Blueberry Breakfast Donuts

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There’s a blog called Chocolate Covered Katie I have to give mad props to. She is insane inventive when it comes to food, as her recipes are variations on favorites that are damn healthy without being boring.

I am allergic to egg-whites (which sucks!) but I manage. Either I vary recipes or the egg content is so low not to bother me. This recipe for her Blueberry Donut Muffins contains no eggs. You know I had to try it.

In true form, I tweaked the recipe a little bit. You can go to her post above for her recipe. The other thing I LOVED about her post was how no refined sugar was used. I upped the ante by also using coconut oil instead of standard oil.

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Cauliflower Puree

It’s summer. Time to eat a little cleaner, am I right? Summer means the sun beckons me outside, therefore, my body needs less heavy foods and better choices to feel bright and ready to take on the day.

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Dinner the other night was going to be a fish dish. You can find that recipe here. I knew I was charring some asparagus, but wasn’t sure what else to do. I thought mashed potatoes, but they felt too heavy. So I do what I always do. Explore my fridge. And there it was… cauliflower. Cauliflower puree.

Also, thanks for bearing through my clunky mashup up above. Look, it took me awhile to get decent at photos. Video is going to also be a process…

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10 Minute Mango Salsa

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Salsa is one of my favorite condiments. You can make a salsa out of anything. They can be savory. Sweet. Spicy. You name it.

I love this mango salsa. The sweet, spicy, citrusy combo speaks to me. And it is so easy to make. I had everything in my fridge for this dish other than mangos, which my boyfriend graciously brought over. If you know how to dice, you can make this.

1 jalapeno
1/2 ripe mango
2 medium tomatoes
1 quarter red onion
1/4 cup fine chopped cilantro
4 cloves minced garlic
1/2 lime
salt to taste

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The Kitchen, Sacramento

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For those who don’t know, Sacramento is the Farm-to-Fork capital of the United States. The city is blossoming with insanely great, fresh food; it’s the beauty of being so close to so much of CA’s agricultural centers. California is, after all,  the largest agricultural producer in the nation.

Diners in the Sacramento region are treated to a wide variety of fresh produce options throughout the year. No major city in America is more centrally located amid such a vast range of high-quality farms, ranches and vineyards. The Sacramento region contains 1.5 million acres of regional farmland and 8,000 acres of boutique farms, and 70 percent of the region’s land is agricultural, forest or other open space. And our Mediterranean climate produces some of the nation’s most diverse and high-quality crops year-round.

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Cinco de Mayo: A List

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It’s Cinco de Mayo. Here’s a list of my favorite Mexican-inspired dishes from the years:

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Stuffed Jalapenos: A little spicy, a little sweet, a lot of yummy.
Roasted Green Chile and Apple Appetizer: Tangy, easy to put together. What more do you want?
Chicken and Poblano Lasagna: Ohhhh yes. It’s like an enchilada merged with the bones of a good lasagna. Do it.
Spicy Black Bean Tex Mex Pizza: Pizza, with Mexican styling. Pizza addicts rejoice!
Green Chili and Chicken Enchiladas: Who doesn’t love a spin on a classic?
Margarita Cupcakes: This one doesn’t really need an explanation… *drools*
Candied Limes: They go great on those cupcakes I just mentioned.

No matter what you eat, what you do, be safe tonight and celebrate responsibly!

DIY: Mini Clothespin Magnets

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I won’t say I am the craftiest person, but from time to time I can get pretty creative. Like last night’s project. With just three simple pieces, you can give you kitchen a personalized makeover. And it’s pretty cheap. The whole thing cost me less than $10 dollars (not including photo prints).

Mini Clothespins (Found at Target, $1 bin, 12 count)
Superglue
Tiny Magnets (3×1 mm, found on Ever Buying)

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