I’m not a fan of super sweet salad dressings but I like this Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette. The maple syrup adds just a little bit of sweetness. Not sugary sweet just natural pumpkin sweet. It’s a great balance between sweet and savory.

Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette

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I received a blender as compensation for this post. All text and opinions are my own. I used got to use my brand new Vitamix Pro 750 blender for this Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette recipe. I was giddy. My husband thinks I’m nuts and all my friends…
Apple Pie Smoothie made of whole ingredients and no added sugar. It's so much healthier than a pie of actual pie!

Apple Pie Smoothie

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As the holidays approach, I’ve got pie on the brain. I love love love apple pie. I look forward to Thanksgiving every year just for the pie! Now, apple pie isn’t practical or healthy on a daily basis but this apple pie smoothie absolutely…
Super Green Smoothie made with avocado, spinach, green apple and green tea. Lots of green stuff and it tastes really good. It's surprisingly creamy from the avocado.

Super Green Smoothie

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It may seem a little strange to add an avocado and spinach to a drink but it’s actually really good. The veggies are balanced by the sweetness of the green apples and bananas. The avocado adds a creaminess that you normally get from heavy…
Homemade Italian Seasonings made with spices you already have in your spice drawer.

Homemade Italian Seasonings

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My mom is and always has been, a big fan of Italian Seasonings. She takes her Italian roots very seriously and uses Italian Seasonings almost exclusively. I was an adult before I realized that you could cook with other seasonings. When…
Green Berry Smoothie. It's deceptively healthy. It looks like it's mostly blueberries but I've snuck some spinach into the drink.

Green Berry Smoothie

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This Green Berry Smoothie has become one of my most favorite smoothie recipes. It’s fruity and delicious. You’d never know that it’s packed with spinach! Yes. Spinach. If you’re new to green or healthy smoothies then it may sound strange…
Carrot Ginger Dressing just like the one you get at a Japanese restaurant!

Carrot Ginger Dressing

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I’ve been craving salads all summer long. I try to keep it interesting, delicious and healthy. This dressing definitely fits the bill. I was inspired to make this Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing after my first visit to a sushi place after…
Minty Green Smoothie

Minty Green Smoothie

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I love healthy smoothies but sometimes they can taste a little too ‘healthy.’ I want a smoothie that tastes good and is good for you. That’s the bar that I always set for smoothies. I won’t post one unless I can do both just like this…
Carrot Cake Smoothie. It's made with carrot juice and no sugar so it's super healthy.

Carrot Cake Smoothie

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We built garden beds last fall during our backyard renovation. We immediately planted seeds and started growing some herbs, veggies and flowers. I wanted to start with something easy as far as veggies were concerned because them before. I…
Scrambled Eggs. A no-fail recipe for fluffy scrambled eggs.

The Basics | Simple Scrambled Eggs

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I’ve been trying to teach my niece how to cook. We have a lot of fun cooking together and she’s getting to that age where she could actually take more of a role in the kitchen beyond prep work. I’m trying to show her recipes that are…
Braised Chicken and Leeks

Braised Chicken and Leeks

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I had a bunch of leeks in the fridge that were earmarked for another recipe that just didn’t work out. I wasn’t sure what to do with the leftover leeks so I threw them into the pan and just started winging it and came up with this delicious…
Beet Juice that's slightly sweet as it's combined with carrots, apples, and mint.

Sweet Beet Juice

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I still love the juicer I got a few months ago. Although I’m trying to get away from juicing so much fruit and focus more on veggies. I still love the Fruity Green Juice recipe that I shared awhile back but today I’ve got this Sweet…
Sparkling Lemon and Honey Cider (mocktail) | Bon Aippetit

Sparkling Honey and Lemon Cider (mocktail)

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New Year’s Eve is just a few days away so I thought I’d make a cocktail. Since I wanted to share in a celebratory drink, it’s actually a Sparkling Honey and Lemon Cider mocktail. This year has been an exciting one for me as I’ve…