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Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread (gluten free!)

Oh hiiiii all my lemon lovers! For some reason, a lot of AK readers go absolutely nuts over lemon. I say this because every time I post something lemony, it tends to go viral; this leads me to the conclusion that there are A LOT of you...

Blow Ya Mind Cheddar Broccoli Chicken Pot Pie

UMMMM wut just happened. Oh wait, this Cheesy. Cheddar. Broccoli. Chicken. Pot. Pie.That’s right, your favorite soup combined with your favorite comfort food just had a baby, and it’s about to BLOW YA MIND.Tony devoured this one, and my 1 year old Sidney loved it just as...

How to Cook Quinoa (a step-by-step guide + recipes!)

Random cravings. I get them all the time. Could be due to the fact that I’m pregnancy, but but in fact, I go through these weird phases where I’ll eat the same thing for a month straight. Does that ever happen to you?Just this past month I’ve...

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Bake

All I could think about last week was peanut butter and jelly variations.Peanut butter jelly breakfast toast with extra crunchy chia seeds. Peanut butter on a cinnamon raisin bagel (omg). Peanut butter and fresh strawberries spread on banana muffins. Peanut butter and jelly stuffed french toast.Peanut butter and...

Honey Cinnamon Almond Butter Energy Bites

Sometimes after I eat lunch, I crave a little sometime sweet. Or sometimes it’s when that mid-morning sweet tooth hits and I just need something to hold me over until lunch. Of course, there’s always the 3pm hanger that kicks in where I really can’t decide if I...

Roasted Carrot Cauliflower Quinoa Salad

I like to call this salad sunshine in a bowl. Or on a platter. Because however you serve this carrot cauliflower quinoa salad, it’s everything you could want: bright, refreshing, flavorful, bold, cozy and nutritious! Tons of veggies, fresh herbs, crunch and flavor, too. I’ve been trying my best...

The Best Fluffy Moist Cornbread Ever

Hold the bread and butter please, I’d like a slice of deliciously SWEET, moist, fluffy cornbread that’s topped with salted butter and drizzled with a little more honey. Just so heavenly, right? My favorite ways to enjoy cornbread include with my favorite turkey chili, with homemade sloppy joe meat...

One Pan Ginger Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

When Tony and I first met he ate completely different than he does now. He was into red meat, burgers, fried food, Papa John’s pizza, tater tots and anything that was cheap and easy. He’s learned a lot through cooking with me and being exposed to a variety of...

Date Night In Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Today I’m here to share a fabulous shrimp recipe you can impress just about anybody with: Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Pasta. GUYS, IT’S SO GOOD and absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s made with my favorite pesto of all time, too! This pesto pasta one of those recipes that...

Inside Out Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake

A chocolate brownie meets a chocolate covered strawberry, they fall in love and BOOM! This cake is born: a grain free chocolate brownie cake that’s moist, fudgy and dense; covered with a beautiful strawberry buttercream, drizzled with melted chocolate and finished off with fresh strawberries. Yes, this cake is...