Sun Dried Tomato Quinoa

Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Quinoa - Perfect as a gorgeous side or toss in some white beans or chicken for a fabulous main!

I’ve had a hard time writing recipes lately. It’s something I love doing. Choosing, preparing, and eating good food nourishes my heart just as much as my body. This is especially true when no one is crying on the kitchen floor, or rogue kitchen accidents scar my face, or I don’t over or under cook… 

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My Trick for Last-Minute Dinners

5 Easy Dinners from One Easy Ingredient! from

I’m a meal planner through and through. It’s one of the only ways we’ve stayed on budget for the last many years and the only way to keep me on track when we’re so busy with school, therapy, dance class, errands, and more. Still, despite the best-laid plans, sometimes the afternoon has gotten away from… 

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

(Cream-less) Creamy Tomato Basil Soup from

Updated from the archives. Oh, friends, this soup has been a favorite for years. We’ve tweaked the recipe a bit here and there, and eventually realized it was now a dairy free (vegan) soup recipe. The previous photos were (I’ll just say it) pretty awful. 2009 was not a great year for food photography for… 

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Build a Better Lunch Bowl

Build a Better Lunch Bowl! Tips to create simple, satisfying, HEALTHY lunches. // One Lovely Life

Back when we went gluten and dairy free, we had to re-frame some of the way we ate. We really focused on shifting our meals around high quality proteins, fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Dinner was an almost seamless transition. It’s pretty straightforward to do protein, veggies, and fruit or to throw in… 

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