Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

A fresh and fruity smoothie with the bright flavors of mango, pineapple, orange and carrots.

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I’ve got a quick and easy breakfast idea for you today.  It’s a fresh and fruity smoothie made from a blend of pineapple, mangoes, orange and carrots.

This super refreshing blend of tropical and citrus fruit always reminds me of warm weather and sun-filled days, which is why I call it my tropical sunshine smoothie.  I also happen to think it’s a pretty nice way to start out your day on a bright note.

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Quinoa Black Bean Roasted Bell Peppers

Ella from Pure Ella stops by today to share her recipe for Quinoa Black Bean Roasted Bell Peppers.

Quinoa Black Bean Roasted Bell Peppers

I have one more guest stopping by today sharing a quick and delicious plant-based recipe that’s chock full of bold colors and flavors, which is exactly the kind of simple and elegant recipe you’ll find over at Ella’s beautiful blog Pure Ella.

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be here at Gourmande in the Kitchen! Sylvie’s blog has been a huge source of inspiration for me for a long time and I am thrilled to be here as a guest. Thank you so much Sylvie for having me!!

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Cinnamon Cranberry Poached Apples

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Tiny poached apples served in sweetly spiced syrup infused with warming spices like cinnamon, vanilla, star anise and the tartness of fresh cranberries.  These poached… 

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Creamy Baked Parsnips with Thyme

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An easy, creamy side of oven-braised parsnips with thyme. Braising has a way of bringing out the best in certain vegetables.  Take parsnips, for example;… 

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Thai-Style Coconut, Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup

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 A quick and hearty soup with sweet potatoes and spinach in a creamy coconut broth with Thai spices.  So let’s talk soup.  More specifically let’s… 

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Coconut Caramel Pecan Bars

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Pecan bars with a hint of cinnamon topped with a tender coconut caramel. This is one of those kinds of treats that I like to… 

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Delicata Squash Salad with Persimmons and Pomegranate Dijon Vinaigrette

Delicata Squash Salad with Persimmons and Pomegranate Dijon Vinaigrette

A cool-weather salad filled with roasted delicata squash, persimmons and pomegranate that’s brimming with bright  flavors and colors. While this time of the year warm… 

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Dark Chocolate Mousse Truffle Squares

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These dark chocolate truffle squares are smooth and intensely chocolatey. Pure deliciousness, that’s what these little squares are. Now if you’ve been reading this blog… 

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Chermoula Sauce

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Thick wedges of roasted acorn squash tossed with Chermoula sauce makes a simple but flavorful side. It’s hard to miss the piles of squash filling… 

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Vanilla Bean Chia Porridge with Sautéed Caramel Pears

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Take a little time in the morning to sit down to a nice warming bowl of vanilla bean chia porridge with caramelized pears.  I just… 

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Spinach and Eggplant Noodle Miso Soup

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A quick and easy miso soup that both soothes and invigorates, filled with eggplant noodles, baby spinach and shiitake mushrooms. This is one of those… 

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Sweet Blueberry Lemon Puffed Omelette

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A light and lemony puffed omelette studded with juicy blueberries makes an excellent change of pace for breakfast. Whether it’s for breakfast, brunch, lunch or… 

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