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Roasted Root Vegetables with Dijon Vinaigrette

I love the farmers market.  I try to go every Saturday morning even if I don't think I need anything.  The one in Laguna Beach is just about a half mile walk and I always meet the nicest people. Once I had some inspiration I walked…
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Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

 Over the years I have heard from multiple people that making your own salad dressing is the way to go when dieting.  I like doing it because I know exactly what is in it and I can make it taste just how I want!  I drempt of…
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Israeli Couscous w/ Apples, Cranberries & Herbs

Let's talk about trying new things.  I try new recipes all the time, but they usually are very similar.  Now it is time to try new THINGS!  New vegetables, new grains, new cultures cuisines and anything else I can think of.  I…
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BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup

It's cold.  I like warm.  I like summer, heaters and blankets.  45 degrees days are not supposed to happen in southern California.  But thats why we turn to a special something I call soup.  You probably call it that…
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Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary Shrimp

Ready for an über healthy dinner that I created? Yay for shrimp! This recipe was quick, easy and delicious. I love shrimp scampi but it usually is just drenched in butter. This whole recipe only has a tablespoon of olive oil! It is the perfect…
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French Onion Soup

I can finally cross something off my fall bucket list! I always wanted to make homemade soups and this will definitely not be my last!  I have always had a love for french onion soup and it did not let me down. Making it at home is relatively…
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Roasted Apples with Sweet Potato Stuffing

I have volunteered myself to make thanksgiving dinner for my family.  I am very excited to take on the task, but really want to perfect my menu ahead of time.  Last year I made a sweet potato (but they were actually Yams) stufffing.  …
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Baked Lemon Risotto

Hello friend! I am so excited to share this lemon risotto with you.  Who thought risotto could be easy to make?  Not me.  But alas, my fave blogger Joy the Baker found a way to make it happen.  I have been loving lemony…
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Pear, Blue Cheese & Caramelized Onion Pizza

Do you ever want to impress people with food but find it just too tiring and stressful?  Well fear not!  This pizza is so simple and delish that you will want to make it every night.  The key to making easy pizza is PRE-MADE…
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Apricot & Brie Crostini with Golden Honey

Fun Fact: An ocean breeze and push your worries aside. My grandparents have a wonderful little house in Laguna Beach.  On Sunday we went there for dinner and I made these amazing little bites of goodness.  Good food + ocean breeze....…
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Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Let me start off by saying GO USA!!!  I am loving these olympics and have been struggling with how late I am willing to stay up to catch all the good stuff.  And although I would love to only enjoy "American Food" throughout this…
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Stuffed Bell Peppers

When I think of a low carb meal, I tend to get a little sad.  I really like bread. But there are a few meals that can actually be super delicious without half a bagette and a stick of butter.  Stuffed Bell Peppers are delicious because…