Butternut Squash Pomegranate Quinoa

We’re going to start 2015 off on the right (healthy) foot, sound good? The butternut squash and fresh pomegranate seeds add a serious antioxidant punch. Fun little fact for you — butternut squash is actually considered a fruit since it has seeds. Who knew? It offers a dose of fiber and even helps prevent against heart disease thanks to its…
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Butternut Squash Pasta

Butternut squash was another one of those items that for some reason or another I had never previously cooked with. When my friend Mallory suggested testing out a new recipe that involved the vegetable I jumped on board. Replacing a creamy, fatty pasta sauce with a fresh veggie option sounded like the perfect healthy (er) meal for a chilly fall…
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Tuesday Eats: Quinoa Veggie “Fried Rice”

When I get back in town after a few days of traveling I always crave something that’s filling, but healthy for dinner. Since typical fried rice isn’t the healthiest option, I tested out a new quinoa version. What’s that? Y’all didn’t know I was a fan of quinoa? 😉 This recipe was so.freaking.good . It’s packed with veggies and a drizzle of…
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Tuesday Eats: Lemon Garlic Grilled Artichokes

Grilled artichokes are one of those appetizers that I love when I see them on the menu, but rarely make at home. Most of the really tasty ones are paired with creamy, fatty dips and I try to avoid those when possible. This grilled version doesn’t require a dip for tasty results and instead relies on fresh squeezed lemon and…
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Tuesday Eats: Watermelon Cucumber Salad

With temperatures in the high 90’s Sunday I wanted a refreshing and cold side dish to a chicken dinner. This was my first time mixing watermelon into a salad and it was the perfect, unexpected addition. I scaled back the olive oil and the red wine vinegar and it was just the right amount. Feta ( or any cheese honestly)…
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