texas bbq sauce

AJ’s Tangy Texas BBQ Sauce

April is a month of celebrations in my family with birthdays and anniversaries, but perhaps the most anticipated celebration is the annual Texas State Championship Fiddler’s Frolics and Barbecue Cook-off always the fourth weekend in April.  My uncles and dad started the barbecue cook-off portion of the event more than 30 years ago after years… 

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menu plan your butt off 3.29

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {March 29, 2015}

It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious free menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! This week I’ve included some great recipes that are super yummy and perfect for a busy week…margarita shrimp, a cool basil avocado pasta, and a crockpot full of bbq pulled chicken…plus lots more. It’s all healthful… 

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butternut bacon home fries

Butternut Bacon Home Fries

Behold, the awesomeness that is frozen butternut squash cubes! There’s no peeling, no sawing, no seed scraping and really no prep other than opening the bag. Just 1 pound of golden chunks, ready to add to any recipe. I’ve used butternut squash in so many potato-ey ways — mashed, fries, oven roasted — but I… 

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green vegetable frittata

Green Vegetable Frittata

Spring arrives very soon, and I am thrilled that my local farmer’s market is beginning to fill up with delicious green vegetables.  My recent shopping trip scored some amazingly fresh asparagus, pak choy, leeks, scallions and dinosaur kale.  I needed a recipe that I could incorporate all these beauties, so I started thinking about making… 

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A free weekly menu plan with a printable grocery list !

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {March 22, 2015}

Spring has sprung! I’ve been trying to really enjoy the fresh air and sunshine I so desperately missed during the winter. And I’m hitting the gym like it’s my job. The change in weather always lights a fire under my tush and really busts me out of hibernation mode…you know, being too sedentary and comfort… 

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Broccoli With Lemon-Tahini-Miso Sauce

Broccoli With Lemon-Tahini-Miso Sauce

In my ongoing efforts to heal my gut, I’m eschewing a few food categories, so I decided to get creative with some items that were hanging out in my fridge. Steamed broccoli is hella boring, and since butter is off limits right now, I wondered what I could use to jazz it up. That’s when… 

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true cod

True Cod with Green Chile Salsa

Being from the Northwest, I have the luxury of access to some of the best and freshest fish in the country.  Finding some beautiful wild caught True Cod at the market inspired me to get the grill out and cook up some fish with a colorful Green Chile Salsa. We have had such a mild… 

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