Tuesday Tidbits

tuesday header3 Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I’m happy to bring you today’s tidbits because it features a blogger that I have admired for some time now and I’ve been looking forward to introducing you. CINDYuntitledCindy from Pick Fresh Foods has many enthusiastic followers so you have likely met her.  She is uniquely qualified to bring us the best of healthy foods because she has a degree in Nutrition and Foods.  Cindy’s site is based on eating whole foods and eating green and she doesn’t just advise us to eat certain foods, she explains why they are good for us so we can learn along the way.  There is so much being discovered about healthy eating and I’m anxious to learn as much as I can!  After all, the more you know, the better choices you’ll make each week at the market. This first dish has my mouth watering.  Healthy, spicy, and easy to make – it’s got it all! CINDYMexican-Quinoa-Bowl-Pick-Fresh-Foods-5

Mexican Quinoa Bowl  from Pick Fresh Foods

Cindy suggests that this is a great comfort food while still staying healthy and I know I will be making this over and over.  All those flavours dancing in your mouth from a dish that is so easy to make – yes!  I love the unexpected addition of avocado to this.  A simple, special recipe!


Loaded Nachos   from  Pick Fresh Foods

I’m convinced Cindy can read my mind because every time I think of a dish I want to cook next, it appears on her blog.  I love this because she makes it super healthy in ways that I wouldn’t think of and this is no exception!  I love nachos especially during game time but I usually shy away from them – not anymore!  I love that she used ground turkey and look at all those flavors! 

Cindy’s recipes are a real eye-opener.  She creates healthy foods in a such a unique way and she is very personable with a great sense of humor.  You will love your visit to her blog where you can have fun learning and creating new recipes that will leave you with that ‘clean’ feeling!

Thanks so much for sharing with us, Cindy! BorderUntitledGiveawayHiresBookCover_zpse15398e2And the winner is…..Libby Goyt!

I know you will love this book, Libby.  Please let us know which recipe you bake first!

Thanks again everyone for your support and fun comments.  It’s a real thrill each day to read them and they mean so much!BorderUntitled

Since we’re in the kitchen, I thought I’d share this link to 50 Useful Kitchen Gadgets You Didn’t Know Existed.  50-Useful-Kitchen-Gadgets-You-Didnt-Know-Existed-marshmallowI know what I’m getting my nephews for Christmas!  They love their smores when they’re camping so I think this would be a huge hit.BorderUntitled

Let’s go outside for awhile to check out these breathtaking gardens in The Netherlands.  I like them because they are like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  I find that sometimes expansive gardens like this can be done to death and seem quite artificial but these ones are so inviting!  Click here to see the slideshow from Architectural Digest. item1_rendition_slideshowHorizontal_dijkerhoek-netherlands-gardens-02

 Perfect place for a romantic picnic….




 This is a totally random photo that made me laugh so much!  I have owned yellow labs my whole life and I can attest to the fact that they get their noses in everywhere!

But since we’re on the topic of yellow labs, I wanted to share the new addition in my nephews’ lives.  My brother`s family has adopted a rescue dog and I’m in love!  He’s also a yellow lab and has the sweetest, most gentle nature.  He’s so laid back – and for you lab lovers, you know that’s a rarity! Sept 14 131 John and Manny are over the moon about the new addition to their family and he`s getting lots of lovin`.  There are indications he`s had a difficult past so he`s happy to be living well now 🙂  How could he resist these two handsome guys?BlogPicMonkey Collage2 GEORGE014

Stay tuned for more adventures of George and the boys!BorderUntitled

This 35 second video made me smile a mile wide. Thanks so much for visiting, everyone.  Enjoy your day!


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    Anita Rivera
    September 16, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Oh my heart is melting right now, at 4:30AM…..GEORGE and the Boys…now this sounds like an ADVENTURE, Robyn! teeeheeeee

    I love yellow labs. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems as if the three colors each have a distinct personality and tendency. Yellow labs for sure are rambunctious, black labs are more laid back and affectionate and chocolate labs have a tendency to get….ur….LARGE! I ADORE ALL OF THEM!

