Basil, Lemon and White Bean Toasts with Tomato

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A few days a go a friend from work gave me a huge bag of basil!  I was so mad at myself for not growing basil this summer because it can be so expensive for  just a little bit at the store.  So, now I’m making up for not using basil as much as I would have liked to this summer and I’ve been making all the basil infused recipes my green little heart desires!
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Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Bake

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This Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Bake is probably as close as I am going to get to making a back to school recipe.  I’ve been out of school for quite some time and have no intention of going back and I don’t have any kids yet.  Well, I do have Cheeto but he is already so smart he doesn’t need to go to school :)Continue Reading

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One Pot Stove Top Enchiladas – Summer Style

These One Pot Stove Top Enchiladas are easy to make and ready in 30 minutes!  No oven required!  A great way to use up that last basket of summer produce! {gluten free}

Sometimes I get these recipe ideas in my head that end up having so many steps and taking forever to cook.  They usually taste really good, but when all is said and done I think to myself, “was that really worth it?”.  I’ve spent about $50.00 on all the ingredients and I’ve used dirtied up pretty much every single pan in the house.  And I’m now covered in sweat because I’ve turned the oven on and it is 110 degrees outside.
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Chickpea Avocado Lettuce Wraps

Chickpea Avocado Lettuce Wraps

I would say that this will be the last time that I share a smashed chickpea recipe with you, but that would probably be a big lie!  I’m sorry, I just can’t help making smashed chickpea salads.  They are filling, take 2 minutes to make and taste awesome with avocados.  Win! Win! Win!Continue Reading

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4 Ingredient Zucchini Tater Tots

These delicious and healthy zucchini tater tots only require 4 ingredients and are so easy to make!

I think we all can agree that tater tots are the best use of potatoes in the world!  They are crispy, salty and if you make homemade tater tots you can put a bunch of awesome flavors into them.  My first experience with homemade tater tots was with these smoked gouda and green apple tater tots I  made last year.  They were some of the best tater tots I’ve ever eaten and much easier to make than I had expected.

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Mango Black Bean Guacamole

Mango Black Bean Guacamole-This delicious guacamole comes together in ten minutes and goes perfectly with so many things!

I’ve only met one person in my life who didn’t like avocados and that one person just happens to be the person I promised to love and cherish for the rest of my life.  When I first found out about his dislike of avocados I went through the 5 stages of grief, I mean who doesn’t like avocados?!Continue Reading

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20 Minute Cherry Tomato Penne Pasta

20 Minute Cherry Tomato Penne Pasta!  This pasta is so quick, easy and delicious!  Chunky cherry tomato sauce made from scratch on top of penne pasta!  {gluten free, vegan}

Last year I tried to grow my own cherry tomatoes and it was pretty pathetic.  I think I got about 15 total for the entire ssummer and of course they didn’t all come at the same time.  I don’t even think I ever had enough at one time to make a decent salad with them.  Mostly, I just ate them by themselves right off the plant before the sun turned them into sun-dried tomatoes!
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Goat Cheese Stuffed Black Olive Mediterranean Kabobs

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Today we are stuffing California Ripe Olives with goat cheese!  Black olives stuffed with goat cheese!  Are you guys as excited as I am about this?!  Not only do I love black olives but they are my secret weapon when making a dish that I don’t want to share with my husband.  He doesn’t quite like black olives as much as I do, so when I add them to a recipe I know that I will get to eat the entire thing myself.  And trust me, you will not want to share these goat cheese stuffed black olives with anyone!
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