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Breathtaking flower fruit spinach salad!

This delicious mouthful of healthy Fitspiration will absolutely take your breath away. I brought this baby to a party this weekend and all my friends LOVED it!

It’s easy, healthy and BEAUTIFUL (if I do say so myself… and I do!)

Did I mention it was cheap too? My fridge is almost always filled with fruit (since I make fruit smoothies every morning), so I used all the left-over fruits I had in there, and created this flowerful beauty!

My boyfriend brought in some lovely flowers from my front garden, so I threw those in for some extra color too.

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Flower Salad Ingmake

I really love that this is such an impressive looking salad that took such little effort to throw together for a party. Keep it in mind for your next hang out!

P.s Oh my gosh you guys, aren’t my food-ography pictures getting so much better??!? I’ve been practicing with different lightning techniques with my camera and it’s been making SUCH a big difference.

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Gorgonzola Cheese, Anjou Pears, and Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette dressing YUM!

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Gorgonzola garlic salad

You haven’t had a true salad until you’ve tasted this one. I know I know I know what you’re thinking; …garlic and pears??? EW!

WRONG! Think again. The savory flavors of the roasted garlic vinaigrette, go astonishingly well with the sweet Anjou pears.

This salad is quick, fresh and a delight side to any main course, or a perfect lunch all on its own 🙂

Ps oh my gosh you guys, these pictures turned out so great!! I’m getting so much better with my food photography!

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Summer fruit salad

 

Ingredients:

  • Fresh sliced red grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Feta Cheese
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Spinach Leaves
  • Red Cabbage
  • Black Pepper
  • Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing

I’ve got to admit this is one of my favorite salads yet!

Perfect for a hot day, light and refreshing

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Apple Pecan Summer-Berry Salad!

This salad is perfect for any summer gathering, party or lunch!

The combination of fruit, nuts and dark leafy greens makes this salad not only delicious, but high up on a healthy scale.

It also only took me 5 minutes to put it together. Easy and delicious, my favorite combination 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • Apple Pecan Dressing
  • Green Apple Slices
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Dark Leafy Spring Lettuce
  • Spinach Leaves

I found that this salad is better shaken. When you just pour the dressing over the lettuce, it tends to clump up on various ingredients and doesn’t reach to others. Trust me, this incredible dressing is so tasty, you’ll want it to reach every piece!

Make sure not to over-dress your salad. The delicate sweetness of the Apple Pecan dressing is delicious, but it’s easy to over do it. Start small, and add as needed.

Enjoy!

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Apple Pecan Dressing!

My Best Friend Allie, my puppy Locket and I decided to take a road trip up to Julian today!

If you’ve never been to Cali, Julian is a little tiny adorable town up in the mountains with the CUTEST little shops and restaurants. Upon our adventuring around the town, I almost peed my pants with excitement when we found an all natural section in their town store!

All natural dressings, tons of all natural flavors of home-made honey and jams jams jams galore!  I spent a good 10 minutes with my legs crossed, on the hard wood floor of that 50 year old market, looking through all the various flavors of dressing. From Blackberry Walnut, to Apple Pecan, to Poppyseed- I could have spent tons of money just on salad dressing. Unfortunately I like to keep my money right where I can see it (hanging in my closet), so I had to choose just one.

As you can see, I chose Apple Pecan dressing. I’m so glad I did because I can’t WAIT to get home and create a delicious salad to go along with it.

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Trust me, you can absolutely look forward to TONS of Apple Pecan recipes coming your way soon!

 

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When I tell people “I’m A Vegetarian”, they say:

 

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“Oh…Does that mean you eat fish?” 

“You must be a member of Pita” 

“Why did the tofu cross the road? To prove he wasn’t chicken.”

“Oh you’re a vegetarian?? It’s okay I’ll make Lamb.”

“If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?”

“I’m a Vegetarian too.. except I eat Chicken and Fish” 

“I tried being vegetarian once… and then I passed an In-N-Out”

“Do you eat animal crackers?”

Some clever answers Vegetarian’s can reply with:

“What if I was kidnapped and the only way I could be released was if you ate a steak?”

Answer: I’d eat the steak, you’d release me and I’d go straight to the police, get you arrested, and you’d end up with a criminal record. Not a smart move, eh?

“God put animals on the earth to be eaten”

Answer: I’m an atheist.

“You can’t live without meat!”

Answer: OMG, I must be a ghost then.

“You’ll get ill and die, because you’ll be anemic and not get enough protein!”

Answer: Are a dietitian? No? I’d rather take my nutritional advice from someone with a qualification in diet than an idiot who stuff McDonalds in their face.

“Why don’t you eat fish, fish isn’t meat, it’s fish!”

Answer: Really? Wow, when was the last time you saw a field of fish swaying gently in the breeze.

Usually when someone asks me to define being a vegetarian: I just say “I don’t eat anything with a face” 

Have a wonderful and healthy day guys!! 

*Don’t take life too seriously, sometimes you have to just sit back and laugh a little 🙂 

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10 cute and creative cooking utensils- domestically fashionable!

Now that I’ve become really into cooking, I’ve become just as fascinated in the utensils that I cook with!

From Bunny Ear salad tossers, to a watermelon shaped carving knife- these are a mix of my very favorite cooking utensils that make my time in the kitchen SO much more fun 🙂

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The Avocado cutter is on my to-buy list for sure! We all know I eat enough of them 🙂