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Vegetable Stuffed Bell Peppers {Recipe ReDux}

Hey friends!! It’s that time of year again…late summertime when so many gardens are overflowing! I don’t have a garden this year, but when I’ve had gardens before I always have too much zucchini and peppers to know what to do with. Here’s a fun idea-make these vegetable stuffed bell peppers with that garden, farmer’s market, or …

Homemade Spelt Flour Tortillas

Did you know all-purpose white flour is… 1. Stripped. The bran and germ are mechanically removed, which also removes necessary vitamins and minerals and most of the nutritional content. 2. Then it’s “enriched” to replace some of the vitamins and minerals that were stripped away. 3. And then it’s BLEACHED (in the US, but not in …

Coconut Oil Oven Roasted Carrots

 FYI: If you eat too many carrots your skin will turn orange. Everything I know I learned from The Magic School Bus. I loved that show as a kid and there was one episode I remember where Arnold eats too many seaweedies and he turns orange. The seaweedies (some sort of snack) had beta-carotene in it, the …

Simple Roasted Cauliflower

Some people do amazing things with cauliflower. Like cauliflower rice? Has anyone actually tried that? Is it actually good? Or cauliflower pizza crust? Or…ummm…this recipe I found for chocolate cauliflower cake?? Who knew you could use cauliflower in so many different ways? They might be good (I haven’t tried them), but they seem like an awful …

5-Minute Raw Carrot Salad

Eat low fat to lose weight!   Wait, never mind….butter is back!       Grains should be the basis of our food pyramid.         Wait, no…avoid grains altogether and eat Paleo.         What about the raw diet? Gluten free? Vegetarian? Low carb?   Nutrition is a tough science …

Baked Rosemary French Fries

What’s your guilty food weakness? Mine is french fries. Not just any ol’ french fries either–the one’s from McDonalds. It’s a sentimental thing for me. Growing up, my mom and I would sometimes go through the McDonald’s drive thru, get some french fries, and just sit in the car and talk. As the oldest of …

Green Salad with Pomegranate and Citrus Honey Dressing

Healthy green salad with pomegranate, clementines, goat cheese, and almonds. The perfect salad to get back on track for the New Year.

I love this salad for three reasons: A) It’s healthy. B) It’s super delicious. C) I can throw it together in 10 minutes. With the amount of back and forth traveling the hubby and I are doing lately, we’re eating out a lot. Even when we’re home, I tend to do less cooking than normal …

Maple Mashed Hokkaido Squash {Recipe ReDux}

Hokkaido squash, a.k.a. red kuri squash or Japanese squash–it’s all over the place at the central market in Ljubljana. I had never had it before, so I picked one up. It has a sweet and nutty flavor, similar to acorn squash. Actually, I’ve made this recipe a number of times with acorn squash, so you …

5 Minute Bruschetta

5 minute bruschetta www.tasteofdivine.com

With endless options for toppings, bruschetta never gets boring. This is my go-to recipe for a quick and simple appetizer when I’m entertaining, or for just using up old bread. This 5 minute bruschetta recipe starts with a good loaf of bread. It can be whatever bread you want really, but I think it works …

Sautéed Chanterelles

sautéed chanterelles in butter-seriously the best ever!

Chanterelles. You’ll pay a pretty penny for these in California. But not in Slovenia. I paid 2.5 Euro (about $3.35 dollars) for these meaty, woody mushrooms-called “lisičke” in Slovenian-and boy am I happy!! These would have cost me around $11 or so in the US. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on …