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crispy baked falafel​

In my nutrition classes, they teach us that a healthy diet has balance, moderation, and variety. Balance means eating plenty of nutritious foods as well as satisfying foods. Yes, I'd argue a person needs both kale AND french fries in a well-rounded diet. Moderation means understanding and listening to hunger cues. It's important to recognize when… Continue reading crispy baked falafel​

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breakfast monster cookies

I have been in a breakfast rut. Breakfast is usually one of my favorite meals because it's my little piece of quiet before my loud and busy days begin. I am one of those people that will wake up earlier than needed just to have breakfast. I love rolling out of bed, lazily drinking a… Continue reading breakfast monster cookies

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bake-over: how to spruce up a boxed cake mix

My favorite thing to do for my friends' birthdays is to bake them a cake. Selfishly, it gives me an excuse to bake. But I truly love the whole tradition of lighting candles, singing happy birthday, and then cutting into a big cake and passing out all the delicious pieces. Life is busy though and… Continue reading bake-over: how to spruce up a boxed cake mix

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pumpkin maple scones

Happy first day of fall! Hands down, fall is my favorite season. Fall encourages community - from football tailgates, to Thanksgiving potlucks, to catching up with a good friend over a pumpkin spice latte. Not to mention, fall is just one big build up to Christmas Day!! So on this scorching 91°F "fall" day, I… Continue reading pumpkin maple scones

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grandma muffins

Do any of you have special names for your grandparents? Little Caroline couldn't quite nail the pronunciation of the word "grandmother" and ever since the name Munner has stuck. I adore my Munner. Growing up, I spent a lot of time with her playing make-believe beauty salon, solving daily crosswords, and creating delicious things in… Continue reading grandma muffins