Let’s Get Cookin’: Lightened-Up Chicken Pasta Primavera {GF} + a Skinny Suppers Cookbook Giveaway!

May 9, 2016
Lightened-Up Chicken Pasta Primavera {GF} - A healthier version of a pasta classic that's still every bit as flavorful, loaded with veggies and a spicy kick of pepper.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Fact: I ♡ pasta. And when I say pasta, I mean the creamy, cheesy kind – AKA – the kind that you feel a little guilty eating, but not really, because it’s so so good. Give me a way to make this kind of pasta a little healthier and I’m alllll over it. For a few years […]

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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
One-Pot Chile & Carrot Lentils - an easy, healthy, warm, and hearty dish packed with flavor. {Vegan}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

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’: Healthy Southwestern Quinoa {GF, Vegan}

September 5, 2014
Healthy Southwestern Quinoa - a quick and easy dish packed with veggies that's anything but boring!| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m just now realizing that it evidently looks like all the savory foods I eat involve corn, black beans, jalapeño peppers, and/or anything remotely Mexican-inspired. It’s obviously something I gravitate towards when I cook, mostly because when you’re not cooking with meat (which I don’t do often), you need to make things interesting in a different […]

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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’: Spicy Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Burgers

June 30, 2014
Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Burgers - these healthy, flavor-packed veggie burgers are a perfect meat-less option for summer barbecues. | brighteyedbaker.com

I feel like I should preface today’s post by saying this: I’m not a typical veggie-burger-eater. I love veggies of all sorts, but when I crave a cheeseburger, I crave one made with meat, thankyouverymuch. That said, these black bean burgers aren’t about being a meat-substitute; they’re just about being 100% DELISH. I’ve had a […]

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Confession #127: Cheese and Jalapeño Stuffed Pretzel Rolls

June 25, 2013
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Quick Note: If you use Google Reader to follow along this blog or any others by RSS, you’ve probably heard that it will be shutting down on July 1st. I would hate to not have you around anymore, so please be sure to choose a new RSS reader and keep following along with Confessions of a […]

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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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