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Grilled Brussels Sprout Pizza with Balsamic Glaze

- Food + Drink, Main Dish

I am a huge fan of pizza, like I’m sure most people are. But sometimes I like to mix it up a little and forgo the red sauce and typical toppings and go with something a little more unique. So, the other night, I decided to try making pizzas with the pitas that I bought at the farmers market and topped them with brussels sprouts. The end result was really good. Ingredients 4 pitas 1/2 of a red onion About 3…

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Spiralized Zucchini Pasta

- Food + Drink, Main Dish

A few weeks ago, Brandon and I went out to dinner and instead of ordering pasta, I decided to go with a spiralized zucchini dish in an effort to make a healthier choice. I am a major sucker for pasta, but obviously it’s not something I should be eating every single day. I was a little hesitant about ordering the zucchini dish but loved it so much that I had to recreate it at home. We had this for a…

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Summer Berry Salad

- Food + Drink, Salads

A big, huge THANK YOU to BRIANNAS for sponsoring this post! It is most certainly not Summer yet, but yesterday it was warm enough to wear a t-shirt without a jacket, so I was feeling a little inspired. One of my (many) favorite things about Summer is all of the fruit that’s in-season, and so when a little warm weather hit yesterday, I wanted to make a really good salad with a bunch of berries in it. As a vegetarian, I…

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Almost-Vegan Chickpea Salad

- Food + Drink, Main Dish, Salads, Side Dishes

I’ve been in a little bit of a dinner rut again, so before I bought groceries this week I decided to check out Pinterest for a little inspiration. I’m always in search of high-protein vegetarian meal options, so when I found this recipe for Mashed Chickpea Salad, I knew I had to try it out. I put my own twist on the original recipe, and it turned out so good. Brandon even liked it! I’m calling it “almost-vegan” because I added…

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Italian Roasted Veggies

- Food + Drink, Side Dishes

A big, huge, thank you to BRIANNAS for sponsoring this post! There is something about warm weather that makes me want to roast or grill a bunch of veggies for dinner almost every night. It’s so easy to do, super healthy, pairs well with anything, and, obviously, is delicious. I have been a huge fan of BRIANNAS salad dressing for several years – their Blush Wine Vinaigrette was my first favorite (so good on a fresh green salad tossed with strawberries). I’m not even kidding,…

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Dragon Fruit Sorbet

- Dessert, Food + Drink

A big thanks to Melissa’s Produce for sponsoring this post! When I was in college, I spent a semester abroad in Australia and while I was there, I tried a lot of new things – including skydiving and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. There’s just something about being in a foreign country that brings out a sense of adventure in you. I also got to try a lot of new foods, one of which was dragon fruit. Our grocery stores here in…

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Valentine’s Day Cocktail: Raspberry Coconut Bellini

- Drinks, Food + Drink

I’m always a fan of a fun cocktail, especially if it’s super simple. This Raspberry Coconut Bellini would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day brunch – it even has a conversation heart and frosting rim! Ingredients Chilled Prosecco Cream of Coconut Muddled Raspberries Frosting (I made mine with powdered sugar & milk, but you could use a canned version – whatever suits your fancy) Conversation Hearts Step 1: Crush conversation hearts in a Ziplock bag. Make sure you don’t hit it too hard with…

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The Best Way to Cook Tofu

- Food + Drink, Main Dish

Anytime I mention that I like tofu to someone who hasn’t had it before, they wrinkle their nose in disgust, baffled as to why in the world I would actually enjoy it. It never fails. BUT…I have been a vegetarian for several years and I will admit, it freaked me out a little bit at first as well, but just because I didn’t know the right way to cook it. I have had AWFUL tofu in some restaurants (not all,…

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Sweet Potato & Snap Pea Spinach Salad

- Food + Drink, Salads

During the day, it’s so easy to just re-heat some leftovers from the night before or make a quick PB&J. But the other day I really wanted something healthier…yet still super easy. As a vegetarian, I eat a lot.of.salad. So it’s important that I mix it up sometimes and use different ingredients, or I get a little burned out. This salad is simple and soo good. What more could you want? Ingredients Spinach Sweet potato Snap peas Olive oil Garlic…

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Apple Pie Bourbon

- Drinks, Food + Drink

Infused booze seems to be the “in” thing these days – I see it everywhere! I wanted to attempt to make my own, and decided to go with fall flavors: apple, cinnamon, and vanilla. Actually, I really wanted something that would pair well with apple cider because, hello, it’s delicious. Apple cider with alcohol in it? Win-win. This recipe will fill two mason jars. I gave mine as gifts along with some apple cider…but I think it would be good on…

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Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

- Breakfast, Food + Drink

When I buy more than one banana at the grocery store, it never fails that a few days later I have several brown bananas sitting on my countertop. It’s like they’re perfect for about half a day, and if you don’t eat them then, they’re TOO ripe. Does anyone else have that problem? The good news: over-ripe bananas are excellent for baking. The other day, the baby was sleeping peacefully in his swing (best.invention.EVER) and I took advantage of the…

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Veggie Pot Pie Muffins

- Food + Drink, Main Dish

The other night, I was finally feeling that our house (and the kitchen) was organized enough to actually cook something, so I went with our tried-and-true tofu stir fry. Then, the next night, I wanted to try something a little different…and I had some leftover veggies. So, the pot pie “muffin” was born. Disclaimer: I did not measure anything when making this so everything is just a guess. If you use this “recipe” just choose what works well for you! Ingredients:…

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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

- Food + Drink, Main Dish

While stuffed peppers are a favorite go-to dinner of ours, I very rarely use an actual recipe. However, this week I found a recipe for Mexican quinoa stuffed peppers on Pinterest, and had to test it out – how can you say no to healthy Mexican food? (The answer is: you can’t) I used slightly different spices, just because we didn’t have everything on hand that the recipe called for and I didn’t feel like buying more. The good news is…

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Pear & Brie Grilled Cheese

- Food + Drink, Main Dish

Grilled cheese has always been a favorite of mine – we even had it as an appetizer (with tomato soup shots) at our wedding. Not even kidding. That was the one thing that I knew I HAD to have when it came to food for the wedding. While I’m always a fan of a classic grilled cheese with cheddar or american cheese, there’s just something about a fancier sandwich that I can’t say no to. I’ve committed to trying at…

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Impulse Strawberry Pie

- Dessert, Food + Drink

You know how when you go to Target, it is so easy to walk in, get only what you need, and leave? Yeah, me neither.  The other day, I went for thank you cards and some veggie burgers, and walked out with those two things AND the ingredients to make a strawberry pie that I simply had to have. Maybe it’s the pregnancy, or maybe it’s just Target’s weird way of making you buy things you don’t need…but I was…

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