Avocado Hummus

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For years, I bought hummus at my local grocery store.  I went through it so fast, and knew I needed to quit being a baby and make my own.  Not only did I save money, but it tastes SO much better from scratch. Here’s a recipe from the New School of Cooking. I love this one because I always have avocados and cilantro on hand, but you can use this as a base and play around with it.  If you don’t have cilantro, try basil or...

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Yogurt Granola Wrap

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When I first moved to L.A., I had the pleasure of dining at this lovely café on Sunset Blvd with my roommates. All three of us devoured a breakfast wrap that blew our 22 year-old-just-moved-to-L.A. minds, and we still talk about it to this day. The restaurant is no longer there, and I’m definitely not 22 anymore, but I continue to make a slightly, healthier version of the wrap and have no doubt it will be a hit with the kiddies. It’s...

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Cheesy, Nutty Dates

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Ladies and gents…we’ve all had ’em. Those dates we just want to forget or the ones that continue to make us a hit at a dinner party during story time. Well, now you can eat ’em! Ingredients Nutty Dates Medjool dates with seed removed (or any type of date) All-natural peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter Sea salt Chia seeds (optional) Cheesy Dates Dates, seeds removed Goat cheese, room temp Finely chopped...

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Dates in a Blanket

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This recipe was inspired by Chef Justin Haifley’s “Pigs Under a Blanket” at Tavern Kitchen + Bar in St. Louis. I realized I never work with any sort of pastry dough and have always loved Phyllo dough. Because my husband is a date fanatic, we typically always have dates and goat cheese in the house, and most recently I’ve been buying fresh raspberries now that they’re in season. I fooled around and this is what I...

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Smoothie-licious

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Ok, so I know there are people who make smoothies all the time for breakfast or a healthy snack, and they make it seem effortless.  I’ve always wanted to be that person, but for some reason getting out my heavy blender never sounds appealing (don’t have enough counter space to keep it out). BUT…I just came up with this green smoothie recipe that has given me a reason to suck it up and lift the darn thing more frequently. I...

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It’s Your Lucky Day

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With St. Patty’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d share 2 of my favorite GREEN recipes, thanks to Whole Living magazine’s January issue.  Even though I’m not into following recipes, these are two I actually enjoy making and don’t mess up. Whether you’re hosting a party or going to a “Potluck St. Patty’s Party,” you will totally “wow” your friends with these healthy...

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