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West Des Moines, Iowa
I’ve lived in Iowa for the better part of 26 years (minus a three year stint in Minneapolis after college) and while it may get a bad rap, Iowa’s a fabulous place to live! The cost of living is low which allows me to travel, great food can be found locally which lets me eat well, and... Full Bio
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Kale and Wild Rice Bowls with Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Kale and Wild Rice Bowls with Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette combines wild rice and fresh kale with apples, dried cranberries, sliced almonds and chevre tossed with a sweet-tart ... Read on »
Apple-Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Apple-Dijon Pan Sauce by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Apple-Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Apple-Dijon Pan Sauce is an absolutely delicious toss-together supper using fridge and pantry staples. Happy Monday, ev ... Read on »
Top 10 Spring Recipes by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Happy Friday, everyone! Although I’m pumped it’s the weekend, this has been a really great week. Spring is finally here and the weather has been gorgeous over the past ... Read on »
Beecher’s Kale and Brown Rice Gratin with Smoked Cheese Sauce by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Beecher’s Kale and Brown Rice Gratin with Smoked Cheese Sauce combines fresh kale and chewy brown rice with a luscious, smoked-cheese sauce. Perfect as a side dish or stand ... Read on »
Strawberry Shortcake No Bake Treat Bars by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Strawberry Shortcake No Bake Treat Bars have 4 ingredients, are gluten-free and take just 10 minutes to make! Happy Monday, everyone – I hope you had a ni ... Read on »
Friday Favorites by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Happy Friday, everyone! How was your week? Per usual, mine flew by. The other day someone said something that really resonated with me – when you have a young baby, th ... Read on »
Black & Blue Spring Salad with Honey-Roasted Pecans and Berry-Balsamic Vinaigrette by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Black & Blue Spring Salad with Honey-Roasted Pecans and Berry-Balsamic Vinaigrette is a fresh and light side salad. Serve with shrimp, chicken, or steak to make it a meal. ... Read on »
Easiest 1-Hour Roast Beef by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Easiest 1-Hour Roast Beef can be used for French Dip Sandwiches with au jus sauce, or on it’s own with roasted tomatoes and smashed potatoes. Roast beef is so much faster th ... Read on »
Girlfriend’s Getaway Guide to Seattle by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I can’t wait to tell you about my weekend in Seattle! As I mentioned on Monday, even though I was only there for two full days, they were two PACKED days. My recap below d ... Read on »
Cashew Chicken Coconut Curry (20 Minute Meal!) + 31 Meals Cookbook Giveaway! by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Cashew Chicken Coconut Curry is creamy and satisfying. Plus it’ll be on the table in 20 minutes! I’ve got a really fun recipe + giveaway for you today – C ... Read on »
Homemade Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper (30 Minute Meal!) by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Homemade Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper is hearty yet much healthier than the boxed version. Made in just 1 skillet and ready in 30 minutes!   Happy Monday, ... Read on »
Friday Favorites by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am an official spokesperson for The Laughing Cow® in 2014. While I receive compensation for participation as a brand advocate, opinions are my own. Happy Friday every ... Read on »
Steak Crostini with Bleu Cheese Marshmallows + $100 VISA Gift Card Giveaway! by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating  [NEW on the Family Channel:  7 Month Update >> ]  Steak Crostini with Bleu Cheese Marshmallows are a grown up nod to a childhood favorite. These savory s’more appeti ... Read on »
My Mommy Mind: 7 Month Update by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Holy buckets, we’ve arrived at the 7 month mark! Well, technically the 7-1/2 month mark. I am so awful about taking Lincoln’s photos on time – I barely squeaked h ... Read on »
Pizza Spaghetti Squash by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Pizza Spaghetti Squash is a fun and filling twist on pizza (and spaghetti, for that matter!)  You guys. Thank you so much for your kind and supportive wor ... Read on »
Lemon Blackberry Breakfast Cookies (Gluten, Egg, and Dairy-Free) + Why I’m Going Gluten Free by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Lemon Blackberry Breakfast Cookies are gluten, egg, and dairy-free and taste fabulous! Enjoy for a quick and healthy breakfast or snack. This post has bee ... Read on »
Creamy (No Cream!) Sweet Corn and Potato Chowder by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Creamy (No Cream!) Sweet Corn and Potato Chowder is thick and creamy, yet made with no cream at all. This chowder recipe is gluten-free and easily made dairy-free!   ... Read on »
Wine-Braised Beef Shepherd’s Pie + Canon DSLR Camera Giveaway! by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Wine-Braised Beef Shepherd’s Pie is hearty and comforting. Full of delicious flavors!  Hey gang, how goes it? How was your weekend?! I totally forgot ... Read on »
Friday Favorites + Klean Kanteen Giveaway! by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating TGIF, everyone! After months and months of freezing cold weather, and blizzard after blizzard after blizzard, things are starting to look up around here. We’ve got 50s ... Read on »
Creamy Parmesan-Garlic Quinoa by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Creamy Parmesan-Garlic Quinoa is an easy side dish that’s packed with protein and family-pleasing flavors. Oh my gosh I am so tired! Not because of th ... Read on »