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Garbanzo Bean Salad – Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Recipe

This garbanzo bean salad is a delightful mix of beans, vegetables and fresh herbs in a tangy balsamic lemon dressing. It is very easy to make (less than 10 minutes) and tastes amazing.I love making garbanzo bean recipes. The beans are readily available and can be used in lots of ways, from hummus to curries …

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Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers with Barley and Ground Turkey

These Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers are loaded with ground turkey, barley and fresh vegetables. They are super easy to make and so healthy and delicious. Stuffed bell peppers are a favorite meal of mine – because they are fun to eat, very easy to make, and always look so pretty on a dinner plate! They are …

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Easy Mediterranean Chicken Salad – Healthy & Full of Flavor!

This easy Mediterranean chicken salad features tender, boneless chicken breasts that are marinated in a lemon balsamic dressing that is full of the flavor of fresh herbs and garlic. This dish is the perfect summer salad that gives a big dose of Mediterranean flavors! Summer has arrived and that means it’s salad time. I love using …

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Vegan Wild Rice Recipe – Pine Nut Side Dish – Nutty – Delicious Side Dish

Are you on the hunt for a seasoned wild rice recipe? This vegan wild rice recipe combines this unusual grain with brown rice, and has a lovely flavor seasoned with fresh thyme and vegetable stock.  I used a combined brown rice and wild rice mix, but you can also make your own by mixing it …

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Blueberry Energy Bites – Great Breakfast or Snack Treat

These delicious Blueberry Energy Bites have a tasty icing drizzle for a bit of extra sweetness. I love energy bites. They are jam packed with wholesome ingredients and give you a burst of energy just when you need it. The energy balls are great for a fast breakfast, or as a nutritious snack. I also …

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Southern Coleslaw Recipe – Quick and Easy Southern Style Slaw

This Southern coleslaw recipe is so bright and colorful and filled loads of flavor from fresh vegetables and home grown parsley. It is a quick and easy side dish that is perfect for your summer barbecues and parties. When my family asks me to make this Southern style coleslaw every time we have a barbecue, …

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Easy Muffin Recipes – Best Muffins for Breakfast or Brunch

These easy muffin recipes show why muffins are a favorite for on the go breakfast ideas. Muffins are one of the easiest breakfast foods to make. They are quick to prepare, and many can be done in one bowl or a food processor. Most need very little mixing so you don’t need to get out …

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Tips for Oven Roasted Vegetables – Roast Vegetable Cooking Times

This post will help with roast vegetable cooking times and give you some tips for perfect oven roasted vegetables every time. Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and is a great way to get kids to eat veggies.  It’s also an easy form of meal preparation, since all you have to do is cut …

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Keep those Resolutions Going with these Healthy Recipes and Meal Plan

New Year’s Day may be a thing of the past for you, but its easy to keep those New Year’s resolutions going with one of these healthy recipes. They are tasty, easy and perfect for losing weight. We all have the best of intentions when we make New Year’s resolutions for eating healthy on January …

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How to Make a Colorful Greek Chopped Salad for Summer

This Greek chopped salad has a summer time taste that pairs well with grilled meats or fish and it makes a really popular pot luck take along. The salad is full of bite sized ingredients that are so pleasing to the eye. You’ll be transported to the Mediterranean with every bite! Summer is the time …

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Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup – Easy 30 Minute Meal

Time to get cozy with a chicken pot pie – soup style.  If you love the flavor of chicken pieces with vegetables smothered a rich white gravy, you’ll want to dig into this creamy chicken pot pie soup.  It’s so hearty and filling and super easy to make. I love the taste of chicken pot …

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Roasting Red Peppers – How to Roast Red Peppers in the Oven

Roasting red peppers is super easy to do and gives you a great tasting result that is so different from the pepper’s natural taste.  This cooking tip gives you four ways for roasting peppers and works with both sweet bell peppers, and spicy chili peppers. If you have never eaten a roasted red pepper, fresh from …

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California Cobb Salad with Ranch Dressing (Whole30 – Paleo – Gluten Free)

