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I like tuna salad.  I just don’t like all the fat that comes along with it.  For example, According to the menu at Subway, a tuna sandwich has over 400 calories and 20 grams of fat.  That’s not even including cheese or additional mayo. This healthier lighter version of tuna salad is quick & easy to make.  Leaving you feeling satisfied and guilt free with TONS of protein from the tuna & the nuts.  If you are looking for a low fat, low carb or gluten free meal you can eat it on a bed of greens.  Otherwise it is fantastic on two slices of bread or in a wrap.

tuna salad sandwich

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Tomato Tahini can be made into a dip or a healthy homemade dressing for salad.   It’s great both ways and perfect this time of year when tomatoes are in season.  You can use any type tomatoes for this recipe..  Farm fresh tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, whatever flavorful tomato you have on hand.

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  • Loganayaki - December 13, 2016 - 8:39 am

    Nice recipe. i am just waiting for my turn to try this..!ReplyCancel

This is absolutely delicious and perfect for St. Patricks Day.. I promise your kids are going to LOVE this one.  No food coloring, no added sugar, nothing artificial.. Just plain wholesome yumminess that is kid approved.  The spinach is for Color – You will NOT be able to taste spinach at all.. Only Mint & Chocolate along with a frozen banana that gives a rich creamy texture all while keeping it vegan and dairy free.  Makes a yummy breakfast or a delicious guilt-free dessert.

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Mug

I have made this with both almond milk and coconut water, they are equally delicious!  Use what you have on hand.. I fill the blender to the top with fresh organic spinach, a large handful of mint and a splash of almond milk or coconut water, blend until smooth.  Then add frozen bananas and 1 cup of liquid.  Blend until smooth. Top with chocolate chips.

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Panini is just a fancy word for a pressed sandwich and this panini, packed with roasted artichokes and veggies is a fantastic choice, especially if you are a fan of the famous spinach & artichoke dip.  Think of this as a low fat, vegan version with zero guilt..

roasted artichoke & spinach vegan panini

 Just a few ingredients and you have a quick meal that taste amazing.  You could also use this as a healthy dip for veggies or a spread for crackers.  Today, I am using it to stuff a beautiful loaf of cuban bread to make these panini’s.  My kids will eat just about anything as long as it is smashed in between some crispy bread.

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santa fe tortilla stack bean cheese

The “stack” was a forever popular dish on the TaylorMade Menu..  It’s kind of like a quesadilla,  except a lot less work and far less fat since it’s baked, not fried..  We made a pulled pork & cheddar cheese stack with caramelized onion and bbq sauce, a mushroom & goat cheese stack with roasted veggies and sundried tomato, a philly cheesesteak stack and of course this one, the Santa Fe Tortilla Stack.. A hearty & flavorful vegetarian main dish with Black Beans, roasted garlic, caramelized onion & Sweet Corn layered between flour tortillas & cheddar cheese stacked and topped with a lime sour cream, avocado, tomato, scallions and cilantro (or parsley if you’re a hater).   FYI: Kids absolutely love the stack..

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Fresh Jalapeños + Roasted Garlic + Cream Cheese +  That is all you need to make this appetizer.. You could of course wrap them in bacon (see the last image in post) if you are a meat lover but I promise these are fantastic just on their own.  When we used to make the bacon wrapped version in the restaurant, I always left a few unwrapped without the bacon for the vegetarians. ok, they were for me…

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jalapeno stuffed and baked

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pumpkin mini donuts baked TaylorMade Market

Fall is here and it’s pumpkin this, pumpkin that..  I have made 2 ingredient pumpkin brownies,  maple pumpkin pie smoothies, holiday pumpkin roll with cream cheese and even Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats,  So Here is the latest pumpkin recipe…. a Baked Pumpkin Maple Doughnut, muffin or donut hole,  whichever you choose.  I used a Wilton Mini Doughnut Pan but feel free to use whatever you have.

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Im excited to partner with Hamilton Beach because one lucky reader is going to win their very own

Set & Forget® Programmable Slow Cooker.

I LOVE this slow cooker.. First For the obvious, Set & Forget part.. Do you know how many times I have burned food in my slow cooker because I simply just forgot about it???  Not any more..

You just set a timer and Viola.. You’re done.  Genius!

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The Set & Forget Slow Cooker  from Hamilton Beach comes with a ton of  other great features for its low cost. It has an LED programmable display, an auto-warm feature, a clip-tight gasket lid that makes it easy to transport, (no more spills) and a built in temperature probe which cooks the dish until it reaches a certain temperature .  You can fit a LOT of food in this 6 qt crockpot and it even comes with it’s very own self cleaning feature.. Just kidding. But it is super easy to clean and the inside bowl can go in the dishwasher.

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slow cooker fall vegan stew TMM

So in honor of Fall.. (even if I live in Florida and we wear swimsuits in October)  I am sharing this clean eating Fall vegan detox soup.  It is incredibly healthy and will nourish your body with these yummy fall harvest veggies.  It is super simple to make.. Just chop your veggies and toss it in the slow cooker with some vegetable broth.

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Set the timer…..

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it’s really that easy!

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You can add the ingredients in the morning and by dinnertime you’ll have a hot, healthy good for you meal.

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Hamilton Beach® Slow Cookers take the convenience of slow-cooked dishes a giant step further.

This Slow Cooker is Perfect for entertaining at home or taking on the road.

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This model makes it easy getting your finished dish to a potluck or party without messy spills But Even if you typically use your slow cooker at home, you’ll be impressed by the attractive design, easy-to-use features and simple dishwasher cleanup that a Hamilton Beach® Slow Cooker offers you

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This soup is delicious and a fantastic way to use seasonal root veggies. You can substitute in whatever your favorite veggies may be.  This is a hearty and filling gluten free vegan soup.

