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Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodle Salad

Crispy romaine is shredded and served as a base for noodles, crunchy cucumbers, shredded carrots, chopped cilantro and basil, creamy avocado and peanuts. Oh, and of course the chicken! A slightly spicy peanut dressing is drizzled over the salad to complete a satisfying, healthy salad that you’ll want to eat all week long, on repeat all summer.

If you haven’t been able to tell, I have a ramen thing. I ate a ton of that cheap, 99 cent packets with the dried noodles and flavoring packets when I was a kid. It was my favorite lunch. And I could cook it myself. What can I say, I am a kid of the 90’s. Now that we’ve all come to realize how unhealthy those little flavored packets are (how can so much sodium possibly be shoved into one tiny packet!?), I’ve turned to homemade ramen. Well, actually that took a long time, before I became a little more…

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Chicken Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing

A bright, fresh salad that is anything but ordinary. It has a satisfactory crunch thanks to dried chow mein noodles, cashews and cabbage. Chicken brings it all together to make it a filling, healthy dinner, where no one will walk away hungry.

I find it quite fascinating how our bodies naturally gravitate towards certain foods certain times of the year. Winter time, I generally crave comfort, hearty meals that are full of carbs. As I am sure most of us do. We have to store that extra fat or replenish those calories after being in the cold and burning through stored energy. So naturally, when the weather changes, the warmth begins to float through the air, my cravings then turn away from stick-to-your-bones meals, towards lighter, fresher meals. It’s such a natural process that most of the time we don’t even notice that it’s happening. But sometimes…

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Chorizo and Potato Tacos with Super Crunch Salad

Flavorful chorizo and crispy potatoes are spooned over corn tortillas and piled high with a lettuce and cabbage salad. These will be your new go-to Taco Tuesday tradition.

I hope you aren’t all sick of salads yet, because I have a few more to come. At the moment at least, I am sure I’ll make more as the summer progresses. I guess technically this isn’t a salad, but it has a salad topping. So, yeah. Moving on. We are typically traditional taco people. I’m talking ground beef, veggies all in a hard shell taco. The kids love it, I love it, it’s great. But, once in a while, I like to try to mix things…

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Chicken Shawarma Naan Salad with Sweet Potato Fries

Naan acts as a killer vessel for hummus, chicken, sweet potato fries, spinach, cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes, and feta cheese. A fantastic dinner, or great lunch. Incredibly satisfying and filling makes the time to cook and prep all worth it.

Chicken seems to my jam lately. I’m all into chicken dinners these days. It’s always been my favorite type of meat. And that’s coming from someone who could eat meat once a month and be happy. Since my husband is a huge meat person, I compromise as meal planner and do about half vegetarian and half meat meals throughout the week. That way…

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Three Cheese and Bacon Hand Pies

Savory hand pies filled with three different types of cheese, rosemary and bacon. Encapsulated in a buttery, flaky crust, what’s not to love?

What is it about hand pies that makes food that much cuter and desirable? I don’t know, but I’m loving it. It’s almost like a test to see how many amazing flavors you can pack into one little treat. Do you serve it for snack? As a side dish? Or as an appetizer? Or maybe even a midnight snack? The choices are endless! I vote all of the above. And don’t even get me started on…

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