Apple Blue Cheese Almond Salad with Apple Balsamic Vinaigrette

This is by far my favorite salad that I make at home. I’m not even kidding when I say that I’ve eaten it multiple times a week for the past few weeks. I probably could eat it every day. Also, I recently found out that it pairs perfectly with a glass of chilled chardonnay. 

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Kale with Toasted Almonds and Italian Cheese

I realized that lately I’ve been eating a lot of kale. It probably has something to do with the fact that we buy a huge bag of it from Costco so I basically feel forced to consume it with every meal so we eat it all before it goes bad. But that definitely isn’t a bad thing and it’s fun to think of ways to incorporate it into my meals. For example, this morning I made a smoothie bowl for breakfast and added kale to my smoothie. For lunch, I made a tossed salad with it and for dinner, you guessed it, this kale almond cheese concoction. 

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Maple Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Ok guys… it is officially my favorite time of year! It may not feel like it outside in this low-country humidity but I know the cooler weather is right around the corner and I cannot wait. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer especially since we live by the beach but there is just something about fall that does it for me. I enjoy running and it is near impossible to run in the summer months in the Charleston heat. I mean I do it anyway but not as often and when I do, I want to die. When fall rolls around, I can start running more and actually enjoy it. Lately I’ve been running around my neighborhood but that’s been getting pretty boring so I’ve been on the lookout for new spots. A couple weeks ago my husband and I discovered this trail that’s only 10 minutes from us. It’s called the Daniel Island Waterfront Park and the views are spectacular. I can only imagine how much prettier it will be when the leaves change colors. My favorite part of the trail is the long bridge that overlooks the Wando river.

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