Basic Roasted Cauliflower for #Unprocessed #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper is joining along with Andrew Wilder’s October #Unprocessed Challenge and giving you a huge menu of recipes to help you get those processed food out of your diet, or at least cut down a little. I decided to give you one of my family favorite vegetables in on of its simplest (and most delicious)… 

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Easy Vegetarian Minestrone Soup – Guest Post from It’s Yummi

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This Easy Vegetarian Minestrone Soup recipe comes together in just about 15 minutes, making it the perfect meal for a busy weeknight. If you’re a meat lover, add some crumbled cooked sausage, ground beef, or even pieces of cooked chicken and you’ll have a hearty main dish that your family will love! Easy Vegetarian Minestrone… 

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No-Bake Apricot Chia Energy Bars {#glutenfree #nutfree #vegan}

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Sweet and chewy with little bits of crunch (and white chocolate, if you like), it literally takes minutes to make this healthy, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, vegan snack. But don’t let all those scary buzzwords scare you away, because these might be one of my favorite snack recipes to date. My boys and… 

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

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Your favorite fall flavors with little bursts of chocolate, all in a super quick, easy and portable snack that packs in so much healthy goodness, and is also gluten-free, nut-free, and can be made vegan. They won’t be around for long, so make sure you get your hand on some of these Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip… 

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Honey Lime Sriracha Glazed Cauliflower Wings

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A little sweet, a little heat, these sticky little bites will be devoured by everyone at your party. For a fun new party or tailgate appetizer, whip up a batch of Honey Lime Sriracha Glazed Cauliflower Wings. Honey Lime Sriracha Glazed Cauliflower Wings

Sesame Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) for #SundaySupper

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As we transition from summer into fall, now is the time for all things squash, so #SundaySupper is throwing our very own Squash Fest, with recipes for everything from zucchini to spaghetti and butternut to pumpkin. Sesame Noodles are an old favorite, and Zoodles are all the rage. No cooking is required when you combine… 

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DIY Freezer Oatmeal Cups & #LoveChex #Giveaway

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Are you looking for a quick and easy make ahead breakfast that’s nutritious, delicious and fun? And one that even those with gluten allergies or sensitivities can enjoy, thanks to new Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal? Get the kids in the kitchen and let them customize their own DIY Freezer Oatmeal Cups. DIY Freezer Oatmeal Cups

Agave Lime Lemonade – Guest Post from Foxes Love Lemons

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This Agave Lime Lemonade is part lemonade, part limeade, and 100% simple to stir up. Agave Lime Lemonade Nice to meet you, Cupcakes & Kale Chips fans! I’m Lori, and I blog at Foxes Love Lemons. I’m all about simple yet special meals made at home. I also like to share tips from my time… 

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Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

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Sweet and tangy, and made with fresh blueberries, forget the bottled stuff and add a burst of flavor to any salad with this easy and tasty Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

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Sweet and tangy, with a flavor that will complement salads and sandwiches with fruits and vegetables that are in season at all different times of the year, it only takes minutes to blend up this Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Mango Strawberry Lime Popsicles

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Four ingredients is all you need to make this simple, light and healthy frozen treat. When you are craving a summertime dessert that’s sweet and tart, fruity and fresh, then make some Mango Strawberry Lime Popsicles. Mango Strawberry Lime Popsicles I’m guest posting today over at Take a Bite Out of Boca. While I’ve known… 

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Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites)

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For a quick and easy, portable snack that you can throw together super fast as you are heading out the door, and is vegan, gluten-free, nutritious and delicious, you just need a few ingredients to roll up these Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites). Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites)

Five-Ingredient Double Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Energy Bars {copycat Lara Bars}

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Chewy chocolaty-cherry bars, dotted with bits of pistachio and white chocolate, when you need an on-the-go, portable snack, or even a healthy treat, whip up a batch of these easy, tasty, gluten-free, and easily-made vegan Five-Ingredient Double Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Energy Bars {copycat Lara Bars}. Disclaimer: Mini Babybel® provided me with product for this review. However,… 

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Vegan Vegetable Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas

