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girls at the lake

This past Saturday was the epitome of summer.  It was a Whole 30 Saturday at the lake.  Doing the Whole 30 may not scream "fun," but I made it work and had a blast with some of my favorite people. Jeremy and I met up with Erin (and her husband, Josh), Jordan (and her husband. [...]

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A healthier tuna salad recipe using homemade mayonnaise and Dijon mustard.  Serve this salad in avocado boats for a protein and healthy fat-packed meal or snack. Since I started eating seafood again back in December, I have been pleasantly surprised by three things: 1. I love seafood, when I used to think I did not [...]

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturallyClean #CollectiveBias Simple ideas for how to prepare both easy and healthy grain-free snacks with the help of Clorox Green Works. The past week of doing the Whole 30 has reinforced something I already knew about myself: I [...]

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sriracha_almond_turkey_burgers_gluten_free

I hope y'all had a great week this past week while I was in Colorado.  I'll start my recap posts tomorrow, but for now I am hooking you up with a crazy good (and easy) recipe for Sriracha Almond Turkey Burgers ... aka heaven in burger form. Sriracha? Almonds? Turkey Burgers? Sign me up! When [...]

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Saying "Sí" to Springtime and Drinking Wine I had the best day on Saturday.  It was literally the perfect Spring day.  Temperatures were in the 70's, the sun was peaking through the clouds, and downtown Omaha was hopping, though a bit breezy... but when is it not windy in Nebraska?  Despite the wind, I did manage to [...]

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Veestro Kale Salad 2

Today for What I Ate Wednesday I am going to share a day of Veestro eats.  I'll be giving you my thoughts on each item with a few fun facts about Veestro throw in here and there.  This will definitely be my laziest WIAW post ever since it required zero food prep and the most [...]

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A summer-inspired acai bowl that is naturally sweetened with hints of coconut and tropical fruit. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I have a bit of an obsession with homemade acai bowls.  You see, Omaha apparently is not cool enough yet to have cafes and restaurants that serve acai bowls.  As a [...]

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honey dijon salmon blue diamond 6

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.A year ago, I never would have thought I would be eating salmon, much less loving salmon.  Now I cannot get enough of it. Though fresh salmon can be on the pricey side (um, $7.99 per filet is rough on my credit card), I try to treat myself to [...]

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Eat Pretty Things cover

A few weeks back I shared details about my experiences so far with learning to use my DSLR camera in manual mode.  In that post, I linked to several online resources that helped me at the start of this journey.  While I truly believe all of those resources are helpful, I have since gotten my [...]

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This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. I am a little ashamed to admit this, but I am all hot cocoa-ed out for the Winter season. Don't get me wrong.  I am still on board with chocolate, and warm drinks are perfect for the freezing cold evenings that have crept into March.  But lately [...]

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