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Colorful Summer Chickpea Salad

When the weather gets hot, cool down with this simple and delicious Chickpea Salad with fresh vegetables, lemon and fresh herbs. I love chickpeas. I throw them into salads, roast them in the oven, even eat them by the handful. So when I saw this recipe I could hardly wait to give it a try. It makes a wonderful summer side dish or appetizer. Serve alone as a side dish or as…

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Zucchini and Almond Pasta Salad

Looking for something to bring to a Memorial day cookout this weekend? Well I got you covered! This crowd pleasing summer time pasta salad is quick, easy and the excellent choice for pot lucks, cookouts and get togethers. Instead of a pasta salad loaded with tons of mayo, this pasta salad has a wonderful lemony dressing. Whole wheat pasta, slivers of parmesan cheese, toasted almonds, juicy cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives…

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Beef and Pinto Bean Chili

This hearty Beef and Pinto Bean Chili is loaded with pinto beans, tomatoes, jalapeños, onions and lots of seasoning! If you want a really hot three-alarm chili, leave the seeds and membranes in the jalapeños. If you prefer a milder chili, seed the jalapeños or use less of them. I love chili, in fact this is my third recipe that I have posted! I also have a Three Bean Vegetarian Chili and…

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Homemade Salsa

This past weekend my parents sent me home with a ton of fresh tomatoes from their garden. As I was thinking about what delicious recipes I could make with all of these tomatoes I immediately thought of salsa! What better recipe to make with all of these ripe tomatoes? 🙂 My family loves to eat chips and salsa and this is one recipe that I seem to make once a…

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Guacamole

Here is my favorite Classic Guacamole recipe with ripe avocados, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, and lime. I have fallen in love with the cookbook, The New Best Recipe, I have made several different recipes from the book and have had nothing but rave reviews. There are so many mouth-watering recipes that it will make your head spin. As I was looking through the book, I stumbled upon this recipe. I love avocados…

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Spinach Salad with Walnut Raspberry Vinaigrette

This is such a great summer salad! The seasonal fruits accompanied by the homemade walnut raspberry vinaigrette is a wonderful addition to any meal. If you have been following my blog lately, you might have noticed many wonderful sweets and desserts. A few of you may ask, does she really eat this stuff daily? Well, sadly the answer is no. 😦 I would love to..however, not only I am training…

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Cuban Sweet Potato Salad

There is a voice in all of us that beckons us to set our cares and worries aside and slow down. Go ahead and listen to that voice and let it take you to the caribbean island where the only worry you have is when happy hour starts! Making this side dish is a tropical breeze and the tangy lime dressing makes this salad the perfect pair for Jamaican Jerk Grilled Kebabs. Source: adapted…

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