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A hearty pasta sauce packed with veggies and protein, that comes together fast, but has such deep flavor and rich texture that your family will think you were cooking all day. And served over regular or gluten free noodles, polenta, or even spiralized veggies, Vegan Vegetable Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas makes a satisfying meal, and sneaks… 

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Mint Chocolate Chip Glazed Popcorn

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It’s April 1st, and I made you ice cream… APRIL FOOLS!!! While this may remind you of sunny day ice cream treats and is super fun to make and eat with your kids (or for yourself), it’s actually a healthy snack. Popcorn is a whole grain and naturally gluten free, and the glaze is easily… 

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Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup for a Meatless #SundaySupper

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Whether you are vegetarian or vegan all the time, do the Meatless Monday thing, abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, or just want something delicious, #SundaySupper has a recipe for you with an entire menu of Meatless Meals. Take the classic butternut squash soup and add the exotic flavors of Asian cuisine and you… 

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Baked Dill Hashbrown Potatoes – Guest Post from Vegan Mother Hubbard

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Last week I asked on Facebook what types of recipes everyone would like to see more of, and one of the popular answers was vegan recipes. Hopefully I’ll get you some myself, but in the meantime, I thought I’d ask a friend to jump in. Today, Sandra from Vegan Mother Hubbard has stopped by with… 

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{healthier} Glazed Mexican Chocolate Popcorn

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Planning a movie date night in with your sweetie? Need a crunchy, sweet snack that had a bit of chocolate and just a little kick to spice things up? And as an added bonus, it’s healthy, whole grains, gluten free, and can easily be made vegan. Get ready to dig in to a (guilt-free) bowl… 

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Homemade Mexican Mocha Hot Chocolate

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If you are like me, and you like a little bit of coffee with your cup of sweet, creamy, chocolaty goodness (as opposed to a “real” cuppa joe), or you are stuck in the polar vortex and want something to warm you up inside and out, you’ll love wrapping your hands around a steamy mug… 

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Mexican Chocolate Spice Mix

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’m sure everyone has chocolate on the brain. Do you want to really spice things up and add a a little something extra to your favorite chocolaty treats? With the warmth of cinnamon and ginger and the kick of cayenne pepper, you’ll be sure to heat up any recipe by adding… 

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Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower “Wings” for #SundaySupper with @GalloFamily

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There’s a certain big football game coming up, and #SundaySupper is here with the Gallo family to show you that game day eats and drinks aren’t only about pretzels and beer. We are here to show you that even though you are glued to the tube (whether for the game or the commercials), you can… 

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Wayback Wednesday – Cinnamon & Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce

It’s Wayback Wednesday, and I am bringing you my go-to recipe for homemade cranberry sauce.  My Cinnamon & Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce has such a full and complex flavor from cooking it for a long time with orange juice and zest and cinnamon sticks.  But don’t let the long cooking time get you down –… 

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Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Hummus and a Vitamix #Giveaway

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You saw it in The Bug’s lunchbox on Facebook.  I gave you a sneak peek on Instagram.  Everyone’s been clamoring for it.  And no, I’m not talking about the free blender (though more on that in a minute).  It’s a sweet and savory autumn twist on everyone’s favorite, perfect for lunch or a snack.  It’s Maple… 

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Wayback Wednesday – Nutty Maple Granola

It’s Wayback Wednesday, and I am bringing back one of my earliest recipes, and one of my favorites.  I actually haven’t made it in awhile, so I’ll have to get on that.  It’s my Nutty Maple Granola.  Unlike some granola you buy in the store or other recipes, this one isn’t just a bunch of… 

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Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Home Fries – Guest Post from Vegan Mother Hubbard

The Bug is on the road to recovery after his tonsillectomy, but, not surprisingly, he has been demanding a good chunk of my time.  That plus Baby Smiles has made blogging a bit of a challenge the past week or so.  Luckily I have awesome friends to help me out.  Like today, Sandra from Vegan… 

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Sesame Glazed Cauliflower “Wings” for a #SundaySupper Tailgate {#glutenfree #vegan}

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Football season is kicking off, and what better way to celebrate than with a #SundaySupper Tailgate.  And I’ve got wings.  Well, “wings”.  Yup, Sesame Glazed Cauliflower “Wings”.

Avocado Quinoa Salad – Guest Post from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

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While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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