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Zucchini Bakes via All Recipes

Asian-Inspired Chopped Salad [tomatoes & cucumbers with sesame oil, sesame seeds, soy sauce, & rice vinegar]

Walnut Anchovy Pasta


Whenever I write up a recipe for my blog, I always have trouble coming up with a descriptive, mouth-watering title that isn’t too lengthy.

The alternative title for this casserole: Zucchini + Chicken + Sun Dried Tomatoes + Ricotta Pasta Casserole. Wow, that’s a mouthful.

The name I chose seemed fitting given that I pre-marinated the chicken in

Carrot-Cumin Salad via EatingWell

Chickpea, Lemon, & Cumin Salad via TwoSpoons

Zucchini Bread via MyRecipes

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers via Bethenny

Crustless Broccoli Cheese Quiches via Martha Stewart

Greek-Style Quesadillas via BHG

Fresh Corn Rice Salad via BHG

When my sister and I were little, we would eat pizza bagels (bagels with tomato sauce mozzarella cheese) all the time. Now that I’m grown up (who am I kidding?! I’m not a grown up), I make quick and easy tortizzas

This insanely hot weather has me craving light, healthy foods with colorful, fresh ingredients, so I am planning my menu accordingly.

chilled gazpacho from oh she glows

creative salad mixes

caprese salad

corn with japaleno lime butter

healthy smoothies in my magic bullet

creamy avocado pasta via oh she glows

eggplant sandwich inspired by the rockford

zucchini pizza bites from budget bytes ($1.32 per serving!)

I recently discovered that I have a grill in my apartment’s garden patio, so my friend and I decided to try our hand at grilling. I was on a mission to prove that girls can grill, and I was definitely successful. And I say “I” instead of “we” because her only job was to make the margaritas haha.


on the menu

Roasted Garlic Teeny Tiny Potatoes:

I overestimated the amount of mozzarella and zucchini that I needed for my cheesy zucchini pizza

November 30: Ziti with Roasted Zucchini and Tomatoes


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I found this recipe in Bon Appetit Magazine and made it as a GW Bites meal. It

Yikes, now that I’ve started blogging, I can’t stop! I should slow down so I don’t burn out.

I’m currently sipping decaf green tea and settling in for some studying.

I just whipped up lunch for tomorow:

  • Zucchini and yellow squash stir fry: chop both into quarters; toss with a dash of olive oil over medium-low in frying pan; add in a pinch of oregano and cayenne; pour in a dash of soy sauce; stir fry till soft!
  • “Burger ball”- I had leftovers from this amazing recipe, so I added chopped yellow and orange peppers to the turkey and sauteed over medium-low. Voila- combination of meatball and hamburger!

I also baked the rest of the batter I had from

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