Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Bites Recipe

Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Bites Recipe

  • February 17, 2017

These Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Bites bring the perfect balance of cheesy deliciousness mixed and healthy, protein-packed goodness you can feel good about eating.  *This post contains affiliate links. I have absolutely no idea why, but the combination of spinach and artichoke…

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Healthier Pretzel Rolls Recipe

Healthier Pretzel Rolls Recipe

  • February 3, 2017

These Healthier Pretzel Rolls are soft, chewy, and delicious - perfect for dipping into soup or filling with your favorite sandwich fixings.   You guys, I am kind of obsessed with pretzel rolls right now. I really love food and…

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Enchilada Quinoa Skillet Recipe

Enchilada Quinoa Skillet Recipe

  • January 27, 2017

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes! I grew up in New Mexico, but you never would have known it. I was majorly anti-spice as a kid.…

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Recipe

  • November 23, 2016

This easy roasted spaghetti squash makes pasta-like strands that make for a perfect and versatile healthy winter vegetable side dish. My mom introduced us to all kinds of foods as we were growing up. I've been eating artichokes, jicama, and…

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Slow Cooker Ham & White Bean Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Ham & White Bean Soup Recipe

  • November 9, 2016

This warm, hearty crockpot soup is the perfect way to use that leftover ham bone for a bowl of comfort food on chilly evenings! Do you remember that old infomercial for some rotisserie where the guy emphatically exclaimed, "Set it…

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Harvest Quinoa Salad Recipe

Harvest Quinoa Salad Recipe

  • October 24, 2016

Some friends of mine from church just threw their annual harvest party. Their story behind the party is actually pretty awesome! They just are really grateful for everything God has blessed them with, so they want to bring the people…

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Lighter Macaroni Salad Recipe

Lighter Macaroni Salad Recipe

  • September 1, 2016

"Pasta" is pretty much a magic word around my niece and nephew (6 and 4) these days. They are still in the stage where they are fairly picky eaters, despite my sister always providing them healthy and balanced meals. My…

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Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa Bites Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa Bites Recipe

  • August 25, 2016

This is the recipe that won over my quinoa-hating sister. That in itself is a pretty big deal! She has been wary of my quinoa bites since the beginning since she just doesn't love the texture of quinoa. I don't…

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Roasted Zucchini Spears Recipe

Roasted Zucchini Spears Recipe

  • May 18, 2016

I am leaving Tucson to officially move to Colorado in T minus 5 days! As long as I don't think about the people I am leaving behind here (which instantly sucker punches my heart and brings tears to my eyes), I…

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Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

  • March 22, 2016

In less than 30 days, I am moving out of my house and my stuff is moving to Colorado (thanks to my amazing dad who is flying out here and driving a moving truck back) and Boots and I will…

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Turkey Quinoa Bites Recipe

Turkey Quinoa Bites Recipe

  • November 30, 2015

Controversial topic of the day - leftovers. Do you love 'em? Hate 'em? Eat 'em? Toss 'em? Re-purpose 'em? Growing up, we always had some kind of leftover in the fridge at all times and my mother was the master…

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

  • November 3, 2015

It's November! I know, I know, thanks for the announcement, Captain Obvious! It just seems like the last time I blinked it was summer, and now we're already past Halloween and onto the two best holidays of the year -…

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Cranberry Kale Salad Recipe

Cranberry Kale Salad Recipe

  • September 24, 2015

A friend and I were talking recently about kale (because who doesn't talk about kale regularly with their friends?) and she was telling me that she just isn't a fan. I get it. I didn't used to like the stuff…

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Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta Recipe

  • August 27, 2015

I'm still holding onto the last bits of summer as much as I can, which is much easier to do in Tucson since it feels like summer here long after school has been back in sessions! We're still frequenting triple…

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Southwestern Barley Salad Recipe

Southwestern Barley Salad Recipe

  • August 9, 2015

Barley is a newer food to me. I think the only meal I had ever heard barley used in consistently was beef and barley stew (which I want to make once it cools down!). A few months ago, a pesto…

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Mango Jicama Quinoa Salad Recipe

Mango Jicama Quinoa Salad Recipe

  • July 24, 2015

One of the most common questions I get when I tell people I live in Tucson is, "How on earth do you deal with the summer heat?!" I'm not going to lie - it's hot here. When I first moved…

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Sweet Potato Nachos Recipe

Sweet Potato Nachos Recipe

  • March 9, 2015

I grew up in a household where my mother limited "treat" foods to one serving. As in, she would actually read the label and count out "about 15 chips" to put on my plate. I always loved when she made…

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Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Bites Recipe

Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Bites Recipe

  • February 2, 2015

While most people were watching the Superbowl yesterday, I was watching the movie, "Chef." I'm not much of a sports fan, though I do love the foods that tend to accompany sporting events. A friend had just told me that…

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Indio Salad Recipe

Indio Salad Recipe

  • January 7, 2015

On my recent visit to Colorado, I met up with one of my college roommates for lunch. First of all, when the heck did 10 years pass by since college?! Second of all, I'm pretty sure that time gap creates…

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Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe

  • October 13, 2014

Growing up, like many families, we used holidays as a time to gather together. My parents, two sisters, and I would almost always drive to my aunt’s house to spend the day with my aunt, uncle, and cousins catching up…

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How To Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa

  • August 28, 2014

There are actually a million and one ways to cook quinoa. Just Google it and you'll quickly find that you can use a rice cooker, a slow cooker, a pressure cooker, a microwave, or, my preferred method, a regular ol'…

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