My New Skincare Obsession: Real Raw Beauty

Thanks to fellow Instagram-lover and blogger Megan, I learned about the fabulous organic skincare company Real Raw Beauty. As I inch closer to the big 4-0 (thankfully still over a year away, but eeeeek!), I’m regretting not taking better care of my skin in my twenties and early thirties. Sure, I purchased plenty of pricey skincare […]

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Veggie Pizza Appetizer

My mom has been making this cold veggie pizza appetizer for as long as I can remember. I’ve made it a few times in my adult life: a game night, a Super Bowl party, and most recently, for a Thanksgiving appetizer. Every time I make it, I wonder why I don’t do so more often. […]

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Lemon Chicken Marinade & Roasted (Frozen) Broccoli

We typically buy fresh veggies, but we’ve had a couple of bags of frozen broccoli and a veggie medley in our freezer for a while. So, I decided it was time to try something with the broccoli. If successful, I figure it will become a nice side for some of the meals I pack for […]

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Are your eggs nearing the expiration date and there are still several left? No worries! You can easily hard boil them, OR if you’re like me and have found yourself with several items about to expire or nearing their end you can create make-ahead breakfast burritos and freeze them! I recently noticed that our eggs and tortillas […]

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Black Bean Soup

So now that the weather is cooling off a bit, it’s time to start making and enjoying some delicious soups! I had always loved ordering black bean soup at restaurants, but had never attempted to make it myself until a few years ago. A friend sent me this recipe from allrecipes.com and I added my […]

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Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian: Inquiring Minds Want to Know

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and naturally, I missed the opportunity to post about it during the appropriate 31 days. Still, per the request of one of my very favorite readers and my dear friend, I’m going to briefly explain the term lacto-ovo vegetarian, which is the type of vegetarian I have been for the […]

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Perfect-Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are one of those things that seem so easy, but then often become a huge pain to actually peel. I’ve actually resorted to throwing eggs away because the shells have been so annoyingly tough to remove, coming off in teeny tiny fragments. Since peeling is pretty critical for actual usage and consumption […]

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Spinach Ricotta Pasta

I’m always looking for recipes that can be enjoyed with and without meat, seeing as my husband is a carnivore and I am not. It is so much easier than creating completely separate meals, or perhaps I’m just that lazy? Whatever the case may be, I stumbled upon this spinach ricotta pasta recipe and thought it […]

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Pinterest Pumpkins & Seeds

As I’ve mentioned before, we’re newbies in our neighborhood. Our neighbors apparently get very into holidays and they went all out for Halloween (so much so that I’m thinking our Florida street may somehow be covered in snow for Christmas!) People had everything from ghosts in trees to gigantic spiders over garages to tombstones in […]

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