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New V8 protein products

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of V8 Protein for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. A few days ago I set out to try these new V8 Protein bars, but when I went to actually taste them I found nothing but an empty drawer.  My daughter was to blame, and when confronted… 

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Breakfast Banana Muffins

Do we have any banana lovers in the house? On top of being a delicious way to use up imperfect bananas, I love the versatility that banana muffins carry. Chocolate chips? Cinnamon? Nuts? Honey butter? Yes to all of those, please! We tried something a bit different with our favorite banana muffins while I was entertaining… 

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The warm, caramelized pears. The buttery, flaky pastry. The complementation (that’s totally a word, right?) of the cold icecream. Just perfect if you ask me.

easy caramelized Pear Tarts

These easy caramelized pear tarts are best eaten warm as a dessert, but can be eaten cold as a quick breakfast. Perfect at anytime of day! Recipes with an extremely short list of ingredients excite me. This most likely means a minimum amount dishes to use, and a very easy recipe. But few ingredients may… 

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Don't be intimidated by Malaysian foods, start with a simple but flavorful meal like this! Coconut Rice & Curry Shrimp (seriously, easy)

Coconut Rice & Curry Shrimp (made easy!)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Malaysia Kitchen for the World for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This entire week we’ve been sharing some Asian-inspired dishes. I say Asian inspired because, well, you know me. I’m a minimalist by nature and prefer to keep my kitchen and cooking simple…. 

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Homemade buffalo sauce + a recipe for feta-dill dipping sauce. Perfect for meatless meals, shrimp, cauliflower and chicken!

Buffalo tenders with feta-dill dipping sauce

I believe that I’ve shared a time or two my love of everything Buffalo. That combination of flavors: spicy, tangy, vinegary and buttery all at the same time. I’ve been meaning to share on here how we make our Buffalo Sauce from scratch– it’s ridiculously easy and takes all of 5 minutes (spoiler alert: it’s your… 

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Gluten free accessibility

When Colette first started her battle with Eczema, things were kind of a mess in our house. There was this frantic urge to eradicate all things gluten at once and I didn’t know where to start or what to do. Luckily, we make most of our meals and snacks from scratch so with a few… 

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The perfect vegetable patch for the summer

Get started on yours now There is much to be said for walking out of your door into the garden and around to the veggie patch to pick wholesome, fresh and organic ingredients for the dinner table. Not to mention the great experiences and life lessons that come with spending time ‘working the good earth’… 

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