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Spiced Tomato Soup with Pinto Beans

I had a hankering for soup. Sure, I could have just grabbed a can of condensed soup from the pantry but where’s the fun in that?!? :)

Instead, I took an old time favorite, tomato soup and made it into a satisfying meal by adding a few additional ingredients and spices.

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Mexican Pizza

I took a vacation day from work today after a fabulous trip to Boston. I don’t know about you but I always need a vacation from my vacations. :)

Anyway, I wanted to make a quick brunch and I happened to have a can of refried beans opened from some quesadillas I made on Thursday with the little guy. You guys know me and my pizza addiction so it shouldn’t be that much so this idea shouldn’t be that much of a surprise.

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Produce Pick: Pummelo (aka Pumelo, Pomelo)

It’s been too long since we’ve done a video and even longer since we’ve done a produce pick. This week we try the pummelo.. with some friends. :)

As I say in the video, we researched a bit and watched this video about how to peel one. We may not have done it perfectly but it was all we needed to get started! Read the rest of this post »»

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Vanilla Pudding Cups with Oranges and Pomegranates

The little guy and I had some fun at breakfast with an old box sugar free pudding, a can of Mandarin oranges and an aging pomegranate we had in the fridge. Can you tell we need to hit the grocery store? ;~)

Regardless, I LOVED this. The flavor combo was tasty and they were so much fun to make together. However, even though the little guy loves pomegranates plain after awhile he got sick of them in the pudding. When I asked him what he wanted to call our little creation he said. . . Read the rest of this post »»

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Asian Inspired Tabouli Salad

Let me start this post by saying, I didn’t even know what Tabouli (Tabbouleh) was about a year ago. I had some at a party last year and the cafeteria at my new job has it all the time. I believe it’s traditionally bulgur, parsley, mint, tomato, onion, lemon juice and olive oil. But unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) I don’t have all of that stuff. Heck, I don’t even have any fresh vegetables in the fridge except some carrots and an aging celery stalk. Read the rest of this post »»

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Ask Roni: Other Weight Watchers Friendly Recipe Sites

I was wondering if you knew of any other good web sites besides yours that includes WWP with their recipes. I never really stray from your site, but I decided that I want to loose weight but I can’t afford to join Weight Watchers so I thought I would just go by a 28 point value system each day and see how that goes for me.

-Kelly

Hi Kelly!

You totally need to stray! There are tons of resources out there! Here are just a few I know of. . . Read the rest of this post »»

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Dark Chocolate Banana Dipping Sauce

I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL STRAWBERRY SEASON!

Sorry, I’m a little excited. I whipped up this chocolate dipping sauce as an experiment for my waffles this morning and it came out better then I expected. It will be awesome as a dip for strawberries. Here’s the story. . .

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Pork and Bran Flake Schnitzel

I finally got a chance to cook! The end of my week was a bit insane and we ate out more then I’d like to admit. Let’s just say I pulled these pork chops out for Wednesdays dinner. It’s Saturday.

Anyway, if you don’t know, Schnitzel is normally a veal cutlet pounded thin, breaded, fried in butter and served with lemon. I just took the idea and used pork for the veal, bran flakes for the breadcrumbs, and non-stick cooking spray for the butter. I also made a quick gravy and added a hint of lemon just to give the traditional recipe a nod. Read the rest of this post »»

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Cinnamon Spiced Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie

This is the results of that pesky little “I just want something” voice in the back of my head. It’s simple but oh so tasty!

I love the combo of cinnamon, chocolate and strawberries. I also love that the soy milk provides all the sweetness. It makes it super simple!

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Stuffed Cabbage AKA Pigs in a Blanket

Tonight I took my first stab at Pigs in a Blanket (that’s what we call stuffed cabbage up in North East Pennsylvania.) I’ve been wanting to make them since mom made a batch of hers a few months back. They are a perfect meal idea to jam pack full of healthy veggies.

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Mini Western Omelet Muffins

First I made Mini Egg Muffins. Then Mini Spinach Egg Muffins. Now I present Mini Western Omelet Muffins! :)

Western omelets have always been my favorite. The combination of onion, peppers and ham with egg dipped in ketchup is a little taste of breakfast heaven for this breakfast lover.

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