Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Bisque


Are you one to stock up on butternut squash when it comes in season?  I am!  When the price is right, I act as if I’ve won a prize!  I believe “the prize effect” is knowing that squash will last for months if stored correctly and buying it in season saves some dollars and cents when it’s in abundance.

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Zucchini Cakes with Diavolo Sauce

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Inspiration is all around me. It comes in various forms, colors, textures, feelings, tones, and nature (I could go on and on, but I’m sure you get the idea 🙂 ).  Many times throughout the day I have my own display of fireworks shooting off in my head. Ideas come alive and that is when I’m usually grabbing my notebook to jot down a thought or reaching for my phone to take pictures for later use. 

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Quinoa Black Bean Patties


This grain-like seed has become quite the talk for some time now. It comes in a variety of colors but is most known for the translucent yellow seed. It’s a delicate flavor and is light and fluffy.  It’s time I jump on board already to see what all the hoopla is about. I’ve seen recipes on other blogs but just haven’t made the time to learn and explore this little gem. As a mom of three kids involved in sports, it’s important that I feed their bodies to keep up with their energy levels. It’s also a complete protein.  Quinoa is packed with nutrients! This is one well-rounded grain-like seed! You can read here to learn more about this little powerhouse.


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