Go Green Tip: Jar Reuse

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Jar Reuse: Lunch To go!

Whether you are in need of a quick lunch or to-go meal, salad in a jar is the solution. It can be made a hundred different ways so that you’ll never get bored. Also, the containers are reusable.

All you need to start is pack the heaviest and most non-absorbent ingredients with the dressing on the bottom of the jar and work your way up through the lighter ingredients until you end up with the salad greens at the top. Shake when ready to eat.

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Tangerine & Avocado Salad with Roasted Sunflower Kernels

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Tangerine & Avocado Salad with Roasted Sunflower Kernels by gffriendly. So simple, fresh, and balanced; just a quick toss and your good to go! No excuses for not eating healthy tonight.

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Sometimes I like to keep it light. This week I have been living on turkey soup and this delightful winter-salad-favorite. Citrus and avocado are actually in season in winter, so they are packed with nutrition and flavor. I pair them with some baby kale or another hearty mix of greens and top it off with roasted sunflower seed kernels. After drizzling a little of my go-to balsamic vinaigrette on top, I dive in.


If you’re curious why I purchased name brand sunflower kernels, the sad truth is that they can be wheat contaminated during the processing. That makes pre-packaged and labeled seeds and nuts safer than bulk, unfortunately.

DSCN1443 This salad couldn’t be easier or, in my opinion, more delicious. Salads are all about balance—finding the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Ideally there is something sweet and something salty, some creaminess and some crunchiness. You want to find flavors that…

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12 Days of Delicious: Home Cooked For The Holidays

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12 Home Cooked Holiday Recipies

Impress your guests this holiday with these home cooked and delicious holiday delights.

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 close-up of soup1. Coconut and Butternut Squash Soup by

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2. Spicy Pumpkin Hummus by


Get Your Guests In The Mood…

3. Boozy Eggnog with Almond Milk by Chef Todd English


Make It A Sides Buffet…

4. 10 Delicious Mashed Potato Recipes by Food Network Magazine

5. Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad by

pumpkin bread

6. Pumpkin Bread by

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

7. Roasted Pumpkin Soup by Martha Stewert

Nigella Lawson Aromatic Christmas Ham Chili Jam

Add  A Little Spice to The Season…

8. Aromatic Christmas Ham with Chili Jam by

Cranberry Mojito recipe via wearenotmartha blog

Now We’re All Marry & Bright!

9. Cranberry Mojito by


10. Glazed Carrots with Pecans by


Oh! Yum! 11. Eggnog Spice Bundt Cake by

And last, but not least… 12. Lobster Mac N’ Cheese by

Enjoy A Safe, But

Happy Holiday

With Family & Friends!

BONUS RECIPE: Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies, plus how to video on the perfectly flaky pie crust.>

The Perfect Winter Salad

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Autumn Salad Recipe via Tsiporah Blog

The perfect combination of mixed greens, apples, spicy sausage and other fall flavors tossed into this fabulous winter salad.

How to prepair the perfect Roasted Butternut Squash by


  • 1 Tbsp apple butter
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 spicy chicken sausage, removed from casing and cooked
  • 1-2 oz feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • Pecans and Walnuts, to top


Combine apple butter, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and pepper in a small container. You can also add thyme or rosemary if you would like. Seal tightly and shake vigorously to combine. Set aside.

Wash greens and apple. Cut apple into bite-sized pieces and add to the greens in a salad bowl. Add the pomegranate seeds, sausage, nuts and feta. Toss with vinaigrette and enjoy!


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7+ Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

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Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing Balls1.Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing Balls

Here’s a unique but tasty twist on the standard Thanksgiving stuffing. These awesome oven-baked Stuffing Balls are quick and easy to prepare.


2.Get inspired with 10 delicious mashed potato recipes from Food Network Magazine

3.Red Wine Turkey Gravy

Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without a full flavorsome gravy on the table. But, have you had it with red wine? It’s not just for drinking anymore!

