Archive for September 2013

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

It is no secret in my house that I have an infatuation with tacos.  I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yum. But let me shoot you straight. There are really only two reasons why I love tacos. First, they remind me of my years spent in San Diego where a good fish…

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Roasted Vegetables & Chickpeas with Quinoa

healthy, quinoa, vegetables, quick dinner, lemon, chickpeas,

Satisfy your hunger without starving your wallet. In the current economy, many of us are living on a budget and looking for ways to reduce food expenses while still enjoying tasty, nutritious meals. While I love to eat healthy, I am also a penny pincher at heart. So I  am always looking for meals that…

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Pineapple Cilantro Mango Detox Smoothie

Pineapple Cilantro Mango Detox Smoothie {makes 2 servings} 1/3 cup cilantro, fresh 2 cups spinach, fresh 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen mango 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple ½ avocado, peeled and pit removed 2 cups water Blend spinach and cilantro with the water. Add fruit and blend until smooth. Did you know……

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Blueberry Basil Salad

Blueberry Basil Salad with Goat Cheese + Almonds Recipe 6 cups mixed greens 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries 1/2 cup minced fresh basil 1/3 cup chopped raw almonds 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional) for the dressing {whisk together}: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1-2…

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Raw Tacos — Fresh. Simple. Delicious.

Raw Tacos — Fresh. Simple. Delicious. for the salsa: 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes ½ red bell pepper, chopped fine ½ orange or yellow bell pepper, chopped fine ½ red onion, minced ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro ½ clove garlic, minced juice of ½ lime 1 tsp. raw honey 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil…

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Cucumber Avocado Salad

Perfect when you are looking for an easy,  light meal! Chickpea, Cucumber Avocado Salad 2 cups mixed greens 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 avocado, chopped 20 grape tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup red onion, diced 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped 2 tbsp. fresh…

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Kale and Avocado Salad

KALE & AVOCADO SALAD   3 cups of kale, cut into bite-sized pieces {I prefer Lacinato Kale or baby kale} 3/4 cup of peeled and shredded carrots 3/4 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 2 green onions, washed and sliced 1 avocado, cubed 1/2 cup roasted almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or…

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Salad in a Jar!

I know you all want to eat more vegetables and salads. I also know that prepping veggies + making salad dressing takes time. And let’s be real — time is something most of us do not have unlimited amounts of. So, what if I told you that you could make incredibly healthy + delicious salads…

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