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Cilantro-Lime Turkey Burgers from Coconuts & Kettlebells

Cilantro Lime Turkey Burgers from the Coconuts and Kettlebells Cookbook | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

We live a ways off post at our current duty station so my husband has about a 40 minute drive home after work every night. And since he’s not good at being by himself, he feels the need to call me on his way home so he doesn’t get bored. Gosh, I love that man. Continue reading

Pan-Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Almonds, Apples, & Raisins

Gluten free and Paleo friendly Pan-Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Almonds, Apples, & Raisins inspired by my recent anniversary dinner sans husband. | www.VibrantLifeArmyWife.com

Is it brussel sprouts or brussels sprouts? I have no idea. Whenever I type “brussel sprouts” on my phone, which is quite often surprisingly (or not considering how tasty brussel/brussels sprouts are) autocorrect always changes it to “Brussels sprouts.” I’m going to call them brussel sprouts because that makes more sense in my brain. And it’s my recipe so I can call lit whatever I want, right? I could call it “pan-roasted little baby cabbages with some other shit in it” but I won’t since that’s a mouth full and doesn’t sound very pleasant to eat. So we will stick with pan-roasted brussel sprouts with almonds, apples, & raisins. Okay? Still a mouthful, but it makes me want a mouth full (Hehe see what I did there?). Continue reading

Cock-a-Leekie Soup: Celebrating the new season of Outlander

Channel your inner Jamie and Claire Fraser and join me in consuming this delicious Cock-a-Leekie Soup in celebration of season 2 of Outlander! | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #glutenfree #paleo #marrymejamiefraser

I have to admit something to you guys… I’m in love with a man who is not my husband. This man is the perfect man. A man who can be so sweet and sentimental, but also incredibly strong and manly at the same time. A man who says all the right things at the right time. A man who protects his loved ones no matter the cost. A man who looks SO. DAMN. GOOD. with his shirt off.┬áThis man is James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser, aka Jamie Fraser, aka the most beautiful and perfect man in the whole wide world. And no, he’s not real. I’m in love with a fictional character and there’s nothing I can do about it. Continue reading

Balsamic Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Candied Walnuts

Balsamic Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Candied Walnuts| www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #paleo #glutenfree

My dad is a pretty picky eater. He loves his pepsi and his OJ, his frozen blueberry waffles and his Mexican food. He’s almost 60 years old and is a bit set in his ways. So it’s been kind of fun for me to sneak in some healthier dinners for him. Last night I tried sneaking this salad in and it didn’t go too well… He said he didn’t like the lettuce because it tasted like dirt. My mom and I explained to him that it was arugula and that he has had arugula before and liked it. I told him it was likely the beets that he was tasting because they have an earthy flavor, although I definitely wouldn’t say that they taste like dirt. Continue reading