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...]


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...]


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...]


An Interesting Study & Swiss Chard and Feta Rolled Omelet

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The following post is sponsored by ConAgra foods. All opinions are my own.  I am sure many of you know that food with more volume and protein can help you feel fuller longer which can be a great and effective weight management strategy. Also, when it comes to weight management, choosing the right breakfast is very important. Today I wanted to share the results of a recent study that was presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE®), which I thought was quite interesting: it found that calorie for calorie egg whites are … [Read more...]


Kale and Butternut Squash Frittata {Meatless Monday}

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Kale and butternut squash...what's not to love? This Kale and Butternut Squash Frittata is one of those dishes that requires minimal ingredients (only 5 not counting salt/pepper/oil) and it's super easy to make which makes it perfect for a quick weekday meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner); it's fancy enough for a brunch or the Holidays too (since it's got those fall flavors).   I was feeling the need to cook and had a couple hours in between picking up my daughter from preschool and my son from elementary school. I looked around the kitchen at what hadn't been used this week … [Read more...]


Vegetarian Hummus Pita Pizza

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Toasted pita bread and hummus reminds me of my college roommate and friend-turned sister-in-law (how fun is that?). She used to eat it often and it became one of our quick lunches in between classes. The lightly warmed and toasted pita was so good with a smear of hummus on it. I thought this time I would turn it into a more filling meal by adding some sauteed vegetables. This is a delicious vegetarian meal great for lunch, dinner or as an appetizer! You can easily make it vegan by omitting the feta cheese. You could also saute the veggies ahead of time, mix in the olives and feta and … [Read more...]


Falafel Veggie Burger with Feta Yogurt Sauce

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I really enjoy a good veggie burger and love that there is such a variety on how to prepare them- some are made with rice, some with lentils, some full of vegetables. One thing they have in common though- no meat! This version is a little different than your typical veggie burger- it's got a Mediterranean flair, almost like a big falafel veggie burger. I have wanted to to make a falafel burger for some time now, ever since I went to this burger restaurant in downtown Olympia that has one on the menu. For this recipe I got a head start by making the mixture the day before I baked them simply … [Read more...]


Fettuccine with Seared Tomatoes, Spinach and Goat Cheese

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I am a magazine junkie- I subscribe to at least 5 food magazines and love them all! However, the one I have subscribed to the longest, and is still my favorite, is Cooking Light. I can't tell you how many their recipes I have tried- an insane amount and they are all fabulous. Last week for Lenten Friday I decided to do a couple vegetarian pasta dishes and this dish inspired from Cooking Light was delicious and so simple- Fettuccine with Seared Tomatoes, Spinach and Goat Cheese (the original recipe used Burrata). I love a good, easy pasta recipe and since I have been running a lot more … [Read more...]