Two Peas and Their Pod

Amano Chocolate Tour

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Have you tried Amano Chocolate? If not, you are missing out. Amano makes the finest chocolate. They have received world wide recognition and guess what-their factory is in Orem, Utah, only 40 minutes from my house. So guess who got a special tour-ME! I...

Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich with Red Onions and Rosemary

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I eat lunch at my desk Monday through Thursday.  I usually pack cottage cheese or yogurt, veggies, fruit, and whole grain crackers. Not that exciting, but it gets me through the day. On Fridays, I like to make myself a “special” lunch. It is...

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookie Recipe

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I have today off, but Josh had to work…so I am having a “me” day. I am going to the gym, doing a little shopping, cleaning, and baking. I also hope to start a new book and relax for a little bit. After the...

NuVal Nutrional Scoring

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Happy Friday! I have today and Monday off. It is going to be a fabulous weekend! I am a huge fan of Tina’s blog Carrots N’ Cake. Hopefully some of you saw my guest post about controlling portion sizes. Tina recently started working for...

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever-Alice’s Recipe

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Yesterday I did a Live cooking segment for a local television station. I made my Black Bean, Avocado, and Mango Salad. I had a lot of fun. Thanks everyone for your kind words and support. You guys are the best! I will try to...

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...