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Esquire Grill

Esquire Grill

My husband Phil and I had dinner at the Esquire Grill on K Street last night. I used to check their menu periodically to see if there were any vegan items, and it didn't seem as though there ever were. A recent look at Esquire Grill's website, though, turned up two vegan...

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Skinny Mocha Muddy Buddies

Skinny Mocha Muddy Buddies

Crunchy rice pocket cereal covered in coffee-flavored chocolate and lots of powdered sugar. A truly irresistible & addictive treat!     Just over two years ago, I tried coffee for the first time. Because I knew that the endless options on the Starbucks menu boards would easily overwhelm me (and they still sometimes do!),...

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24 Clean-Eating Easy Brunch Recipes

24 Clean-Eating Easy Brunch Recipes

A collection of healthy, easy & delicious brunch recipes—all made without butter, refined flour or sugar for great guilt-free breakfasts!     My family celebrates just about anything with brunch. Birthdays, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, school graduations, anniversaries (even blogging ones!), promotions, new jobs, and more. You name it, and I guarantee we’ll eat...

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Small-Batch Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Apr 29, 2015
Small-Batch Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Tender lemon muffins packed with sweet, juicy blueberries. These healthy muffins have the same texture as cupcakes—but none of the guilt!     When we moved to our new (older) house right after I turned 10, the abundance of lemon trees excited our entire family. The main one in the backyard looked more like...

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Blackberry Almond Sticky Buns

Apr 27, 2015
Blackberry Almond Sticky Buns

Whole wheat rolls filled with fresh blackberries & topped with sticky almond-studded caramel sauce. The perfect healthier pastry for any breakfast or brunch!     A few months before I graduated from high school, my mom left her old scientific job to start a new one. Her previous commute lasted just 20 minutes, so...

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Thai House

Apr 26, 2015
Thai House

I've shopped at Loehmann's Plaza for years, but until this weekend, I'd never eaten at Thai House, which is located on the Munroe Street side of the shopping center. To remedy that situation, my husband Phil and I had dinner there Saturday night. It ...

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Skinny Asparagus & Feta Quiche

Apr 26, 2015
Skinny Asparagus & Feta Quiche

A quick & easy 4-ingredient quiche that’s packed with veg & protein! Perfect for weekend brunches or make-ahead weekday meals.     When I was around nine years old, my dad and I began the tradition of Sunday brunches after church. When the service ended, we’d mingle for a bit in the courtyard catching...

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Double Chocolate Funfetti Cookies

Apr 25, 2015
Double Chocolate Funfetti Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy cookies full of white chocolate, mini chocolate chips & rainbow sprinkles. Soft, buttery & bound to disappear quickly from the cookie jar!     When my best friend took a new job and moved to my town last month, we immediately began a weekly walking routine. Although she stopped...

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Clean Strawberry Poppy Seed Crumble

Apr 22, 2015
Clean Strawberry Poppy Seed Crumble

An easy strawberry crumble with a buttery oat & poppy seed streusel on top. Serve plain for breakfast or à la mode for dessert—nobody will guess it’s healthy!     The summer I turned 10, when we moved across town to a different house, my entire family spent hours exploring the front and backyards....

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Peanut Butter & Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Apr 20, 2015
Peanut Butter & Jam Thumbprint Cookies

The iconic sandwich turned into dessert! Soft peanut butter cookies filled with raspberry jam. Sweet, irresistible & still secretly healthy!     The Christmas when I was seven years old, a combination of Santa, my parents, and my grandparents gave me the American Girl Doll Kirsten, along with some clothes and accessories. With her...

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