Two Peas and Their Pod

Black Bean, Avocado, and Mango Salad with Cilantro and Lime

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  I am really sick of winter. It has been cold and dreary for too long. I know it is only January and I live in Utah, so I have a few months to go:(  To help lift my spirits, I made this Black...

10 in 10 Healthy Challenge: Making Exercise a Priority

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A common New Year’s goal is to exercise more often. I am a huge believer in exercise. The benefits are endless-prevents chronic diseases, reduces stress, promotes better sleep, helps with weight management…the list could go on and on. I personally love working out. I...

Green Beans with Lemon and Shallots

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I am a daddy’s girl. I have a lot in common with my dad-we both enjoy sports, baking/cooking, flowers, and I even inherited his stubbornness:)  The one thing we will never agree on-vegetables. I love all veggies. I really can’t think of one that...

Mushroom Barley Soup Recipe

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Soup is a very comforting and satisfying meal.  Soup can also be one of the healthiest and most enjoyable meals you eat if, you do it at home. Most canned soups are high in sodium and fat, but when you make it yourself, you...

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Agave Nectar and Fresh Rosemary

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Last week we had a house full of guests-it was nice having extra bodies around. We had a great time with our family and friends.  It is weird just being the two of us again. I guess it is time to get back to...

10 in 10 Healthy Challenge: Successful Goal Setting

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Happy New Year! Today is the first day of the Ten in 2010 Healthy Challenge. Have you set your health goals for 2010 yet? If not, there is still time. Here are some tips to help you create goals you can accomplish successfully this...

Favorite Recipes of 2009

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I can’t believe it is almost time to say goodbye to 2009. I always enjoy looking back-we had a busy year filled with fun, laughs, travels, work, hard times, the best of times, and of course tasty food:) We did more than our fair...

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

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We hope everyone had a joyous holiday weekend. We have family in town this week. We love having guests and extra mouths to feed. Last week I hosted a dessert party for a group of teenage girls in our neighborhood. I made Oreo Cheesecake...

Ten in 2010 Healthy Challenge

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Are you setting any health related goals for the New Year?  If so,  join me in the Ten in 2010 Healthy Challenge, organized by Lori from Recipe Girl. It starts on January 2nd and will go on for 10 weeks. Everyone is eligible to...

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating today. We hope you are enjoying the holiday. We decided not to travel this year, so we have been enjoying a relaxing morning at home. It has been nice. I made Josh monkey bread-his favorite breakfast treat....