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Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Banana Skewers

Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Banana Skewers

This month, the Recipe Redux is turning 6, and we are celebrating with cake and small bite desserts! I made these mini chocolate covered strawberry banana skewers which are quite easy to make, not so bad for you, and can feed…

Clean Out the Fridge Soup

Clean Out the Fridge Soup

We moved again. This time to Pristina, Kosovo! This makes four moves in four years, which means I’ve gotten pretty good at cleaning out the freezer/pantry of items that we can’t bring with us when it comes time to move.…

Moong Dal (Mung Lentils-an Indian Dish)

Moong Dal (Mung Lentils-an Indian Dish)

Hey friends! I hope the New Year is treating you all well! I know a lot of people out there are trying to save some cash after the holidays and are looking for ways to eat healthy on a budget.…

Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble

Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble

The holidays are upon us. How did that happen so fast? If you’re like me and am not quite ready yet, maybe this Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble will help you get in the spirit. This month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged…

Frozen Vegetable Power Bowl

Frozen Vegetable Power Bowl

Ok ok ok, the name of this dish isn’t pretty. Frozen Vegetable Power Bowl??? What kind of meal is that? Well it’s what I’ve been eating for lunch (or some variation of) at work practically every day for a while…

Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

Hey friends! How is summer treating everyone? I hope you’re enjoying days full of sunshine, hiking, biking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, and more! Real Food Real Deals Need a cheap quick recipe so you can spend your days out it the…

Crunchy Cannellini Bean Salad

Crunchy Cannellini Bean Salad

Ever get in a lunch rut? Need new ideas for packing your kids’ or your own lunch? Are packable noontime options dwindling?                               My everyday lunch…

Rice and Eggs

Rice and Eggs

Weekday mornings are B-U-S-Y! Who has time to make a healthy breakfast these days? Good thing my favorite breakfast only takes 5 minutes to make. Rice and Eggs is not only simple to make, but it is much healthier than…

Pickled Vegetables Recipe

Pickled Vegetables Recipe

Albert Einstein oncle cleverly described insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I’ve been mulling over this thought lately. If nobody ever did something new, something out of their comfort zone, then there…

Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad

Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad

So tasty. So easy. Not so fancy. Here I bring you a healthy chicken pasta salad made with buckwheat soba noodles! What’s awesome about this recipe? eat it warm or cold, we like it both ways noodles, chicken, and veggies can…