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Fresh Pico de Gallo

With summer just around the corner and gardens beginning to produce an abundance of fresh veggies and herbs, I decided to share my pico de gallo recipe.  Summer is the season of cookouts, BBQ's, and grilling, and I guarantee this salsa will be a crowd favorite. About a year ago, I learned how to make… Continue reading Fresh Pico de Gallo

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Inside My Herb Garden: Basil

This is my first year cultivating an herb garden! Mind you, it is a super small scale herb garden, but I am so excited to have fresh herbs to add to my dishes. I have various kinds of herbs in my garden, but today I want to highlight basil. I have THREE types of basil… Continue reading Inside My Herb Garden: Basil

Baking, food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

Black Bean Brownies

Black beans in brownies?? YES! This trend has been around for a few years now. The first time I made black bean brownies was in 2015...I was getting ready to pack up my car and move to California to attend Loma Linda University to become a registered dietitian.  Before I left for school, I made… Continue reading Black Bean Brownies

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Garlicky Spinach Dip

Who loves spinach dip?? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ What if I told you I've got a healthy spinach dip recipe?? Using tons of fresh spinach and garlic and instead of mayo or sour cream (like traditional spinach dip), I use nonfat Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is packed with protein which makes this appetizer more nutrient dense than traditional… Continue reading Garlicky Spinach Dip

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Avocado Caprese Bruschetta

With spring just in a few days, I wanted to share a fresh new spin on traditional bruschetta that would serve great as an appetizer, snack, or addition to any meal. Containing avocado (heart healthy fat), tomatoes (vitamin C, potassium, lycopene-antioxidant, and fiber), fresh parsley (vitamin K-aids in blood clotting, vitamin A-good for eye site,… Continue reading Avocado Caprese Bruschetta

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St. Patty’s Pancakes

What better way to begin St. Patrick's Day celebrations than to make green pancakes! I used my almond & oat flour pancake recipe and adjusted the wet ingredients so I could add...wait for it... SPINACH! Yes, I went there. If there is any way I can add veggies to my meals, I go for it.… Continue reading St. Patty’s Pancakes

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Cauliflower Crust

By now, y'all know my love for pizza...but it is not something I eat very often because it leaves me feeling bloated and lays heavy on my stomach. However, my FAVORITE alternative is cauliflower crust, and I am so excited to finally share my recipe with you all! I am sharing my "mini" crusts so… Continue reading Cauliflower Crust