20120326_fail

FAILED: Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

*sigh* I was really hoping to share an awesome turkey burger idea. I had grand plans for my leftover ground turkey. The results was alright but they could have been so much better.

I added diced pineapple, red pepper, green pepper, oats and soy sauce to the meat and formed 2 patties. In hindsight I should have added an egg white. It would have helped to hold them together but even without the falling apart issue, they needed something else in the flavor department. Maybe ginger, teriyaki sauce or even just some onion. Read the rest of this post »»

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20120322_tilapia_foil

Tilapia and Tomato Packets with Couscous

I made this on a total whim yesterday having no idea if it would work. To my surprise it did AND the husband actually said he liked it… UNSOLICITED!

Here’s the story. I had only 4 tilapia fillets defrosted for dinner. I knew it wasn’t going to be enough for us so I pulled out a frozen bag of bay scallops for the kids and decided to have fun with the fish for us.

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20120319_sweetpotatochili

Spicy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili with Avocado

This is a slight reboot of a recipe I posted last year simply called Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili. Staying true to my use-what-I-have-on-hand roots I, well, used what I had on hand and made a similar dish with a spicy twist. Topping the result with avocado added a cool creaminess that really made it a complete meal.

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Posted in: 3 WWP, 4 WWP, 5 WWPP, Chili-like ideas, Contests, Dinner Ideas, Lunch Ideas, Soup/Stew Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
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20120318_cinnamon_chicken_wrap

Sweet Cinnamon and Pear Chicken Wrap

Did you hear?

The Laughing Cow recently launched Smooth Sensations a line of 5 cream cheese spreads. There’s Classic Cream, Classic Cream Light, Strawberries & Cream, Garden Vegetable and my favorite…

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Posted in: 5 WWP, 7 WWPP, Lunch Ideas, Sandwich Ideas, The Laughing Cow Ideas
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20120313_roasted_chicken

Ginger Roasted Chicken

Confession time, I recorded a 30 minute video making this with both kids (partally) 2 nights ago. I miss videos. I really do but they seem so much more difficult with 2 children. I’m also having technical difficulties with my video recording and audio syncing making it VERY time consuming to edit.

I’m seriously thinking about hiring a video guy and going more pro with them but I’m not sure I want to go in that direction.

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The Kid Who Won’t Eat Fruit

That’s right FRUIT! It’s so frustrating! I mean, who doesn’t like fruit? it’s nature’s candy for Pete’s sake! It’s sweet. It’s soft (or at least can be.) It’s colorful. It’s amazing!

Little Bean is not impressed. Any fruit given to him besides banana gets poked at, squished or thrown. The kid will attempt to put anything in his mouth. I mean ANYTHING: screws, bottle caps, wooden spoons, paper, tissues, but put a strawberry in front of him and he looks at you like you have 3 heads. He then proceeds to poke and squish it around his tray before crying for something else.

It’s a STRAWBERRY!

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20120312_sloppyJoes

Homemade Veg-ed Out Manwich (Sloppy Joes)

A couple of years ago I shared a modified version of Sloppy Joe’s I made for a party. Everyone loved it but I’ve been wanting to try to make something similar for the family on a smaller scale and without the pre-made canned Manwich sauce.I don’t particularly have any issues with the canned stuff, I just like to try and use more generic pantry items when I can. There’s a fun challenge in it for me. Read the rest of this post »»
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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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