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Low-Fat Couscous Salad {Vegan}

This is my new favorite, quick and easy snack or side dish.  This couscous salad is packed with bright flavors from the lemon, basil and fresh vegetables.  It’s also light and refreshing, perfect for these warm days ahead of us.  Plus it keeps for awhile, so you can prepare it ahead of time for parties.… Continue reading Low-Fat Couscous Salad {Vegan}

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Tortellini Vegetable Soup {Vegetarian}

Wow, it is snowing here AGAIN in Colorado today!  It’s supposed to keep snowing for the next three days.  Usually I would be ready for Spring to arrive weeks ago, but because Colorado has been so prone to wildfires the last two summers, I am thrilled that we are getting some late minute precipitation before… Continue reading Tortellini Vegetable Soup {Vegetarian}

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Vegan Ziti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Artichokes

Veganism is something that Mister and I are both currently exploring.  We are meat lovers at heart, but from time to time I find an amazing vegan recipe that I have to try (and Mister is typically my guinea pig).  Plus a good friend of ours is vegan, which provides even more opportunities to create… Continue reading Vegan Ziti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Artichokes

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Healthier Italian: Orzo with Sausage, Peppers and Tomatoes

Now, there are recipes and then there are RE-CI-PES!  Man, this one is out of the ballpark.  I don’t know what it is — the creaminess of the pasta and cheese or the heat from the sausage, but boy this is a winner in my book. One thing I love about this recipe is how… Continue reading Healthier Italian: Orzo with Sausage, Peppers and Tomatoes