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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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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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Greek Chicken Pizza

This is a perfect alternative to a heavy pepperoni pizza with it’s light yogurt sauce, cucumbers and salty Kalamatas. It is also on the healthier side, as far as pizzas go, and it uses my favorite Tzaziki sauce (which you can find the recipe for here ).  Our friend Justin jokes that he can’t eat this pizza because his wife won’t kiss him afterwards, but I think that the garlic-breath is totally worth it!

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The BEST Post-Workout Smoothie (that you can afford to have every day)

I never want to eat a big meal after I workout (I usually don’t have an appetite at all), but this always appeals to me after a long run. It is the perfect thing to sip on right after you finish your workout and then in the car on the way to work, and a perfect way to tide you over until you can eat a meal. I started drinking this delish smoothie after every workout for the past few months, and I have seriously noticed more muscle definition and a better recovery as well. Bonus: there are only 3 ingredients (and they’re cheap), and you probably already have them in your kitchen.

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Easy Chicken Tzaziki Salad

The creamy Tzaziki dressing on this salad is literally non-fat and oh-so fresh and flavorful. I make this salad almost once a week because the ingredients are always in my fridge and it is one of Miles’ favorite meals.

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The Perfect Bloody Mary (with secret ingredients from my bartender friend)

Miles and I like to drink Bloody Marys at night on  friend’s roof (call us risk-takers)!

This recipe was based on some advice from a friend of mine who is a bartender (thanks Benny). Miles and I made a few and tweaked the recipe so that it what we believe to be a truly perfect Bloody Mary!

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Boozy Chocolate Pie with Greek Yogurt

I love everything that involves greek yogurt, and I love everything that involves chocolate even more.

Well this pie has both!

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Curried Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup

It was a chilly day here in So Cal (nothing compared to my East Coaster’s fight with Nemo), and I was in the mood to make a hearty soup. I’ve made curry before from various recipes, so I used what I had stored in my brain’s recipe book to come up with this soup. I think you’ll find it both spicy and sweet, plus it is chocked full of delicious cauliflower (healthy veggie) and chickpeas (filling protein). This is a great soup to make after a day of shoveling!

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