Cheesy Broccoli Crostini

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We got broccoli in our CSA this week and I thought the best way to serve it would be in a gooey cheese sauce atop crunchy bread.  I mean, is there a better way??

For those of you wondering what a CSA is…

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Roasted Beet, Avocado, and Orange Salad {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Beets are up there in my all-time favorite foods so it boggles my mind that so many people are afraid of them!  Had too many of the canned, pickled varieties on mediocre salad bars?  Trust me, you will be surprised – scratch that- happily shocked, when you try your first roasted, fresh beet!  If you’re feeling brave enough, read on… I have converted many’a beet-hater.

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I’ve been eating this granola for breakfast for the past couple days and I’ve been shocked by how well it holds me throughout the day.  I haven’t even been hungry for lunch until 1 or 2 in the afternoon and when lunch time does come, I’m craving more healthy foods.  But besides it’s staying power, this granola has everything: protein, energy, healthy fats, fiber, heart benefits, vitamins, and minerals.

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Soft and buttery with the earthy flavor of dill and garlic, balanced with the summery tang of lemon, these taters make a great, easy side dish.

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Max and I hosted our first great summer cookout the other day.  It was impromptu, casual, full of laughs, and healthy.  Just my style.

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Hot diggity dog, it’s taco time!  It’s 70, sunny, and 100% beautiful here in Ohio right now.  Which is pretty rare… 

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Rhubarb was always a mysterious and untouched ingredient in our house growing up.  It was dubbed “Sour Celery” and not worthy of a pie.  Now as a grown-up, I’m head over heels in love with it’s ruby red color, unique floral tartness, and it’s adaptability to sweet and savory dishes.  It sings spring to me.

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Shine Salad! {High Protein, Fiber, Antioxidants, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Delicious}

Behold a salad that will make you feel good and look beautiful!  The colorful vegetables and olive oil deliver a punch of lycopene, anti-oxidants, and healthy fats to give you beautiful skin and hair.  This protein rich salad will leave you feeling satisfied and full of energy, but never weighed down.  And can we talk about fiber?  This meal is incredibly high in fiber which will make the “goin’ great” as the hillbillies say. 

All in all, this a big plate of natures healing medicines, skin creams, and hair treatments in one.

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No-Chicken Bouillon {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Only 4 Ingredients}

On a quest to recreate a pantry staple in our house, I discovered that just 4 ingredients is all it takes to make No-Chicken Bouillon.

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Pineapple Palmer

Like the great Arnold Palmer’s famed drink, this is a refreshing mixture of sweet fruit juice and crisp iced tea.  A mini-trip to the sunny tropics, or a sunny golf course!

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