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Pumpkin Flax Chocolate Chip Muffins

This morning, I dropped my coffee pot on the kitchen floor. It rolled around on its side by my feet, and for a sleepy hopeful second I thought, ‘whew, it survived!’ Then it cracked into two pieces. Happy Monday! My stockpile of frozen coffee cubes saved the day, along with the…
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5 Easy Dishes to Bring to a BBQ This Weekend

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child The only thing I love more than spending quality time with our friends is spending quality time with our friends around some amazing food. Here are five crowd-pleasing recipes that are easy to whip up and take…
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It’s not easy being green.

But it can be tastier than you think. I try to get at least one green smoothie down the hatch each day. I love them in the morning as a natural energy boost and quick breakfast-on-the-go that keeps me full until lunch. Last month, I picked up a Bella Rocket Extract…
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Let’s talk about Nutella frosting.

More specifically, this Nutella cupcake recipe from Gimme Some Oven. Last weekend, we celebrated Labor Day and my friend Steve’s birthday with a lake day and BBQ. I offered to bring cupcakes — I will always volunteer as tribute for handling dessert — and since Steve is the only person on…
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Iced Coffee for Dummies

Today’s installment of Ways Pinterest Changed My Life celebrates convenient caffeination with a side of reduced morning frazzle. Here’s the deal for the easiest iced coffee you’ll ever make, even at your groggiest: Brew a strong pot of your favorite coffee. Let the coffee cool a bit, then pour it into…
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quinoa breakfast bowls

Don’t worry, I’m not going to turn into a proselytizing health blogger — two weeks of clean eating does not an expert make — but after the great response from yesterday’s Hungry for Change post I thought I would share my nutritious favorites now and then. Starting with a simple…
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sunday comfort food: banana oat pancakes

I love pancakes of every persuasion. These simple banana oat pancakes can be mixed in the blender, which means less time for cleanup and more time for post-brunch naps. You’ll Need: 2 cups oat flour 1 1/4 cups milk 1 large ripe banana 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 heaping tablespoon…
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sunday comfort food

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 Today is the first real day off I’ve had in about a month — no work, no agenda, nowhere to be — and I’m savoring every minute of it. After weeks of sustaining out of takeout boxes and juice bar protein…