Caprese Tower with Balsamic Reduction

Caprese Tower with Balsamic Reduction

Am I the only one who thinks food should look good? 

Yeah, I know – what kind of question is that, anyway?  Of course I’m not the only one.  I’m sure you wouldn’t be reading a food blog if you didn’t like the way food looks in pictures and you want to make appealing food, too!  But even when you’re at home by yourself, not trying to impress anyone with your culinary masterpieces… don’t you still prefer to eat something that looks good?

Sure, you’ll never get a bowl of plain cereal to look much different than, well, a bowl of cereal, but that’s beside the point.  Even when I’m by myself, as long as I have enough light to see – and I haven’t had a power outage in a long time, thank goodness – I love making my food colorful and tasty-looking.

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Hollie – Get Fit Realistically!

Hollie – Get Fit Realistically!

Recently, I wrote a healthy-baking swap guide for my friend Hollie’s blog, over at Muscles and Munchkins!  She is super awesome – a mom, fitness instructor, marathon runner, and a blogger!  She also has a lot of awesome tips and a fantastic perspective on how to be fit and healthy, the right way. 

Now, it’s a fact.  We can’t argue this.  We should always try to find a balance between what we eat and what we do physically to be healthy.  It’s really never one or the other!  So Hollie is here to help you all get a sense of how you can stick to your physical fitness goals, no matter who you are.  Listen up!

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45 Healthy Fruit Desserts {vegan + special diets included!}

45 Healthy Fruit Desserts {vegan + special diets included!}

When it comes to baking, there are three kinds of people:  The holiday-and-birthday baker, the constantly-in-the-kitchen kind, and the weekend warrior.  I’m sure you already know which one you are, don’t you?

Let’s take a poll right now!  Tell me in the comments which type you are and why!  Are you baking this weekend at all?  It seems like a baking weekend to me – but then again, almost any day could be a baking day for me!  I’m definitely the constantly-in-the-kitchen kind.  Maybe that’s partly because I’m in the middle of writing a cookbook (a protein powder-based cookbook, due out next year!) but also because I really just can’t stop trying new things in the kitchen!

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Simple Ceviche

Simple Ceviche

Have you ever been to the grocery store or some marketplace with a serious seafood spread laid out and seen something you couldn’t resist?  Like a glistening pink-striped salmon fillet that looks perfect for grilling, or a bunch of succulent giant scallops for serving with roasted broccolini?

Whenever I see some really thick, plump white fish, I always think of ceviche.  Unfortunately, where I live in Arizona, it’s not always reasonable to expect the best of the best when it comes to seafood selections.  So when I go somewhere and find some amazing-looking fish, I know it’s gotta be time for something epic.

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