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Lunch recipes

Blood orange, beet and basil salad

So I had a crazy flashback while making this salad. I was standing in the restaurant in 105degrees, in my little cheffer outfit, segmenting an entire bucket of blood oranges. It was my first time working with the citrus, so naturally I was astonished by the bright, bold color. I used the orange segments as…

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Warm tempeh salad with mustard vinaigrette

Hi friends! How’s your morning going? Thank you so much to those of you have entered the giveaway. Keep ’em coming! Bella has been itching to do something fun -I can tell when she gets cabin fever- so Livi and I took her to the dog park. It was absolutely beautiful -mid 60s!- and there…

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Sweet potato chicken salad

For having a husband who flies planes for a living, I don’t really love flying. I see it as a necessary evil, and while I don’t have full-blown panic attacks or anything like that, it’s not my favorite thing. With every sound I’m convinced that something will happen, and each flight usually involves at least…

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PRO Meals: Salmon Cakes

Happy Monday! Anything exciting happening this week? I’m not sure what we’re up to today, but the weather’s been gorgeous so I’ll probably see if some friends want to meet up at the splash pad or zoo. I do know that we’re having these salmon cakes for lunch, though. Recipe to follow! Around the House I’m kind of…

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Low-carb zucchini pizza

I’m always messing around with pizza. I think it’s a safe bet because even bad pizza is pretty freaking amazing, so I feel more comfortable toying around with different flavor profiles and crust ideas. One of my all-time faves is this Three Great As pizza, and we’ve also been enjoying lots of chicken crust pizza.…

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Sweet Potato Pesto Pasta {gf with an easy Paleo/vegan option}

Last night was girls’ night since the Pilot had a late flight. When Liv woke up from a 3-hour nap (I finished up some to-dos, and even got to read and paint my toenails! Hallelujahhhhh), we had an awesome lunch together. I’d been wanting to make her something with fresh basil since she loves picking…

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My version of the Burger Lounge veggie burger

When we go on vacation, we make it our mission to try out as many local restaurants and faves as possible. We’ll ask for ideas (you always have the best!), walk around to explore hidden dining treasures, and if we fall in love with something (like Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas for breakfast) we’ll…

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PRO meal: Greek chopped salad – A Produce and Protein Packed Meal

So far, this week has been a definite change-up from last week’s vacation and restaurant extravaganza. We’ve had three nights of at-home dinners and I prepped some food for the week, including my current favorite bread amazeballs a couple of leftover turkey burgers, courtesy of the Pilot’s mad grilling skills and chopped veggies for salads.…

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PRO meal: Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes

I’m fully convinced that everything goes with sweet potato. You can add more sweet (butter, brown sugar and cinnamon = the trifecta of foodgasms) or use the sweet potato as a lovely complement to your favorite savory dishes. One of my all-time favorite sweet potato combos: atop a salad with rotisserie chicken, goat cheese and…

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PRO meals: Spicy chopped salad

As you guys know, I’ve always been a fan of planning and prepping meals in advance. Sunday, I’ll make and chop as many foods as possible for the upcoming week, and then when we’re hungry, it’s so much easier to grab something, add a few finishing touches and feast. I try to have at least…

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Smoked Salmon Quinoa Hand Rolls

This is a sad story about some rice (but a happy story about some homemade sushi rolls). That would be the leftover rice from Pei Wei, which ended up having a slumber party in my trunk. It’s easier to forget about leftovers in the car nowadays. For a split second, I debated eating it until…

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Vegan stuffed pattypan squash

There are a lot of things I love about my husband. He takes such great care of Liv and myself (just when I thought I couldn’t be crazier about him, he became a daddy), works extremely hard, looks verrrrryyyy nice in a flight suit… and so many other things that I could go on and…

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