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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Cranberry avocado salad

It’s rare for me to have a case of the moan-days, since I love being able to spend the day with Liv. We’ll do the usual thing (play, read books, go on a fun adventure. meet up with friends or just take it easy) and yesterday, I only had one thing in mind that I…

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Healthy Baked Zucchini Sticks

Today I have a delicious recipe for healthy baked zucchini sticks. They’re perfect for when you have a hankering, but don’t want the greasy, fried variety found at most restaurants. First, here’s a bit about what I’ve been up to lately: shopping for bridesmaid dresses! Steps for Trying on Bridesmaid Dresses 1. Shop with the…

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Quick shrimp and quinoa stir fry

I took about 30 minutes yesterday to prep some goodies for the week: Ballz Steamed eggs and quinoa and dinner was one of those one-pot wonders where everything came together to make a delicious, quick and satisfying meal. I just threw some ingredients into the pot, said a silent prayer to the cooking gods, and…

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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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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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