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Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Black Bean Salsa

Balsamic-marinated grilled chicken with strawberry and black bean salsa makes for a fresh and vibrant meal any night of the week. This post is sponsored by Harry & David. How was your weekend? Did you catch up on some rest? I went on a pretty epic trail run (my half marathon is is in 19 …

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Sweet Potato Huevos Rancheros Nachos

Fully-loaded breakfast nachos with sweet potato home fries, black beans, avocado, cheddar and cotija cheeses, sunny side up eggs, and more! A perfect breakfast-for-dinner, and awesome for sharing with friends at your football gatherings. Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the “#OrganicforAll” campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I received …

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Mexican Street Corn Buddha Bowls with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette

Mexican street corn Buddha bowls are chock full of fresh grilled corn, rice, mixed greens, cabbage, tomato, onion, queso fresco, avocado, and hard-boiled egg – everything you need for a fresh and healthful summer vegetarian meal. I’m leaving for Iceland today! Headed overseas to hang with Eva and Carey and a bunch of talented individuals …

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Summer Buddha Bowls with Green Goddess Tahini Dressing

Fresh and healthy Buddha bowls with brown rice, mixed greens, cherries, blackberries, peaches, black beans, pistachios, red onion, avocado, queso fresco, and green goddess tahini dressing – an easy well-rounded meal that can be made any night of the week. These bowls…. How do I put this? They’re the cat’s meow.   So good, you’ll need a …

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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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Coffee-Rubbed Grilled Tri-Tip Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

Coffee-rubbed grilled tri-tip tacos with homemade chimichurri sauce, cotija cheese, and pickled red onions make for a unique, mouth-watering meal! While I’m not typically hyper-motivated by beef, crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside grilled-to-perfection tri-tip is one of my meat faves. The smoky flavor? The juicy, tender texture? Major drool status. Chop up that meat and turn it into a …

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Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers

Southwest stuffed bell peppers with black beans, corn, anaheim chili, and enchilada sauce spice up your weeknight meals. Serve this dish with cotija cheese for a winning meal! Every once in a while, I like to bring a little Southwest flair my kitchen for an exhilarating culinary adventure with rice, beans, corn, peppers, and thuh …

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Grilled Zucchini, Corn, and Beet Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing

This grilled zucchini, corn, and beet quinoa salad is colorful, nutritious, and the perfect side dish for summer barbecues and picnics   Zucchini and corn season has returned! What ever are we to do? Lettuce grill them! <- Get it? I’m a riot on Mondays. …and while we’re at it, lettuce grill up some beets …

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Hummus-Salsa Dressing

It’s National Hummus Day, people, let’s celebrate! I feel like we need to blow this thing out of the water. And not just in a dip-a-pita-or-baby-carrot-in-the-hummus sort of way, but a hummus on all the things sort of extravaganza. Hummus in our breakfast burritos. Hummus on our lunch sammies. Hummus marinated grilled chicken salads with humus-salsa dressing for dinner. And …

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