Tomato and Olive Salad

I just recently started liking olives. I’m not sure why it took so long for me to discover them but kalamata olives are SO GOOD! I put them on salads, pizza, in my pasta, anything I can incorporate. During the…

Lemon Squares

One of my favorite recipes that my grandmother makes are lemon squares. If you have never had a lemon square before, you are missing out my friend. They are fluffy, gooey, sweet, tart, and buttery. If fact, I love them…

The Power of a Tabata

I had never heard of a tabata until I started working with my personal trainer. Within the 2nd session together, he had already introduced me to it and boy he had no mercy. I have a love-hate relationship with tabatas.…

Summer Vegetable Pasta

I love pasta. If you have read some of my blog posts about my weight loss journey, you already know that I used to eat pasta every day. Yes, you read that correct, I ate pasta EVERY DAY. I still…

Mini Salted Caramel Cheesecakes

Let me start by saying, I am not vegan. However, I applaud anyone who can thrive off of a vegan diet. Even though I am not vegan I do appreciate vegan food…..especially raw vegan desserts. When it comes to dessert,…

Special Herb Blend

I love herbs. Every summer I grow an entire garden just for fresh herbs. They make foods taste so fresh and flavorful. However, sometimes fresh herbs are not always available during off seasons or you don’t have time to pick…

Sundried Tomato Falafels

I had never tried falafels until earlier this year and oh my goodness they were life changing! I used a recipe I found online and they were delicious but it contained oat flour. Although you can buy gluten free oats…

The Best Guacamole

When my husband and I first got married I would make guacamole all the time. I don’t know why but I craved it religiously. My husband almost always tries anything I cook even if he thinks he is not going…

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