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  • Acorn Squash Stuffed with Brown Rice, Kale, Cranberries and Pecans {Recipe + Giveaway}

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    Even though my work schedule often means late nights at the gym or yoga studio, I make it a priority to eat a healthy, homemade dinner whenever possible. I really enjoy cooking but sometimes I simply don't have the time to start everything from scratch at 8 p.m. I have found that products offering a short cut can [...]

  • How to Make Homemade Plain Yogurt

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    Today is a pretty epic day for PBR. It's my dad's first recipe post! I can't even begin to tell you how happy it makes me that he's going to be regularly contributing around here. Let me back up and tell you the story of me + my dad + my love for cooking. My [...]

  • Must Try Smoothie and Salad Combinations

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    Hey, hey! I hope you've all had a great week. I wanted to pop in quickly to share a new smoothie and salad combo that I'm loving this week. The star ingredients of the smoothie are pumpkin, almond butter and chocolate coconut granola. The team at Cascadian Farm sent me two different flavors of their [...]

  • Southwestern Shrimp Taco Salad {Recipe}

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    One of my favorite things about visiting my family is being in my dad's kitchen. There is always something good in the works and on this trip it's been homemade sourdough bread, homemade yogurt (tutorial coming soon!) and an awesome taco salad. Last night we cooked a Southwestern Shrimp Taco Salad that my dad has [...]

  • Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal {Recipe}

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    Good morning! I promised the apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe yesterday but then I got distracted. By babies! Two of my best friends just had babies within a week of each other. They are 3 and 4 weeks old. I met one friend for lunch and another for a walk and visit. This baby is like, [...]

  • Roasted Okra with Sriracha Aioli {Recipe}

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    Growing up in the south has given me quite an appreciation for some of our regional specialties including grits, greens, cornbread (my favorite recipe here), banana pudding, pimento cheese, pulled pork and okra just to name a few. Today we're going to talk about okra. What exactly is okra? Well, it's edible green seed pods that grow [...]

  • Spiced Zucchini Carrot Bread {Recipe}

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    This is the time of the year when everyone starts to feel pretty over the surplus of summer veggies and fast forwards to fall. My favorite farmer at the farmers market gave me an oversized zucchini a few weeks ago because they weren't selling. Everyone was starting to go for the winter squash instead. My mind immediately went [...]

  • Lemon Feta Potato Salad {Recipe}

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    Potato salad is one of those foods that tends to put people in opposing camps. You're either a fan or it's not your thing. One of the things that can turn people off of potato salad is the mayonnaise, as it also tends to be a food that often puts people in opposing camps. Several [...]

  • In My Kitchen: Green Smoothie Video Tutorial

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    I know that I blog about green smoothies A LOT but over the last year I've gone from being an occasional smoothie drinker to having one almost every day. I used to find smoothies to be unsatisfying because I thought I needed something to "chew" and I always felt hungry after I ate them. I [...]

  • Salted Fudge Brownies (The Best Brownie Recipe Ever!)

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    When it comes to desserts I tend to gravitate more towards fruity flavored things rather than chocolate. When I look at a dessert menu I can always pass on things like chocolate cake and chocolate mousse. I like chocolate in things but I don't like strictly chocolate flavored things. Does that make any sense at [...]

  • Fresh Peach Greek Frozen Yogurt {Recipe}

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    I have been soaking up peach season and stocking up on fresh South Carolina peaches weekly. My favorite way to eat peaches is peel, slice and enjoy them plain (I'm not a peach fuzz lover...I need that off my peach before eating it!) But I also love to get creative with them...grilled peaches with ice [...]

  • Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars {Recipe}

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    I have the best neighbors. They've lived on my street for 20+ years and are always looking out for me and Sullie. They help me take care of her on crazy days, check in with me on a regular basis, watch out for the house while I'm gone all day or away on trips and are [...]

