Tuna Melt on a Rice Cake

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Back in the day, when I lived in So Cal, this was my go to lunch.  At the time there was a wonderful market called Mrs. Gooch’s (similar to today’s Whole Foods) that carried really good, line caught canned tuna and had the best avocadoes.  We had avocado trees in our neighborhood, too, and I… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {February 22, 2015}

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Hello lovely readers! How are you this fine Sunday? Are you ready to Menu Plan Your Butt Off? I think this week’s meals look incredible, if I do say so myself. Lots of great, familiar comfort food, but also a few meals that may stretch your taste buds – deliciously. Personally, I like to make… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {February 8, 2015}

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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 littlecurry, nice chocolaty cookie bars, pasta and even creamy peanut soup. I’m pretty sure that just about covers all the bases. If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen, welcome!!… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {February 1, 2014}

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It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! The days are getting longer and all of the sudden, I’m SO super busy. This week I’ve included some great recipes that are quick to cook…avocado turkey burgers, scrumptious shrimp linguini, a fresh and super green hummus…plus… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {January 25, 2015}

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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… 

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Shrimp and Sausage Stew

shrimp & sausage stew

Sometimes recipes come about when you least expect it.  This Shrimp and Sausage Stew came about out of desperation.  I was desperate to cook something different for my family without having to go to the grocery store.  The search was on.  What did I have in my pantry, refrigerator and freezer?  I just happened to… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {January 18, 2015}

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Welcome to Shrinking Kitchen! It’s Sunday. The weekends go FAR too quickly around here and I’m left staring Monday in the face. It’s got an ugly mug. I try to make it a little less painful by keeping myself organized…which includes a meal plan. I already have my handy dandy healthy menu plan ready and… 

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Easy Creamsicle Smoothie

easy creamsicle smoothie

Happy New Year!  As the year dawns, I am as inspired as everyone else to continue on a smart, health-filled journey and make good food choices.  As I ponder what to make for a mid-morning snack, I am staring at my handsome cat lying on his bed next to my desk. I love his orange… 

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