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Broccoli salad with strawberries, blueberries, mango, apples, and bacon – with a homemade mayonnaise and sour cream based salad dressing. Deliciousness! Lots of healthy ingredients!

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This salad is crunchy, sweet and savory at the same time! Love the colors and the freshness of the ingredients. It’s great for picnics, potlucks, and cook-outs! [click to continue…]

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Crepes filled with strawberries, bananas, and peanut butter. Delicious, filling, and low carb!

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I used crunchy peanut butter, which goes great with crepes! These are wonderful for breakfast, snack, or dessert! [click to continue…]

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best blueberry bread, lemon blueberry loaf, berry recipes, berry desserts, blueberry desserts

Lemon blueberry bread made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest and baked to perfection!

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It’s an easy bread recipe – takes about 15 minutes to make, and you can use either fresh or frozen berries. [click to continue…]

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Quinoa salad, strawberry salad, spinach salad, berries, berry recipes, strawberry recipes, peach salad, gluten free recipes, gluten free food, vegetarian recipes, vegetarian salads

Here is another delicious Summer salad: Quinoa salad with spinach, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, mandarin oranges in a homemade Balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

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The dressing is made from scratch, using olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, mustard powder, onion and garlic powders. It’s not a heavy dressing: it’s very light and perfect for this kind of salad and the hot Summer weather! [click to continue…]

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4th of July desserts, july 4th desserts, fourth of july desserts, fourth of july dessert ideas, partriotic recipes, 4th of july recipes, july 4th recipes

Starting this Sunday, I am setting a little personal challenge for myself – to post a new crepe recipe every Sunday, for the next 2 months. Hopefully, each Sunday morning, if my challenge keeps up, I will have a new crepe recipe up on my site. And, to kick off this personal challenge, today I am posting a recipe for 4th of July crepes! [click to continue…]

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Spicy Asian eggplant, spicy Asian quinoa, gluten free recipes, gluten free meals, gluten free dinner, red bell pepper, Asian food, Asian recipes, Asian dinners

This is one of the best quinoa dishes I have ever made. I’ve never combined eggplant, quinoa, and Asian flavors before, and, it turns out, this combination is so delicious, very flavorful, with all ingredients working really well together. It is basically a stir-fried eggplant, cooked with other veggies, quinoa, with an amazing sauce. [click to continue…]

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chocolate strawberry shortcakes, chocolate strawberries, strawberry recipes, strawberry desserts, summer desserts, berry desserts

Chocolate chips and strawberry shortcakes go together amazingly well, as I discovered with this recipe! Chocolate adds just the right amount of sweetness to the biscuits, which have a delicious crunch on the outside while being soft inside. These shortcakes are so good, I almost ate 2 of them right out of the oven, without any strawberries, because they tasted like huge, puffed up, and soft chocolate chip cookies:

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With this recipe you could easily get 6 or 8 biscuits. Eight make them normal size shortcakes, while 6 works for a pretty large serving.

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The biscuits come out buttery, flaky, delicate, yet crisp on the outside – very tasty! The key is not to handle the dough too much, to keep the butter flakes in the dough cold. Make sure your oven is actually preheated so that you can bake the biscuits right away, without letting them sit on the counter. This way, you will get shortcakes that are soft on the inside, and crispy on the outside. [click to continue…]

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White Sangria

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It is mid-June, and it means it’s time for Sangria cocktails! White sangria is a lighter and fruitier drink than red sangria, and, therefore, it is perfect for sipping at the pool, sharing it with friends at cook-outs, pool parties, etc. I love to add apples to sangria – they add wonderful flavor to the cocktail and also taste great with all the alcohol soaked up! As you can see in the photos, I added both green apple (Granny Smith) and red apple (Gala), along with peaches and oranges, for presentation purposes as well as because they both add individual flavors to the drink! So good! [click to continue…]

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Spinach and mushroom quinoa sauteed in garlic and olive oil.

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I’ve made this delicious dish over this past weekend and it was so good, I can’t wait to share this simple recipe. Not only is it super tasty, this quinoa dish is healthy, low in carbs and calories, high in fiber, it’s gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan. Super easy to make and so much flavor with so few ingredients! [click to continue…]

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springform pan desserts, springform pan recipes, springform pan cakes, apple desserts, blueberry dessert, peach desserts, summer desserts, easy coffee cake, best coffee cake, crumb topping, streusel topping

If you want to turn a simple coffee cake into something more colorful and Summer-ish, this recipe is perfect for you! This is the best coffee cake for the Summer: with generous amounts of blueberries, apples, and peaches – all together in one cake! The top of the cake is richly covered with crunchy cinnamon crumb topping. Then, it’s drizzled with the vanilla glaze! This is one of the best coffee cakes you’ll ever taste! It’s especially wonderful if devoured the same day it’s baked! [click to continue…]

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