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Caprese Pasta Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette (Vegetarian, GF, Vegan Option)

This Caprese pasta salad with pesto vinaigrette is a delicious and veggie-packed summer side dish, perfect for a BBQ, cookout, or holiday party. It’s just not a BBQ without a pasta salad served as a side dish. As a born and raised Midwesterner, we had a pasta or macaroni salad served at any block party, […]

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DIY Beeswax Furniture Polish Recipe (2 Ingredients!)

This 2 ingredient beeswax furniture polish recipe is so easy to make! Wood will shine after a coat of this simple, all natural polish. DIY beeswax polish couldn’t be easier to make: its just beeswax and mineral oil.  We actually used the beeswax we had leftover from our beehives last year, thanks bees! This Beeswax […]

American, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Lunches, Recipe Index, Snacks, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Peanut Butter Banana Wrap (Healthy, Vegan, Dairy Free)

This peanut butter banana wrap is a healthy snack that can be made in minutes! Easy, quick, and only 3 ingredients- this is perfect for a snack on the go. These peanut butter banana wraps are perfect for a simple breakfast or portable meal while you head out the door.  They take almost no time […]

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Lemon Basil Gin And Tonic

This lemon basil gin and tonic is a fresh twist on a classic summer cocktail to make for a crowd, or just for one. It’s bright, herby, tart, and sweet!  A refreshing summer to drink after you’ve had a day of fun in the sun. As we are getting into the throws of summer, having […]

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A Beekeeper’s Raw Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe (Gluten Free)

As a beekeeper, I know honey! My recipe for a raw honey mustard sauce is simple and tasty, made with raw honey straight from the beehive. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good dipping sauce?  I am a fan of anything sweet, tangy, and great for dippin’.  This honey mustard recipe uses raw honey, something we […]

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Instant Pot Hummus Without Tahini or Oil (Vegan, GF)

This Instant Pot Hummus without tahini or oil in the Instant Pot is easy, healthy, and creamy! This no soak humus recipe combines dried chickpeas and spices. A hummus recipe that is easy, no soak, oil free, AND healthy?  Yes, please!  This no soak Instant Pot hummus is easy and delicious, and uses the cooking […]

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Thai Quinoa Cabbage Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, Summer Side Dish)

This Thai quinoa cabbage salad is crunchy, healthy, and packed with protein. Easy, vegan, and prefect for everyone at your table.  This salad is great to meal prep for quick lunches throughout the week, and is a perfect summer side dish for a BBQ, potluck, or cookout. Happy 4th of July everyone!  I hope you […]

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Hawaiian Macaroni Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This vegan Hawaiian Macaroni Salad with pineapple will put the aloha in your summer BBQ. Sweet, tangy, & crunchy this crowd pleaser appetizer is vegan and gluten free. Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! This salad is excellent to serve with your summer 4th cookout. Everyone in the family will love it. Today (July 3rd) […]

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Perfect Quinoa in the Instant Pot (Vegan, Gluten Free)

An easy fool-proof method for fluffy perfect quinoa in the Instant Pot! Quick cook, no mess, and perfect texture every time.  This is my absolute favorite way to cook quinoa, as it takes the shortest amount of time, is super easy to clean up, and the quinoa is tender and fluffy. ALRIGHT, lets talk quinoa!  […]

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Sweet & Salty Peanut M&M Brownies (Pantry Staple Recipe)

These Peanut M&M Brownies are a easy pantry staple dessert and easy to make with the family! Peanuts and M&Ms make these fun to make AND to eat! I’ve been all about the pantry staple recipes lately, and have been whipping up tons of new baked treats!  These amazingly delish Peanut and M&M Brownies are […]

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Deviled Egg Salad (Keto, Vegetarian, Low Carb, Gluten Free)

This deviled egg salad is a fun twist on classic egg salad – and is low carb and keto. Great on a lettuce wrap or a sandwich!  This is one of those keto vegetarian recipes you’ll keep coming back to! I love the classic appetizer of deviled eggs – I grew up having them every […]

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Grapefruit Gin Gimlet, Refreshing Summer Cocktail

Grapefruit gin gimlet is a refreshing take on a classic summer cocktail. With a homemade grapefruit simple syrup, fresh juices, and gin. My all time favorite cocktail is the Gin Gimlet.  The classic version has 2 ingredients: gin and Rose’s Lime Syrup, a 50/50 ratio, poured over ice.  This grapefruit version takes the classic to […]