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Seared Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Cream Sauce

You may be hosting a lot of family this year and maybe some of those family members are staying with you for a few days. Some of those days you…

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Buffalo Chicken Tacos

One of my favorite “cheat foods” are any kinds of boneless wings… especially buffalo chicken wings. Finding healthier ways to enjoy your “cheat foods” really helps me keep on track…

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Gyro Tacos with Tzatziki Sauce

Gyro Tacos??? Yes you heard right… Why not take 2 things I love and just put them together (Gyros + Tacos = perfection!) I’m always trying to switch things up…

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Healthy Turkey Lasagna Soup

Healthy Turkey Lasagna Soup

There is nothing more comforting than a delicious hearty soup or stew in the upcoming cooler months. Soups, stews and chilis can be higher in calories and fat if you’re…

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Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Burger - Cooking Up Happiness

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Burger

If you haven’t noticed, lately I haven’t posted many new recipes, and that’s for one reason and one reason only… I’m working on a new cookbook! The great thing about…

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Sesame Crusted Seared Tuna

Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna with Mango Salsa

Now if you enjoy fish like I do, you’ll absolutely fall in love with this dish! One of my favorite dishes to order when we’re out is ahi tuna – it’s…

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Supreme Pizza Bake

Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s probably one of my favorite “cheat” foods; so cheesy, rich, and delicious… Every bite just hits the spot! 🙂 That said, I crave pizza pretty often…

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chicken enchiladas

My Favorite Chicken Enchiladas

I love Mexican food! It’s so fresh, flavorful and fun. Whether it’s tacos, chimichangas, guacamole or carnitas…. I love it all 🙂 I’m always on the lookout for a great…

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Emily Ness

Sharing a passion for food and fitness to live a healthy lifestyle - with the occasional hint of chocolate.

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The Testosterone Chef is a cookbook all about eating in a way that supports your hormones. With 90+ recipes for both men and women, there's something for everyone in here...
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Kino Chef, the Kinobody cookbook, is full of healthy recipes that are easy to make, very satiating and make dieting and weight loss easier than ever before. 
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