Halloween Treats - Jello Worms

Halloween Treats - Jello Worms

Y'all I really love Halloween. Actually, just all of October. Its my favorite month. There are so many fun things in October...... my husband's birthday, our wedding anniversary, Halloween, and our city hosts a super fun thing called Live at Five, with lots of fun, food, and live music, every Friday night in October and we try to never miss.

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Ratatouiile

Ratatouiile

Until recently, I thought I wasn't too fond of eggplant. I saw a recipe video for ratatouille on facebook and thought it looked easy and fun so I wanted to try it. TBH, I wasn't nearly as excited about eating it as I was about making it. I was pleasantly surprised, however, when IT WAS FREAKING DELICIOUS and seriously gone within 15 minutes....with just my husband and I eating it. Eggplant is.....so fine.

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30 Day Challenge: Going Vegan

30 Day Challenge: Going Vegan

I try to do a monthly challenge each month. I've been doing it most of my twenties.... and by that, I mean that I did it most of my twenties and I am continuing to do it now that I'm in my thirties. I've done all sorts of things, mostly dealing with diet and/or health.... no sugar, 30 days of yoga, being a vegetarian for a month, no dairy for a month.... you get the idea. I've done vegetarian and I've done no dairy, but before this month, I had never done vegan. Truly, I had never even considered it.

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Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi literally means "herb stew" in Persian. It is a dark green stew made with kidney beans, onions, lamb or beef, and herbs (usually parsley, leeks, fenugreek, and cilantro - but different variations exist) and served over tahdig, this amazingly crunchy rice crust that I will go into more detail on in a bit.

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Lent + Chrissy Teigen's Cookbook + A Recipe

Lent + Chrissy Teigen's Cookbook + A Recipe

For the past several years, I have participated in Lent. I did not grow up doing Lent. I grew up in a southern baptist church and had never even really heard of Lent until I was in college. My best friend in college was/is catholic and I became very fascinated when she would give up chips or sodas each year and decided I wanted to do it too. Still, my family doesn't observe it but it has something I have grown to love doing each year.  

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I decided to give homemade taco seasoning a try because store bought taco seasoning has a few added ingredients that I'm not too crazy about plus I didn't have any :D

But now that I've made this, I will always use homemade seasoning. It tastes so much better and my husband definitely noticed the difference and loved it. Here is the recipe, I use this amount with about a pound and a half of ground beef and I also add about a half a cup of water after I drain off the fat!

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Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

This is my favorite soup.

I've been craving it all summer but its truly just been too hot to make soup. BUT NOW IT'S FALL!! So I've already made this soup once last week and I'm making it again this week. It is fantastic. My body needs it. Even my toddler loves it. When we're eating it he runs up saying "beans! beans! beans!", which is funny because he doesn't even eat regular beans. Here's the recipe! I hope you love it as much as we do!

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Good Morning Sunshine - Breakfast Recipes

Good Morning Sunshine - Breakfast Recipes

Who doesn't love a good breakfast recipe? I absolutely do. My whole family does. Once a week, usually on Sunday, we have BREAKFAST DAY. We just make a big deal about breakfast and then take a long nap with the babies. On week days, we usually just have plain, boring eggs, a shake, or no breakfast at all...so breakfast day is super special. Here are a few of my favorite breakfast day recipes.

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