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One Pot Chicken with Mango and Couscous

When Dad is away Mom will play. :)

The husband wasn’t home for dinner tonight so I got a chance to experiment freely. I loved it. In a weird way I needed it. Cooking is such an outlet for me and I take such satisfaction in coming up with an idea, executing it and creating a meal from scratch.

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Produce Picks: Ulgi Fruit and Santa Claus (the Melon)

As I say in the video, we actually recorded this one twice. Of course! Why wouldn’t my computer act up while trying to squish a video session in the morning in my mess of a house while packing and trying to get the toddler a healthy breakfast before his first day of full time “camp.” *sigh* but we salvaged it. :)

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Back to Basics Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini

If you read my weight loss blog you may know I’ve been feeling a bit out of control lately. My house is in disarray as I prepare to move into an apartment wating for my new house to be built. I recently started a new job at a local University and I threw my back out a couple of days ago. Needless to say I’m pretty stressed and, like many people, food seems to be my go to stress reliever.

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Taco Lettuce Wraps

This fabulous meal came via Krista S. She was nice enough to share the idea with me and as soon as I saw it I knew I HAD to make it. I’m a HUGE taco fan and I love the idea of ditching the shell and replacing them with crisp lettuce leaves. These are light, super tasty and FULL of fresh veggies. What’s not to love? :)

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Asian Apricot Marinade AKA The Delicious Chicken

Preparing for the toddler’s 4th birthday party I decided to make a new marinade and grill up some chicken. The husband pleaded with me to “go safe.” Translation: use tried and true store bought BBQ sauce.

BORING

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Quick & Light Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cheesecake Frosting

This isn’t the healthiest idea I’ve come with it but it sure is tasty and super easy to make! Plus NO ONE will every know you slashed some fat and added healthy pumpkin to their unsuspecting festive cupcakes.

I realize these are quite out of season but the toddler and I were just in a mood yesterday. You can surely take the same idea and use a different flavor cake mix and pudding box. Read the rest of this post »»

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Blueberry Muffins

I’ve been wanting to experiment with a blueberry muffin for FOREVER! I’m not sure this one is complete quite yet. I may tweak it slightly but I’m satisfied with the results and so was the toddler. He ate two! Even the husband took a bite and said they were good. Although he’d never eat a whole muffin. He’s just not a muffin man. :)

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Grilled Honey Mustard Turkey Oat Burgers

I whipped one of these up the other day with a few ounces of leftover turkey meat and I immediately fell in love. The honey mixed in the burger cooked on the outdoor grill created this fantastic burnt sweetness. The mustard adds a bit of tang and the oatmeal keeps it super moist.

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Review: Chiquita Smoothies

I was a bit hesitant when Chiquita asked me to review their new smoothie mixes. I’m not normally a fan of pre-package smoothie mixes or powders as I’d much rather make my own by adding fresh fruit, yogurt and ice to the blender. Just do a search for smoothie and you’ll see how many ideas I’ve posted and to be honest, I make many more that I never tell you about. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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Quick Fried Bulgar

This recipe was sort of a fluke. I made bulgar thinking I was going to use it for something else. Forgot I made it. Saw it in the fridge…Yada yada yada… Quick Fried Bulgar was born. Sorry, not sure where the Seinfeld reference came from. ;~)

Anyway, this is good. I’ve made it twice this week as a quick meal for myself. It’s super tasty and a cinch to prepare. You can’t go wrong. Read the rest of this post »»

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Turkey Stromboli

I could eat this kind of meal every day. The leftovers were immediately wrapped and placed in the freezer to stop me from eating more then one. ;~) The video is long as I make them from start to finish but don’t worry you I’ve posted the recipe below.

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