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Honey Banana Bread

Honey Banana Bread

© Sunshine UrbaniakI love banana bread but don't enjoy all the sugar that's usually in recipes. So I tried using honey instead and not only does it still taste sweet (but not overly sweet—like cake), the honey helps keep the bread soft and moist. To...

Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

© Sunshine UrbaniakThere's nothing quite like freshly made hummus. It's very easy and quick to make, plus there are endless ingredients you can add to make it to your liking. I'm always looking for ways to eat more beets, so throwing one into the...

Citrus Grilled Shrimp

Citrus Grilled Shrimp

© Sunshine UrbaniakCitrus grilled shrimp is the perfect summer grillin' recipe. Eat 'em by themselves or add them on a salad or antipasti dish. The marinade takes only 30 minutes and about five minutes to cook up. It's a quick option when entertaining...

Thai Sweet Potato Soup

Thai Sweet Potato Soup

© Sunshine UrbaniakThai sweet potato soup has such a unique flavor, full of classic Thai ingredients like coconut milk, yellow curry powder, ginger, and lemongrass. The vegetarian soup gets a little kick from jalapeño pepper and fresh ginger, but...

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis cream of mushroom soup isn't your typical heavy, cream-based soup. The broth, despite having a cup of half-and-half and a cup of milk, is light and silky with a rich mushroom base complimented with leeks, shallot, garlic, and...

General Tso’s Tofu Stir-Fry

General Tso’s Tofu Stir-Fry

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis recipe was inspired by my daughter's love for General Tso's Chicken before she became a pescatarian. I was worried she might turn her nose up to it but it turned out she LOVED IT! And I have to say, I love it too. The crispy...

Love Your Reflection

Love Your Reflection

© Lesly JuarezA Mind, Body, and Soul Approach to Weight Loss Abraham Hicks told a great story of Ester and Jerry having dinner with a friend in San Francisco. She was thin and attractive, like a model. She ordered two complete meals and ate them...

Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry Hand Pies

© Sunshine UrbaniakHand pies have a flaky crust and a sweet, juicy filling, usually fruit. They're super easy to make, come in handy when you need to do something with all those berries you bought, and kids love them. I enjoy one alongside my morning...

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

© Sunshine UrbaniakHuevos Rancheros is in my top five ways to eat eggs for sure, and it's so quick and easy to make. You can prepare the bean mixture and the pico de gallo a day ahead to shorten prep time even more. Just remember you'll need to warm...

Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis is my family's go-to recipe for steel-cut oatmeal. It tastes like apple pie in a bowl, but a bit less sweet, and it's a hearty way to start your day. The richness of the toasted oats paired with apples, cinnamon, and brown...

Grilled Steak Tacos

Grilled Steak Tacos

© Sunshine UrbaniakMy grilled steak tacos have such amazing flavor, and it's due to the yummy marinade. In only three hours, the marinade transforms flank steak into a delicious, tender piece of meat, ready to be thinly sliced and enjoyed, paired with...

Tips to Improve Instagram Photos

Tips to Improve Instagram Photos

© Sunshine UrbaniakInstagram has great filters and photo editing abilities to take your photos to the next level. Whether you want dramatic changes or subtle improvements, Instagram can help with color and tone, highlights and shadows, and clarity. No...

Embracing Your Emotions

Embracing Your Emotions

I think it's safe to say that most of us have been on a rollercoaster of emotions since COVID-19 shelter-in-place has become the new normal. For me, there are days I'm perfectly fine, and others I feel slightly depressed and trapped. Seeing all the...

Spice-Rubbed Salmon

Spice-Rubbed Salmon

© Sunshine UrbaniakIf you're looking for a quick yet flavorful meal, this spice rub for salmon fillets will do the trick. In under 15 minutes, you'll have dinner on the table. The rub isn't overly spicy and my kids love it. The brown sugar helps to...

Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

© Sunshine UrbaniakThese shrimp tacos with cilantro lime slaw are so quick to cook up you might find yourself making them often as a last-minute dinner fix. Shrimp take no time to marinate and cook so they're the perfect main ingredient for a fast...

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