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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

Ginger Margarita

If you love ginger and you love tequila (who doesn't, right?) you're going to love this Ginger Margarita! It's day-drinking good! | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

Since moving back to Huntington Beach, one of my favorite places to eat is at True Food Kitchen in Newport. They use fresh, seasonal ingredients and everything I’ve eaten there has been really delicious. Plus I’ve got a few friends who work there so it’s always fun to go visit them. Continue reading

Real Food Deviled Egg Potato Salad: made from scratch without the crap

Deviled Egg Potato Salad made from scratch with real food ingredients  | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #paleo #glutenfree

How is it already the middle of May? Pretty soon it’s going to be full blown summer, which around here means 100+ degree days that make me never want to leave the comfort of my air conditioned house. So all the grilling and other outdoor eating activities that people in a good part of the country can enjoy all summer, we get to enjoy in May and maybe a little of June. Because who wants to stand in front of a grill when it’s 110 degrees out? Not me! So last week we decided it was time to smoke some ribs. My husband obviously handled this part since he’s the grilmaster around here, and I handled the sides. Being a huge potato salad fan, my husband always wants it whenever we make ribs. And who could blame him? Potato salad and ribs go together like Marshall and Lily (pardon the HIMYM reference but we’ve been watching it a bunch lately thanks to Netflix so it’s on the brain). Well, we also had a bunch of pastured eggs that needed to be used up so I suggested we make deviled eggs, which he also loves. And then the hubs had the best idea he’s had in a while…deviled egg potato salad! I knew it would be a little work- potato salad always is- but I also knew it would be worth it. Hello, it’s deviled eggs mixed with potato salad! And it did not disappoint!

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Easy BBQ Ribs

Easy BBQ Ribs | Vibrant Life Army Wife

Ribs are probably my husbands favorite food. We rarely get them at restaurants or buy them at the grocery store because they are more expensive than other cuts of meat, but I’m pretty sure he would eat them every day if cost wasn’t an issue.

When he was overseas a few months back I spotted some tasty lookin’ ribs that were on sale at Whole Foods and I couldn’t resist. So I picked up a couple of racks and put them in the freezer for when he got home. Now whenever my husband makes these ribs I am reminded of the joy and contentment I felt at that time having my best friend home again.

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