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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Can I tell you one thing that makes me unreasonably happy on a day-to-day basis?

Strangers smiling at me.

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15 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

Happy Sunday to you!

This week’s recipe round-up is dedicated to all of you vegan friends who are looking for some simple and creative new dinner ideas. And hey — to all of you out there who aren’t vegan — don’t change the channel because I’m pretty positive you’re going to love all of these recipes too. Most of you know that I eat vegan and vegetarian food at least half of the time, and then (yes) happily indulge in all things cheese and bacon-y on the other days. But on my vegan days, I love experimenting and learning from other bloggers who have translated some of my favorite comfort foods to their vegan (and dairy-free) alternatives.

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Italian Seasoning

Just popping in today for a quick post on something I recently just made out of necessity — Italian seasoning!

Yes, necessity.

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French Press Coffee

Hey coffee lovers! I thought it would be lovely to round out my coffee tutorials today with my first love. The place where my coffee-making journey began. The method I still use at least once a week, especially when pressed (get it?) for time.


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Coconut Margarita

Oh my goodness…I actually did it.

You know, that token thing I added to my 31 Things life list (remember me talking about this last week?) to make me sound all adventurous and fearless…even though the adult in me was pretty certain that it could end with a not-so-classy digestive “upset” or, eh, you know, sudden death.

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Easy Hoisin Shrimp

This shrimp is straight-up awesome sauce.

Want to know how I know that word? Because I watch 95% of my tv on Hulu. And any Hulu-watcher will know what that means – I also watch the same commercials over, and over, and over, and over again. Ad nauseum. (Pun intended.)

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Carrot Pineapple Smoothie

I have to be honest. Most of the smoothies happening in my kitchen over the past few years are all green. (Or if berries are involved, a not-so-appetizing color of brown.) I’ve just gotten in the habit of blending up whatever fresh ingredients are on hand and then tossing in a handful of spinach or kale, since it’s such an easy way to eat my greens.


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BlendTec Giveaway + 7 Favorite Smoothie Recipes

It’s giveaway day!

I know, I’ve been slacking on the giveaways these past few months. But I’m making it up to you today by teaming up with some lovely bloggers to give away one of my favorite kitchen appliances — a beautiful BlendTec Blender (valued at $479.99).

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15 Coconut Oil Recipes

Raise your hand if you had a jar of coconut oil in your pantry ten years ago.

Now raise your hand if you have a jar of coconut oil in your pantry today. (Ooh! Me!)

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Cashew Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

Time for a new no bake energy bites recipe!

This one’s extra-special because I made it with my lovely mama.

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