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Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad

Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad

I made this salad for the first time last summer while Miles was off surfing in Sri Lanka with his bros, and it was so good I literally ate it every meal.  The first time I made it I was inspired by another recipe I had come across, but since then I have made this so many times that I have altered it to become my own. The flavors get even better when it sits for a day or two, and it is a perfect cold salad packed with protein, veggies and the most delicious dressing of all time.

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Frosty Key Lime Pie

Frosty Key Lime Pie

My mom used to make what she would call “lemonade pies” during the summer back in Connecticut and they were my favorite dessert for August nights on the screened-in porch, after coming home from a long soccer practice. (Think : graham cracker crust, Cool-Whip, and Country Time lemonade mix.) This recipe is a tribute to my mom and those delicious freezer pies, and that one preservative- rich ingredient that I could never give up. 

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Caribbean Lentil Soup

Caribbean Lentil Soup

Lentils are a great source of protein (12 grams per 1/4 cup) and they are really cheap to buy at the store. So you meat lovers, don’t come running to me with the “how will I ever get my protein?!” question.  This soup is spicy, flavorful and filling and you definitely won’t think “where’s the meat?”

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Pear Almond Coffee Cake

Pear Almond Coffee Cake

It has been a while since I’ve posted, but we got a nice little rain storm this weekend which left me a little time to do some baking. The water turned a nice shade of brown (thanks to all the lovely runoff), and I usually like to stay out of the water for a few days when that happens (unlike Miles who was surfing in the rain yesterday).

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Portabella and Asparagus Bowl with Poached Egg

Portabella and Asparagus Bowl with Poached Egg

Perfect lunch, and perfect alternative to a cold salad.

Warm, meaty mushroom flavors, and gooey poached egg with a hint of parmesan.

Enough said.

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Coconut Oil Peanut Butter Truffles

Coconut Oil Peanut Butter Truffles

Peanut Butter and Chocolate is a cliche pair for a reason. It is the most delicious combination in the world.

If you don’t agree, we can still be friends but don’t expect us to have anything in common.

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Sweet Potato Soup with Quinoa and Rosemary

Sweet Potato Soup with Quinoa and Rosemary

Have you ever broken up with a guy because you met another one who was way better? Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing out on until you see it.

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Gorgeous sunset in SC

Juicing: The 2nd week (I’m addicted)

Ok if this is how good “fad diets” feel then sign me up! I’m not a doctor, but based on my 2 week experience I would recommend juicing to anyone who is feeling:

a little heavy

a little tired

a little moody, or…

like you just need a little kickstart!

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Evening sun from the stairs

Juicing: The First Week

Over a plate of tacos last week, our friend Casey talked us into doing a juice cleanse. He has done a few himself, and we’ve heard him rave about it before but never considered doing it. At that point we had just been having green smoothies, but they were making me gag every time I drank one.  We switched from green smoothies, which we made with yogurt and in the blender,  to juicing fruits and veggies in a juicer. We aimed to juice for 3 meals a day, for a 2 weeks.

As mentioned in my previous post, I have never been one for fad diets but I really wanted to see the effects of this one.

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Mary's Detox Soup

Mary’s Detox Soup with Spinach and Kale

As an avid enjoyer of foods, it can be torture to be drinking every meal in juice form, (although I have been enjoying it more than I thought). This soup is basically a big hot pot full of all the veggies that we have been juicing (minus the garlic).

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