Fig, goat cheese + asparagus salad

It’s dance week at work. I always get so excited for dance week because we offer extra classes, taught by professional choreographers and dancers that come stay at the resort, and have a little recital so the guests can perform what they’ve learned. The dance fitness instructors always do a number, too, (this time it’s…

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Almond butter banana fudgesicles

When I did the South Beach thing, I was always looking for ways to still get in dessert. As a girl with a major sweet tooth, I was scary excited to see all of the sugar-free options out there. Not all of them were South Beach-approved, but an easy way to get in my chocolate…

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Liv’s favorite soup

Blogging from bed- still feeling a little under the weather, but still fighting it with everything I’ve got. (gotta love the baby bangs- after my post-baby hair loss, it’s on it’s way back) The only thing that really sounds good: Soup… and coffee. Oh, and chocolate. I have no idea why I don’t make soup…

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Lemon-mint lentil salad

I have a not-so-secret for you: I love salads. They are so many possible ingredients, they’re super filling, and an easy way to get in fruit and veggie servings. I prefer making them at home because restaurant salads are often sad, small and wilty. With at-home salads, you can control how sweet/savory/iceberg lettuce-free and beastly…

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Lavender and honey salmon

I never, ever would have thought to do this. Looks like regular salmon, right? Nope, it’s coated in a mix of dried lavender and honey. Best surprising combo I’ve had in a looooooong time. Since my uncle the cheffer has been staying with us, we talk food pretty often. He’s given me some great tips…

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Spicy almond butter zucchini chips

A couple of weeks ago, I got my hair Keratin-ized. It had been over a year (!) and I was so excited to defrizzify my mane. Madre hooked it up -you can read more about the type of treatment I get here– and I gave myself a kink by wearing a ponytail a couple of…

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Sweet Potato chocolate chunk cookies

I’ve created a monster. Who knew that sweet potatoes and chocolate could get along so well? I think we all know about my disdain for vegetables and sweets together. I enjoy my frijoles just as much as the next girl, but keep them far, far away from my desserts. And then, I tried making sweet…

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Slow cooker rotisserie chicken

It’s always hard to leave for work on Saturdays, when the Pilot and Oliv are home.   At the same time, it’s pretty amazing that they get a daddy-daughter day each week.  (Look at her face! “Yeah, just chillin’ in the pool with my daddy. You know”) Yesterday, while I was Zumba-ing, they spent the…

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Sweet Potato Brownies

Add natural sweetness and a boost of nutrients to your dessert when you make these sweet potato brownies. Hey! How’s your day going so far? Lots of sweet potatoes in our house lately. For Livi, for Bell and for us. 100% correct: sweet potato brownies. I’ve seen a lot of recipes for vegetables in desserts…

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Chickpea Cakes with Indian Spices

Last night we had an amazing dinner at Saffron–my favorite Indian restaurant in Tucson. We left in curry-food comas and I was inspired to create my own meal using spices reminiscent of our experience: Chickpea Cakes with Indian Spices Our date night mentality has changed a bit after having a little one. The Pilot used to ask…

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Healthy shrimp fried rice

For real. After being in a little bit of a dinner food rut, I feel like I had my mojo going this week as far as trying new things goes. First the chicken caprese salads, then the tempeh taco lettuce wrap things, and tonight: homemade spring rolls. I used to experiment with dinners all the…

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Tempeh Taco Lettuce Wraps

Doing the same thing all the time can get a little boring, even if it’s something you like. Take tempeh, for instance. Tempeh-as-bacon is my usual favorite way to enjoy it, but I was looking for a new way to prepare it.  The result? Tempeh tacos! Not just any tacos–lettuce wrap tacos! Does that make…

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