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Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Salted Caramel Oats

Salted Caramel Oats

Avocado, Corn and Tomato

Avocado, Corn and Tomato

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Why Choose Better Beauty

Why Choose Better Beauty

Hi, friends! As you know through talking with me and following me on social media I have been making changes to lead a more conscious lifestyle: mind, body and spirit. Though I have always been conscious about what I eat and feed my family I haven’t always paid attention to what I am doing for the largest organ,

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Kale

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Kale

Although every day for me is meatless “Monday” I like to challenge my friends and family who eat meat every day to one meatless or meat free day of the week. It just so happens that Meatless Monday has a nice, catchy ring to it. An example of what our most recent dinners are looking like and so quick and easy to pull together.

Very Cherry and Tropical Green Smoothie

Very Cherry and Tropical Green Smoothie

Hi, friends! It’s almost winter and Christmas time, cold and snowy. No, really I’m just kidding its actually quite balmy and nice outside so being inside the house making holiday crafts, watch movies, baking cookies and all things that I grew up doing just isn’t happening this year. Don’t get me wrong I would rather sit outside on the porch and read a book or go on a bike ride with the children but its Christmas time all over again. I guess it’s just watching my children have a vastly different wintertime experience than how I experienced winter as a child is … well, bittersweet.

Warm Colorful Quinoa Salad

Warm Colorful Quinoa Salad

When the winter months roll around please don’t feel like its time to bust out the crockpot and bunker down for a season of protein and potatoes, although I do love some potatoes. This Colorful Warm Quinoa Salad is filled with plenty of raw and crisp fruits and vegetables and the savory yet sweet dressing pulls it all together for one amazing meal or side dish.

Taco Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing

Taco Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing

Tacos, tacos and more tacos. That is always a request for dinner in our home. I don’t know why I bother to ask anymore because that is a favorite. No complaints here though because I love Mexican Food and tacos AND bowls. I know this has both tomato and avocado which are technically fruits but I just can’t go without calling this a Veggie Taco Bowl.

“Dole Whip” Dip

“Dole Whip” Dip

A trip to Disneyland is something I got to do once I became a mom. Yep, never “Experienced the Magic” as a child partly because I lived in the midwest and both California and Florida were more than a day trip away. Now that I live in Atlanta and it’s a six hour drive and my children are the “perfect ages” we have visited. Apparently the perfect ages are 4-6 years and we fit into that window perfectly.