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Basil Pesto Hummus

Did you know puppies love watermelon? Link, my almost 10 month old schnoodle puppy, loves watermelon, zucchini, iceberg lettuce, baby carrots, green beans, apples, eggs and yogurt. Takes after his mommy I guess? :)  Sundays are usually spent grocery shopping, food prepping, and taking pictures of food for the blog. Yesterday I made this yummy basil…

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Sunday Link Love: June 22-28

Happy weekend! I am excited for the short week ahead– I have Friday off of work and we’re planning an all-day pool excursion, fireworks in the evening and then pool again on Saturday the 4th. Fireworks are my favorite part of summer. When I was little, I’d make my family show up hours early to…

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Pesto & Shrimp

One of my favorite things about my family is how we love to cook together. Every birthday or holiday that comes around, we get all excited talking about “what’s on the menu”. I am lucky to live just 20 minutes away from my parents house, where my sister and brother still live (they’re younger but…

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Dad’s Chicken Pot Pie

I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day weekend! We celebrated both Father’s Day and my mom’s birthday on Saturday, so we could have the full day to relax without worrying about getting ready for the week ahead. My sister, brother and I made a four-course dinner and worked in the kitchen for hours! We…

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Sunday Link Love: May 24 – June 21

It’s been a whirlwind of a month and this is the first Link Love I’ve been able to put together since the end of May! This month has been jam packed with activities— graduations, birthdays, weddings. My little brother graduated from high school (as #4 in is class!) and one of my best friends got married. I…

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How To Spend Less On Groceries

Do you find yourself spending more than you want every week on groceries? I do! Being a foodie has it’s downfalls. I’m always interested in trying out so many types of foods and cooking different recipes, that sometimes I don’t pay attention to our budget. Or lack of budget, haha. I’ve been trying to be…

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What Daily Mindfulness Can Do For Your Brain

Today I am so excited to be sharing a post on Avocado a Day Nutrition! I admire Rachael’s blog and especially her intuitive eating articles. As a fellow dietitian, I have gained great insight from reading her posts! The community of dietitian bloggers is amazing. Everyone is so helpful and supportive of one another. Rachael…

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Quick, Cheap & Easy: Pesto Pasta & Roasted Chickpeas

Hi friends! Boy, it’s been a busy couple weeks around here. One of my best friends from high school got married over the weekend! Last week was full of work, getting ready for the wedding, rehearsal dinners, and late nights. I barely had time to get anything done this past weekend and all I wanted to do…

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Pancetta, Potato & Egg Cups with Chipotle Adobo Sour Cream Sauce

I received coupons for free samples of Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. This is my second entry for the Davidson’s Safe Choice Pasteurized eggs. Yesterday I shared…

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Creamy Orzo, Sweet Corn and Basil with Baked Eggs

I received coupons for free samples of Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Today I’m entering another recipe contest– this week is full of contest entries! Earlier this…

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3 Ways You Can Start Intuitively Eating Today

Hi there! I’m Rachael Hartley, a private practice dietitian and food/wellness blogger based out of Columbia, SC. On my blog, Avocado A Day Nutrition, I share whole foods recipes and inspiration for a happy and healthy life! I am so very excited to be sharing on Zen and Spice, a blog I LOVE written by…

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