Superfood Avocado Blueberry Salad

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Superfood Avocado Blueberry Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing!

So here’s the deal. While I love to indulge on things like this, these, and definitely some of this. I also keep my life balanced by eating loads of greens, healthy superfoods and getting plenty of exercise. One of my recent obsessions is this Superfood Avocado Blueberry Salad with homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing. So you know how I’m training for my first marathon? Yeah, who’s bright idea was this? Who in their right mind actually pays to run 26.2 {Read More}

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup is the final recipe in the set of 3, from the preview of my new cookbook, Express Lane Cooking! By now I hope you’ve checked out the first two (Fire-Roasted Chicken Enchiladas and Saucy Shredded Chicken Tacos), and ordered or picked up a copy of the book! I love this soup guys! It’s made in one pot and the flavors are outta this world. My kids gobble this up every time I make it. It’s {Read More}

Cilantro Lime Quinoa Bowls with Hummus Vinaigrette

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Cilantro Lime Quinoa Bowls with Hummus Vinaigrette and Blackened Chicken

Last month I took a trip with several other food bloggers to Virginia to visit the Sabra Hummus Factory and eat our weight in hummus. Ok, not really my whole weight, but close enough. The last day we were there we got to go on an incredible white water river rafting trip. At the end of the river we had these delicious quinoa bowls that were filled with all sorts of veggies, and of course… hummus! I could not stop thinking {Read More}

Thai Chicken Pasta Salad

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Thai Chicken Pasta Salad

This Thai Chicken Pasta Salad is cool, creamy and absolutely perfect for summer BBQ’s! If you’re a fan of ramen noodles you are going to love this salad. I found this recipe for the pasta salad on Better Homes and Gardens and at first I thought it looked like a warm pasta recipe. After digging deeper into the recipe I discovered it is actually served cold. I could not be happier with this pasta salad! First off, it was super {Read More}

Greek Spinach – Tortellini Salad

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Greek Spinach-Tortellini Salad

You guys, my kitchen is still a construction zone. And I’m sorry that’s all I want to talk about these days, but seriously, my life revolves around my kitchen… so it’s kinda hard for me to not talk about it. I will say that it’s finally starting to take shape though, so that is super exciting! I will also say that it’s definitely not as quick and exciting as the Property Brothers always make it out to be. I still {Read More}

Antipasto Zoodle Salad

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Antipasto Zoodle Salad

I’ve officially been struck by the phenomenon of zucchini noodles. I purchased myself a simple vegetable spiralizer (nothing huge, just a small hand tool that can fit in my kitchen drawer), and now all I want to do is turn every vegetable into noodles. I made this quick and delicious Antipasto Zoodle Salad which is full of vegetables, a little cheese, and loads of flavor! One of my favorite salads in an Antipasto salad. Usually I like to make it {Read More}

10 Warming Soup Recipes + baby chicks!

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baby chicks

You guys, this past week has been a crazy one. We are getting used to our new baby chicks and loving every moment of it. They’re super fluffy and adorable, but they’re starting to get their feathers and lose that fluff so I thought I should snap a few photos of them before they grow out of that cute baby phase. awww… aren’t they just too cute?!?! We got three different breeds of chickens – 2 white leg horns (the {Read More}

Chicken Parmesan Soup

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Chicken Parmesan Soup

If you’re looking for a soup that holds all the flavors of Chicken Parmesan, then this Chicken Parmesan Soup is for you! First off… Happy Halloween everyone! Secondly… why in the world did my 10 year old wake up at 6am this morning? Excitement. I know, I know. My husband blames it on me for “over-doing it” this year with Halloween. Which, I clearly did NOT. We hung up a total of one Halloween decorations on our porch and two {Read More}

Kale Power Salad

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Kale Power Salad

This Kale Power Salad is packed full of tons of healthy green goodies, a perfect way to detox this Fall! I’m totally obsessed with this salad. I’ve made it 5 times in the past two weeks. It makes a giant batch too, so I eat it for days. It’s packed full of kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli slaw, craisins, and roasted pumpkin seeds. Then I toss it all in a simple homemade poppy seed dressing. Are you a brussel sprouts fan? If {Read More}

Shrimp Pasta Salad

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Shrimp Pasta Salad

This is going to be a special week for me (and you). I’m sharing some family recipe from my sweet Aunt Nancy!! Growing up in Arizona, my Aunt Nancy lived just two blocks away from me. She was always whipping up the most delicious food, and I thoroughly enjoyed stopping by her house to pick up a snack on my way home from school. She worked from home so I was always guaranteed a tasty snack, a cold drink of {Read More}