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Cheesy Tomato Soup with Peas and Orzo from the Pantry

I’m on a soup kick at the moment. Blame the rain and slightly cooler temperatures. For as much as I don’t want summer to end, I’m welcoming the change. Nothing inspires me more in the kitchen than a new season. I start to remember all the things I forgot about and then get excited to find them again. Like SOUP! lol I’m a geek like that.

Anyway, this idea isn’t my lightest, it isn’t my healthiest, but it sure is tasty! And it works for a great, fast meal when you have nothing fresh on hand. Read the rest of this post »»

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My *Almost* Rainbow Soup with White Beans

Ok, so I went a wee bit nuts on the produce this weekend. Literally all I see when I open my fridge is vegetables.

Don’t get me wrong, that’s a GOOD thing, BUT I’m worried about some of it rotting before I get a chance to eat it.

*Cue vegetable soup*

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It’s Book Giveaway Time!

I’m sorry for another non-food post. I’ve had these few housekeeping things to take care of. Anyway, as I said on my Weight Loss Blog, I’ve been sitting on quite a few copies of the GreenLiteBites book and all they are doing is collecting dust in my closet. It’s time to give them away!
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Adventures in Baby Food Making and School Lunches

With school starting for a 1st grader, a 6 month old learning to eat, and a goal to cook more than we go out, I’m in the middle of a family food frenzy. My goal is to plan, plan, plan! Sunday I’m setting a dinner menu for the week to help me ward off the husband’s requests to eat out.

Anyway, I just wanted to take a minute and let you know about a few things that I have going on. Read the rest of this post »»

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Dark Chocolate Banana Almond Smoothie

Oh. My. WORD! This was AMAZING!

I don’t know what posed me to make it. I just came home from a run. I wasn’t really hungry but knew I should eat something. So I whipped this up.

The flavors together are simply PERFECT. At least I think so. Dark chocolate! Banana! Almonds! I go gaga over each separately but together? Even tastier. Read the rest of this post »»

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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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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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