Purple Cauliflower and Sundried Tomato Penne

  Once in a while I will find purple or orange cauliflower at the grocery store and I have to grab it and make something with it. I opted for the purple one and turned it into a simple cauliflower and penne pasta dish. This pasta dish is created in its simplest form with only a few ingredients and focuses…

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Blue Butterfly Pea Tea Chia Fresca

  Have you tried blue butterfly pea tea yet? Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers are dried flowers that can be steeped and drank as tea or can be purchased in powder form as well. When steeped in hot water it is beautiful dark blue in color with an earthy pea flavor. If you add citrus, lemon or lime, to the blue tea…

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Ultra Violet Berry Smoothie Bowl

  If you haven’t heard, the color of 2018 is Ultra Violet. At least according to the color experts at Pantone. “Pantone is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. They are world-renowned authority on color. For over 50 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology…

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich with Tomato Salad

  I love sandwiches, sometimes even for dinner. Full sandwich with salad or chips, half sandwich with a bowl of soup, full sandwich with a bowl of soup and chips, you get it. This chickpea salad sandwich trumps a tuna, chicken or egg salad sandwich any day! It is flavorful and healthy, no cholesterol here. Just satisfying flavor.   The…

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Quinoa Power Bowl with Siracha Chick Peas

  Hearty and satisfying is how I would describe this Quinoa Power Bowl. It boasts of a mix of complimentary flavors. You get a subtle natural sweetness from the sweet potatoes and a hint of spice from the siracha chick peas. A fresh crunch from the cucumbers and creamy, citrus flavor from the dressing that brings it all together. Really…

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Roasted Red Pepper and Butter Bean Bruschetta

  It seems like lately there is always an event going on around me, holidays, birthdays and celebrations. If I am not hosting, then I am attending, which is wonderful but a lot work too. If you are hosting an event, party or just a small gathering, try this Roasted Red Pepper and Butter Bean Bruschetta. Its vibrant color and…

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Blood Orange Pancakes with Hibiscus Syrup

  I finally found blood oranges at my local grocery store. I have been looking for them the whole month of December. I really love seasonal fruits and vegetables since there is something special about them only being around for a little while at certain times. Blood oranges are one of those special fruits. They have a bitter-tart flavor, unlike…

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Doggie Linzer Cookies

  How beautiful are these doggie linzer cookies? And they are yummy, at least that’s what I am told by my three puppies. But to be honest, I did try one of the little bone cookies, why not they are baked with human grade ingredients. The cookies have a good peanut butter flavor and a good crunch. They are not…

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Recipes

Edamame and Mushroom Power Bowl

One dish meals are one of the simplest meals to make. They are are great for lunch or dinner. Most bowl meals can be made ahead of time or made in larger quantities to to make several meals and cut down on cooking. Love that! This plant based power bowl is easy to make and its delicious with a bit…

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Recipes

Persimmon and Banana Breakfast Shake

New Year, New You! My New Year’s resolution, like many others’ is to eat better and healthier. And, that means eating more fruits and vegetable and less sweets and carbs. One of the tastiest shakes I made is the Persimmon and Banana Shake. On a whim, I threw in some persimmon, banana, nuts and spices in a blender for a…

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