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Level Ground Trading: Putting Humans First

Level Ground Trading: Putting Humans First

At my daughter’s preschool ‘graduation’, they asked the kids what they wanted to be someday. The kids chirped to the crowd –  doctors! lawyers! farmers! dolphin trainers! and I think there were a few mermaids. Then there was that one kid who stood up and […]

Back-to-School Flower Vase Craft

Back-to-School Flower Vase Craft

Make this cute ‘school themed’ flower vase for your child’s teacher as a back to school gift! I only spent $4 on materials – 3 packs of pencils and one glass vase from the Dollar Tree! I had hot glue on hand and extra ribbon […]

Make Rosemary Lemon Salts as Gifts

Make Rosemary Lemon Salts as Gifts

It’s summer and the weather is blazing hot outside, so why am I inside making herb salts as gifts? I’ll tell you why – as I hide inside from the withering heat, I start to think about fall, and then winter and holidays.  If you like to get a jump on chaos like me, you’re already on the same thought process and are looking for inexpensive, yet tasteful gifts to share later in the year. Grab n’ Go thoughtful gifts on the run? OK! (more…)

Spaghetti with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Spaghetti with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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Graze Box Cost Analysis

Graze Box Cost Analysis

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Endive, Avocado + Grapefruit Bites

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The Best Way To Accessorize Your Bathroom

The Best Way To Accessorize Your Bathroom

The bathroom is one room in our home that is often neglected, and with a little creativity, you can transform your bathroom into a room that is pleasing on the eye that you can also relax in. There are many ways that you can create […]

Protect Summer Hair with Desert Essence

Protect Summer Hair with Desert Essence

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. I recently returned from an awesome sun-filled week in the Cook Islands, located smack in […]

Chunky Avocado Sweet Potato Salad

Chunky Avocado Sweet Potato Salad

Check out this delicious chunky side salad, perfect for a warm summer night! Serve with hearty tortilla chips.

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup peeled, diced sweet potato (1 small sweet potato)
  • avocados, seeded, peeled, and diced
  • ½ cup finely chopped dried apricots (unsulfured)
  • 2 cups fresh salsa
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, simmer sweet potato in salted water until tender, 10 minutes. Remove from heat, strain, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine avocado, apricots, salsa, lime juice, oil, and cumin. Gently fold in sweet potato, cilantro, and salt. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 4 hours.

PER SERVING (½ cup): 127 cal, 9g fat (6g mono, 1g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 366mg sodium, 12g carb (4g fiber,
4g sugars), 2g protein

Published with permission from New Hope Blogger.