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Cran-Apple Oats

Greetings from San Antonio! As I said on my weight loss blog I’m here to host a quick event for HumanaVitality, but while I was packing I made myself a warm, delicious breakfast out of that bag of cranberries I got from the CSA.

Since I also have tons of apples I decided to combine the two again just like in the Cran-Apple smoothie I made last week. There’s just something about the combination I love. Read the rest of this post »»

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Kale Pizza Salad

Kale Salad, Pepperoni Pizza Style

We’ve talked about my pizza addiction, right?

It’s bad. So bad I even have a whole category devoted to pizza-like creations!

I’ll be the first to admit many are really far from traditional pizza, but I love taking the concept and flavors and having fun with them. And that’s exactly what I did with this salad. Read the rest of this post »»

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My Pork Hock Stew Adventure!

My Pork Hock Stew Adventure!

I did it!

I followed a recipe!

This may be a first. I rarely stick to a recipe as posted, if I even read them at all. Normally when I cook  I cook by instinct after doing some visual research on Google Images, but this weekend I was presented with something so unknown to me I had no instinct. Read the rest of this post »»

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Cran-Apple Breakfast Smoothie

Fresh Cran-Apple Smoothie

I’m am loving fall right now! It’s been gorgeous. The leaves are at their peak.

What My Back Yard Looks Like

And I have a host of new fresh produce to play with, such as winter squash and cranberries.

Being raised with canned jellied cranberry sauce as a kid, I never really had fresh cranberries. Read the rest of this post »»

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Fall Slaw with Asian Pears and Almonds

Fall Slaw With Asian Pears and Almonds

Another creation I made from last week’s CSA share. I love getting creative when I have a fridge full of produce, especially with things like cabbage and Asian pears. Read the rest of this post »»

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Leftover Chicken Salad with Pomegranates and Almonds

Leftover Chicken & Pomegranate Salad With Almonds

Lately I’ve been trying to cook smarter so we have more leftovers to use throughout the week for lunches. Especially for The 2-year-old and me. The other two mostly fend for themselves, and for as much as I’d like to control everything the 8-year-old puts in his mouth, there comes a time when he has to be trusted to make his own decisions. Breakfast and lunch are still my domain, lunch time he gets a little freedom. Read the rest of this post »»

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Red Bell Pepper Soup with White Cheddar

Red Bell Pepper Soup With White Cheddar Swirl

Red bell peppers are a favorite in my house. The boys and I love them raw and I love them in my morning eggs.

They are in season all summer but for some reason every fall they get really cheap around here. I picked up a huge bag with some whoppers in it last week. Read the rest of this post »»

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Kabocha and black bean chili

Kabocha and Black Bean Chili

This is only the second time I’ve picked up a kabocha squash.

The first being in 2011 and I can’t believe it. It’s been 2 years almost to the day! This is one of the things I love about blogging: the ability to go back in time. I would have never guessed it’s been 2 years.

Anyway, I picked one up last week without a plan, thinking it would inspire me one day. Read the rest of this post »»

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Roasted Eggplant andRoasted Eggplant and Tomato Soup Tomato Soup

Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Soup

Have you ever just cooked something and then been shocked at the result? In a good way?

I made this soup on a complete whim this weekend and I’m now in love with it. In LOVE! I just finished the last bowl and I can’t lie, I’m sad. There’s no doubt I will be making it again VERY soon. Read the rest of this post »»

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Spinach Egg Cake Breakfast [video]

I’m not sure if you know, but I (inconsistently) keep a food journal on MyFitnessPal. I also use it now for most, if not all, of my nutritional calculations.

Since keeping it, I’ve had a few questions about what I eat, especially with my consistent breakfast of 2 eggs, 1 cup of spinach and 1 tablespoon of bacon bits. Read the rest of this post »»

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Spicy "Noodle" bowl with Peanuts and Cilantro

Spicy ‘Noodle’ Bowl With Peanuts and Cilantro

This may be my new favorite way to eat spaghetti squash and I just came up with it!

I roasted a whole spaghetti squash this weekend so I would have it cooked and ready to go in the fridge. As with most things, a little planning goes a long way. Having cooked squash on hand can be a real life saver, especially when you want to whip up a quick lunch. Read the rest of this post »»

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