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Garlic Rosemary Apple Crostini

I’m going to give it to you straight, garlic and rosemary is one of my all time favorite savory combinations. The smell of each of them alone is the stuff dreams are made of, but put them together and wooo-doggy that’s some good stuff right there. So when I thought about making a warm apple crostini, it was only natural that those two were involved. And thus was born the fifth and final dish in the Week of Appetizers: Garlic Rosemary Apple Crostini.
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Breaded & Baked Artichoke Hearts

Full disclosure: I LOVE fried foods. Yes, I try to eat healthy as much as possible, but every once in awhile I need something fried. It’s the ultimate guilty pleasure. I know it’s not good for me, but it’s ok to be naughty every once in awhile, right? Moderation and all that jazz. Ever since munching on the fried artichokes at Golden Road, I’ve been craving them, but thought the Week of Appetizers would be the perfect opportunity to try my hands at a healthier version. 
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Gluten-Free Baked Falafel Wraps

I’ve been craving falafel something fierce lately but I really didn’t want to be consuming anything deep fried (I’m trying to watch my figure y’all!). I’ve made baked falafel in the past from a mix, but this time I decided to be all domestic and do it from scratch. That way I would have complete control as to what went in it, and I could keep it cheap & gluten-free!
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Homemade Soyrizo Chili & Baked Potatoes

Chili is definitely a comfort food for me. The heartiness and spice really hit the spot and what I love best is that you can make chili from anything you have laying around really. Something about chili reminds me of being a little kid and my mom making her famous chili & corn chips dish. Nostalgic food is always a plus in my book.
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Beyond Meat Tacos with Peach Avocado Salsa

One uninspired evening I casually wandered into the grocery store down the street; with no plan in mind I found myself in front of the vegan foods section staring at a package of Beyond Meat. I’d been hearing all the buzz around this miracle meat alternative for awhile now and was super curious to try it out.
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