Watermelon Berry Fizz.

Watermelon fizz - light, refreshing, and the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! #drink #antioxidants

Happy July 3rd! Are you in vacation mode yet? Do you have plans? Do you need an easy and refreshing drink recipe? Here are my answers: Yes, I am in vacation mode – I am so ready to just relax and do fun summer stuff for the next three days. Yes, we have plans for… 

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Creamy coconut mango breakfast quinoa is a great way to start the day. A nice alternative to oatmeal, with lots of fiber and protein. #quinoa #glutenfree

Tropical Breakfast Quinoa.

Oh, look, what a surprise, it’s another quinoa recipe! ;) But this time it’s breakfast quinoa – truthfully, one of my favorite ways to eat quinoa. I love to have quinoa as an alternative to oatmeal. It’s full of fiber, protein, and iron, and when mixed with buttery spread and coconut milk, it makes a… 

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Red, white, and blue tart with a cremy filling and an Oreo cookie crust. No bake recipe. #patriotic

Patriotic Berry Tart with Oreo Cookie Crust.

The other day it hit me that I don’t really have many 4th of July recipes on my blog, and I thought it was time to change that. And I also don’t have too many no-bake desserts on here either, so this patriotic berry tart kills two birds with one stone. It starts with an… 

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How to stock an allergy free pantry. Lots of great information for those who are new to eating gluten free, dairy free, nut free, top 8 free, etc. #foodallergies

Stocking an Allergy Friendly Pantry + a Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received free samples from Namaste Foods and Raw Spice Bar. I was not paid or compensated to write this post. As always, all opinions are my own. I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while now. One of the toughest parts of making a big dietary change is knowing what ingredients… 

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THE BEST peach pineapple smoothie! So easy to make and so refreshing. A summer must! #smothie

Frosty Peach Pineapple Smoothie.

Am I the only one losing track of days this summer? We’ve been busy busy busy doing fun summer things and I swear yesterday felt like Saturday, and today I wake up and it’s Wednesday, and I’m confused and frazzled. Not so frazzled that I can’t share this smoothie recipe with you, but frazzled enough that… 

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Fresh blueberries make these blueberry hand pies a delicious summer treat! #pie

Blueberry Hand Pies.

Mmmm…pies. I love pie, but I struggle with making them. I’m pie-challenged, if you will. So when I heard that this month’s Recipe Redux theme was pies, I was nervous. People, I just can’t make a pretty pie. I can make a very delicious pie, but they just don’t turn out too pretty for me…. 

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Super easy and tasty homemade barbecue sauce recipe made with pantry ingredients. This is a recipe you'l use again and again this summer! #paleo

Homemade Barbecue Sauce.

Doesn’t it make you happy when you find out how easy it is to make something from scratch? Barbecue sauce is soooo easy to make. I must admit that I generally purchase barbecue sauce. It is just one of those things that I thought was easier for me to grab from the store than to make it… 

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cherry lentil summer salad

Summer Salad with Cherries and Black Lentils.

The other day I was at Whole Foods, and the first thing I saw when I walked in was…drumroll…CHERRIES! Yay! And they were on sale! I love fresh cherries. They’re only around for a short season, so I make the most of it and buy them often. I generally just eat them plain, but last week… 

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Easy and delicious watermelon kiwi popsicle recipe. These fun and colorful treats are a big hit on hot summer days! #popsicle

Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles.

Good morning…how are you this Monday morning? Does it feel like a popsicle kind of day? I’m in post-party mode over here. I hosted a crafty get-together yesterday, which was super fun! I’m tired today but have a clean house, a new handmade wreath on my front door, and a fridge full of leftovers, so… 

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All-American Vegan Recipe Round Up

All-American Vegan Recipes.

Photo Credits: Feasting on Fruit, Veganosity, The Pretty Bee, and Tasting Page. We love the 4th of July around here. We have our choice of parades and fireworks to go to, and our city has a lot of festivities that go on for the holiday. I also love to plan out fun recipes to have for… 

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Cheesy and comforting quinoa with green beans - such a quick and delicious side dish! #quinoa

Cheesy Quinoa with Green Beans.

This is one of those recipes that I wonder about…is it too easy? Too simple to post? But then I decided, no, it’s really too good not to share. So I’m sharing it. We eat a lot of quinoa over here (as you already know). I love it in salads, in chili, and even for… 

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The best and easiest vegan strawberry shortcake recipe! Simple and perfect for summer. #vegan

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake.

Nothing says summer like strawberry shortcake. Am I right? Juicy strawberries, ice cream, and easy to make shortcakes – this is the perfect summer dessert. When I was little, I was super fascinated with the recipes on the back of the Bisquick box. In addition to the pancake and waffle recipes, there were other more interesting recipes… 

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A free printable from The Pretty Bee. "Do more of what makes you happy!" Life's too short to be bogged down with stress all the time. :) #printable

Happy Printable.

I’m reminding myself to have more fun this summer – to take time to do the things that make me (and my family) happy. So I made a little printable to share with you: Download full size print HERE.