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Grilled Watermelon with Chili & Lime

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Anyone who knows me knows that I have a crazy addiction to watermelon. A watermelon a day keeps the doctor away?  Well… I wish that was true!

So it’s absolutely not weird that I would be the person to put watermelon on the grill!  This recipe below is the perfect dessert or side dish to any grilled meat and BBQ.  It’s refreshing, yet caramelized flavor, pairs perfectly with the fattiness and juiciness of any meat.

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Boozy Summer Popsicles!

Boozy Summer Popsciles

Stepping into summer, the only thing better than an ice-cold cocktail at the end of a long day is a cocktail that comes in popsicle form! These popsicles will be the star at any summer party or are a tasty healthy alternative for the kids to enjoy, mock-tail version of course! 

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Watermelon & Feta Salad

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It’s quickly approaching summer and to me that means watermelon season!  Watermelon is hands down my favorite food.  Usually, when I tell people I get the oddest looks. Yes, out of all the amazing dishes and ingredients I have tried,  a refreshingly juicy bite of watermelon is still top of my list.  If you want to get on my good side it’s simple, just bring me a watermelon!  Read more

Fresh Spring Salad Trio

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Salads are so often overlooked, but can be essential to enhancing a meal! A perfect plate of grilled steak or chicken can be given a whole new personality with the right combination of vegetables. Some of my favorite salads incorporate fruit and below are a few recipes that I truly believe will make anyone from family to guests coming back for seconds. Read more

Superfood Smoothies

Superfood Smoothie

Getting your wisdom teeth out is definitely no joke, especially for a foodie! I must say though, it made me think out of the box when it came it eating! Below are a few superfood smoothie recipes that are packed with flavor, but also protein and nutrients to prevent any crash through the day! Read more

Raspberry Matcha Smoothie Bowl

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What is this whole Matcha craze? Matcha tea is a powder of stoneground whole tea leaves, that provide valuable minerals and antioxidants.  Matcha tea holds powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids in a way no other green tea can. Actually, a fun fact, 10 cups of green tea equals one cup of Match tea in the amount of antioxidants you receive!

This easy to make smoothie bowl is something that you can change up and get creative with every morning. A small scoop of Match powder in your smoothie every day is a tasteless way to add several key vitamins and minerals to your diet.  It’s so import to start your day off with a filling, but also vitamin packed breakfast, and a smoothie is probably the quickest way to make sure that happens! Read more

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