Good morning and a very happy Friday to you. I must admit that I am happy it is the weekend because as much as I love to travel I love to be home even more.
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Today it was 100 and let me tell you that it was hot and steamy, almost too hot to eat, I said almost. It was definitely too hot to cook but this beautiful Southwest Cobb Salad from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe would have been perfect if I hadn’t eaten a huge barbecue lunch.
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If you are looking for something a little more healthy check out these 3 Protein Packed Smoothies from Lemon Stripes..
By the way if you like smoothies I read a suggestion this week on Instagram to add frozen cauliflower to your smoothies to add fiber, extra thickness and goodness. Have you tried cauliflower in your smoothies?
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Do you like ice cream? This past month I made a rich decadent chocolate ice cream that is so creamy, fudgy, chocolaty and delicious that you really only need a tiny scoop to satisfy your chocolate cravings. The recipe is on my other blog Once Upon a Chocolate Life. The best part is, its no churn. Now if you want to churn it in your machine by all means go ahead but it is just a good if you don’t have a machine.
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Do you read My Little Paris? If not you might enjoy this newsletter that offers one little nugget in each email about Paris, be it the best rooftop bar with a view of the Eiffel Tower, or a great story about fashion, if you are a Francophile you will love this newsletter.
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I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy summer because before we know it is is going to be Fall!