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Butternut Squash Pizzas

Sometimes I’ll see a food photo and say,

“MAN Why didn’t I think of that?!”

That’s what happened this weekend when I did a quick google search for butternut squash ideas.

I don’t really search recipes, I search photos. I’ll put the ingredients I want to work with in google and do an image search. Then I just keep scrolling and scrolling until something screams out at me. Read the rest of this post »»

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Slow Roasted Chicken with Apples and Potatoes

There’s something you need to know about me: For YEARS I avoided whole chickens. Honestly, I avoided pretty much any meat with bones. If it wasn’t boneless chicken breasts or boneless pork chops or ground meat, I wasn’t buying or cooking it.

I’m not sure why. I guess I was scared of not cooking it correctly. I thought it was time consuming. I thought it was, well, too much work.

Well let me tell you.. Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: Dinner Ideas, Food Photos, Soup/Stew Ideas, Toddler Approved
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Spicy Chickpeas and Shirataki Noodles

I’m BaaAAcck! Did you miss me? :)

Italy was seriously the trip of a lifetime. I can’t even begin to tell you. Life changing for sure. If you are interested in seeing some photos check out TheUnworldlyTravelers.com. I posted from each major city we visited, Rome, Venice, Florence.

Anyway, I came home to 3 excited boys and an empty fridge. Read the rest of this post »»

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Tuna Salad Cucumber Rolls

I’ll be preaching it to my dying day: Food that’s fun, takes just a little time to prep, and look pretty is always more satisfying. Always!I made this as a quick snack today and posted it on Instagram. (I try to keep an accurate food journal there although not everything makes it when my battery dies or I forget my phone.) Anyway, as soon as I posted it all these questions rolled in so I thought I’d share the post sooner rather than later. Read the rest of this post »»
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Leftovers Didn’t Go Over

  • Leftover Roasted Cauliflower
  • Leftover cubed Turkey Breast
  • Cantaloupe
  • 2 cookies
  • Water
  • Snack: 1 Oat and Honey Bar. I ate the other one as part of my breakfast.
  • Leftover Cubed Turkey Breast, Leftover Roasted Cauliflower and a few Triscuits
  • Cantaloupe

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Kale and Purple Cabbage Salad

I’m in that mode where I buy a bunch of fresh produce in the beginning of the week with no real plan on how I’m going to use it. I’ve learned over the course of the last 7 years –pretty much since I overhauled my diet– that if I buy it and keep it in plain site, I’ll figure out a way to eat it because I HATE throwing good food away.

Last week I picked up a head of purple cabbage because Read the rest of this post »»

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2 Kids 2 Lunches 3 Days a Week

  • Leftover cubed turkey breast and Whole Grain Ritz
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Grapes
  • Yogurt Tube
  • Water
  • Snack: Kids Cliff Bar
  • Leftover cubed turkey breast, cheese cubes and 2 Whole Grain Ritz
  • Sweet Pepper strips
  • Grapes
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Water

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Posted in: Preschool Lunches, School Lunches
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Thai Inspired Cucumber Cashew Salad

This morning I checked my email to find one of Kalyn’s latest post, Wake-Up-Your-Mouth Thai Cucumber Salad and I immediately knew what I was making for lunch.

Of course I modified the idea using what I had on hand. The result couldn’t have been more satisfying! It was fresh, light, tasty, and REALLY filling. I guess eating a whole large cucumber will do that to you!

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Sunny Side Up Egg Topped Butternut and Spinach Hash with Bacon

Some of you are going to think this is absolutely crazy but I have never, EVER, had a “dippy” egg. Nope. Never.

No over easy or sunny side up for me. I’m a scrambled/omelette girl and I like my eggs cooked. Thoroughly.

But I decided: new year, new experiences. And I went out of my scrambled egg comfort zone on New Years Day. Read the rest of this post »»

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Leftover Brown Rice with Peas and Pomegranates

So the night I was sick we ordered chinese food for dinner and with Chinese food comes leftover rice. You know the rice that comes on the side of every menu item that no one ever seems to eat because you ordered fried rice or noodles on the side anway? Yea, that rice. The stuff that usually gets tossed.

Well I like to look at it as someone just delivered me cooked rice and says, “Here, make something.”

So I did… Read the rest of this post »»

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Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

Have I been inactive for 8 days? That may be a record! The holiday season hit this year and hit hard. It all started with The Husband’s birthday on the 21st. We had his company holiday party out of town, then Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at home with the kids, then off to Grandma and Grandpa #1′s for the day, then Grandpa and Grandma #2′s the next day, then we had the road trip from hell on the way home (serious traffic, diaper blow outs, grumpy kids,) then today I got sick!

Ugh. Read the rest of this post »»

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