Ham and Veggie Crustless Quiche

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Daisy Cottage Cheese. I remember the first time I made this crustless quiche, it was dinnertime and we lived in Austin. I wanted something light and healthy so I decided to make a quiche without the heavy crust (which I do love by the way but not the healthiest part of the dish). It baked up perfect without a crust and paired with a simple salad made a satisfying meal. The secret ingredient in this crustless quiche is cottage cheese. It helps bind everything together while adding extra protein to the dish. What I … [Read more...]


Roasted Salmon with Leeks

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Do you ever watch the show Chopped? I went into labor with my third child watching that show. My weekly CSA is much like opening the mystery basket. I don't pay much attention to the emails they send of what's being delivered so it's always a fun surprise. I like to challenge myself to come up with a dinner using something out of the CSA box. No recipe searching, just quick cooking. I had a defrosting piece of salmon waiting to be cooked so knew the leeks would pair perfectly with it. Leeks are relatives of onions and garlic and are absolutely delicious. They look like giant scallions … [Read more...]


Make-Ahead Salad Bowls

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Hi friends. Just popping in for a quick visit to share this fabulous salad inspired by Starbucks. That's right, you heard me....a salad inspired by Starbucks! I was in there this week with about 25 minutes to spare before picking up my daughter from preschool. I had our sitter watching the other kids so I thought why not actually go into a Starbucks (rather than use the drive-thru), sit down and enjoy some time to myself. Now I am pretty frugal when it comes to buying lunch out. I have a hard time justifying spending money on food that I usually have at home, but I was curious...and … [Read more...]


Black Bean Sloppy Joes {Vegan}

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Hi friends, stopping in for a quick visit, a quick recipe along with some iphone pics. I'll I have to say is having 4 young children in the house is HARD, to say the least. My goodness, even with my mother helping we are barely getting a chance to shower at the end of the day. Only 1 of the 4 kiddos is in school full time so it's all about juggling drop off & pick up schedules, feedings, naps, extra curricular activities, etc. It is loud,crazy and wonderful. I am enjoying all my sweet cuddle time with my new baby girl. She is already 3 weeks old and I will have an update for you soon … [Read more...]


Rosemary-Sage & Garlic Pork Tenderloin with Wild Blueberry Sauce

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Wild Blueberry Association of North America.  Mmm, blueberries. I am always sad when the fresh ones aren't in season and if you are too, I've got a great tip for you- try frozen Wild Blueberries! You mightthink frozen Wild Blueberries aren't as nutritious as fresh regular ones, but by nature the little wild ones have more flavor, deep blue color and beneficial antioxidants than the cultivated regular ones. That is because of the harsh climate and thin glacial soils that they naturally grow in in Maine, Eastern … [Read more...]


Thanksgiving Leftover Potato Pancakes

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Hi friends! Just stopping by quickly to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a relaxing long weekend (hopefully most of you don't have to work) and eat lots of yummy food. I also wanted to share a recipe that you can use with your leftovers on Friday. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner- Thanksgiving Leftover Potato Pancakes! I was lucky to have my mom visit from Texas last week for a quick visit. I wasn't sure if the kids and I would have plans for Thanksgiving (turns out we do), but she offered to help me cook Thanksgiving dinner. We figured if we stuck to the basics it … [Read more...]


Sizzlefish: Pan-Seared Haddock for One with Roasted Vegetables

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Sizzlefish. I always keep my freezer stocked with fish so I was excited when I got the chance to try some pure, untreated Premium Quality fish from a company called Sizzlefish. They sent me their Omega 3 sampler with Haddock, Atlantic Cod, Atlantic Salmon, Sablefish, Rainbow Trout and Catfish. The fish, all individually wrapped and pre-portioned for just the right size at each meal, was frozen at the peak of freshness, packaged on dry ice and delivered straight to my door. What a dream- dinner for weeks! My … [Read more...]


Tuna Cakes with Lemon Caper Dipping Sauce

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As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias I created a recipe for tuna cakes, a healthy lunch or dinner, using Ocean Naturals Wild tuna. I love a good tuna salad sandwich and I always keep my pantry stocked with tuna, but I'll be honest, I forget about using it! When I got the chance to try this wild skipjack tuna from Oceans Naturals, I immediately craved two things: a tuna salad sandwich and tuna cakes. Since nobody really needs a recipe for tuna salad, I thought I'd create a healthy lunch or dinner recipe for tuna cakes. But first things first, let's talk more about the … [Read more...]


Portobello “Philly Cheese Steak” Sandwich {Vegetarian}

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Congratulations to the winner of the Suja Juice giveaway Becca F. You have been emailed and have 48 hours to claim your prize. Thanks to all who entered! Do you keep a list of things you want to cook? I suppose that is what people use Pinterest for these days, among other things, but I am a little old fashion. I just keep a list in my planner or maybe if I am feeling high tech in the notes section of my iphone. Fancy, I know! I have had a portobello "cheese steak" on the list for some time now because I adore anything with portobellos, but it wasn't until an old high school friend … [Read more...]


Vegetarian Quesadillas with Jalapenos

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I hope you're hungry for quesadillas, because you're about to see a million pictures of these delicious vegetarian quesadillas (I didn't have time to obsess and narrow it down). It's meals like this where I could easily be a vegetarian. Quesadillas are one of my many favorite Mexican meals, but I'll never let any of my kids order them at a restaurant. They are far too easy to make at home! First things first, the tortilla. You must use good tortillas when making Mexican food at home and I'll let you in on a secret- Tortilla Land brand tortillas. They are as close to homemade you are … [Read more...]