15 minutes or less · Dairy Free · Dressings & Sauces · Quick Meals · Recipes · Salads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Lemon Tahini Dressing.

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One of my favorite ways to ensure that I’m getting enough greens is by eating a BIG salad at least once a day (usually for dinner).  Recently I went through a I don’t want to eat salad phase (I blame pregnancy), so I was making a lot of green smoothies instead, but my anti-salad days are over and today, I’m excited to share my current favorite salad recipe with y’all.

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15 minutes or less · Animals · Baby · How To's. · Recipes · Vegetarian

A Final Goodbye to Lily & How to Make the BEST Hummus.

I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I had to say goodbye to my Lily girl, and if I’m being honest (which I always am!), it’s been one of the most challenging weeks of my life.  Yes, it is getting easier, but I don’t think the heartache will ever fully go away.  I still cry every day, sometimes multiples times a day – usually in the morning, at 4:30 in the afternoon, and at night when I’m laying in bed.  The morning and 4:30 because these were the times Lily used to remind me it was time to eat, and the evening I guess because my mind and body slow down, forcing me to focus on my thoughts.

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Baby · Comfort Food · Main Dishes · Pregnancy · Recipes

Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce.

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Wow. It’s been awhile.  Sorry.

This is difficult to admit, but I have been feeling a little down lately.  It may be a little bit of postpartum, or hormones, or maybe I’m stir crazy (it’s been raining a lot here so it’s difficult to go anywhere).  I’m honestly not really sure. I may have it, or I may not.  Hard to say really.  The good news is, I’ve been feeling a lot better this past week – I’m realizing that I suffer mostly on days that Lucy and I can’t get out of the house.  I’ve never been one who enjoys not doing anything – Bryan laughs at me because I can hardly sit down to watch a movie without having to get up repeatedly to do something.

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Baby · Comfort Food · Main Dishes · Popular · Recipes · Vegetarian

Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas.

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Hi y’all!  It’s me again. 🙂 Hopefully you haven’t forgotten about me as I’ve been on my “break.”

HA!

Perhaps I should come up with a better name, because anyone who has children knows very well that having a newborn is definitely not a “break.”

I’ll deem it a newborn hiatus instead.

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15 minutes or less · Animals · Pregnancy · Recipes · Vegetarian

Soft & Chewy Homemade Granola Bars.

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Baby Clark is set to arrive any day now and Bryan and I are trying to stay patient, but it’s proving to be a challenge.   We’ve been pretty prepared for her arrival for quite some time now – the hospital bag is packed, the house is cleaned, the nursery is done, and we have some meals in the freezer for when we get home from the hospital.  But one thing I hadn’t done was make some grab n’ go snacks for us to have around the house – something I was told is very important, especially when you’re breast feeding.

Apparently breastfeeding moms get very hungry during all hours of the day…

I recently made a Costco run and grabbed some fruit bars and Clif Bars to have around the house for us, but guess what?  As we’ve been impatiently waiting, we’ve consumed most of them! So yesterday I took some time to restock our stash and I made Soft & Chewy Homemade Granola Bars.  

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Quick Meals · Recipes · Vegetarian

Fried Zucchini Cakes

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I recently started doing most of our grocery shopping at Aldi, and while I love how inexpensive it is, sometimes I’m not always happy with “how they do things.”  For starters, the store is set up a little strangely – the aisles are narrow and a lot of the items don’t really go together.  For example, the salad dressings are right next to the bread, and across from the produce.  I just find it odd.

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