Orzo and Snap Pea Salad

This quick and easy orzo salad is packed with healthy veggies and tossed in a delicious olive oil and lemon dressing. An amazing one-pot dish from Yahoo! Food.

Orzo and Snap Pea Salad with Squash | chezcateylou.com #YahooFood #CleverGirls

Were you expecting a pumpkin recipe today? Not so fast. This week has been one of the hottest we’ve had all summer in NYC, so pumpkin needs to wait a few weeks! I’m still cooking summery dishes and loving it! Like this Orzo and Snap Pea Salad, with yellow squash and zucchini. This is an easy one-pot meal that is the perfect light dinner!

This recipe comes from Yahoo! Food, which is one of my new favorite sites for all things food. There are so many awesome recipes, interesting articles, and handy tips – I could spend hours browsing their website!

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{Healthier} Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini bread is the perfect way to use up your zucchini this summer! It is light, although you would never know it – it tastes so delicious!

Healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread | chezcateylou.com

One of the most popular recipes on my blog is my Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. And today I have a variation on that delicious loaf – Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread!  I love making zucchini bread in the summer – it seems like fresh zucchini is all over the place all summer long and zucchini bread is the perfect way to use it up.   You can’t beat having  two whole zucchinis hiding in a delicious treat.  The whole loaf only has 1/4 cup of oil, yet it is still super moist thanks to Greek yogurt and the zucchini!

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Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Fresh zucchini makes these double chocolate zucchini muffins so moist, and you won’t believe that they are 100% whole wheat! A healthy and delicious breakfast!

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins | chezcateylou.com

Hello from 35,000 feet in the air! TheBetterHalf and I are on our way to Seattle for memorial day weekend. (Ok now that I have internet to post this, we are already in Seattle. But I wrote this on the plane :) ) We are so excited for our little getaway – I desperately need a vacation. I’ve heard great things about this city, and I know it has a great food scene! Our list of places to eat is long but there is always room for more– if you have any suggestions, let me know!  And make sure to follow me on Instagram for picture updates from our trip.

With memorial day weekend comes summer and with summer comes zucchini! I love baking with zucchini in the summertime. You don’t taste it at all, but it makes baked goods really moist. Plus, who couldn’t use a little extra nutrition in their muffins? And to top it all off, these chocolate zucchini muffins are 100% whole wheat, are made with Greek yogurt, and use coconut oil!  Such a healthy and delicious way to start your day.

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Top 5 Recipes of 2013

Best of 2013 - Chez CateyLou

Happy New Year everybody! 2013 was a great year for TheBetterHalf and me. In addition to taking some amazing trips, we launched ChezCateyLou.com! It has been so much fun to master new recipes, learn about photography, and get to know the blogging world – and to share it all with you, my amazing readers! Blogging sure is a lot of work, but we have loved every second of it. The past few weeks have been exciting for us – we are now self-hosted and I’m looking forward to making some improvements to the blog in the upcoming weeks. I predict good things in 2014 :)

Before we get settled into 2014, I want to take a look back at my top 5 favorite recipes of 2013. I can’t even tell you how hard it was to pick only five. It is like picking your favorite child!   I’m still debating if I picked the right ones (let me know yours in the comments!), but here goes:… 

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