Gluten Free Zucchini Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Gluten Free Zucchini Chocolate Chunk Muffins | LemonsandBasil.com

It’s Friday and I am SO very glad! We have entered into our “birthday season” between Josh’s and my family, and this weekend we will be celebrating my mom’s birthday. I can only imagine there will be both laughter and tears, and while the weekend will look different from the past, I’m so very grateful to have such a wonderful family, who will make the very most of the day and our time together…. 

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Dark Chocolate Berry Beet Smoothie + Mom Update

Dark Chocolate Berry Beet Smoothie + Mom Update  | LemonsandBasil.com

This post is short and sweet – Josh and I are doing our best to get to bed early so we can get up at 3:30AM and make our way to the airport. We are going to Vermont for the weekend to celebrate his 30th birthday {which isn’t actually until November} and I am so very, very excited…. 

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Zucchini Spaghetti with Lentil Marinara

Zucchini Spaghetti with Lentil Marinara | LemonsandBasil.comThis Zucchini Spaghetti with Lentil Marinara is one of, if not my absolute, favorite ways I’ve eaten zucchini pasta. I very rarely fix traditional pasta for us and it’s been a long time since I’ve had a good ole’ meat sauce spaghetti. It’s not something I crave or pine over at an Italian restaurant…. 

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream with Cayenne

Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream with Cayenne  | LemonsandBasil.comWarning: picture heavy post! Before I dive in to the delights of this Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream with Cayenne, let’s talk men and gifts. How many times as you asked yourself “what should I get him”? And “him” can be your boyfriend/husband, dad, brother, or friend. It seems to be the ever asked, yet rarely answered, question. … 

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Asian Fried Farro with Roasted Eggplant

Asian Fried Farro with Roasted Eggplant  | LemonsandBasil.com

I LOVE Fall, but what I don’t love? It gets dark so early! And the getting dark earlier makes several things a little more difficult {as I’m sure it does for everyone!}, but what I really hate is my loss of natural light to cook and photograph through the week. I typically leave work between 5:30 and 6, then get home around 6:15-6:30 {at best}, and what time has the sun been setting…6:50! I am literally racing the sun, and I continue to come up short…. 

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Spicy Sriracha and Cashew Sauce

Spicy Sriracha and Cashew Sauce | LemonsandBasil.com

Occasionally…I listen to him. By him, I mean my husband. He loves this Spicy Sriracha Cashew Sauce, and suggested {more than once} that I designate a post to it and it alone. He made the same recommendation for this dressing and the outcome was fairly successful…. 

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Roasted BBQ Veggie and Avocado Sandwich

Roasted BBQ Veggie and Avocado Sandwich  | LemonsandBasil.com

So many things I want to share in this post, including an update on our week in Disney World. This place is like it’s own little city – and these trackers Magic Bands… part genius/amazing, and part creepy! I can’t say Disney would be my choice of places to vacation, but it’s been a wonderful week and I’ve enjoyed a lot of rest and down time while Josh worked the Experience Conference {why we’re here!}, and after Saturday, we can officially say we’ve done the Disney Experience…. 

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A Year of Recipes You Might Have Missed

A Year of Recipes You Might Have Missed | LemonsandBasil.com

I mentioned last week that my technical one year anniversary has come and gone and I had absolutely no idea, therefore gave no tribute to it, or reflection on this past year. I say “technical because, while my first post was dated August 19th, I didn’t actual tell anyone about the blog until late October. So, I guess since I missed doing this in August, and it’s not quite yet October, I’ll post this little tribute in September and shoot the middle…. 

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Summer Squash and Farro Veggie Bowl

Summer Squash and Farro Veggie Bowl  | LemonsandBasil.com

You may not have realized I’ve been a bit MIA, but I HAVE and I’ve missed you! For the first time since I started blogging a year ago, I not only didn’t post twice last week, I didn’t even post once! The decision didn’t come easy, but the time simply wasn’t there. The realization finally set in that I can’t do everything I want to do, and that’s okay. I have to prioritize and make choices. Part of being an adult, right?! … 

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