Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispies

Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispies | LemonsandBasil.com

Much like these BBQ Tilapia and Sweet Potato Tacos, these Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispies came as a result of needing to use up some ingredients before our move, and as a last-minute treat to feed our moving helpers! Our poor friends, are likely going to forevermore be busy any time we move in the future. Who knew we had so much STUFF?! … 

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BBQ Tilapia and Sweet Potato Tacos

BBQ Tilapia and Sweet Potato Tacos | LemonsandBasil.com

Two things: First, let me apologize for the short rushed post {likely full of typos and errors}, but I have about 4.5 minutes to write this! Second, these BBQ Tilapia and Sweet Potato Tacos are seriously so amazing, I think you’ll happily forgive my typos and poor grammar!… 

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Chickpea Apple and Avocado Salad + Picnic / Hike

Chickpea Apple and Avocado Salad + Picnic / Hike  | LemonsandBasil.com

After church on Sunday, Josh and I quickly ran home, changed clothes, packed up some lunch and snacks and made our way to Percy Warner Park for a hike! I don’t know about you, but being outside and getting some exercise helps clear my mind and heal my soul. The trail through Percy Warner is not especially beautiful, being that it does not run along a creek, there is no bluff with a beautiful view, nor a glorious waterfall at the end…. 

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Vegan Zucchini Sweet Potato Rolls

Vegan Zucchini Sweet Potato Rolls | LemonsandBasil.comOkay… here is where I admit that I’m a horrible food blogger who did not properly plan and prepare a festive July 4th recipe to share with you…do I lose any and all credibility I may have built up to this point??? I could pretend that I took the route of sharing a small, healthy appetizer with you for your July 4th bash. I could even say that I opted to use a blue and white linen napkin in the spirit of this great holiday, since the food itself is rather lacking in the department of festive spirit {red, white and blue}. But I’m afraid you’d see right through me!… 

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So Long First Home – You were Swell

So Long First Home   You were Swell | LemonsandBasil.comSince we have officially said “So Long” to our first home, I thought I’d take the chance to share some pictures of it here on the blog. Josh and I bought this house in 2009 from the builder. While the house was brand new, we purchased it after the builder had already selected and installed all finishes. So unfortunately we didn’t have the opportunity to have input on the cabinets, flooring, etc…. 

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PB2 Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie

PB2 Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie | LemonsandBasil.comI definitely feel like I’ve been a bit MIA around these parts lately, but hopefully that will soon change. Two things are finally official… we have moved the very last of our items out of the house {who knew we had so much STUFF?!}, and as of 10am yesterday morning, we closed on the house and it is once-and-for-all SOLD. Praise the Lord! As much work as this transition has been, we are so thankful to have sold the house and walked away financially in a better place, it is truly a blessing! While we have no idea what the next chapter of our lives holds, we are anticipating it with hopeful expectations…. 

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Savory Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Savory Spiced Roasted Chickpeas | LemonsandBasil.comThat’s right… I’ve officially jumped on the Roasted Chickpeas bandwagon, but who can blame me!? In my defense, I literally eat chickpeas in my salad every single day of the work-week. I buy at least one can of Trader Joe’s organic chickpeas/garbanzo beans every week if not more. So it was only natural that I try roasting these versatile, fiber-rich little legumes. For me, salads are all about texture and who could resist adding these Savory Spiced Roasted Chickpeas for a perfect crunch?? No more nutrient-lacking croutons!… 

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Kale and Quinoa Veggie Bowl with Soft Boiled Egg

Kale and Quinoa Veggie Bowl with Soft Boiled Egg | LemonsandBasil.comTo so many of you, thank you for your prayers for my mom and your kind and encouraging words regarding the blog. There was a time when I didn’t understand what a “blog” was, or why one would write one. But aside from the wealth of information people share through blogs, whether the subject appeals to a wide audience or is tailored to a more unique niche, it’s not only amazing, but also beautiful the way they allow people all over the states and even world, to identify with one another…. 

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Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Marsala

Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Marsala | LemonsandBasil.comThere are a lot of pictures in this Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Marsala post, and I guess part of that is to compensate for my lack of words. I said in this post that I wanted to be authentic with you, and the truth is, I’m heartbroken, discouraged and beat down. If you are new to Lemons and Basil, you can read about the trial my family is facing with my mom’s health here…. 

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