Vegetarian Quinoa White Chili

Vegetarian Quinoa White Chili - So warm and filling!

I hereby dubb thee Springtime.

I’m done hiding under my blanket. I’m done getting my vitamin D while napping in a sunbeam coming through my window. I’m done shunning ice cream because I’m already too cold. It may only be the first week of March but I think everyone can agree that spring starts now.

Maybe my train of thought is a little premature. One child who shall remain nameless has taken to turning the heater off before bed on nights where the temperature dips below zero. We’ve been waking up to some chilly mornings and started double checking before bed. But – there’s a day reading 50 degrees in the ten day forecast. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Vegetarian Quinoa White Chili - So warm and filling!

I’m hoping for a renewed burst of energy as we get our sunlight back (this weekend!). Spring cleaning, house projects, and any adventures that involve stepping outside the front door are on the docket. Maybe I shouldn’t give up the sunshine naps just yet…. 

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Spinach Pesto Pasta // The Live-In Kitchen

Spinach Pesto Pasta

Can February just go away already? I’m wearing so. many. clothes. I’m seriously freezing. And I should probably be working three jobs to pay for this monster heating bill that still leaves me chilled to the bone. It’s around this time of year that I really start questioning my life choices, or at least my… 

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Broccoli Cheddar Sweet Potato Casserole - vegan, gluten free, and super healthy!

Broccoli Cheddar Sweet Potato Casserole

I know, I know. I’m a little out of season on this. This is a perfect Thanksgiving recipe, but it’s also a beautiful, colorful I-can’t-take-this-winter-and-it’s-orange-tomatoes-any-more recipe. Broccoli and sweet potatoes aren’t too hard to come by year round and they make a perfect nutritional and flavorful pair. Are you having a hard time getting through… 

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Chocolate Honey Bombs - 2 iINGREDIENTS create this easy, sweet treat!

Chocolate Honey Bombs

I love a good excuse to eat chocolate. Is there any better excuse than ladies’ night? I’m excited to be joining together with a bunch of fabulous lady bloggers for the second year in a row to celebrate Galentine’s Day. Started by Leslie Knope of the tv show Parks and Recreation, the day before Valentine’s… 

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My Favorite Things Winter 2015 by The Live-In Kitchen

My Favorite Things Winter 2015

I am having some serious cabin fever this week. It’s easy to get lost in the cold, dark winter, thinking we’ll never get outside and have fun again. I figure it’s time to focus on the things I’m enjoying right where I am. Here’s my annual list of things I’m loving that you might want… 

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Caramel Cashew Skillet Brownies - This is everything I love in a brownie!

Caramel Cashew Skillet Brownies

When it comes to dessert, I consider brownies to be king. You can do anything with a brownie. Add ice cream, frosting, chocolate syrup, caramel, nuts, cookies, candy, you name it. They can also be perfect just on their own because they’re sweet, full of chocolate, and offer plenty of chewing (yeah, I love to… 

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Coconut Snickerdoodle Truffles - The classic larabar combination of dates and nuts seasoned to taste like a snickerdoodle cookie!

Coconut Snickerdoodle Truffles

Oh heeeeeeeyyyyy healthy treats. Now you probably want to tell me you don’t like dates. Or coconut. And I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong. Or that you should at least keep your opinion to yourself for one tiny minute, but keep your mouth open because I’m going to be shoving one of these… 

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White Bean Hummus and Veggie Wraps

White Bean Hummus and Veggie Wrap

I probably should have named January Healthy Sandwich Month. Why not start now? Welcome to the final installment of Healthy Sandwich Month! We’ve already gotten our omega-3’s with the Lemon Dill Salmon Wrap and eaten everything green and delicious in the Deep Green Sandwich. Now we’re going to keep the protein high and clean out… 

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Greek Nachos - A colorful, healthy twist on your favorite snack (which is now my favorite meal!)

Greek Nachos

On Monday took a yoga class for the first time in years. It’s crazy how something can seem so easy and so hard at the same time. I mean, yoga is just stretching, right?? (Not right.) My friend Mary from The Kitchen Paper is kind of a yoga expert. Her instagram feed is constantly begging… 

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