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Basil Lamb Chops with Lemon Quinoa

Basil Lamb Chops with Lemon Quinoa

Every time I think about lamb, I think about my friend, Nikki. Nikki loves lambs… and I mean really loves lambs. Remember that video of Kristen Bell where she had a full meltdown and started crying uncontrollably because she was going to meet a sloth for the first time? If not, you need to watch it now. And even if you have seen it, it’s worth watching again. CLICK HERE to see it. It’s ok, we’ll wait…

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Herbed Delicata Squash Salad

Herbed Delicata Squash Salad

I woke up this morning feeling so cold, I thought for sure all the windows in the house had been left open. My cat, Roxy had wedged herself into my hip, pinning down the covers on one side and leaving the other too short to cover me up. It left me with that strange sensation of warmth on one half of my body and cold on the other. Add to that a very strange dream where all the girls I knew in high school and college were shunning me at a reunion and it makes for one disorienting morning. Pretty soon however, as always, Roxy abandoned her post and made it her mission to get me out of bed demanding her morning treat. While I tried to stay warm under the covers and read my morning emails, she proceeded to knock things off the nightstands, scratch things she’s not supposed to scratch and nip at my elbow. Ahhh, for the love of a cat. She thinks she’s queen and pretty much gets away with it because she’s just so darn cute and soft. Now, having succeeded at her quest, I’m being rewarded with a warm bundle of fur cuddled up by my side as I work.

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Crisp Pumpkin Raviolis with Pear & Pomegranate Salad

Crisp Pumpkin Ravioli with Pear & Pomegranate Salad

I am so excited to bring you today’s recipe. I love a good challenge so when OXO asked me to participate in one to come up with a vegetarian recipe with 2 servings, 10-12 seasonal ingredients, utilizing at least 3 [incredibly awesome] OXO provided kitchen tools and that can be completed start to finish in 30 minutes or less I said, “Hella yeah, yo! I’m totes in!” Ok, maybe I just said “YES!” but let’s pretend because I’m trying to sound cool in this trendy SoCal town of mine.

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Toasty Olive Tomato Melt & a GIVEAWAY

Toasty Olive Tomato Melts

Last week was the fourth and final giveaway for the Klondike Brands potato giveaway. The final winner is:

NATASHA STROUD HOOVER!

Thanks to everyone who entered. It was great hearing all your potato-y desires. Now, don’t go away just yet because I have another giveaway for you today!

October is Non-GMO month and I am celebrating it with cheese. Rumiano cheese to be exact. Rumiano Cheese Company’s organic cheese and organic butter are the first in the world to obtain non-GMO verified certification from the Non-GMO Project. They have a huge variety to please every taste and include both organic traditional cheeses and natural cheeses.

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Friday Favorites: Darn Good Blue-Green Smoothie

Darn Good Blue Green Smoothie

I really dislike fad diets. Over the years there have been so many crazy weight loss schemes with a majority of them not based in health and nutrition. Sure, you may lose weight if you remove all carbohydrates, persist on mainly juice or restrict yourself to 600 calories a day but are you healthy? Most definitely not. When I was younger I tried many fad diets. I have followed Slim Fast, attempted the cabbage soup diet (my goodness, the gas!), cut out all fat, cut out all carbs and even horribly failed at a juice cleanse that ended in me eating a dirty burrito in desperation and feeling horribly sick. Looking back on all this, I shudder to think the kind of damage I may have done to my body.

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Thai Red Curry Pumpkin Hummus

Thai Red Curry Pumpkin Hummus

My days have gotten off to a slow start lately. It seems like before I know it, it’s 3:00 in the afternoon and I haven’t accomplished ½ of what I wanted to. I’ve also been having some difficulty disciplining my dear, sweet obnoxiously bitchy cat, Roxy. She has scratched the living daylight out of a wall corner in the kitchen and is working her way across the rest of the walls in the remaining rooms. Now, I get that it’s in her nature to mark territory by scratching but I’m starting to get a little sick of patching up walls and paint. OK, maybe the hubs is doing that, but I work really hard making sure he doesn’t miss any spots!

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