20120308_lime_mint_dressing

Fat Free Creamy Style Lime Mint Dressing

Yesterday I was dreaming about a salad. Not just any salad, but a chickpea filled, cucumber, and red onion salad with a fun, tangy dressing.

Unfortunately, I had no cucumber or red onion. Well, that’s a lie. I had a half of cucumber but it was a mushy mess and the only onion I have left this week is a really sad looking yellow one.

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20120305_breaded_cod

The Triscuit Coated Cod Meal Idea

Dinner meals are getting harder and harder for me to share lately. I’ve gone back to just whipping things up without really measuring anything (this meal was going to be one of those until I realized I still had enough light to take some photos.) I’ve also instituted a few brainless meal nights during the week to save my sanity.

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20120305_hard_boiled_egg

5 Steps to a Perfect Hard Boiled Egg +Fun News

Three years ago I posted a video called “Makin’ Hard Boiled Eggs” where I shared my system for, well… making hard boiled eggs. Genius name, I know. I’m smart like that.

Anyway, since then I’ve gotten tons of feedback and comments thanking me but all the information is locked in a long winded 10 minute video so I don’t link to it often.

Today I’m here to remedy that and share the written version for quick reference. Read the rest of this post »»

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Grilled Beet Sandwich

Yup. You read that correctly. BEET as in those red vegetables that stain your fingers pink.

Honestly, I have no idea what possessed me to make this. I don’t particularly like beets. I mean I like them, but I don’t looove them.

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Avocado and Pinto Quesadilla for Baby and Me

Yesterday I decided to rediscover simple foods.

Part of my cooking slump has to do with over thinking. So I did what I used to do, simply react to what I have on hand.

This is what I came up with…

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Pear Ginger Smoothie

I feel like I’ve been in a kitchen slump lately. I’m just not motivated at the moment to whip up meals for the family or even little things for myself.

I think balancing the tastes and whims of a picky husband, a 6 year old, the baby (who now eats what we are eating for the most part) and myself, has sucked all my creative juices dry. I want healthy, Husband wants junk, Little Guy for the most part is game if everything is separate and the baby needs easy to pick up, non-messy, finger food options. Read the rest of this post »»

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Waffles and Banana Yolk Mash

It’s true. Sometimes I feed my baby things I’d never eat and, well, actually find gross. This is one of them, but when you look at from a growing baby nutritional standpoint I’m totally justified. At least I think am.

According to NutritionData.com, 1 large egg yolk has just over 50 calories, 5 g of fat and 3 g of protein. It’s also a good source of Folate and Vitamin B12. Mix one in with a sweet banana and a dollop of yogurt and you’ve got yourself a nice little meal for baby. Will he eat it? Find out in our next Baby Food Adventure…. Read the rest of this post »»

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