Garden Bounty – White Kale & Squash Naan Pizza

Our garden has been nothing to write home about this year.  We started out with high hopes of being able to produce tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, kale, mixed lettuces, strawberries, peppers and jalapeños.  We are about 3/4 of the way through summer and I have picked one green pepper from our garden, ripped out our mixed… 

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Farmers Market Quinoa Skillet

Last week the hubs was away.  Let me just say…parenthood is not meant to be a one person job, people!  I want to hand it to those moms and dads out there who are at it by themselves or have spouses that have to work all the time.  Parenthood has made me more exhausted, joyful, tearful,… 

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Strawberry Bruschetta

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated the to-be wedding of one of our former students Taylor.  We gathered her friends together, whipped up some delicious dishes and talked wedding details.  It was a kitchen themed shower (my favorite!) so we asked everyone to bring their favorite recipe for Tay’s recipe box (if you’re feelin crafty, it’s such… 

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Lemon Garlic Kale Chips

Happy Wednesday to all!  Not a whole lot going on around the Davis household today…lots of outside time and soaking up daddy’s summer schedule while we can.  One of the best parts of summer over the last couple of years has been our garden.  Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, squash, snap peas, pole beans….just to… 

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Summer Avocado & Corn Salad

Tonight we spent two and a half hours hanging outside in our backyard.  I can’t tell you how happy it makes my heart to wear our girls out outside, throw them in the bath and call it a night!  Another thing that makes my heart happy: GRILLING.  Grilling makes my cooking life SO EASY.  Throw… 

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Power Quinoa Salad w/ Lemon Honey Viniagrette

While the hubby is away, the girls and I have been trying to fill our days with play dates, peanut butter and honey sandwiches for dinner and pbs cartoons…thank you lord for pbs kids and 30 minutes of distraction!  The other day we went to play over at a friend’s house and my friend Erica… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Lemon Chicken & Kale Rice Bowls w/ Toasted Pine Nuts

Tis the week for all things kale!  Kale stuffed peppers and now chicken and kale rice.  I love this veggie…it’s slowly rising about my love for spinach.  This dish is super easy to throw together.  Whenever I’m in a pinch for dinner ideas, nine times out of ten I think: do I  have rice, do… 

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Spaghetti Squash & Spinach Cakes w/ Sriracha Dipping Sauce

The whole family was in town this weekend for my 4 year old’s big princess birthday bash!  I can’t believe she is 4 already.  She has a mind of her own, is so bright and funny.  I love just sitting around talking with her.  You never quite know what her mind will come up with…. 

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Friday w/ Friends: Kristen Guilander, RD, LD – Butternut Squash Salad w/ Ultimate Mustard Vinaigrette

  Today’s Friday w/ Friends features Registered Dietician, Kristen Guilander!  Kristen is a menu developer and a great resource for healthy living and eating.  She has compiled a list of the most nutrient packed vegetables and shared the MOST AMAZING fall/winter Butternut Squash salad.  We had it for dinner last night and it was divine…. 

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Quinoa Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

My friend Kristin passed this recipe on to me when we first moved to town.   I remember going to a baby shower where she served it and hands down it is the BEST chicken salad I have ever had.  I tweaked it a little for the fall – threw in cranberries for sweetness and… 

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