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{curried chickpea salad sliders // love + lemons}

It’s Kaia detox week.  I’ve been doing pretty good!  I mean, I daydream about pizza like all damn day.   And what I’m going to eat next…lol.

This is pretty accurate!  Don’t lie, you know pizza sounds so good right about now!!

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Anyway, I’m passing up the cheesey goodness for vegan + gluten-free + Kaia friendly this week.  And I found a yummy recipe I wan’t to share with my Kaia girls.

Curried Chickpea Salad Sliders from Love + Lemons

September hit and everyone is saying happy fall.  Except it’s 100 damn degrees outside.  It’s hot AF!  Which also means, I don’t want to cook with my stove or oven.  My kitchen cooks…literally.  You turn either on and the temp rises at least 20 degrees.  No joke.  Anyway, I’ve been making pretty easy meals this week.  I came across another Love + Lemons recipe that is vegan + gluten-free + Kaia detox friendly!!


Man their photography puts my iPhone snaps to shame…lol.


I’m on day two of mowing down on these lettuce wraps and I totally dig them.  The curry adds such a unique kick that makes this recipe pop.  If you’re not sure about the curry then use 1/2 of what the recipe calls for.  Or swap with your favorite spice.


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{love + lemons creamy white bean & tomato soup}

Love + Lemons got it right with this recipe.  It’s soup-er easy…haha.  There is something relaxing about making a big ol’ pot of soup.  Especially healthy soup.  It’s hearty, but light and delicious.  White bean + thyme + tomatoes….yummm!

Best part – it’s Kaia friendly!


Creamy White Bean + Tomato Soup

Here’s what you’ll need:

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{7 healthy recipe sites to bookmark}

While healthy food is on all of our brains, I thought I’d share my favorite sites for good-for-you recipes to make this month.  I’m constantly bookmarking healthy recipe sites that I don’t want to forget.  I subscribe to TONS.  I always look at Pinterest too.  Who doesn’t want to eat better, cook at home more or to incorporate more vegetables into meals?

Here are my top 7 go-to healthy websites for inspiration (you’ll want to bookmark these):

1. Skinny Taste – Reaching over 3 million viewers per month, Gina’s (author, photographer and recipe developer) idea to marry great good + beautiful photography has become highly rewarding.  At, you’ll find healthy dishes that don’t sacrifice any of the flavor that can be found in their full-fat origins.  These creations are both “skinny” and “tasty.”  Weight Watchers approved, the reason I stumbled upon the Gina’s labor of love.  Delicious, healthy, low-fat, family friendly recipes, what more can you want?  As you can see, I’m a BIG fan.  I typically use at least 1 Skinny Taste recipe per week.

See for yourself – Top 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2015




2. Love & Lemons  – Beautifully photographed bright seasonal food finished with a squeeze of lemon.  This husband + wife duo just came out with their first cookbook.  The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking.  I have it on hold at the library 🙂


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