#RealTalk: Why Not Now?

Real Talk:  Why Not Now? | No Thanks to Cake

Note… I wrote this post last week on a flight, but I never got around to sharing it.   Much associated with the fact that I thought it just might be a bit of an overshare.  And, there’s always that thing about facing what you’ve written.  When you look back, is it what you wanted…

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Tomatillo-Avocado Dip | No Thanks to Cake

Tomatillo-Avocado Dip

I eat a TON of veggies.  My staples are cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, beets, and bell peppers (lots of bell peppers lately!!)  While I love to cook with them, most days I also eat them raw.  They’re a perfect snack in-between calls.  Confession:  I love them even more with dip. I love ranch dip with low…

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus | No Thanks to Cake

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Back in August, I went to an amazing yoga class at the Botanic Gardens in Denver.  What’s more lovely than practicing yoga outdoors, amongst the flowers and with good friends?  Pairing that evening with delightful snacks and wine afterward. Each of the lovely ladies who came to yoga brought a snack for the group to…

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Baked Orange Chicken Meatballs | No Thanks to Cake

Baked Orange Chicken Meatballs

I’m definitely going through an Asian food stage.  You might have noticed a theme in the recipes I’ve posted… but I can’t get enough of all the delicious Asian flavors.  Check out my Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap Salad and Broccoli Pecan Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette from last week.   Today, I couldn’t help sharing with you…

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Broccoli Pecan Slaw with Mustard Vinaigrette | No Thanks to Cake

Broccoli Pecan Slaw with Mustard Vinaigrette

I’m holding onto summer for dear life.  I’m so so not ready for cooler weather and all that comes with it.  Snow, for example… no thank you. While I can’t control the weather, I can control the veggies I’m placing on my table.  This summery, flavorful slaw is me protesting all the fall things that…

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Uncorked Kitchen Fall Festival | No Thanks to Cake

Fall Festival at Uncorked Kitchen

** GIVEAWAY CLOSED ** When people ask me what I love to do in Denver, cooking classes tend to come to mind.  Having recently been introduced to the most lovely cooking school in South Denver, I’m hooked on the experience of cooking in a beautiful kitchen with friends, of course, with a glass of wine in…

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Simple Inspirations Voting Process | No Thanks to Cake

Simple Inspirations: Time to Vote!

The Jenny Craig Simple Inspirations Recipe contest is well underway, and it’s time for me to pick my winner! Well… not quite yet!! Not only will I have an opportunity to pick a bonus-prize winner, but you also have an opportunity to get in on the judging process!  To add to the fun, here’s some fun facts…

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