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Acorn Squash and Kale Over Penne

If you’re a regular reader of The Gaiety Girl, then you would know I’m a huge foodie. Although I consider myself a part-time vegetarian, I honestly have no preference when it comes to food. Just as long as it’s healthy and low-cal, I’ll devour it. Whenever I come across a delicious recipe which meets that particular criteria, I get a little excited. With that being said, you could imagine my absolute elation when I stumbled upon a certain recipe while scouring Health.com. Don’t be fooled, I’m not as healthy as I’d like to think I am. Acorn Squash and Kale Over Penne, is the recipe, and allow me to inform you that it is indeed delicious. I come from a long Italian lineage, from my mothers side, and anything involving pasta is okay in my book. It’s such a versatile dish which can be incorporated with just about anything. The recipe is listed below, curtsey of Health.com, so please feel free to try it out and tell me what you think. Enjoy! Ingredients 6 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled …

Detoxifying Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

I’m a sucker for anything which claims to be healthy. I’m continuously scouring Whole Foods for the newest health bar or smoothie which proclaims to have beautifying effects. However, not every recipe I’ve tried ended up granting me with longer locks or radiant skin. With that being said, I’ve become slightly more cautious of the ingredients which I put into my body. But I was recently sent a link, via POPSUGAR, for a smoothie recipe which, not only offered detoxifying results, but major health benefits as well. So of course, I had to try it out. The results were nothing if not incredible. After consuming the tasty Detoxifying Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie, I felt refreshed and on my way to a healthier diet. The recipe below included strawberries, lemons, spinach, and dates; which help regulate your digestive system and help the body naturally cleanse. Not to mention, it’s dangerously delicious which offer major points in my book. Ingredients 1/2 cup pure coconut water 1 1/6 cup local, organic strawberries 1/4 medium-large local, organic lemon 1 handful of organic spinach …

Quinoa With Sweet Potato and Apples

I’m such a foodie, I love to eat. But as much as I love to eat, I love preparing meals more. My creative side comes out to play whenever I’m in the kitchen, resulting in an elaborate, sometimes unappetizing, dish. With that being said, I’m always online searching for a delicious meal to prepare, whenever I have some downtime. For Lent, I’ve decided to give up meat, a huge step in my carnivorous diet. Thankfully I found a meatless recipe on Food and Wine, which is both delicious and extremely high in protein. I ended up cooking this over the weekend, and found that it was highly appetizing. It is definitely a meal which I will conjure up again when summer rolls around. Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups quinoa Salt 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice Freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 2 large Granny Smith apples, cut into 1/2-inch dice 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced 8 packed …