  • How To Cook Perfect Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts + Recent Eats

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    Hi there! I hope everyone is having a great week. One of my friends is teaching a monthly yoga class at the Ritz Carlton. For just $20 you get a 75 minute vinyasa class in their 18th floor yoga studio with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city, as well as access to the amazing [...]

  • The Best Homemade Chicken Enchiladas

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    I have a chicken enchilada recipe for you that will change your life for the better. Say goodbye to canned enchilada sauce and get ready to experience a whole new level of taste and authentic flavor with homemade Mexican cuisine. I first started making this recipe about five years ago after my friend Josie posted [...]

  • Fresh Peach Cake {Recipe}

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    It's peach season y'all! Growing up in Georgia, peaches were a big deal...we are the peach state after all. ;) Little did I know that after moving to the Carolinas (I've lived in North and South Carolina) that South Carolina peaches are also a big deal and equally as delicious as Georgia peaches. I have [...]

  • How to Make Delicious Pizza Using FlatOut Wraps

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    If I had to list five of my favorite foods the list would include pizza, ice cream, cheese, cupcakes and peanut butter. Not exactly all the healthiest choices but very delicious! Recently, I've discovered an easy, lighter alternative to pizza that makes a great lunch or weeknight dinner. FlatOut pizza! I have been using FlatOut [...]

  • Blueberry Banana Muffins {Recipe}

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    Good morning! I always keep bananas in the house for smoothies and sometimes they get a little too ripe before I get around to using them. I know many people freeze their bananas for smoothies but since all the other fruit I use in my smoothies is frozen, I like having the banana to add [...]

  • Homemade Honey Dijon Balsamic Dressing {Recipe}

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    It's time for the second installment of my homemade salad dressings tutorial. Today I have a homemade Honey Dijon Balsamic vinaigrette that is my GO TO dressing for 90% of the salads I make at home. Like most of my homemade salad dressings, the ingredients list is short with just four items. I start with [...]

  • Honey Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breasts {Recipe}

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    Several years ago I received a copy of the Canyon Ranch Nourish cookbook from a friend as a gift. It has become one of my favorite cookbooks and I have made more recipes from it that any other cookbook on my bookshelf (with the exception of The Gourmet Cookbook...we spent a lot of time together [...]

  • A Day of Meals with MorningStar Farms {Giveaway}

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    I have been buying veggie burgers since I was in college. MorningStar Farms was one of the first brands that I ever tried. 10 years ago they were one of the only brands of veggie burgers! When I first started eating veggie burgers I ate them like a straight up burger. Over the years I [...]

  • Homemade Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Dressing

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    Hey, hey! This is part one of a series featuring homemade salad dressings. I quit buying salad dressings years ago in favor of whipping up my own creations. When I was in high school/college my parents started making their own balsamic vinaigrette for our salads at home. I could never find a bottled balsamic that I [...]

  • Avocado, Cashew & Lime Tuna Salad

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    I get on kicks with my breakfast and lunch selections where I make variations of the same thing every day. Lately it's been smoothies for breakfast and salads for lunch. Last week I was ready to break out of my salad rut so I got a little creative with a can of tuna. I don't [...]

  • Mixed Berries with Balsamic, Basil and Mint

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    Happy Friday! A day of rain and thunderstorms has left behind a cool, crisp morning with lots of sunshine and everything looking bright and green. I mixed up my favorite green smoothie combo for breakfast. I just love this mix! 1/2 banana 1/2 cup frozen mango 1/2 cup frozen peaches 1 tablespoon almond butter 3 [...]

  • 8 Tips for Green Smoothies that Look Pretty and Taste Great

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    It's day 30 of the April Green Smoothie Challenge. We made it! I'll be posting a recap of the last week with an overview of the challenge later this week but for today's post I wanted to give you my tips for making green smoothies that look pretty and taste great. Some of the complaints/struggles [...]

  • Mediterranean Lentil & Couscous Salad

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    I have a recipe to share with you today for a Mediterranean Lentil and Couscous Salad that can be prepared ahead of time to serve as a side dish or to have on hand for lunches for the week. I have been making this recipe since 2011 so I can assure you it's tried and [...]

