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grilled vegetable salad

Grilled Vegetable Salad

I have always had a love for cooking, but what really inspired me to cook more at home and was watching cooking shows on TV. When I first started watching them I…

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chocolate peanut butter clusters

Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters

Any time chocolate and peanut butter come together it is a no brainer for me! These delicious little chocolate peanut butter clusters came together one afternoon when I just wanted something…

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Light Baked Potato Soup

Light Baked Potato Soup

This time of year, comfort foods sound so amazing and really just hit the spot! With the changing seasons, you start craving things that you don’t normally crave any other time…

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Favorite Fall Nail Polishes

My Top 5 Favorite Fall Nail Polishes

  Fall is my favorite time of year! You have change in the weather (to that semi-cold hoodie-weather), the leaves turning gorgeous colors, the change in fashion… and of course an…

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Coconut Panko Chicken Tenders with Mango Dipping Sauce

Coconut Panko Chicken Tenders with Mango Dipping Sauce

Anytime there is a recipe with coconut I feel like I have to try it… Especially  if it involves a mango dipping sauce. This started as a recipe I found through…

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Not-So-Basic Lasagna

Not-So-Basic Lasagna – A Zesty Twist On The Classic Dish

This Not-So-Basic Lasagna started as a stuffed shells recipe I found in a cookbook from Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks. While this is a pretty basic recipe, there’s a little kick…

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Sweet And Spicy Chili

Sweet And Spicy Chili – Healthy Fall Comfort Food

As the fall season approaches, the leaves start to change, the temperature starts to drop and most importantly – we start to crave home cooked comfort foods. (…Well, now that…

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spicy cajun tuna cakes

Spicy Cajun Tuna Cakes

My fiance and I both work from home and try to eat healthy, but it usually leads to having the same thing for lunch everyday. Trying to switch things up but…

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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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