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Grilled Veggie & Quinoa Tacos with Cilantro Pesto

I don’t know about you, but I always start to feel motivated around this time of year. The weather is near perfect, produce is starting to come in and the garden is getting green. For me, it renews all of the motivation from January that I’ve lost. I am really excited that next Monday, on… 

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Get Your Green On!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tropicana Farmstand for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love a good green drink, and I especially love how great I feel when I drink them. Even so, I’ve have talked before about how I struggle to make them with any consistency. I… 

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Strawberry Quinoa Crisps (& A Big Thank You)

I know I don’t post desserts often, but in honor of Spring, I just had to. Don’t you just love it when the berries start coming in? Being in Florida it is already happening. It’s still early and they are a little expensive, but organic and locally grown strawberries have started to make an appearance… 

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This Wednesday….I’m Walking Out!

Today, I’m really excited to share one with your that can work wonders at helping you get fit: The Omron Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker (HJ-327T) .  This petite but powerful tracker brought to you my Omron Healthcare, Inc.  allows you to transfer data wirelessly to your smart phone with the free Omron Fitness App.  The… 

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Overnight Hot Cinnamon Quinoa

I know I’m not the only mom out there who stressed what her kids eat. Truthfully, because we didn’t get off to a good start when the boys were little, it is still a daily struggle. They do ok on fruit, but aren’t crazy about veggies. Truthfully, they would be happy shopping the (organic) frozen… 

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Italian Baked Quinoa with Fresh Tomato Topping

Have you ever done something that left you feeling in SO FAR over your head? With a lot of encouragement from my husband, I signed up Marie Forleo’s B-School. It’s an 8-week totally intense online business training course, designed to help you create a business that you love.  (And one that actually contributes to the… 

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March Specials

Creamy Roasted Garlic and Tomato Quinoa Penne

This is the third recipe in the quinoa cream series and I know what some of you are going to say about it. Wait!  A recipe that I have to make TWO other recipes first???!! On the surface, I agree.  But what I’m really trying to show you is that you can make one big… 

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Creamy Garlic Tomato Quinoa Soup

In my last post, I shared my latest quinoa creation:  Quinoa Cream.  Today, I’m sharing with you one of the things I’ve done with it. It is hard to believe that this thick and creamy Garlic Tomato Quinoa Soup doesn’t have cream or any kind of flour in it!  Easily made vegan by using unsweetened… 

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Quinoa “Cream”

A few weeks ago, Skye was in a Miss-Independent mood and I found myself in a rare moment of catching up on magazines. I was flipping through Cooking Light (one of my favorites) and I saw an article on using rice in place of heavy cream in recipes. It got me thinking – could quinoa… 

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Tex-Mex Quinoa Lasagna

Lately, I’ve been really trying to get focused on what is important with my work, so that I can spend more time with the kids.  When you work at home, it is easy to feel like you are at work 24/7 and that you should always be doing something. Like Brian Tracy says “Quality of… 

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Quinoa with Sausage, Pears and Candied Walnuts

It has been so cold this week, that I can’t help but be obsessed with the fact that it is almost March. March = Warmer Weather = Happy Wendy! I know it isn’t officially Spring until late in the month.  But the time changes soon (YAY, longer days), things will start to bloom and these… 

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Single-Serve Pancakes (with Quinoa!)

Today I am thrilled and honored to be sharing a recipe from my dear friend Ricki Heller’s latest book, Living Candida-Free: 100 Recipes and a 3-Stage Program to Restore Your Health and Vitality Did you know that the average American consumes over 70 pounds of sugar annually and that this is believed to be the… 

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Tumeric Chicken & Quinoa

I have a new obsession and luckily it is  a healthy one. I’m completely obsessed with tumeric. Not only is it the lastest superfood but it makes your dishes both delicious and BEAUTIFUL! Doesn’t the color of this quinoa look festive? If you are new to turmeric, you must try this bright yellow curry spice! … 

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Crunchy Asian Quinoa Salad

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Udi’s Gluten Free and Tapinfluence. All opinions are my own. The other day, Vincent and I went out to an Italian restaurant for lunch.  It was a mid-priced kind of place – the kind of place that I would take the boys, but probably not Skye…. 

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Banana and Quinoa Porridge

How is your Valentine’s Day going? We don’t really celebrate (hubby calls it a “Hallmark Holiday”) but the boys did surprise me with some pretty darn amazing handmade cards and Lego hearts that they made unprompted by anyone else. There is something so amazing to me about my boys making me hearts and putting in… 

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Coconut Cream Quinoa Tartletts

Can I whine for a minute? (I promise not to be long…) I’ve been REALLY trying to get back into the exercise habit. This is a habit that has been crazy hard for me since I became a mom ten years ago. Before I had kids, it wasn’t that hard to find the time. I… 

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Quinoa Desserts! Sweets for Your Sweetie!

It is that time again!  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It is one holiday that people tend to feel strongly about.  Of course, it is totally a made-up Hallmark holiday.  (And one more thing for this unromantic girl to try not to forget.) On the other hand….there is chocolate.  And other sweets! Despite… 

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Tomato Cheddar Quinoa Soup

Do you have a happy place? Mine is the beach. I feel so blessed to have spent this fall and winter here: With these guys: Though I love it,  usually by this time of year the weather starts to wear on me. I DON’T do cold and live in denial each year that it is… 

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Fruity Quinoa Breakfast Bake

As a mom, few things are more frustrating than when your little ones are sick.  Late last week the boys came down with a nasty cold.  I blame myself because they are out of vitamins and I didn’t react quickly enough with essential oils.   I was overconfident that they never get sick and assumed… 

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V-8 Protein Bars & Shakes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of V8 Protein for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Today, I’m really excited to introduce you to a brand new product: V8 Protein bars and shakes. They blend ingredients you know like quinoa, brown rice and sweet potatoes with yummy ingredients like honey and… 

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Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Wraps

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Udi’s Gluten Free and Tapinfluence.  All options are my own. When you are a family of five and EVERY member of the family is a picky eater, healthy eating can be a lot of work.  Add in food allergies and you’ve got a recipe for spending… 

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