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Simple Cucumber Snacks

I had a couple extra cucumbers after making my latest cucumber salad and ran across this easy recipe on Pinterest from  Not only was it incredibly easy to make, it was a perfectly tasty afternoon snack! Cucumber Boats Ingredients: 2 cucumbers 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill […]

Cucumber and Feta Salad

Mr. Real Food loves cucumber salad so this was a special request from him.  Although he liked my previous cucumber salad recipe, he really prefers something a little less sweet.  This cucumber salad was quick and easy to make and everyone loved it! Cucumber and Feta Salad Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 medium cucumbers 1 medium […]

Avocado Hummus

I love avocado and I love hummus so naturally I would love them both together.  Hummus is quick and easy to make so that’s always a go to snack and I had a ripe avocado that needed to be used.  And this combination didn’t disappoint! Avocado Hummus Ingredients: 1 15oz-can Garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed […]

Baba Ghanoush

We got a very ripe eggplant in our co-op basket but I had never made anything with eggplant so this was going to be a new experience for us!  So I asked our Facebook community what I should make with it.  There were tons of suggestions that all sounded great!  I went with baba ghanoush….mainly […]

Superwoman Smoothie

I’ve been a big fan of smoothies but never really experimented using vegetables and making green smoothies.  For some reason, I just always used fruit (like in my Clean Blueberry Smoothie).  But after hearing about how awesome green smoothies are, I decided to give it a shot!  Now I love fruit smoothies AND veggie smoothies!  […]

Salmon with avocado salsa

YUM!  I know that’s not an incredibly articulate way to summarize what I thought of this salmon but that’s what I think of it.  I had quite a few avocados sitting around that needed to be used pretty quickly.  And having had several meatless days, I knew Mr. Real Food would be wanting some meat […]

Pinto Bean Soup

I’ve really been enjoying making soups in the slow cooker this winter.   This one fit my “easy meal” criteria quite well….it takes less than 5 minutes of prep time, it’s ready when I get home from work, and tastes great.  And it’s extremely budget-friendly.  I made a huge batch of soup with the intention of […]