  • Green Smoothie Challenge: Week 3 + Banana-less Coconut Water Green Smoothie

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    The final week of Green Smoothie April is here! I have to admit that week three passed in a haze but I did have one outstanding smoothie recipe that I must share! I made this AMAZING green smoothie that features a coconut water base and no bananas! I've received several requests for green smoothies sans [...]

  • Olive Oil & Greek Yogurt Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

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    Good morning! It's a rainy, chilly and dreary day here in Charlotte so it seems like the perfect morning to share a baking recipe with you. I don't know about you but this kind of weather always makes me want to cozy up in the kitchen with a cup of hot tea and play around. [...]

  • Glowing Green Ginger Power Smoothie {Recipe}

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    This post is sponsored by Dole.  We're 11 days into Green Smoothie April and my favorite smoothie so far has been my green ginger creation. I've made it three times now and I have the recipe just right and ready to share with you! What I love most about this smoothie is that it's almost [...]

  • Green Smoothie April: The First 7 Days

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    The first seven days of the Green Smoothie April Challenge are behind us! It's been so fun to see all of your tags on Instagram and Twitter. Keep them coming!!! Remember to use the hashtag #GreenSmoothieApril and tag me @jdecurtins. Y'all have made some really great looking and sounding smoothies and I'm definitely going to [...]

  • Parmesan Panko Chicken Tenders {Recipe}

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    Today I have an easy, crowd pleasing chicken recipe to share with you. I've been making variations of this breaded chicken since I started cooking and this parmesan panko version has become my go to. What I love most about this Parmesan Panko Chicken is how quickly it cooks and how versatile it is. You [...]

  • Peanut Butter & Banana Muffins {Recipe}

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    I know I said I was going to post a workout today but then I made these muffins this morning and I had to share the recipe immediately. So we'll eat muffins first and then we'll do a squat workout later! :) It's no secret that peanut butter ranks is one of my favorite foods [...]

  • Easy Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin {Recipe}

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    Hi and happy Tuesday! I know it's cliche to talk about the weather but it's been 30 degrees and raining in Charlotte for the last three days. I'm really over the winter and really ready for spring. You know what else we can talk about? WHERE IS FLIGHT 370!? I have been following this story [...]

  • Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

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    Five days ago I said goodbye to this... And yesterday I said hello to this. This has been a brutal winter for most of us. It's actually been warmer in the Chicago area over the last two days than it has been in Charlotte. My friends at home have been reporting tons of rain, cold [...]

  • Packing More Protein Into Breakfast with AllWhites Egg Whites {Recipe & Giveaway}

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    Breakfast is an important meal that I never skip. There are so many benefits of eating breakfast including higher energy levels, increased mental focus, better portion control throughout the day, metabolism boost and maintaining body weight. My struggle with breakfast is getting enough protein. I blogged about how important protein is as a part of [...]

  • Salmon, Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad {Recipe}

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    It's been really fun to explore what it's like shopping at ALDI and sharing the experience with you. I have loved reading your feedback, comments and questions on my first two posts. If you're catching up you can read about my first shopping trip here and everything I purchased with a cost breakdown here. One [...]

  • Easy Baked Tofu Tutorial

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    I always keep a package of firm tofu in the fridge for an easy, meatless protein. One serving of tofu averages 10 grams of protein. Let me give you a little comparison here... - 1/2 cup serving of raw firm tofu contains 94 calories - 4 oz ground beef contains 331 calories - 1/2 cup of [...]

  • Carrot Cake Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting {Recipe}

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    Happy Valentine's Day! I have a delicious present for you. Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting! I was actually grateful to be snowed in for two days because it gave me a lot of time to play in the kitchen and to work on my book. On my "must buy at the grocery before [...]

