Tropical Quinoa Fruit Salad

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This Tropical Quinoa Fruit Salad screams Summer and it's packed with kiwi, mango, pineapple, and toasted coconut. The dressing I chose for this salad is a honey lime dressing and I was debating on using poppy seed dressing. Poppy seed dressing is one of my favorites and goes on everything but this honey lime dressing is perfect. The dressing has 2 tablespoons of honey, the zest of 1 lime, and the juice of one lime. That it is. This tropical quinoa fruit salad will be on your dinner table in no ...

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Kale and Quinoa Salad

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Oh joy, another salad. You're probably getting sick of seeing salads on just about every food blog  right now aren't you? Tis the season to start diets. Words like Healthy and Detox and smoothies are popping up everywhere now. I told myself that I had to stop eating crap. I've been eating a lot of that lately too. Crap like Multi-grain tortilla chips with flax seed and guacamole. I keep on telling myself those chips are healthy, because they contain flax seeds in them. Pepperoni Pizza ...

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Citrus, Pomegranate, and Avocado Salad

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It's blood orange season and they were on sale at the grocery store. We also got a basket of fruit for Christmas which had oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, and apples in it. Citrus salad it is! I thought, I'd give grapefruit a try again and nope not going to happen. There's just something about grapefruit that I don't like. It's bitter to me. I do however love those grapefruit candy slices at the grocery store. They make those super sweet with adding a ton of extra sugar in to them. This salad ...

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Kale, Pomegranate, Orange, and Kiwi Salad

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Pomegranates are in season and I wanted to make something with them. At the grocery stores they have the pomegranates that are already seeded for you, so you don't have to whack them out of there. I noticed them at the grocery store this week, but they are EXPENSIVE. It is much cheaper to buy your own pomegranate and get the seeds out yourself.  The first time I ever had a pomegranate was a disaster. Ben and I were trying exotic fruits at the grocery store, and we bought a pomegranate. We had no ...

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Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter

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Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter is my favorite way to have squash. The squash gets baked in an oven until it's fork tender, and a brown sugar maple butter gets smeared all over the squash.  Then you bake the squash in the oven for about an hour at 400 degrees. When you take the squash out of the oven, you'll notice a glorious pool of butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar just waiting to be scooped up an eaten with your choice of kitchen utensil. Your house will smell amazing and ...

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Cranberry Fluff Salad

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FINALLY! A day when the sun is out. Those days around here, when the sun is out in the Winter time,  is very limited. I like to take full advantage of that.  I work from 6 to 2:30 every day and by the time I go home, the sun is already setting. When I'm driving home, I'm praying that the sun still stays out, so I can go home and whip something up real fast to take a picture of it with natural light. Hence this Cranberry Fluff Salad. This salad comes together in under 5 minutes and sets in ...

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Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon and Cheddar

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These twice baked potatoes are weight watcher friendly and loaded with cheese, sour cream and milk and topped with bacon! Can I tell you a secret? All these potato pictures were taken with no natural light. Yep, that is right. Some of you already know this, but I have a little studio down stairs next to the laundry room, where I'll go down stairs and take pictures. Sometimes, that can be quite the challenge, cause I'll have to hall everything down there. Sometimes, I'm afraid that I'll just ...

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Mango and Berry Layered Smoothie

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Today I went home early because I had a sore throat. I wanted something to help my throat out and something healthy to drink with some vitamins. I always tend to overeat whenever I have a sore throat, because eating food just makes the pain go away for me. Some people say to drink warm tea, but I don't like tea, neither coffee. You've probably had a regular smoothie but have you ever tried a layered smoothie? Oh you are missing out. It's two different smoothies combined into one. It will be ...

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