Parsnip

Produce Pick: Parsnip [video]

We pulled out the camera for a good old fashioned produce pick video. Up this week: Parsnips!

This is another one of those vegetables that are just not on my radar for some reason. I never remember having them growing up, and honestly I don’t think I ever tried one. I didn’t know what I was missing! Read the rest of this post »»

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20111224_brownieDonuts

Sprinkled VitaBrownie Donuts

I probably should have warned you I was taking a holiday hiatus. I’ve been soaking up every moment of family time imaginable these last few days, leaving no time for anything else. Not even blogging! Shocking I know. ;)

So I return not with a new recipe, per se, but to share a fun new family holiday tradition where I take my favorite brownie mix and turn it into fun festive donuts! Read the rest of this post »»

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20111220_squashtacosalad

Spaghetti Squash Taco Salad Style

Here’s a quick idea for when you find yourself with a spaghetti squash but don’t quite know what to do with it.

Come on.

Admit it.

That’s happened to you too. It’s sure happened to me!

I roasted this squash on Sunday… Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 7 WWP, 8 WWPP, Dinner Ideas, Leftover Ideas, Lunch Ideas, Salad Ideas
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20111218_kalepearwrap

Kale, Pear and Hummus Wrap

I’m not sure if this will be a crowd pleaser, but I liked it and thought I’d share in hopes it inspires you to have some fun with kale.

I loved the combination of sweet pear, earthy kale, salty bacon bits and creamy hummus. The only issue with the wrap was moisture. I think if I cooked down the kale a little more it wouldn’t have been an issue, but even as messy as it was I’d make it again in a heartbeat. Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 7 WWP, Lunch Ideas, Sandwich Ideas
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20111215_OrangeTunaSalad

Orange Ginger Tuna Salad

I’m going on day 2 of counting Weight Watcher Points and I’m already inspired to come up with light, healthy meals for myself. It’s like I needed the constraint of points to motivate me. Isn’t that weird?

Anyway, all morning I was brainstorming what to make for lunch. I wanted something flavorful and satisfying and I think I hit the nail on the head, for me anyway. Armed with an orange, a red pepper, and my pantry I came up with an Orange Ginger Tuna Salad. You may never want a boring mayo based tuna salad ever again! Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 3 WWP, 3 WWPP, Lunch Ideas, Salad Ideas, Sandwich Ideas
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Chicken with Red Peppers and Barley for Baby

Our latest adventure involves one of my absolute favorite veggies: The Red Bell Pepper. I’m a pepper freak. Big Brother’s a pepper freak. It was time to see if Little Bean would follow suit.

His reaction was priceless. This was one of my favorite adventures yet.….
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20111209_pumpkinchili

Fresh Pumpkin With Black Beans

I have a friend who patiently cleaned, peeled and cubed a fresh pumpkin and then selflessly gave me some. Scratch that, a TON!

I would have never even thought of doing something like that! But now that I have it in my fridge the ideas are flowing. First, I roasted some simply with curry. D-licious! The curry powder and pumpkin were such a fun combo it gave me an idea for a curry style chili of sorts and it came out even better! Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 6 WWP, 8 WWPP, Chili-like ideas, Dinner Ideas, Lunch Ideas, Soup/Stew Ideas, The Laughing Cow Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
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