Thanksgiving Appetizer- Itty Bitty Sweet Potato Stacks

4.Easy Cranberry Relish

In this fresh, fruity and uncooked relish, cranberries are coarsely chopped in the bowl of a food processor with honey and orange juice. The abundantly sweet and tart flavors, perfect for a topping unlike any you may have tasted before.

5.Spiced Cranberry Sangria

It’s the classic fruity sangria taste, along with some underlying spice which makes it just perfect for the fall holidays. Garnish with fresh cranberries and apples.

The Perfect Thanksgiving Cake

6.The Perfect Thanksgiving Cake

It‘s the perfect combination of chocolate, pumpkin and cinnamon. What an indulgent after-dinner treat, and yet the pumpkin makes it quite healthy too.

Apple Cider Margaritas

7.Apple Cider Margaritas

Perfectly festive and tasty Apple Cider Margaritas to usher in Fall!

Also, check out these 10 Holiday Pumpkin Recipes

10 Holiday Pumpkin Recipes

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1. Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

This tasty Spicy Pumpkin Hummus is sure to be a hit this fall, with the perfect hint of spice to give your taste buds a kick, but feel free to add more cayenne pepper if you want it even spicier; as with any hummus recipe, the ingredients can be adjusted until you get the flavor you like!



2. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte is one of my favorite fall drinks; always gets me if the fall mood and tastes like a pumpkin pie in a cup. Yum!


3. Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles are the perfect fall treat that will satisfy your fall spice cravings.


4. Pumpkin Cinnamon Overnight Pull-Apart French Toast with Vanilla Maple Butter

If you’re like me, I’d rather spend my weekends relaxing and spending time with family. Here’s a relatively easy breakfast recipe you can prepare the night before without a huge clean-up.

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5. Pumpkin Bread

Fall is among other things, pumpkin season!  And don’t we all love pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins and pumpkin cookies and best of all pumpkin bread.

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6. Easy and Creamy Pumpkin Risotto

Craving some of fall’s comfort foods? Whip up a delicious Pumpkin Risotto in a flash with this quick and easy recipe.

7. Pumpkin Chili

Did you know adding pumpkin give sweet nutty flavor to dishes and is a ready source of vitamin A, which boosts the nutrition content of this offbeat chili

Cinnamon Baked Pumpkin


8. Cinnamon Baked Pumpkin

Transform the traditional pumpkin pie into an enchanting side dish recipe.

Roasted Pumpkin Soup


9. Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Who doesn’t love pumpkins this time of year, especially when they’re roasted and whipped into a creamy warm winter soup?


10. Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice: Since autumn is upon us, I thought share this spice blend with you. Whenever a recipe calls for the typical blend of fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. Toss in a couple of teaspoons of this homemade pumpkin pie spice.

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil

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Roasted Garlic Olive Oil is a combination of fresh thyme or rosemary and roasted garlic, which gives this garlic oil subtle levels of flavor and depth without being overpowering. Excellent as a dipping sauce or drizzled over salads and pizza. Recipe by: read more.>


  • 3 large heads garlic, cut horizontally in half
  • 3 cups pure olive oil
  • 4 sprigs thyme or rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black peppercorns, toasted


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Place the garlic heads cut side down in a small casserole or ovenproof pot and pour the olive oil over them. Add the thyme and pepper. Cover with a lid or foil and bake until the garlic is soft enough to mash, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Remove garlic from the oil and set aside. Strain the oil into a bowl and let cool, then pour into an airtight container. The oil will keep for at least a month.
  4. To make garlic mash, squeeze the cloves out of their papery husks into a bowl. Mash the roasted garlic with a fork. Store mash in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or freeze it to last much longer.


Simple Feta Salad

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ImageSo simple, fresh, and balanced; just a quick toss and your good to go! No excuses for not eating healthy tonight.


3 1/2 roma tomato (cut into about 8 pieces)
375 mls black olive (pitted, drained)
1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
4 ozs feta cheese (crumbled)
1 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil

10 min
10 min

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