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Lemon Scented Sage & Pumpkin Soup
[ 0 ] September 12, 2014

Lemon Scented Sage & Pumpkin Soup

With the changing of the leaves and the cooler weather the menu around here slowly switches from outdoor grilling to soup making.  Pumpkins begin to appear in gardens and farmer’s markets and are a perfect ingredient for this Lemon Scented Pumpkin Soup.  You can easily use butternut squash if you can’t find baking pumpkins, they […]

Loaded Burger Lettuce Wraps
[ 0 ] September 10, 2014

Loaded Burger Lettuce Wraps

Though I adore bread, I try to avoid it in general. The last few months, I’ve been almost exclusively gluten free – not for allergy reasons, but because I just tend to feel better overall. Usually, I don’t miss it too much, except when I smell fresh french loaves at the grocery store – or […]

Zaycon Chicken: A Fresh and Delicious Value! (sponsored)
[ 0 ] September 8, 2014

Zaycon Chicken: A Fresh and Delicious Value! (sponsored)

  All the time I’m asked about food budgeting. ALL THE TIME. How do you eat healthfully on a budget? Where do you find good deals? How do you walk the line between well-sourced food versus not breaking the bank? I’ll let you in on a little secret: Zaycon Foods. I heard about Zaycon from […]

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 24, 2014}
[ 0 ] August 24, 2014

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 24, 2014}

Welcome to the Shrinking Kitchen! This week’s free healthy Menu Plan Your Butt Off is full of healthy, hearty meals that will satisfy everyone in your family. A little Asian, some curry, nice chocolaty cookie bars, tacos and even breakfast for dinner. I’m pretty sure that just about covers all the bases. If you’re new […]

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 3, 2014}
[ 0 ] August 3, 2014

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 3, 2014}

It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious free menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! In this week’s Menu Plan Your Butt Off,  I’ve included some great recipes that are super yummy and maybe a bit exotic…blackened tilapia tacos, a delicious chicken pulao, some quick garlicky breadcrumb pasta and a comforting […]

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 27, 2014}
[ 1 ] July 27, 2014

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 27, 2014}

  I’ve got an amazing healthy menu plan for this week…are you ready to menu plan your butt off? For this week’s healthy menu plan, I focused on great warm weather food…a few recipes for the grill, some quick fix meals (say hello to the easiest Lo Mein EVER!), and a nice slow cooker dish […]

Filipino Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce
[ 0 ] June 24, 2014

Filipino Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

My sister in law makes the best chicken skewers in the world! My version of her dish is a marrying of a Filipino style marinade on the chicken and a classic Greek style tzatziki sauce for dipping. Allowing the marinade to blend overnight, the chicken becomes so tender and flavorful when you grill it the […]

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {June 8, 2014}
[ 0 ] June 8, 2014

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {June 8, 2014}

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for a brand new, healthy AND FREE Menu Plan Your Butt Off. That’s right! We plan, you print out the grocery list, shop and you’re set with a full week of healthy dinners! Trust me, you’ll be glad you took the time to read, check out the recipes and […]

Artichoke Quinoa Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing
[ 2 ] May 27, 2014

Artichoke Quinoa Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

Good golly, I love this artichoke quinoa salad. It’s just a perfect meal in a bowl. Vegetables, healthy fat, protein and fiber, all mixed up together with a delicious lemon basil dressing. Hand to God, this is probably going to be my go-to summer lunch obsession. Now, about the lemon olive oil…if you can get […]

Tomato Basil Soup with Turkey Meatballs
[ 1 ] April 15, 2014

Tomato Basil Soup with Turkey Meatballs

I love this time of year in Texas. The weather is perfect My herb garden is planted and I’m already reaping its rewards with basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage and parsley. One of my favorite herbs is basil. I plant my basil when I know all the freezing weather is behind us and then I […]