    Those gardens, the food…you always dish up a delightful Tuesday morning for me! Hugs my friend! Anita

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      September 16, 2014 at 10:36 am

      LOL, he really is quite special, Anita! So glad you enjoyed today’s visit. You will LOVE Cindy’s blog with all her healthy recipes. Have a great day. xoxo
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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods
    September 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Thank you Robyn for featuring my blog on your Tuesday Tidbits. I really appreciate your kind words 😀
    We too love labs. We have one of those rare yellow labs that is very calm. Even as a pup people couldn’t believe how calm she was. She is great…we love her!
    Hope you have a great week!
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      September 16, 2014 at 10:38 am

      My pleasure, Cindy. I’m such a huge fan of your creative cooking!

      Oh, you are so lucky to have a calm one, lol. Mine have all been great after some pretty intensive training but it’s so worth it. They’re such great dogs
      Thanks for sharing with us today!
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    September 16, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Hi Robyn, what a great dog. I know the kids will have so much fun with him. Such a treasure to have a rescued dog. Congrats to Libby on the win. I look forward to seeing what she bakes. Cindy has a great blog, full of healthy recipes. Have a great week, my sweet friend. Lots of love from WW.
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      September 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Yes, George is quite a treasure, Linda. I knew you would love Cindy’s blog! So many great recipes and many of them seem to be right up your alley! Hope to talk soon, WW. Thanks for the visit. xoxo
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    September 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

    So nice to meet Cindy through your feature. Her recipes sound delicious and nutritious – a great combo! The picture of your nephew nose to nose with that beautiful dog just melts my heart. SO precious. And the nose peeking from the log is so cute. Happy middle of September! The month is flying by…
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      September 16, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Cindy’s blog has so much great nutritional info too, Mindy, and I love her photography!
      That is Manny with George. He loves animals of every kind and is a walking encyclopedia on them. He’s in charge of looking after George and it’s so cute to see the way he takes charge, lol. They are so blessed to have this special dog! Thanks for visiting, sweet friend. xoox
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    September 16, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Hi Robyn, oh love the picture of George and the boys. We have always had labs and I believe they have most beautiful and gentle souls. Cindy’s site is wonderful, her recipes are always delicious! Another great Tuesdays Tidbits.
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    GiGi Eats
    September 16, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    OH wow, I would LOVE to wander around those parks, by myself and have a romantic picnic, ALONE!
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    Debbie Harris
    September 17, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Those meals looked absolutely delicious, Robyn, from Cindy at pick fresh foods. I must go and check out her blog.
    That smore cooker would be a perfect gift for my Stephanie, she loves those and has even made them off of her gas stove. 🙂 desperate I guess.lol
    Congratulations to Libby, on her fun win.
    Enjoy your week.
    Joy to you! Debbie

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    September 17, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Another fabulous post! I loved the smores machine. How clever. And the gardens in the Netherlands. Wow. I liked Cindy’s blog-some great ideas.

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    September 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Hi Robyn! Boy, am I behind since I’m reading this late Wednesday night 🙂 Oh well, better late than never.

    I think I snorted when I saw the picture of the dog’s nose! How cute is that 🙂 My grandparents had a chocolate Lab who was lovingly called ‘Abby.’ They are such precious dogs.

    Congratulations to the winner! I know she will thoroughly enjoy the cookbook.

    I hope your week is going well. Sending hugs your way!
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    Mary Jo
    September 22, 2014 at 8:05 am

    You had me at the nachos! (one of my favorite things to make…I will definitely check out her recipe, thank you!) And that new rescue lab George looks so sweet! Looking forward to more updates on him!

    xo Mary Jo

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      September 22, 2014 at 10:43 am

      I love nachos too, Mary Jo! You will love her blog. Thanks so much for visiting!

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    October 14, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Obviously I am catching up on your Tuesday Tidbits posts! These are my favorites. I’m looking forward to reading more Pick Fresh Foods recipes, because healthy + comfort food is a clear recipe for success. :]
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