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Israeli Veggie Salad

Israeli Veggie Salad is a bright and colorful salad full of fresh veggies like bell peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes with a light olive oil and lemon dressing. It pairs perfectly with any type of protein or grain to make a complete meal. I am forever on the hunt to find […]

Dairy-Free Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Dairy-Free Cookie Dough Overnight Oats is a quick breakfast option that only takes 5 minutes to prepare and then your fridge does the rest of the work! ! This perfect grab-and-go breakfast is made with oatmeal, oat milk, cashew butter and chocolate chips! Cookie Dough + Overnight Oats = Breakfast. […]

Honeydew Spinach Smoothie

I have been on a huge melon kick lately. Each week I’ve been buying watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew. For so early in the season it’s been really good and has been a nice change up to the standard strawberries and blackberries I usually eat at this time of the year. […]

Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

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Fajita Chicken Bowl

Do you ever have a recipe idea pop into your head that persistently hangs out and pops up into the most random thoughts until you finally create it? That’s what happened with this recipe. As I’ve mentioned before, I frequently eat the same thing for lunch for an entire week […]

FMD Chicken and Vegetable Soup

I quickly found that Phase 2 is the hardest phase on the Fast Metabolism Diet. I don’t really mind not being able to have grains or fruits other than lemon and lime, but taking away carrots, zucchini and tomatoes really makes this phase a challenge for me. This soup kind […]

Improv Challenge: Prosciutto Melon Salad

My oldest cat Gidget and I have something in common. We’re both completely content to munch on fresh mint leaves. For her, it’s equivalent to catnip and leaves her rolling around on the floor, rubbing her face on everything as she contorts her body in the way only cats can. […]


With the fifth Monday in May being Memorial Day, it only seemed fitting that our theme for this special Secret Recipe Club reveal be Picnic/BBQ foods. We’ve had such temperamental weather lately, I was really worried that this holiday weekend was going to be raining and cloudy and not the […]

Spaghetti Squash with Pancetta and Peas

Squash is still a culinary mystery to me. I never had any form of it growing up. No zucchini or summer squash, no butternut, acorn or spaghetti varieties either. It wasn’t until I first made ratatouille back in 2010 that I ever had zucchini. I slowly began incorporating zucchini and […]