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Let’s Get Cookin’: Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts

September 6, 2016
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I can’t even explain how much I love roasted brussels sprouts. Every time I meet someone who hates brussels sprouts it becomes my mission to change their mind, and the first thing I always tell people is to try them roasted. Any which way it’s done – with the classic balsamic glaze, straight-up and simple […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Spicy Loaded Guacamole

April 28, 2015
A recipe for fresh, spicy guacamole loaded with red onion, tomato, and a touch of lime juice for maximum flavor. Takes minutes to make and SO much better than store-bought! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There are no words to explain the intensity with which I ♡ this guacamole. It’s fresh, spicy, vibrant, bursting with flavor, and – overall – KILLER good. Mind you, I’ve made 2 batches of this within the last 48 hours; if my enthusiasm wasn’t totally legit, that never would have happened. Now really, I owe this recipe to Saturday-night […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: One-Pot Chile & Carrot Lentils {Vegan}

February 23, 2015

I am ALL for easy meals. I’ll go all-out for a stunner cake every once in a while, but when it comes to actual food – like the stuff we survive on ;) – easy is pretty much the only language I speak. The truth is, I’ll be more than happy if you want to cook […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado

January 19, 2015
Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado - A fresh, light, and healthy lunch or side dish that couldn't be easier to put together! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been asked how I stay in good shape even though I’m constantly baking, and my answer is always sort of a mix of things – exercise, good genes (thanks Mom!), and balanced eating. I’m not about to lie and say that I have model eating habits – a […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Cheesy Smoked Paprika Roasted Cauliflower

November 26, 2014
Cheesy Smoked Paprika Roasted Cauliflower - an easy, healthy, and flavor-packed vegetarian side dish. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Like WOAH. How did it get to be the day before Thanksgiving already?? I feel like September blurred into October and then November before I even realized what was going on. Am I the only one who watched the last two months flash before their eyes? Please tell me I’m not. Maybe we can all […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Restaurant-Style Salsa

July 23, 2014
Restaurant-Style Salsa - a classic spicy salsa perfect for dipping or serving alongside a Mexican-inspired meal.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

First things first: today’s recipe involves no cooking what-so-ever. That is to say, “Let’s Get Cookin’” doesn’t make total sense here and should really be something like, “Let’s Get the Blender Out and Pretend we’re Cooking”, but you get the point. We’re taking a break from the baking and going the savory route, if for […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

November 15, 2013
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - an easy and healthy vegetarian side dish that you'll actually WANT to eat! - brighteyedbaker.com

Am I the only one who finds it weird that “brussels sprouts” has an ‘s’ after the ‘l’? I grew up calling them “brussel sprouts”, so that extra ‘s’ just trips me up every time. Thoughts like these are how I wind up googling things like “brussels sprouts name origin”, because apparently that’s what I […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Sweet Corn Salsa

June 4, 2013
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Big news, you guys! I’m starting a new series on the blog (called Let’s Get Cookin’, in case you didn’t catch that) so I can share some new kinds of recipes. Because… let’s get real; I can’t have a diet that revolves around flour, butter, sugar, and chocolate, so I thought it’d be fun to […]

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