BBQ Chickpea Bowls with Avocado Cream

BBQ Chickpea Bowls with Avocado Cream (Vegan)

These BBQ Chickpea Bowls with Avocado Cream are packed with nutrients, protein, fiber and healthy fats. They're a delicious vegan meal that will satisfy your summer BBQ cravings! Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all! After being out of town for over a week, I'm just hanging around the house this weekend. When I lived in the Northeast, Memorial Day was always extra special because it signified the official start of summer (my favorite season, of course). Here in California it's already been summer for quite a while. We practically have 9 months of summer. Memorial Day is special because … [Read More...]

Tuscan Chickpea Soup

Tuscan Chickpea Soup

This Tuscan Chickpea Soup is simple but so flavorful, with fresh rosemary, Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar. It’s a great healthy vegetarian meal that’s packed with fiber! This week I’m back home after a 10 day vacation that was so much fun, and frankly– a little exhausting. I covered 3 states and 4 cities in… 

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Garlic Scape Pesto

Harvest Fridays – Garlic Scape Pesto

Scapes are the edible flower stalks of garlic and onion plants. This Garlic Scape Pesto combines scapes with walnuts, olive oil and Parmesan for a fresh, garlicky version of traditional pesto! Happy Harvest Friday! Today’s post is going to be a little bit different than usual. I was out of town all this week, so… 

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Raspberry Banana Bread

Raspberry Banana Bread

This dense, moist banana bread is full of plump, tangy raspberries (you can use fresh or frozen!). A bit of whole wheat flour makes this the perfect hearty breakfast or snack! Hi, hi. Happy hump day. I’m having a crazy busy week that I’ll fill you all in on soon. For now, let’s talk banana… 

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Garrapata State Park - Carmel, CA

Garrapata State Park – Carmel, CA

A few weeks back, I shared a post about our hike in Pinnacles National Park. That same weekend, we also did an amazing hike in Garrapata State Park. I’ve been meaning to get around to posting a recap of that hike, and today it’s finally happening! We spent a weekend in Monterey, CA, and wanted… 

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Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are easy to make with three simple ingredients that your dogs will love! They are perfect as an everyday treat, or bake a batch for a special occasion. Tuesday was a very special day! Not only was it Cinco de Mayo, but it was also this furry one’s birthday!… 

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Tom Kha Gai - Thai Coconut Soup

Tom Kha Gai – Thai Coconut Soup

This Tom Kha Gai soup is a wonderful Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, flavored with lemongrass, ginger and lime. It’s Thai takeout you can make at home! We don’t have a ton of great restaurants in our area, so we don’t eat out very often. That’s just fine by me since I like to cook at… 

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Growing cucumbers

Harvest Fridays – The Great Cucumber Harvest

Every week, I always tell myself I’m going to get my Harvest Friday post done early and ready to go first thing in the morning. And every week (or every other week, really) it just doesn’t happen. But you know what? I kind of enjoy taking Friday afternoons to really assess and explore the garden,… 

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies

White Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

These thick, gooey brownies are made from scratch and studded with white chocolate chunks and big, juicy raspberries. They’re what dreams are made of. What happens when you aren’t paying attention and bake a 9×13-inch pan’s worth of brownie batter in an 8-inch square pan? Ridiculously thick, amazingly moist brownies, that’s what. Whoops? Nope, not… 

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