Today is a very special day because it is my precious little love’s 2nd birthday. And boy did we have fun! I know I say it often, but time really does fly. It feels like yesterday that we were celebrating her 1st birthday. While I was working on her monthly post last night, I was in awe of how much she has grown. It is such a joy to watch her become her own little person. She is pretty darn cute :) Here she is blowing out her candles on her hot pink ice cream cake…(ps: she only wanted to eat the “sparkles”…aka sprinkles).
Happy Birthday baby girl! Mommy and daddy love you to pieces…
So now that Harper has us all in the mood to party, let’s celebrate our fruits and veggies :)
Last week we only had a total of 6 link ups but these ladies clearly came to party!!! I mean Roasted Beet, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza, Pineapple Kale Juice, and Split Pea Soup? I wish I could reach through the computer screen and sample a taste of each. They all look and sound spectacular :) Thanks for sharing ladies. I am officially craving each of these dishes for my next three meals.
Speaking of meals, what the heck am I going to be doing with all this loveliness this week?
Well, let’s start with the chard. I have been hoping and praying for some chard. I recently came along another chard soup recipe, and after the success of my last soup experiment, I am feeling confident about trying something new and of course, looking forward to sharing with you :) (ps: speaking of soup, look for the Tomato Basil Bisque recipe soon…I’m shooting for the weekend). And we all know soup goes perfectly with salad, so that head of lettuce will be delicious topped with some sliced avocado and homemade dressing.
I am thrilled about the strawberries again! And I love the pairing of strawberries with kiwi. Kind of brings me back to my first taste of Snapple when I was in elementary school. Our student government put in a vending machine, but we weren’t allowed to have sodas so it would dispense Snapples instead. Kiwi Strawberry was my favorite flavor. Now I take a sip of it and almost keel over from diabetes. Too sweet. But I can’t get enough of the real thing. Yummy, fresh and organic fruit simply makes me happy :)
Another fruit I am excited about are the mandarins. I just can’t decide if I am going to eat them or juice them. Guess it depends on if they make through the weekend or not.
So after all the delicious fish recipes I made during the Fresh Start Challenge, I am on a mission to cook fish more often. Here is an amazing recipe I plan on making to help me use up that cilantro. Served on a bed of my favorite potatoes with a side of broccoli and that is one scrumptious meal!
And finally some lovely leeks. It’s been a while since I have whipped up this quiche so I think I will have to revisit the recipe. I love that it can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, making it easy to meal plan for the week :)
Your turn: What are some of your favorite ways to use the fruits and veggies shown? Any special recipe, tips or tricks you’d like to share? Looking forward to reading your responses :)
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