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Wicked Good Vegetarian Chili #PumpkinCan

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This post brought to you by Libby’s. All opinions are 100% mine. This “Wicked Good” Vegetarian Chili recipe is the result of my attempts to create a tasty and satisfying chili, which was both vegan and grain-free. I loved the results, so I’m going to call this one a big success. My secret weapons; Libby’s […]

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15 of my Favorite Healthy Recipes

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Article brought to you as part of the Foodie Contributor Program Whether you call it a goal, resolution, lifestyle change, etc. , it can be hard to stick to healthy eating.  Having plenty of variety & great flavors can make your odds of success far better, no matter what your particular plan of attack is. […]

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Mushroom Agnolotti & Green Beans in Creamy Walnut Sauce Recipe (and why my freezer’s full)

agnolotti in walnut cream sauce with green beans

This post brought to you by Frozen Food Foundation. All opinions are 100% mine. At my house the freezer is always packed full.  There is generally a mix of frozen entrees from Healthy Choice, Lean Cuine and the occasional Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie, for those times when I either don’t feel like cooking or […]

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Spicy Honey Roasted Pumpkin Recipe

Spicy Honey Roast Pumpkin recipe

Spicy Honey Roasted Pumpkin While I enjoy recipes with mashed pumpkin, I feel freshly cut pumpkin is an under used ingredient in American kitchens.  It cooks quickly and is surprisingly versatile, working well in both savory and sweet recipes, or like in the one I am about to share with you here… a little of […]

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Turkey, Pumpkin and Black Bean Burritos (with Turkey-Pumpkin Filling Recipe)

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I only recently started eating ground turkey, prior to that I wouldn’t eat ground meats at all.  Over the past few months, I’ve started integrating it into the occasional recipe & I thought it would team up nicely with pumpkin and Pablano peppers in a tac0/burrito filling.  I was right, the pumpkin added a richness […]

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Pesto Chicken Roasted Pepper and Swiss Sandwich: Real Lunch Recipe #SargentoCheese

pesto chicken roasted pepper and swiss sandwich

There is something about a hearty cold sandwich made with wholesome quality ingredients that satisfies in a special way, that nothing else can. A complete meal, that can be held in your hands and toted pretty much anywhere, without sacrificing any culinary pleasure. That is the sort of foodie warm and fuzzies I had after eating this little beauty…

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Zucchini Salad with Chick Pea & Artichoke

zucchini salad with chick pea and artichoke

This Zucchini Salad with Chick Pea & Artichoke is what I whipped up for a simple summer dinner tonight. Nope, no in depth recipe planning here, this is fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants gleaning from the garden and pantry style cooking.  The zucchini salad makes for a nice light vegetarian or vegan meal, or a great side for some […]

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Berry Veggie Mascarpone Sherbet

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Naked Juice has a brand new line of juices out that feature a serious quantity of veggies in them.  If you are unaware, Naked Juice is just that… juice.  It has no added sugars or other flavorings  and preservatives. I tried the two Power Garden juices, in preparation to create a recipe using one or […]

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Buttery Tomato-Caper Chicken and Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe #CookwithSpreads

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After being so very very good for the first few months of the year, sloth and snacking over the past few have cause me to “rediscover” a few pounds. Thus, I’m currently working on getting them back off and hopefully a few more along with them. This Tomato-Caper Chicken and Cauliflower “Rice” Packets recipe is low calorie, low carb, gluten-free, and thanks to I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter also trans and hydrogenated fat free…