Maple Coconut Roasted Chickpeas

Maple Coconut Roasted Chickpeas 6

Some days you want a sweet snack and some days you want a salty snack.  Today for me – it is a sweet snack day.

Lately I have been snacking on my Honey Coconut Granola – so good as a meal but sometimes even better as a snack.  I like to bring this to work and keep it as a late afternoon snack.  The crunch alone is enough to give me a little late afternoon boost – and I usually need a little (okay some days a big) boost.  The sweet coconut and honey combined with the energy boosting oats is a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

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Creamy Millet Porridge 7

Creamy Millet Porridge

I rolled out of bed today, opened the blinds to a beautifully sunny day, put my glasses on and then heard my stomach make a large growling sound.  My oh my, I was hungry.  I needed food now! I absolutely know that the yogurt with dried fruit that I was planning on having would not… 

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Spicy Black Bean Burger 5

Spicy Black Bean Burger

Oh spicy heaven in a burger.  This burger packs a wollap…yes, wollap.  You will say that too once you try this burger.  You just won’t miss the meat and the spiciness will keep you eating more.  

Green Lentil Hummus 5

Green Lentil Hummus

Have you ever found yourself with an overabundance of lentils?  Come on now, tell the truth.  It happens to me quite often.  When I make lentils or beans for a dish I usually throw in some extra as a “just in case measure” or an “I will eat these later” measure.  I’m not sure why… 

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Coconut Mango Smoothie 9

Coconut Mango Smoothie

  I just love the feeling of cramming as many healthy ingredients as you can into one meal. What better way to do this than with a smoothie.  Okay, Okay, I hear you.  Yes. You can cram a lot of nutrition into juices too…but stick with me here. I love that there has been the… 

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Creamy Cilantro Corn Salad 12

Creamy Cilantro Corn Salad

There are many steps involved in making a recipe for a blog. 1. Tasty Recipe.  Check.  This Creamy Cilantro Corn Salad tastes great.  Sweet corn enhances the tangy creamy cilantro dressing.  Perfect! Good tasting recipes don’t always come together as easy as you may think.  Sometimes you have a great idea in your head that… 

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Potato Hash with Smoked Trout 6

Potato Hash with Smoked Trout

I remember several years ago attending a party with many of my friends. The host of the party was a semi-foodie…she loved food but did not like to cook. She held parties and pleasantly requested that everyone bring a dish.  She was usually responsible for salads because they involved no cooking and she could put… 

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Pomegranate Pulled Pork Sandwich 2

Pomegranate Pulled Pork Sandwich

Can it really be too hot outside?  I say that it actually can be too hot outside.  I can feel the sun rise early in the morning, teasing me with its glow and providing a sweltering heat with accompanying humidity.  I may have to carry around my own personal fan.  It is far too hot… 

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What I Learned the First Year

What I Learned The First Year Blogging

  Has it really been one whole year since I began blogging?  Well, actually it has been a little longer – but I consider the beginning of July the time that I really started to write down my recipes and begin to share them.  The first few posts I did were a test, a very… 

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