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Ricotta and Rosemary Flatbread Pizza

Boy how I missed cooking! I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA. If you follow my other blogs you may know I’ve been wrapped up in the FitBloggin’ Conference. I ate out more then I’d like to admit over the last few days but now I’m back in my kitchen playing again and I couldn’t be happier!

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Spinach Calzones

Give me Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough and I will figure out some way to use it with whatever I have in the fridge. Today it was a box of frozen spinach and some fat free ricotta, 2 things I try to keep on hand. Of course I used more spinach then cheese but it was still a tasty guilt free pizza like lunch while being super healthy! How can you beat that?

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Overnight Chicken Broth Turned Bulgur Soup

Friday night for dinner I “cheated.” It was the end of a long week. I didn’t want to go out to dinner but I didn’t want to cook either. So I stopped by the grocery store for one of those store cooked rotisserie chickens. You know, the ones kept under the warming lights all day in the plastic containers.

Come on. . . I can’t be the only one that does this now and then. Read the rest of this post »»

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Ask Roni: Baked Good Temptation

Hi Roni — if you feel like you’ve gotten a few questions from Kathleen lately, well that’s because you have. ha! Lots of questions lately — I’m in the Weight Watchers, breastfeeding, working out ZONE right now…if only my 4-month-old could be in the sleeping thru the night zone…oh well…
so here’s a question about temptation and baked goods. I love your GLB recipes — [had Southwestern Turkey Burgers for dinner tonight!] I especially love the recipes for sweet treats. Cookies, bites, etc. my husband is not a ‘dessert guy’ – my 2 yr old has well, a 2 year old’s appetite. this is going to sound funny but I’m almost afraid to make GLB cookies/bites/muffins for fear that I will eat them all. I’m wondering if you have any tips — thinking maybe I should half the recipes or just freeze a bunch? baked good temptation….any experiences/tips/tricks welcome!

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Quick Bulgur Chili

I whipped this up today with some aging peppers and a few cans I found in my pantry. We didn’t go grocery shopping yet, I only had a small bit of onion yet and had to use kidney beans when I really wanted black but this worked out better then expected. Lunch is such a great time for me to experiment as the husband and toddler are normally ok with sandwiches. That’s when I decide to have fun. :)

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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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