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Monthly Musings –What’s Happening in Letty’s Kitchen!

Carlos the dog looking out the trailer door.

Hola from Baja Mexico!

Close your eyes. Pause for a moment. Think about the best thing that’s happened to you today. Say it out loud.

My best thing? This morning I took two Zoom classes, first was strength training and then an hour later, yoga.

Zoom! For me, the online live video communication app is the best thing that’s come out of this pandemic. Zoom has been around for longer than a year, yes, but I’ll venture to say that as people all over the world went into stay-at-home mode, Zoom became the elastic to hold us all together.

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Healthy Tangerine Julius Smoothie {vegan}

You could call it a tangerine almond smoothie, or a tangerine creamsicle drink–both names suggest the flavors going on here. But if you’ve ever tasted the creamy citrus-y vanilla-y trademark orange Julius, your mouth is already watering. This healthy tangerine julius smoothie is a healthful riff on the famous orange beverage.

Healthy Tangerine Julius Smoothie | Letty's Kitchen

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Potato Pinto Bean Soup with Hominy and Greens

Overflowing with tender pinto beans, chunky hominy corn, golden potatoes and a tangle of leafy greens, this rich vegetable soup practically shouts dinner! With an aromatic Southwestern accent of green chile and cumin, this hearty soup is calling you to the kitchen table!

Vegetarian Greens and Potato Soup in bowl with green napkin

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft cake-like pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies are classic fall favorites. Made with whole wheat flour and coconut sugar, they’re not overly sweet, save for the chocolate in every bite! Puffy old-fashioned pumpkin cookies made healthier!

stack of cookies on wire rack, hand holding one cookie, with a bite out of it

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Homemade Pesto Potato Pizza

Homemade crust with a liberal smear of garlicky pesto, followed by red onion slivers that practically disappear into the dough, and melty Swiss cheese–tempting, right? But the best part of this pesto potato pizza is the potatoes–thinly sliced, gently sautéed, and layered on top of all the other goodies! This unique mouthwatering pizza is not to be missed!

baked Potato Pesto Pizza on wooden board cut in wedges

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