Mango Lassi (aka Mango Smoothie): Classic Style

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Mango Lassi (aka Mango Smoothie) at FoodApparel.com

There’s nothing like sipping a cool, refreshing drink on a hot summer day! And let me tell you, this Mango Lassi is quickly reaching the top of my list for go-to refreshment.

I first had one a few months ago when I went to a local Indian Restaurant, and with the first sip was seriously like, where have you been all my life? Read more ›

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Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Avocado: Quick ‘N Easy Style

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Sweet Potato Hash at FoodApparel.com

As you already know that I have a not-so-secret obsession with sweet potatoes, it should be no surprise to you that I once again have incorporated this fine veggie into a simple and delicious recipe, along with a smattering of other produce found at this time of year.

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This sweet potato hash is a keeper – good for any meal of the day. Read more ›

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Summer Garden Style Quinoa: Classic Style

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Summer  Garden Style Quinoa at FoodApparel.com

We thought we’d bring you a couple of quick and yummy meals this week to celebrate all of the produce that’s exploding in your gardens (or in the produce aisle, at least).

First this Summer Garden Style Quinoa. Corn, avocado, bell pepper, and of course…….bacon. You can whip it up in less than a half an hour, and it doesn’t take a lot of time over the stove, which for me right now, is crucial. Can you tell it’s been a little hot here lately? Read more ›

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Copycat Blueberry Muffin Larabars (or Balls): Quick ‘N Easy Style

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I promised more Larabars, and here’s another copycat that I absolutely love: Blueberry Muffin Larabars! Except this time I did them in ball form. Honestly, either way works great. Just depends on your personal preference. Read more ›

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Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabars: Quick ‘N Easy Style

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar at FoodApparel.com

I’m always looking for healthy snacks for my kids (and well, for me, too). So I was thrilled when I came across the idea of making Larabars – a great gluten-free energy bar that has just a few simple ingredients. These are so easy to whip up and taste great!

This version below is for chocolate chip cookie dough larabars, but there are so many different variations that you can do. Read more ›

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4th of July Recipe Round-Up!

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Is everyone ready for a fun-packed day tomorrow?

Well I’ll be honest. For me, just an evening, mostly. With two little ones and one “baking”, I tend to wear out quickly right now. Also, I just like to keep things low key so I don’t pass out by the end of it all.

For me, it’s all about the food and the fireworks. As Apu once said, “Celebrate the independence of your country by blowing up a small part of it.”

But no, really. I’m not a crazy borderline illegal fireworks person. I just think they’re beautiful and majestic (don’t you like that word?). Growing up, we always had a little fireworks celebration over the reservoir in my hometown. We’d go out with my extended family to our private piece of land, cook up a lot of good eats, and then wait for dark for the magic to start. The celebration was mild, but beautiful. It has since gotten ramped up quite a bit and Blanding, Utah, the little town of about 3,500 is quite famous for its 4th of July Celebration and has people coming back for more every year. Read more ›

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