This delightful California Cobb Salad is a wonderful blend of mixed greens, grilled and seasoned chicken breast, with bacon, eggs and vegetables. The homemade creamy ranch dressing tops the salad off beautifully! This salad is one of my favorite Whole30 recipes and also fits the Paleo diet, as well.   It’s time for some California Dreaming …

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One Pot Chicken Barley Stew – Hearty Winter Vegetable Stew Recipe

This one pot chicken barley stew is just chock full of healthy veggies for a winter comfort food taste. It is rich and hearty and clean up is a breeze after making it. The hearty winter vegetable stew is perfect for those chilly nights when you want to eat something that will warm you to …

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Fresh Herbs for Cooking – A Cook’s Guide to Fresh Herbs

One great way to make the flavor of recipes really shine is to use fresh herbs for cooking. Using them adds tons of flavor and freshness to any recipe. This visual Guide to Fresh Herbs gives information on buying, storing and using the most common herbs for today’s recipes. I grow herbs year round.  Most …

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One Pot Spicy Chicken Stew – Easy Chicken and Vegetable Recipe

This easy chicken and vegetable recipe features hearty veggies that are simmered in a tomato and wine broth that is flavored with spices. The one pot spicy chicken stew comes together in a large dutch oven on your stove top, filling the kitchen with the delicious aroma of winter comfort food. One pot meals are …

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Roasted Carrot Salad with Cranberries and Pecans – Hearty Fall Roast Veggie Salad

This roasted carrot salad with mushrooms, cranberries and pecans is topped with feta cheese and dressed with a tangy balsamic dressing. Fall is a great time to serve salads that are made with roasted vegetables. I love having hearty salads as a lunch time meal. Adding something extra to a normal garden salad gives you …

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Clarified Butter Recipe – Separate Those Milk Solids From Butter Fat!

 If you follow the Paleo or Whole30 diet plants, normal butter is a bit of a no-no. For this reason, knowing how to make clarified butter is one of my most often used cooking tips.I have been using clarified butter in many of my recipes lately and love it. It has a much higher smoke …

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30 Minute Meals – Quick Recipes Ready in a Half Hour or Less

Busy men and women need easy recipes that can help them get dinner on the table in a hurry.  All of these meals, snacks and desserts can be made in less than a half hour.  Perfect for busy weeknights or breakfasts when you just have to get out the door quickly.  30 Minute Meals are …

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Breakfast Chicken Hash with Peppers and Mushrooms – Whole 30 Compliant

This breakfast chicken hash with peppers and mushrooms is quick and easy to make and has a lovely flavor.  The recipe is Clean Eating, Whole30, and fits right into a Mediterranean diet. (If you substitute sweet potatoes, it is also Paleo.) It is the perfect combination of fresh flavors and hearty comfort food goodness. This recipe makes …

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Easy Appetizers – To Start Your Meal or Party off Right

We love to entertain at our house. Do you?  For us, having friends over to socialize is a fun way to spend a few hours on the weekend after the slog of a hard week’s work.  And that doesn’t have to mean having a dinner party which can mean even MORE work.  Sometimes easy appetizers …

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Brunch and Breakfast Recipes – Start Your Day off Right

It really can be easy and fast to start your day off right with a great tasting breakfast recipe. From a quick and easy muffin recipe to a hearty and substantial meal with all the fixins, most breakfast recipes can be on the table in about 30 minutes or so. There are lots of special …

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Split Pea Soup – Hearty Crock Pot Pea and Ham Soup

Each January brings with it a new round of New Year’s resolutions.  For many, this means going on a diet, making more healthy recipes, or changing some other aspect of life that you may be unhappy with in the last year.  This split pea soup is a tradition in our house on New Year’s Day …

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Cucumber Melon Salad – Refreshing Summer Treat

This delicious cucumber melon salad is my latest addition to my salad recipe collection and my family just loves it. When summer hits and the temperatures rise, the last thing I want to be doing is cooking in a hot kitchen.  For me, summer time means lots of different salads. They are refreshing and light …

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