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Spinach Ricotta Roll

Wanting something “bad” but needing to be “good” I made this Spinach Ricotta Roll yesterday for lunch. Some of you may know my obsession with pizza and pizza like foods (for example stromboli). I basically love anything slapped on some pizza dough, smothered in cheese and dipped in a red tomato sauce. I mean seriously, who doesn’t?? :~)

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Healthy Breakfast Hash

In the mood for a big Sunday breakfast and only having one egg can make you do funny funny things. ;~P

I fished out an old frozen bag of hash brown cut potatoes. Did you know they were just potatoes? I didn’t. I always thought frozen “hash browns” would be chock full of stuff I didn’t want to eat but on inspection of a few brands, some of them are just shredded potatoes with a preservative. But I digress. Read the rest of this post »»

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Big Simple Chocolate Cupcakes

This is a repost. With all my technical issues and site moving over the last couple of years I lost a few ideas. This one has prompted more emails then any other! Originally I made them for the toddler’s 2nd birthday.  They came out better then I expected, moist, yummy and HUGE!

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Idea: Mushroom, Pea & Chicken Casserole

I almost didn’t post this because it was one of those quick things I just threw together in shear desperation and even though I jotted down the directions I just thought it wasn’t polished enough to share. Then I mentioned it to my Mother-in-law this weekend. She said it sounded good. So I reconsidered.

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Ask Roni: Mincing Garlic

Hello!
I have been following your website and trying out some cooking recently and I have been having a blast. I never cook but I have found it to be fun! I apologize if this is a question you have already answered, but do you have a suggestion for a good tool to mince garlic? I have bought two and I haven’t been happy with either.
Thanks,
Julie

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Sandwich Sushi

This idea was in direct response to the toddler saying he “did not like sandwiches” in his lunch anymore. Who can blame him? Five days of a ham and cheese on whole wheat can get old. *sigh* What’s a mom to do? Never did I think I’d have a hard time coming up with ideas for his lunch box! It’s hard enough not being able to send him with a PB&J or even a handful of peanuts as an easy protein source (his school is a peanut free zone), but now he’s taking sandwiches off the table too! Read the rest of this post »»

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The Prickly Pear – Video Post

Yesterday I discovered prickly pears (aka Tuna Fruit) at the grocery store! I’m so glad we picked a couple up. The toddler and I had fun exploring this new healthy food together this morning. According to NutrionData.com prickly pears are a good source of Calcium and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Magnesium.

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Slow Cooked Mild Turkey Chili

I LOVE chili! It’s like pizza for me, even bad chili is good chili. ;~) (well… unless it’s from a can)

This chili I purposely made mild to TRY and get the husband and the toddler on board with my chili obsession but alas, I failed. The husband didn’t try it, he’s just not interested in chili! Unbelievable! And the toddler, well, he said he didn’t like before he even tried it. His mind was already made up and I couldn’t change it. Read the rest of this post »»

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Berry Oatmeal Cups

I fear calling this idea a “muffin” as it really is more of an oatmeal cup (whatever that is!). The idea comes from Robyn’s Core Muffins recipe posted on BlogToLose. I’m glad I tried them they are a great breakfast idea, especially when you are on the run. Make a batch on the weekend and have grab-able oatmeal all week long!

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Homemade Chocolate-Banana “Frosty”

I just finished this and I’m in HEAVEN! It cold, creamy and chocolaty, my favorite combination.

I have to thank my friend Laura who suggest I freeze my brown bananas. Normally I use them for pancakes or muffins but freezing them never occurred to me. So I peeled one, wrapped it in plastic wrap and froze it. (Note to Laura: it didn’t brown!) :~) Read the rest of this post »»

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Ask Roni – Freezing Brown Rice

Hi Roni,

Love your blog and GreenLiteBites. This is my 1st question to you ever but there are likely to be more!

I’d like to cook brown rice more often but it just takes too long when I only want to do a quick dinner. Do you ever cook up a big batch and freeze it? If you do what are your tips? If you don’t do you think it would work out ok?

Thanks so much for your time.
Crazylady :)

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