White Bean Dip with Lemon and Thyme

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I was so close to calling this recipe, White Bean Hummus with Lemon and Thyme and then I opened up my Food Network magazine this month and I was hit smack in the face with the hummus police.  Apparently one of the big hummus brands has filed a petition with the FDA to establish a standard of identity for hummus.  I guess they weren’t too happy with a few other brands that labeled other bean based dips as hummus.

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Vegetarian Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash + GIVEAWAY

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I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite blogging friends to offer you guys an awesome giveaway today!!  We are offering one lucky winner a $400 Amazon Gift Card!  My mind is already racing with all the amazing things you could buy! (I’m a secret Amazon shopping addict :) )  See bottom of post for all the details on how to enter this totally awesome giveaway!!!

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 You know what my favorite thing about vegetarian meatballs is?  They are basically just veggie burgers that are formed into balls and can be enjoyed with tomato sauce either in between little little buns like these sliders or on top of a big bowl of spaghetti squash like this dish that I have for you today!

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Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash

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There is just something so enjoyable about one dish meals to me, especially one dish meals that you can actually eat the dish that it is served in!  We eat a lot of chili in this house.  I know it is more of a warming winter dish, but what I love most about chili is that you can make it all times of the year and adapt the ingredients to whichever season it is.

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Homemade Peppermint Patty Cups

Homemade Peppermint Patty Cups

This last week has been really busy.  But busy in a very good way!  My mom came to visit for the week and we hadn’t seen each other in over 2 years.  The older I get the more I realize how important family is and how you should never go over 2 years without seeing them!

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Roasted Beet Salad with Hemp Heart Crusted Goat Cheese {+Giveaway}

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I was sent free samples from Manitoba Harvest for this post, but all opinions are my own!  Giveaway information is located right before recipe.

You guys know that little isle up near the cash register at the grocery store?  The one where they put all the fun stuff like chapstick, ear buds, and mini lint rollers.  All this stuff that you never realized you needed until you see it right before you pull your credit card out to pay for your groceries and snacks that you probably didn’t need either?

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20 Gluten Free Super Bowl Recipes

20 Gluten Free Super Bowl Recipes

When I first decided to do a recipe round-up post like this, I wasn’t sure I was going to have enough recipes.  But, it turns out I’m a snack-aholic and had many more game day foods in my archives than I thought!  Although I don’t always have an opinion on who wins the Super Bowl game, I have a very strong opinion on what I’m eating while watching (or more realistically, watching/reading trashy magazines/stuffing my face).

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