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Spring Salad

Spring Salad

Spring is just around the corner!  I’m ready to trade in sweaters and boots for tees and sandals, the girls just got fitted for new bikes and helmets, I’ve dusted off my bike and running shoes, and last night I did 108 Sun Salutations at onlYoga in Atlanta, GA to celebrate the changing of the season.  We are ready!!  The weekend forecast looks perfect for a picnic and plenty of […]

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Detox Salad

Detox Salad

I feel the need to detox.  I thoroughly enjoyed the holidays, winter birthdays and the marathon training “eat whatever, whenever” plan, but now the holidays and birthdays have passed, and I am no longer able to run the marathon.  It took me over three weeks to finally say it, but it’s official…I’m not running the marathon.  I’m still recovering after twisting my ankle while taking our new puppy out for […]

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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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Mango Avocado Black Bean Salad

Mango Avocado Black Bean Salad

Typing while looking at this photo is making my mouth water.  You just have no idea how effortless this salad is to make and how incredible it taste.  This is what I packed in my mason jar salad for the week, so I wanted to share it with you.  I usually make two sets of salads — a garden salad for a side dish and a heartier salad to have […]

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Quinoa Greek Salad

Quinoa Greek Salad via Green Plate Rule

Oh, how I wish I had a picture of my face Sunday morning when I took off swimming at Lake Lanier for my first open water swim.  You would get a good laugh out of it, for sure!  I’m considering a triathlon but haven’t gone to swim laps since my one summer on swim team in middle school.  Swimming out to a buoy in murky, deep, dark water is apparently enough […]

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Pea Salad with Creamy Avocado Lemon Basil Dressing

Pea Salad with Creamy Avocado Lemon Basil Dressing

Summer is full of get togethers with friends, family, and neighbors, so it’s important to have a bunch of quick and healthy meals around for those last minute gatherings.  This salad has all my favorite summer flavors mixed together with peas.  The creamy avocado dressing screams summer with bright and refreshing flavors from the lemon and basil.  And the best part of this recipe, no cooking required!  Just defrost the […]

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