  • Spinach and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Meatloaf

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    This is a recipe repost from my original blog, Bakin' and Eggs. I am slowly migrating my favorite recipes over to this site. This chicken meatloaf has been a favorite for almost five years!  One of my favorite things that my grandmother cooked when I was growing up was meatloaf. It was a traditional beef-based [...]

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies {Recipe}

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    Watch out...I've got a delicious, easy, slightly addictive and crowd pleasing recipe for you today. Say hello to these Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies. My friends lovingly refer to them as my "chocolate balls" and I get asked all the time if I'm bringing them to get togethers. They are relatively "clean" as far as [...]

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie {Recipe}

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    Recently I had the opportunity to combine two of the things that I love the most... Green smoothies... And peanut butter. Not just any peanut butter but the new Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter from Smart Balance. I received an email asking if I would be interested in sampling their new Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and [...]

  • Lemon Parmesan Salmon {Recipe}

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    Salmon is a grocery staple for me and I almost always end up eating it for lunch or dinner at least once a week. I have my tried and true simple recipe down but I'm always looking for ways to switch it up. I found a winner last week! This one was totally self-developed based [...]

  • Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup {Recipe}

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    In light of the coldest weather we've had in the Carolinas in 20 years and the rampant spread of cold and flu, there is nothing better to post today than a recipe for homemade chicken noodle soup. By homemade I mean from scratch...starting with a whole chicken and making your own broth. It makes all [...]

  • Pimento Cheese Pepper Jelly Phyllo Cups + A Baby Shower

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    One of the things that I love the very most about yoga is the community that it creates. On Sunday I had the honor of attending a baby shower for a fellow teacher. It was the biggest baby shower I've ever been to with over 50 teachers and students in attendance. It was a special [...]

  • Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup {Recipe}

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    This is the time of year that I can't get enough warm foods and drinks. I have a mug of tea in my hand constantly, I want oatmeal for breakfast, soup and sandwiches for lunch and comfort food dinners. My craving for all the summer things I love like salads and smoothies (and even ice [...]

  • A Cookie Swap with Cascadian Farm {Recipe Post}

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    One of my favorite traditions about my family Christmas is my grandmother's appetizer table. We always gather at her house for our gift exchange and Christmas dinner. The first thing we always did growing up was to check our stockings and then check the appetizer table to see what there was to snack on. She [...]

  • Grocery Restock, Cranberry Sauce Recipe, Tuesday Eats & Details On A Yoga Retreat

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    Hi and happy Wednesday. I so enjoyed reading your comments on my last post about your travel mishaps. Smooth travel is definitely never a guarantee but I think it's worth it! :) As I mentioned in my last post, I spent most of Tuesday catching up and getting back into the groove. Here's a look [...]

  • Chicken Marsala Macaroni and Cheese {Recipe & Contest}

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    Today I have a very special recipe to share with you! I was invited to participate in the Colombo Wines 12 Days of Marsala Recipe Challenge. I was tasked with developing a recipe utilizing either their sweet or dry marsala wine. Colombo provided me with the wine and ingredients and I got creative from there! [...]

  • Maple Apple Spice Bundt Cake {Recipe}

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    It's finally time for the apple bundt cake recipe that I've been teasing you with for the last month or so. It took two tests for me to get the recipe exactly how I wanted it. I'm very particular about posting recipes unless I get great results from them. There are already so many variables [...]

  • Butternut and Bean Chili {Recipe}

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    The first pot of chili of the season is always a noteworthy occasion. I'm one of those people who has a required low temperature before I'll start making things like soup, stews and chili. With temperatures dipping down into the 30s in Charlotte recently, it was definitely time for a pot of my favorite chili. [...]

  • Food & Fitness Inspiration for a GREAT week ahead!

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    Happy Monday! The sun is shining here in Charlotte and we are enjoying perfect fall weather that is crisp and energizing. It was 37 degrees when I woke up to go to yoga this morning. Our coldest morning since April! I had to turn my heat on for the first time last night. I am [...]