything you want and offer []

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24 Calorie Banana Cocoa-Nut Bites (No Milk Monday)

BANANA COCOA-NUT BITES!!! Gluten Free, Dairy Free, 24 Calories!!! You did it! Thanks for your patience! Yesterday was crazy. Sorry I didn’t get this recipe up until today but I promise it is worth the wait. Anyone else put off taxes and just realize they are due in three weeks? Oh or even worse.. put []

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Heavenly Avocado Strawberry Lime Frozen Yogurt

My taste buds are in their happy place! Avocado… yum! Strawberry… yum! Lime… yum! Tangy greek yogurt… yum! Chocolate… double yum! ALL IN ONE COLD CREAMY CONCOCTION = HEAVEN!! So it all began late one night after 17 hours of dreaming about avocado ice cream. I’m not even exaggerating. In fact it was longer than []

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Caramelized Roasted Spaghetti Squash (GF, DF, Vegan!)

Spring is in the air! Time to lighten up the traditional pasta dishes and start planning for bikini season! Woohoo! I can’t wait to get back in the sun and feel the sand between my toes. This bipolar weather we have been having is driving me crazy! I end up wasting the nice days inside []

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Double Dose of Roasted Brussel Sprouts

So there’s a girl in the kitchen with her handsome boyfriend trying to decide what to make for dinner… Said girl has two bags of Brussel Sprouts in the fridge that found their way into her basket at the farmers market… Said boy is pretty sure he doesn’t like Brussel Sprouts because they are “bitter”… []

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World’s Healthiest Ice Cream

Oh. My. Goodness! My mouth is so happy right now! I should be in bed for my early morning Bikram class, but naturally I needed dessert and decided to try out the one ingredient ice cream you have probably been seeing all over the internet. I mentioned in my post about Chocolate Banana Muffins, []

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Twisted Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Twisted Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Because Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Avocado Ice Cream was a mouthful! A delicious one at that!! awesome quote via a Talenti Gelato container! In the last week three different people have shared recipes with me for Chocolate Avocado Pudding, telling me that it made them think of me. I think []

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Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Dinner is served in three easy steps! Drizzle 1-2tbs olive oil and 2-3tbs balsamic vinegar over halved Brussel Sprouts and toss with your hand. Season with salt and pepper to taste and toss again to make sure each sprout is coated evenly. Cook one 12oz bag of fresh cranberries with 1/4 cup water over high []

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Fat Free Vegan Lentil Soup

I don’t think I could possibly love such a small human being more than I love my nephew. I spent the last week visiting my sister and brother in law and my new baby nephew (he is only 3 weeks old!). My brother in law had to go back to work so I wen up []

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Vegan Power House Soup with Quinoa and Veggies

Well this recipe might not have been the winner when I took the vote to on whether you all wanted to see this recipe or my Vegan Lentil Soup recipe first, but what I didn’t tell you is that this one was actually my favorite! While I loved the lentil soup and all it’s []

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Orange Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Dinner is served in three easy steps! Drizzle 1-2tbs olive oil and 1/4 cup orange juice over halved Brussel Sprouts and toss with your hand. Season with salt and pepper to taste and toss again to make sure each sprout is coated evenly and you are good to go! If you are willing to give []

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