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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

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Fall is finally here! The crisp, cool, and unfortunately rainy weather this morning inspired me to make my first soup of the season. And nothing says cozy comfort food quite like French onion soup. Yesterday I stopped by Crate and Barrel Outlet, and these French onion soup bowls were calling my name as a perfect addition to my kitchen for the winter (plus they were dirt cheap, can you say...

BBQ Chicken Salad 00

BBQ Chicken Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad

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Without a microwave, leftovers for lunch have to be strategically planned at my new apartment. This BBQ chicken salad is actually something that is served at the café at my work, and I decided to come up with my own healthy recipe for it to eat at home! It looks a little sloppy, but once you realize how easy, delicious, and versatile it is, you won’t mind.   BBQ Chicken...

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad 00

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

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Last week I made a big batch of Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad and ate it all week for lunch! It was so simple and really REALLY good! What is quinoa? Quinoa (keen-wah) is an ancient Incan grain that comes in both white and red colors. Quinoa has the most complete amino acid profile of all grains meaning it has all of the essential amino acids needed for building bones, strengthening muscles...

World’s Best Sweet Potato Fries 00

World’s Best Sweet Potato Fries

World’s Best Sweet Potato Fries

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Ever since I started making my sweet potato fries this way, I’m officially addicted! Take advantage of fresh herbs this time of year as they are in season and abundant at farmer’s markets everywhere! Yes these fries take a bit more time than using simply salt and pepper for seasoning, but the extra effort is SO worth it! Sweet Potato Fries  vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free,...

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Easy Breakfast Frittata

Easy Breakfast Frittata

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Making a frittata is not only one of the simplest breakfast meals you can make, but also a great way to start your morning off with some fresh veggies! Any leftover vegetables you can find in your fridge will do. Easy Breakfast Frittata gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, bean & legume-free Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive...

The Perfect Grilled Onion 00

The Perfect Grilled Onion

The Perfect Grilled Onion

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I hope everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day! We had incredible weather in Chicago for the holiday. I went on a bike ride, met up with some friends at the beach, and had everyone over later for a cookout by the pool! Lately, Will and I have been obsessed with making onions on the grill. You can put these grilled onions on a hotdog, bratwurst, burger, or just eat them plain (they are that...

Jambalaya & Cauliflower Rice 00

Jambalaya & Cauliflower Rice

Jambalaya & Cauliflower Rice

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I recently got a new Paleo cookbook, The Primal Blueprint Cookbook and thought I would try a new recipe for dinner tonight! Not only was this Jambalaya delicious, but the idea of cauliflower rice is genius! If you have picky eaters in your family or are trying to incorporate more veggies into your diet, cauliflower rice is a great way to sneak cauliflower into to any meal. If you are adding...

Cucumber Salad 00

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

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With summer right around the corner, this cucumber salad makes the perfect lunch or side dish! This recipe was actually being handed out at Trader Joe’s yesterday as a free sample. It was too good and simple to pass up! Cucumber Salad  vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, bean &...

Favorite Brussels Spouts 00

Favorite Brussels Spouts

Favorite Brussels Spouts

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If you’ve never tried Brussels sprouts, or think you hate them, this recipe will change your life! This recipe come from Clean Food by Terry Walters (love this cookbook!). Every time I make Brussels sprouts I use this recipe and I can’t seem to get enough, they are seriously addicting! Favorite Brussels Sprouts vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free,...

Friday Night Pizza 00

Friday Night Pizza

Friday Night Pizza

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Pizza is one of the easiest dinners you can make – and no I am not talking about a frozen pizza or calling up the delivery guy. If Friday night is typically pizza night in your household, making your own homemade pizza can be a simple healthy swap! I make homemade pizza at least once a week for a quick dinner on the weekend. I love that I can throw all of my left over vegetables, cheese,...

Foolproof Guacamole 00

Foolproof Guacamole

Foolproof Guacamole

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After much anticipation, it’s here! My famous guacamole recipe for everyone to see! This recipe is constantly a hit at every part, work event, or even just as a weekend snack. I’ve made all sorts of guacamole varieties, but I always come back to this classic recipe! You can of course alter the recipe anyway you want by using more or less of any of the ingredients to personalize it to...

Homemade Samosas and Chicken Curry 00

Homemade Samosas and Chicken Curry

Homemade Samosas and Chicken Curry

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Samosas are traditional Indian flaky pastries filled with spicy potatoes and peas. These samosas are so simple to make, all components can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. I got this recipe from The New Moosewood Cookbook I made a bunch of these and tossed them in the freezer for later. I made chicken curry for dinner the next day and these as a side-dish! See recipe...