FriedRicewithKale

Simple Fried Rice with Kale

Another kale idea for you. This week I do a semi-quick video while making dinner. Did they like it? Did they eat the kale? Well I’ll tell you, the husband enjoyed it but you’ll have to watch the video to hear the 4 year old’s take. ;~P Read the rest of this post »»

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Simple Slow Cooker Pork Loin

Confession time… I’ve been so busy with work and the conference that last week I barely had time to cook. We ate out a record breaking 3 nights in a row. I know, I know *hanging head in shame* but hey, I do my best. These things will happen.

Well Saturday I was determined NOT to eat out again. So in the afternoon I pulled out the trusty crock pot and made up this quick meal. To my surprise the husband LOVED it. I was shocked as he normally hates slow cooker meals AND I tried a completely different spice combo, for us anyways. Read the rest of this post »»

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Wasabi Salmon with Asian Kale for One

I whipped this up the other day when I was working from home and then again today for lunch. It literally takes 15 minutes and it’s so flavorful and nutritious! Nutrition Data gives it 5 our of 5 stars for Optimal Health (I love it when that happens!) and says the recipe is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. That great but all I know is it tastes YUMMY! :) Read the rest of this post »»

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Simply Spiced Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo beans)

Home from work. Too early for dinner. Too much to do. Sure I COULD grab that back of Doritos off the husbands desk but NO! I have a better healthier idea!

I don’t dare call these “toasted” as I really just simply warm them in a skillet but let me tell you they totally hit the spot. If you are looking for a more traditional Roasted Chickpeas recipe click here for Kalyn’s. Mine are a dumb down version of hers with less spices and not as much crunch. I like them both ways this one works for me in a pinch. Read the rest of this post »»

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Beef with Mushrooms, Pantry Style

Home from work after a long day. Barely a fresh vegetable left in the house. A hungry family. What’s a determined-to-feed-her-family-healthier Momma to do?

Hit her pantry, of course!

I whipped up this crowd pleaser tonight using only 6 ingredients with nothing defrosted or planned in about 20 minutes. Take that tempting drive-thru. Take THAT! Read the rest of this post »»

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Making Kale Chips

Yes, you read the correctly. KALE CHIPS and guess what. The little guy LIKED them. He didn’t think he would. He gave me some crap (off camera) about not wanting to try them because they are green. I have NO idea where that came from but he did try them and, well, you’ll see his reaction. It’s cute. Read the rest of this post »»

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The "OMG I got them to eat Kale and Bulgur without one single complaint" Stuffed Peppers!

Sorry, is that name too crazy? I just get so psyched when I get good stuff in my boys! Especially when they eat it willingly!

Now let me warn you. Normally I write up and post a recipe immediately after I make it but this one has been sitting in the old noggin for a few days. I whipped it up on Friday after coming home form work early due to the SNOW! Sorry, to keep mentioning it but it’s totally crazy. We are in the middle of our second record breaking snow fall this week! But I digress. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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Chocolate Cherry Almond Vita-Loaf

This was a another snow day experiment. I like baking from scratch but sometimes using a mix is a life saver. It takes all the guess work out of it and I can simply have fun. I like having fun. Especially in the kitchen. :)

Anyway I used Vitalicious’s Deep Chocolate Vita Muffin Mix. I’m a fan of these mixes. Their ingredient lists aren’t perfect but they are one of the few whole wheat mixes I can find.

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Produce Pick: Kale

Confession time. I have NEVER bought a bunch of Kale ever. Never!

I have no memories of mom buying it. I never ate it growing up. I rarely see it on a restaurant menu. Yet I read about it all the time. The health benefits are countless. According to NutritionData.com Kale is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. 1 cup chopped (67g) has only 33 calories, 1 g of fiber and 2 g of protein. Read the rest of this post »»

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Slow Cooked Top Sirloin with Rosemary and Thyme

We are in the middle of a blizzard here in Baltimore. So what do I do?

Well, come home early from work and cook, of course. :)

I decided to fill the crock pot and not worry about dinner. While it was cooking we played trouble, soccer, watched The Incredibles and had fun. Seriously… is the crock pot NOT one of the best inventions of the century?! Read the rest of this post »»

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Curried Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

THIS is what happens when I don’t have to make the husband or the child happy with dinner. Here’s the story… We have a TON of leftovers from a get together we had this weekend but nothing I really want to eat, again (fried chicken) so I decided to simply cook for me and let the boys fend for themselves.

It.was.WONDERFUL!

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