Slow Cooker Fall Harvest Detox soup

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb. any type of potatoes, unpeeled and chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups chopped fresh kale

Instructions

  1. Add everything to slow cooker except kale...
  2. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours until the veggies are tender.
  3. Add kale and stir lightly. Allow 2-3 minutes for the heat of soup to wilt kale. Serve immediately.
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This is a simple, comforting and delicious detox soup that your friends and family will love.

slow cooker fall harvest soup

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The Set & Forget® Programmable Slow Cooker is the perfect choice for me and you are going to LOVE it too. It has three options for easy, automatic cooking: program, manual and probe mode. An innovative thermometer probe lets you cook food to a specific temperature or cook your meal for a specific length of time. Just insert the probe, set the desired meat temperature and the Set & Forget® Slow Cooker automatically shifts to keep warm when the temperature is reached. This way, you never overcook your roast and you know it has reached the proper temperature.

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Do you worry about overcooking your six-hour pot roast recipe when you know you’ll be gone for ten hours? Have you ever passed on a recipe because the slow cooking time wasn’t convenient for your schedule?  Then this is for YOU!!!!

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What would you make with a new slow cooker?

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  • Sarah Ann - October 3, 2014 - 8:18 pm

    I’d make some yummy corn chowder with this slow cookerReplyCancel

  • Melissa - October 4, 2014 - 1:09 am

    thank you for the chance to win… that soup looks deliciousReplyCancel

  • Leigh Anne Borders - October 4, 2014 - 1:23 am

    Looks like a great Fall detox recipe! Will certainly try this out when the weather gets a tad bit cooler;)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Brown - October 4, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    I would make chili and rice in the cooker; thank you for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy jones - October 4, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    My daughter is a new by vegan and I struggle with what to cook, your recipe sounds amazing I’m going to try it.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - October 5, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    I get home from work super late most days so something I can set and forget is really important. Can’t wait to give this soup a try!ReplyCancel

  • Benton - October 6, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    This looks like a perfect fall soup!ReplyCancel

  • Terra Heck - October 8, 2014 - 8:18 am

    I’d love to own this slow cooker. The first recipe I’d make in it would be chicken breast with salsa, black beans, and corn. Thanks.
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  • D Schmidt - October 8, 2014 - 10:57 am

    I am always looking for new crock pot recipes especially at this time of year. Our current favorite is sweet and sour meatballsReplyCancel

  • Elmo - October 9, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    This looks like a great soup to make after a trip to the farmers’ market.ReplyCancel

  • Carolsue - October 10, 2014 - 9:23 am

    This would be such an improvement over the slow cooker I have now!
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  • Meena R - October 12, 2014 - 4:02 am

    Love the recipe, I will definitely have to try it sometime.ReplyCancel

  • Karen D - October 13, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    That soup looks great! Need a slow cooker that actually works! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • mita - October 13, 2014 - 11:35 pm

    Looks like a perfect fall soup.ReplyCancel

  • June Lisle - October 15, 2014 - 3:52 am

    That recipe looks pretty good.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Montag - October 16, 2014 - 4:39 am

    I like this slow cooker!
    I’d have to make some white chili in it!
    thank youReplyCancel

  • christine j - October 17, 2014 - 6:55 pm

    I would love to make my 3 ingredient sausage chiliReplyCancel

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I love the creamy richness of mayonnaise, especially on a fresh tomato sandwich or in potato salad.  This recipe uses soaked cashews along with a few other ingredients. It has such an amazing consistency and flavor. It is absolutely mind blowing how much this taste like actual mayonnaise! (but even better)

cashew mayo sandwich upclose

You can use this “mayo” in dips, on sandwiches, any place you would use traditional mayonnaise.

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While this doesn’t taste like pumpkin at all…. It uses pumpkin to replace the eggs & oil which creates a much healthier brownie.  So for all you pumpkin haters.(I have one of them in my house).. You can’t even taste the pumpkin.. You only taste a rich, fudgey, chewy chocolate brownie that you can feel good about eating..

2 ingredient brownies stacked

 Super EASY recipe.  Only 2 ingredients.. NO added eggs or oil!!   So easy the kids can do it..

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What a beautiful weekend getaway at Clearwater Beach.  Perfect weather, a gorgeous room, fantastic food and 4 girls together all with no cat fights!!. YEAH!  It was awesome.  The entire trip was peaceful and relaxing.

girls getaway beach layout

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Look at these GORGEOUS Microgreens!!!

It might be a Teeny Tiny plant but it is bursting with nutrients.

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Intense flavor, vibrant colors, and off the chart nutritional values are quickly making micro greens the next big thing on the food scene. At a fraction of the size, micro greens can contain up to 4 times the nutrients of their full grown counterparts. These tiny wonders are harvested at the peak of their development, usually around two weeks.

That’s me below in the picture.. In the middle of MicroGreen Heaven, taking photographs and phone calls at the same time..  Im at the Cahaba Club Herbal Outpost and there is something almost magical about this place.  A Nursery for Baby plants…Tiny little vegetables and herbs being born.

microgreen greenhouse andrea

 Seedlings so small and so young, less than 14 days old are known as “micro-greens”.  Still popular with gourmet chefs, used as an elegant tasty garnish for salads, sandwiches and soups,  However,  micro greens are now being recognized as a healthy superfood.

Lately I have been loving incorporating more Raw Foods into our diet so when I was invited to take a tour of this amazing microgreen farm in Florida, I was SUPER excited..

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