Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli | Looking for a simple and delicious side that comes together in less than 30 minutes? Try out this wonderful Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli, which is light, tasty and super easy to make! // @speckledpalate for @mycookingspot

I think it’s safe to say that spring has officially sprung.

Because of this, I’m on the hunt for all kinds of fruits and vegetables.

As the days get longer and warmer, I find myself craving more whole foods, especially those of the vegetable variety. And since we’ve got a newborn at home, I’m on the lookout for simple recipes to make in a flash since I don’t have as much time on my hands for cooking these days.

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Cinnamon Apple Chips

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Hi all, Cat from The Rustic Willow here. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you all are eating loads of green things today. I’m here to share a recipe with you that uses green apples–so I guess I’m in the holiday spirit.

I’ve been on such a health kick lately! I think it’s due to the fact that I recently moved to Colorado and everyone has such an active lifestyle here–it’s contagious!

Usually when I try to eat healthier, snacking is my downfall. I can prepare healthy meals all day long, but I’m always craving some ice cream or chocolate. I decided to finally tackle apple chips for a healthy snack instead! I’ve always wanted to try them but I kept putting them off. I’m not sure what I was afraid of, because these are so easy to make!

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Easy Paleo Crock Pot Chicken

My husband and I were recently given 28 days to move 1200 miles away . . . 28 days to find a house 1200 miles away, pack our current house, sell our current house, and then get our things to the new house 1200 miles away. I refused to live off fast food, especially since just 3 days before we accepted this challenge I had decided to do a whole 30. I know I’m a little crazy, and no, it didn’t go exactly as planned. But here’s a recipe that helped save time, stress, and me from the drive thru.

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Quick Pickled Vegetables

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Thank goodness for my friends. Really and truly, I get so much inspiration for my blog Marcella Rose’s from the fantastic meals and moments I spend with my girlfriends. It’s been hard for me since I moved away from New York and the strong group of fabulous women that I was lucky enough to call my friends.

The older I get the harder, it is to find true friends. I am a bit of a quirky girl so for me that instant shock of connection when I meet, as Anne of Green Gables would say a, “Bosom Buddy” or a “Kindred Spirit”, is a rare thing. I have been on the search since I arrived in Southern Oregon and then it happened. I found her, a girl with style, class, and she can cook too! It’s like magic to find someone who is not only hilarious, but also has similar interests.

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