sweetTangySalmon1

Quick Sweet & Tangy Salmon

The husband was ecstatic that I made a “normal” meal tonight. Normal meaning a protein, a starch/grain and a vegetable, all separate on a plate. He’s SO adventurous, isn’t he?

When I told him I was making salmon his exact quote was, “Awesome, wait… it’s not salmon stew or anything, is it?”

He CRACKS me up.

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tacoStew1

Quick Quinoa & Turkey Taco Stew

I don’t know WHAT came over me tonight. I was planning on tacos for dinner but the weather called for a much more comforting dish. Looking in the cupboard and seeing an old package of taco seasoning and a box of quinoa this idea smacked me across the face.

The husband tried it, said it was ok and then proceeded to make something for himself. He just isn’t a “stew man”. He doesn’t like one pot meals which SUCKS because I LOVE them, especially in the cold winter months. It’s ok by me I now have 5 lunches for work! Read the rest of this post »»

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strawberryOrangeSalad1

Strawberry Orange Salad

I don’t know WHAT came over me this morning but I wanted something tasty, healthy fresh and satisfying to start my Magnificent Monday and this popped into my head. To me nothing is more “fresh” tasting then oranges and strawberries and the cilantro just topped it off nicely. It was a very satisfying fruit salad with a twist!

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salsSteak1

Fast Salisbury Steak with Noodles

Update:Watch me make this meal from beginning to end in 20 minutes on video!

This is a staple in my house and one of the husband’s absolute favorites. Normally I make it with a can of French Onion Soup thickened a bit for the gravy but Friday I was all out. So I do what I do best, and hit the pantry. Staring me in the face was a can of Healthy Request (low fat) Cream of Mushroom Soup and it was a lucky find! I like this better then my original version.

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ZucchiniPizzaBites

Zucchini Pizza Bites – Video Post

The toddler is back! Watch us fumble our way through one of my favorite snacks. It’s a great idea when you need a cure for a pizza craving, as I do, OFTEN!

The video is a bit longer then my others, so I had to dump YouTube. Please let me know if you have any problems viewing it.

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sesameChicken1

Sesame Chicken and Broccoli

Inspired by the husband’s favorite Chinese takeout, this has already become a favorite and I just made it up! The husband asked me to put it into ‘regular rotation’ and the toddler even asked for seconds!

I made this with what I had on hand, defrosted chicken and frozen broccoli. You could definitely replace with fresh broccoli, add more veggies, whatever! The secret is in the sauce (or so they say! ;~p) Read the rest of this post »»

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pintoChicken1

Slow Cooked Pinto Chicken with Corn and Quinoa

It was one of those days I didn’t want to worry about dinner. So before work I pulled out the Crock Pot and a pound of chicken breast from the freezer. Genius! Right? Who ever came up with the crock pot idea should be named inventor of the century. It’s a life savior!

So this idea is simple, a can of creamed corn, a can of diced tomatoes, a can of beans and some chicken. Spice it up anyway you like and add the quinoa at the end to soak up the liquid! Read the rest of this post »»

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quinoa11

Quinoa

Qui-WHAT?

That’s what I said to myself when I started seeing recipes online using this unfamiliar grain. I never heard of it before this year.

Researching a bit on the internet I discovered it’s a super grain that’s apparently not a grain at all. It’s related to spinach! WHFood.com lists quinoa in their top World’s Healthiest food list because of it’s high in protein, magnesium, iron and it’s low in calories. One half cup cooked has about 110 calories, 4 g of fat and 5 g of fiber. Read the rest of this post »»

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fiestaChickSalad1

Fiesta Chicken Salad

I’m “lucky”.

That’s what most people tell me when I confess I don’t like mayonnaise and I never did. Honestly, for as long as I can remember, the stuff has always grossed me out. It’s white, goopy and greasy. Why would you ever want to ruin a sandwich by slopping that all over the bread? (I’m a mustard girl ALL the way!)

Yes, I realize I just insulted all you mayo lovers out there and I’m sorry but seriously YUCK! Read the rest of this post »»

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sweetBeanSalad1

Sweet Bean and Tomato Salad

I came up with this idea this past summer after picking up some fresh green beans and cherry tomatoes at a local farm stand. The beans are a nice additional and you could make this as a meal or a side easily.

You can use fresh or canned green beans, whatever is easier. But nothing beats fresh! Just look at that great green color! Read the rest of this post »»

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