Comfort Food · Crock Pot · Dairy Free · Recipes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Vegetarian Lasagna Soup.

Happy weekend y’all! We are supposed to have some cooler weather this weekend in south Florida and I have to be honest…

I CAN’T WAIT! I actually miss sweaters and boots, and hot chocolate and warm bowls of soup.  Which brings me to today’s post…

I love soup. I also love lasagna. So this week, I decided to make lasagna soup!

Two birds. One stone.

I already have a bunch of favorite soups including split pea, broccoli cheddar and miso.  But this Vegetarian Lasagna soup might be my new favorite (I feel like I say this a lot…).

I’ve been feeling a little blah lately, and this soup definitely serves up some much needed comfort-food vibes.  Oh, and did I mention you avoid all the hassle of making traditional baked lasagna.

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Comfort Food · Crock Pot · Pregnancy · Recipes · Soups · Vegetarian

Healing Stew

I don’t know how I’ve managed to let almost two weeks slip by without checking in with y’all.  Ugh.

Can I be honest?  

I haven’t really felt like writing lately.  Not sure why – blame the pregnancy exhaustion or just a sense of blahs.  Who knows, but I’m trying not to let myself feel guilty about it.  We all are allowed our blah days (or weeks in my case), and if I don’t feel like writing, I shouldn’t have to…

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Animals · Comfort Food · Desserts · Popular · Recipes

Mummy Pops.

BOO!

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Did I scare you? 🙂 Teehee.  Happy Halloween y’all!  What does everyone have in store for this spooky holiday?  And more importantly, what is everyone dressing up as???  I love seeing how creative people can get on Halloween, so please share!

I have to work all day.  WOMP. WOMP.  But it should be fun.  I’m hoping clients come in dressed up.  I plan on going as a deviled egg – pictures to come.

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Animals · Appetizers · Comfort Food · Recipes · Vegetarian

Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip.

It’s been another busy weekend for me – Bryan and I went to the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game Friday night down in Ft. Lauderdale, and I’ve also been dog sitting again.  Meaning, I haven’t slept much and I miss my pups!  I love dog sitting but the overnight stays can be a bit brutal for me – I don’t always sleep well at other people’s houses, and the dogs I’m watching are usually missing their mom and dad so they don’t always sleep well either.  Making for a very grumpy (and sleep deprived) Mandy.

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15 minutes or less · Photos · Quick Meals · Recipes · Salads · Sea Turtles · Vegetarian

Tomato Salad – Stuffed Avocados

Hi y’all!  I hope you had a nice weekend and your Tuesday is off to a good start.

What has everyone been up to?  I’ve been doing a lot of pet sitting – this time of year tends to get busy for that!  I also wrapped up my last week doing sea turtle surveys for the season.  It was a bittersweet ending for me because the last month of surveys consisted of zero new nests and zero hatchlings – they were all washed out by Irma.  Fortunately, the beaches are finally starting to look normal again, and we had a very successful season, regardless of how it ended.

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Breakfast Foods · Dairy Free · Health · Recipes · Vegetarian

Healthy Homemade Granola

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Greetings from my new KING size Yogabed.  That’s right, Bryan finally budged (after months of me whining) and got us a king size bed.  It was our wedding gift for each other.  And I must say, after just one night of sleeping on it, I’m in heaven!

Speaking of heaven, I have another Homemade Granola recipe for y’all to try.  Yes, it’s very similar to my original recipe, but I did some tweaking and I like this one even better!  This homemade granola could run circles around any store-bought brand.  It’s also healthier. Duh.  Oh, and let’s not forget versatile.  You can play around with the mix-ins and spices to get just the flavor you want!  It’s hard to beat homemade granola.  Don’t you agree?

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Comfort Food · Photos · Recipes · Vegetarian

Veggie Rice Bowl.

One of my favorite things to do is to find delicious recipes and tweak them.  I tweak them because: 1- I don’t have all of the ingredients on hand or 2- I don’t like all of the ingredients in the original recipe.

I found today’s recipe on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen  and knew I had to try it, unfortunately I didn’t have all of the ingredients so…

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