Aug
28

Homemade roasted tomato basil soup with garlic, olive oil and caramelized onions. Delicious, flavorful and the best way to use up garden tomatoes! You’ll never want to go back to the canned stuff after you try this.

When I was younger, I despised tomato soup. The flavors never seemed to call for me, nor did I ever crave grilled cheese. My favorite was Mom’s chunky beef stew that simmered and bubbled on the stovetop for hours in our small yellow duplex kitchen back in Minneapolis. It wasn’t until high school that I began to crave the comfort of creamy tomato soup after Mom started buying Progresso’s hearty tomato.

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Aug
03

20 minute vegetarian avocado chickpea pasta salad with mediterranean flavors and a bold lemon basil dressing. Refreshing and perfect to bring to parties, potlucks or picnics! 

Today’s #30MinuteThursday is all about ZE PASTA. Don’t be afraid of the noodle people; we’re way past those days.

This pasta salad is nutritious, full of plant based protein and one of my favorite recipes to bring to a party because it has SO much flavor. It’s also an amazing way to fuel up pre or post workout and makes the best lunch because the leftovers keep so well.

Guess I’m all about salads this week? P.S. Hope you got a chance to check out my mason jar salads!

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Aug
01

Four quick and easy salads that you can meal prep in a Mason Jar! Made with fresh veggies and packed with protein thanks to grilled Just BARE Chicken, these will be your new lunch go-to in no time. 

Heyyyooooooo. Welcome to the first day of August (say what?!). I’m coming in HOT with not one but FOUR meal prep filling salad recipes made in adorable mason jars.

When I was dreaming up which meal prep recipe I’d bring you next, I knew it had to be something quick, easy, and portable for all of you on-the-go. I know you all lead incredibly busy lives – whether you’re in school, juggling one job or two, kids or a couple of pets, these recipes are the PERFECT weekday go-to.

Ready?!

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Jul
30

Well guys, we celebrated another amazing Zucchini Week! Thank you all for the inspiration for these new zucchini recipes, and for tuning in all week while I made a mess of my kitchen with my favorite summer veggie. It was SO much fun. But, because I can never have too much zucchini (and apparently neither can you) I rounded up ALL of my zucchini recipes into one place.

That’s right, here are the 26 healthy zucchini recipes on Ambitious Kitchen. Scroll on through, pick your favs, and let me know what you decide to make!

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Jul
27

Fluffy whole wheat zucchini bread pancakes with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. These pancakes taste like a slice of your favorite classic zucchini bread. Add chocolate chips or pecans if you’d like!

I know I said that I was going to bring you a savory recipe today, but pancakes were on my mind. So what’s a girl to do but bring ya the goods.

Side note: I just started watching This is Us and I’m completely obsessed. I know I’m a little late to the game, but after getting Hulu (strictly for Handmaid’s Tale), I found myself searching for other good shows. AND THIS IS US IS SO GOOD.

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Jul
26

Super moist healthy chocolate zucchini cake with a silky smooth avocado chocolate frosting. Naturally sweetened & perfect to make as a birthday cake or for a special occasion!

Guys, it’s me again. Back for day 3 of zucchini week with a HEALTHY CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE.

Let’s get crazy about it like we used to be for Justin Bieber.

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Jul
24

Paleo Zucchini Banana Bread Bars with chocolate chips are the BEST way to enjoy a healthier treat when you have a sweet tooth. They also make a great snack since they’re packed with fiber and protein. 

WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI WEEK 2017. I’m so excited we’re doing this again!

If you’re wondering what in the hell zucchini week is, well it’s basically where I bring you zucchini recipes every day this week (except Friday). We’re talking snacks, breakfast, dinner and desserts.

I know you’re probably like, why zucchini week out of all the things?! Frankly because I know what it feels like to have a real out of control zucchini problem.

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Jul
23

Juicy gluten free peach crisp with a crunchy pecan oat topping and a drizzle of the easiest homemade dairy free caramel. You’re going to LOVE this summertime dessert. Don’t forget the ice cream!

Hope the weekend is treating you well and you’re ready for some down time (and perhaps a little baking) the rest of the day.

If there’s one thing better than hanging out all day on the patio during the summer with a few glasses of white wine and a charcuterie board in front of your face, it’s definitely anything baked with peaches.

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Jul
18

Gorgeous roasted strawberries paired with creamy goat cheese and fresh basil on top of crispy crostini. An incredible summer appetizer that’s perfect for entertaining! 

We’re already in the middle of summer and I feel like time is flying. Anyone else? I forget how fast it goes when each week brings something different and the sun stays out till 9PM. I’m so lucky to be spending this summer traveling, spending time with people I love, and of course cooking and eating delicious food.

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