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Fall, I welcome you!    Okay, so I know I’m not the only one excited about fall! This is a new feeling for me, I’ll be honest. You see, I’m a hot-weather chick. I love warm humid temperatures and don’t mind when the seasons don’t change. I get this from my upbringing in Africa. It also hasn’t helped that my United States autumns were spent in the north, where the prospect of a frigid, never-ending winter in Minnesota was what…

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Zucchini and Squash Au Gratin | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Is A Zucchini A Fruit or Vegetable?   Have you ever wondered if a zucchini or squash was a fruit or vegetable?  I have, and really it taste so amazing that I really never worried to much about it. But for those of you who really want to know, zucchini and squash are technically a fruit but in the culinary world they are considered a vegetable. In most culinary kitchens, savory typically means vegetable and sweet carries the word fruit….

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Quinoa Salad | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

What is Quinoa   Almost 4 years ago, I was introduced to quinoa.  I had absolutely no idea what it was, how to pronounce it and if I could even find it in my local grocery store!  It did not take me long to absolutely fall in love with this wonderful food!  It is versatile and can be used in so many ways.  So, what exactly is quinoa (pronounced keen wah)?  Most think it is a grain but it is actually…

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The Best Organic Corned Beef Hash Recipe| WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

A FREE Look Into Our Members Site   Last weekend I was preparing a delicious corned beef with red potatoes and cabbage for our meal plan members site.  Very fitting for St. Patricks day wouldn’t you think?  It was super delicious!   Have you had a chance to visit our members site?  We offer a FREE full week so you can experience our members area!  There are a lot of great meals in our members area.   Are you looking to…

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Wilted Organic Kale & Bacon | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

SHHH!  I Have A Secret    Oh my goodness, kale is my absolute favorite thing to eat right now!  In the past I hadn’t developed a taste for it…it seemed so bitter.  Then I realized I wasn’t preparing it properly! Yes, so kale can be a bit bitter…agree!  But I have a secret for you (shhhhh, don’t tell anyone….I mean tell the whole world, this secret needs to be outed)!  I finally have started to enjoy kale and this secret…

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Organic Rice Pilaf | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

How To Transform Rice From Bland To WOW!   I have always been one of those people who enjoy bland foods…hmm? Bland, why do I like bland foods? Because you can recreate amazing dishes that are full of flavor.   Think of it as a blank canvas, once you add the paint to the blank canvas you get an amazing visual piece of art.  Once you add some flavor to the rice, you can create an amazing culinary experience!  …

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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

I have a new obsession with winter fruits!  I usually wait until summer fruits are in season, but this year I decided to embrace winter fruits.  Oh my goodness, what have I been missing out on?  These winter fruits are sweet and amazing! The other day I was doing a photography post on How To Apply The Rule of Thirds To Your Photography, and I needed a good example for this post.  So I pulled out my fruit and whipped…

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Roasted Broccoli

I don’t know about you, but I use to have a heck of a time getting my kids and husband to eat their veggies!  I usually didn’t have any issues with carrots, potatoes, green beans, peas and other similar vegetables but when it came to broccoli and cauliflower my girls always turned their noses up to them and refused to eat them.  So I set out to find a way to enjoy these two amazing vegetables and found a method…

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Parmesan Bacon Potato Bites

  This organic parmesan bacon potato bites recipe is a little piece of heaven let me tell you!  I mean what’s not to love…bacon, cheese and potatoes, Oh my!  I am using a yukon gold potato in this recipe and they have a natural butter flavor that stands out above any other potato variety.  Yukon gold potatoes have a beautiful yellow or gold color and they hold together very nicely.  These can easily be served as a side dish or…

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Strawberries

Picking Strawberries   Welcome to Family Friendly Fridays!  This week my girls and I set out to pick some strawberries!  Oh my how wonderful fresh strawberries are, we absolutely love them!  We ended up picking a little over 10 pounds which might seem like a lot, but in our family that last us about a week    I have several amazing recipes that we love to use fresh strawberries in.  Here are 3 of our favorites: Fresh Organic Berry Dressing…

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