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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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Salted Fruit & Nut Quinoa Bars

I start every year with such enthusiasm. This is the year that I’m finally going to lose ALL of my weight, become exceptionally productive, travel more, yell less, spend more time with the kids, make more money…… And then about the third week of January, reality sets in. Changes are hard. It is so easy… 

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Apple Pecan Quinoa Breakfast

I had planned on doing a lot of cooking and posting this week but it just hasn’t happened.  Truth be told, I’ve been feeling a bit burnt out and more like hanging with the kids than working. Yesterday while Skye napped I’d planned on putting together my latest ebook (that has been written and edited… 

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My Morning Routine + Quinoa Parfait

I may be in the minority here, but I love mornings. Ever since I was tiny, I’ve always been an early to bed kind of girl.  In adulthood, that has translated to an early to bed, early to rise kind of girl. Most days, I am up before 5:30am.  I love grabbing a cup of… 

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Power Protein Quinoa Bowl

I love the sense of renewal around this time a year — starting with a clean slate and a world of possibility in front of me. I am so ready to get back on track! I mentioned several times that last year I managed to lose about 30 pounds of baby weight. (Should I call… 

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Chocolate Mint Quinoa Oat Breakfast

Disclosure:  I received a enormously generous box of Udi’s Gluten Free products for this post.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Although sweets aren’t number one on my list of things I love, this time of year I like to indulge a little bit.  One of my favorite things to… 

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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

This post is sponsored by Pompeian.  All options are my own. It goes without saying that I love sharing recipes.  Long before I even knew what a food blog was I was collecting recipes to share with others. This holiday season, Pompeian is helping families across the country immortalize their favorite holiday recipes by offering… 

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Chocolate Mint Quinoa Cookies

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by In The Raw®, via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of In The Raw®. There is nothing in the world that brings me more Pure Joy than spending time with my children.  The three of them… 

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Quinoa Wraps with Garlic Lemon Tahini Sauce (& My Latest Food Rut)

I’ve mentioned more than once that I am prone to food ruts. There were several years where I ate the same salad with the same balsamic vinegar dressing for breakfast. (Yes, weird I know.) I used to really feel bad about this. As if that repetition made me a dull person. Or that I was… 

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Festive Citrus Quinoa Salad

  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pompeian. All opinions are my own. There are few things I enjoy more than a really good salad. Oh sure, I like rich indulgent foods like most people. (Think Mac n Cheese, Garlic Knots and Chicken Parmesan.) But in terms of what tastes delicious AND leaves… 

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Farmer’s Speak! CLIF® Bar & Organic Oats

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clif Bar & Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I am always on the go. One thing that I always keep in my purse is a Clif Bar. Without fail, if we are away from home for more than a few hours,… 

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