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Let's face it.  Quinoa can be boring if you don't give it lots of love.  But if you do? Like, say you add fresh tomatoes and basil, tons of garlic and a just-sweet-enough vinaigrette?  It's pure magic.  This simple and fast salad is not only...

Ever have a moment when you are just absolutely craving a cold, sweet and fruity smoothie? My favorite Spicy Strawberry Mango Smoothie is the answer to your prayers; it's naturally sweet, full of antioxidant-rich, lush berries and mango and even has a little kick thanks...

Everyone knows turkey burgers are typically dry and boring.  But these Turkey Veggie Burgers with Spicy Curry Aioli are so freaking good (and moist!) and honestly…so much more interesting than a plain old burger slapped on a bun. If you love burgers and you’re into...

Say hello to my new favorite dessert - Vodka Laced Cake Jars! I love delicious desserts made of all-natural, flavorful ingredients.  Think nutrient-rich almond flour instead of processed white flour.  Fresh fruit and  honey or pure maple syrup and real vanilla for sweetness instead of...

I only recently started enjoying margaritas. And mainly because previously I had only ever had them made with sour mix, which not only tastes pretty bad but is also loaded in hydrogenated corn syrup, sugar and artificial ingredients (read:  instant hangover!)  If you're a true...

Have you ever noticed that salsa at an authentic Mexican restaurant is way better than the kind we make at home?  Its perfectly balanced and more liquidy than chunky with just the right amount of heat.  I have been trying to make a real restaurant...

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