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Caramelized Onion and Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Cream cheese stuffed peppers with caramelized onions and herbs. This crazy tasty appetizer recipe requires only a few ingredients and only about 16 minutes of bake time! Whip these beauties up for your Super Bowl party this weekend.   Those of you who are looking for a speedy quick, easy, tempting, gooey, sultry Super Bowl …

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Guacamole and Black Bean Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Loaded sweet potatoes with black beans and guacamole make for a super simple side dish, or even dinner! A simple, colorful nutritious vegan recipe that’ll make you swoon! Well hello, healthy loaded sweet potatoes of my dreams! This super simple recipe couldn’t be any easier AND delicious. It is an amalgamation of three basic foods: …

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Healthy Winter Toast – 3 Ways!

Crispy, crunchy avocado toast made three ways with hearty winter vegetables for an all-things satisfying and healthy experience. This post is sponsored by Wholly Guacamole. It’s official: it’s winter. Sure, there are two days until the winter equinox, but there’s frost on the windshield, snow for the playing, fewer daylight hours, and a splash of …

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Grilled Portobello & Squash Quesadillas

Grilled portobello mushroom and squash quesadillas with peppers make for excellent quesadilla filling for a healthful summer-inspired meal. Charred grilled veggies. Melty cheese. Crispy tortilla. The trappings of tongue bud bliss. I can’t think of many foods that entice me more than a fully-loaded super gooey, ultra crispy quesadilla. Perhaps because the cheese ’tilla has …

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Mexican Street Corn Chipotle Hummus

Fully loaded Mexican street corn hummus with queso fresco, grilled corn, cherry tomatoes, red onion, black beans, and cilantro. The perfect healthy summertime snack or appetizer. I have a personal question to ask you. How do you handle the snacking situation?  Do you harbor snacks in the nooks and crannies of your purse, glove compartment, …

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Hummus-Marinated Chicken Satay

Tender grilled chicken satay marinated in hummus, coconut milk, and yellow curry powder – an easy and delicious appetizer to celebrate National Hummus Day. Happy National Hummus Day! Did you realize today is the day we come together to celebrate our common interest in the chickpea sauce? One mouthful at a time? Didjya? Let’s eat. …

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Spinach & Caramelized Onion Dip

A flavor-blasted take on the classic Spinach Onion Dip. Caramelize the onion for an ultra amazing appetizer for your parties and gatherings. Did you know it’s been almost twelve years since I graduated high school? Eight years since I graduated with my undergrad degree, and five years since I earned my Master’s. It’s insane to …

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Mediterranean Hummus with Pesto and Feta

Classic hummus topped with pesto sauce, Kalamata olives, red onion, and feta cheese makes for the perfect appetizer or unofficial meal. You know you’ve just had a great weekend when it rolls into your Monday like the most pleasant fog in the harbor. The kind of fog you want to embrace, take photos of and post …

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Reduction

When it comes to making appetizers for friends and family, I usually keep it as fresh as possible. I’m a big fan of roasted vegetables, so prosciutto-wrapped asparagus makes for an easy and pleasing pre-meal tapa that’s also sharable. Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus is one of my favorite go-to appetizers. Adding a balsamic reduction and spiced pears …

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Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese and Roasted Cranberries

Roasted sweet potato rounds with goat cheese and roasted cranberries make a delightful festive healthy appetizer! It’s an open-face holiday cheer sammie with all the right goods in all the right places. For those of you who are entertaining this holiday season and need a last-minute appetizer that is equal parts fun//festive//healthy//easy to prepare… If …

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