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Maple Cinnamon Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Maple Cinnamon Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato

Brrr….it’s not snowing right now, but they are calling for a wintery mix tonight (Thursday) in Atlanta.  Right now, it’s just gray skies, windy, and rainy.  Not a pretty combination if you have to get out, but the perfect combo for curling up in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot tea and a book.  Not that my kids and puppy will allow that, but it sure does […]

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Veggie Sandwich with Avocado Spread

Veggie Sandwich with Avocado Spread

Ever since my trip to San Francisco, I can’t get enough veggie sandwiches.  Remember this beauty I photographed when I was there? That baby was piled high with so many fresh vegetables, and a layer of hummus and cheese…it was AMAZING!!  Although, eating it was a chore.  It was enormous, and with every bite something was falling out the side or back.  I certainly wasn’t complaining, since I was starving […]

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Quinoa Stuffing with Butternut Squash and Cherries

Quinoa stuffing with Butternut Squash, Sage, and Cherries {vegan and gluten-free}

As I was making this quinoa stuffing, so many memories of past Thanksgivings were going through my head — our afternoon visit to the barn to take treats to our horses, I ran my first half marathon with one of my best friends on Thanksgiving day years ago, all the food, time together as a family, being thankful, decorating the Christmas tree listening to Christmas music, football, and the fireplace […]

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Ginger Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Cranberry Salad

Ginger Butternut Squash Soup and Apple Cranberry Salad

After traveling last week, I came home, put on some comfortable clothes, and went straight into the kitchen.  I have never been so excited for a home cooked meal, a green smoothie, and all the comforts of home.  I was craving my staple this time of year — soup and salad.  Something simple, flavorful, and easy to make since I was tired from all the travel. I’ve been making this […]

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Sweet Potato, Apple and Kale Quinoa Salad

Sweet Potato Apple and Kale Quinoa Salad

I can remember my grandmother being able to make extraordinary meals and sweet treats.  I was always surprised how some leftovers, a few fresh ingredients, and the kitchen basics created a new meal in a matter of minutes.  She didn’t need a cookbook, anything fancy, or hours of prep, but somehow everything was delicious.  Grandmothers are the best! Yesterday was the first time I walked into the kitchen to make […]

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Chipotle Sweet Potato Skins

Chipotle Sweet Potato Skins

I love the struggles, triumphs, challenges, intense trainers and determination of the contestants on the show The Biggest Loser.  Everything about it makes me want to get off the couch and do something good for myself.  Lately, I have noticed many of The Biggest Loser recipes on websites, namely Pinterest.  This version of Sweet Potato No Skins, from The Biggest Loser Quick & Easy Cookbook by Devin Alexander, caught my eye over the […]

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Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Why in the world is a two-pound bright yellow squash so intimidating?  I’ve passed them for years at the store and never thought to pick one up and try cooking it myself.  It seems like so much work to somehow get pasta-like strands out of a squash.  Well, I stepped out of my comfort zone and bought a couple spaghetti squash this week.  I got good laugh at checkout when […]

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