20110829_plumturkey1

Pressed Turkey and Plum Sandwich

I’m learning fruit can really bump up the fun factor when it comes to sandwiches. First, I used cherries in a Christmas Inspired Panini and then moved to pears for a fun turkey sandwich. Today I experimented with a beautiful ripe plum. It added a fun sweet texture to an otherwise boring turkey sandwich.

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20110823_chickenPortobello1

Chicken with Portobellos

I’ve been trying to post this for days! Weeks, actually!

The first time I made this it was simply to use up some Portobello Mushrooms I had in the fridge. Little did I know BOTH husband and child would go gaga over it.

Of course Little Guy didn’t eat the mushrooms themselves, but he loved the chicken and devoured the noodles/rice that were smothered in the gravy. Read the rest of this post »»

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Peaches and "Cream" Oatmeal

Did I ever tell you my oatmeal story? I hated it until about 6 years ago. Well, hated is a pretty strong word, “avoided” may be better.

Oatmeal just never appealed to me. Who wants a big bowl of mush for breakfast? At least that’s what I thought until I made it for the Little Guy when he started solids.

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20110822_turkeyblackbeanburger1

Turkey and Black Bean Burgers

Cindy sent me this idea and I took it and ran! It just sounded SO good!

Experimenting 3 times, I’ve finally settled on this combination of ingredients and technique. The result is a tasty, meaty, light burger!

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20110816_blueberrycheese1

Blueberry Pistachio Cheese Bites

I’ve been OBSESSED with cheese lately, craving it something fierce.

Now, you may be thinking… what’s the big deal? Just eat some cheese. But I’m here to tell you, I have a cheese problem.

Once I start, I can’t stop.

Don’t laugh.

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20110812_watermelonJicama1

Watermelon Jicama Salsa with Cumin Dusted Chicken – Two Ways

This is an awesome, simple summer dish!

Honestly, I can’t believe how tasty it was. Reminds me of something you’d get on vacation and then wonder why you couldn’t make fun stuff like it at home. Well apparently you can! All you need is some watermelon and jicama!

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20110811_Portobello1

Lemon Thyme Grilled Zucchini Portobello

I bought a package of Portobello in hopes that it would inspire me. I’ve been falling into a cooking rut lately. Managing a household with an infant, a 1st grader, and a man child is wearing me down to say the least.

Tonight I sought some refuge in the kitchen.

Correction… on the grill.

I made the boys burgers and had fun with my Portobello mushroom. The only thing I did wrong… Read the rest of this post »»

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20110809_tunasalad1

Tuna Salad Caprese Style

Yesterday was my first day home since traveling to San Diego for the BlogHer conference. My body was craving good healthy food something fierce! So I started my day with a nice omelet and then made this quick tuna salad, partially because a few grape tomatoes and The Laughing Cow Cheese was all I had on hand. Then, once I caught a glimpse of my basil plant on the deck, the idea hit me.

Why not put all the fun flavors of mozzarella caprese in a quick tuna salad? Read the rest of this post »»

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20110801_zucchiniTomatoes1

Shaved Zucchini with Garden Tomato Sauce

There are actually 2 ideas here, each can be done alone, of course, but I wanted to share how I used a bit of Mom’s garden surplus.

First up… Fresh from the garden tomato sauce!

This is the first time I’ve made my own homemade sauce from tomatoes, and I couldn’t have been happier with the results.

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20110731_zucchinisoup1

Overgrown Zucchini and Spinach Soup

If you didn’t know, I was recently crowned Zucchini Queen. ;)

Mom went away for a few weeks only to return to monstrous sized zucchini in her garden. I volunteered to take a few off her hands (along with some tomatoes and anything else she was willing to part with.) I have been falling short in the home garden department this year. Read the rest of this post »»

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20110728_cabbagesalad1

A Simple Cabbage Salad

I forget how much I love cabbage! For some reason it’s not one of my go to produce items. I’m trying to change and picked up a head of red cabbage this weekend.

I was planning on grilling a wedge with dinner the other night but after running out of gas I settled on this quick salad.

I love it! Both husband and child didn’t, although they did tried it. One day… one day.. Read the rest of this post »»

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