spring veggie pasta salad with avocado-parsley sauce

Bring on the veggies!  That’s what spring is all about, right?

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soused & sun-dried tomato soup

Soup in the summer??  It doesn’t seem right but when you’re in need of a quick dinner, this one comes together in a cinch (as long as you have your soused tomatoes ready).  It’s also one of the most flavorful soups I’ve ever made, thanks to a combination of slow-roasted Roma tomatoes with tons of herbs and garlic and some sun-dried tomatoes for fun.

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Cherry-Avocado Smoothie Bowl

This post is short and definitely sweet.  I’m loving this smoothie bowl because it’s thick and creamy- perfect for a post-workout snack or even a filling breakfast.

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Now I’m wondering, why have I not added avocado to my smoothies before?  Silly question since there are hundreds (no, thousands I’m sure) of recipes out there using them.  Duh.  It lends creaminess with all the good fats which result in a perfectly scoopable smoothie bowl.  Almost like ice cream.  With toppings, we’ll just consider this a superfood sundae!

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Simple Chickpea & Salmon Salad

It’s been a while since I’ve been in this space, so I’m easing back into the swing of things with a super simple dish.  I whipped this up the other day while our little prince was napping, hoping to get my first meal in before 3pm.  Success!  I really can’t complain though, since I usually do this to myself by packing our mornings to the fullest.  Usually they start with an early run, some sort of activity (swim lessons or toddler classes) and then play dates at the park.  This has been the norm as of late, but overall I am loving it.  Our activities during the first half of the week not only make the days go by a bit faster because we have something to look forward to, but they also give the little one a chance to explore new places, play and learn how to interact with other kids. This also means we’ve probably discovered almost all of the parks in our city.  Almost.  Though I make sure to pack enough snacks and water for the baby, the only downside is that I usually forget about myself so I may not eat until late afternoon which gives me little time before dinner needs to be started.

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Warm Mediterranean Salad

I feel like this recipe isn’t really a recipe since I’ve made this countless times, changing it up a bit here and there throughout its rotation in my kitchen.

What remains constant, though, are the Mediterranean flavors woven throughout the dish- a good dose of chickpeas for protein and fiber, kalamata olives for a briney bite, artichokes and kale because vegetables are a must and a solid helping of farro because it’s my favorite grain and adds a nice chewy texture. There is, of course, feta on top because cheese is a staple around here and its saltiness is perfect.

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