Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

A fresh heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad is one of my favor summer dishes. It’s light, tasty and takes me back to my summer spent studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Since heirloom tomatoes are a summer fruit, I be sure and take extra advantage of them during these next two months. This isn’t a ground-breaking recipe, but one I love…
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Avocado Salsa Salad

Once summer arrives I gravitate towards the really fresh and simple meals. This avocado salad is a personal favorite light lunch option, or as a side dish with dinner. It’s perfect for summer, refreshing and so delicious. Grilled chicken or fresh fish would be a fantastic counterpart to this salad.  Even though I’m not doing Whole30, that’s originally how I found this…
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Crunchy Asian Noodle Salad

Y’all, this salad. So.freaking.good. I always love a little crunch in my salad and this has just that with the toasted almonds and the ramen noodles. Side note, who knew ramen noodles were only 22 cents?! No wonder college kids love them. We served this salad as is, but if you’re craving some extra protein it’d be delicious with some marinated…
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Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Herbs

Thought spaghetti squash was best left to fall and winter? Not for me. I love a good ‘zoodle’ or spaghetti squash recipe year round. They’re both a great, healthy alternative for pasta. Toss in some fresh parsley and basil, grated parmesan cheese and garlic and you’re set with a flavorful dish. I made a few alterations based on what I…
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Easy Lentil Chili

Until a few weeks ago I had never cooked with lentils before. Now, I’m straight up addicted. Who knew those little guys were so filling? My cousin is the one that introduced me to this chili version and it’s absolutely delicious. I’m normally a big fan of meat in chili, but didn’t even miss it in this one. This makes…
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