Holiday Harvest Salad

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Sure, you know what to do with leftover turkey but what can you do with cranberry sauce? This Holiday Harvest Salad! I used a dollop of my Orange Ginger Cranberry Relish, added some pecans for crunch, dried cranberries for sweetness and a splash of a lowfat lime dressing that works well with sweet and savory… 

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Orange Ginger Cranberry Relish

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  This recipe is so easy and so good. All you need is a food processor or a Ninja-type blender. There’s no stirring, no cooking and very little sugar in this cranberry relish. (It’s a sauce if you cook it; a relish if you’re just mixing things together.) The flavors are really intense — tart… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {November 23, 2014}

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Hello friends! Welcome to this weeks edition of Menu Plan Your Butt Off! If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen, check it out: we’ve got an entire week’s worth of healthy dinners PLUS a printable grocery list.  All for free. Every single week! This week is all about comfort and ease. And for those of us in… 

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Cranberry Ginger Smoothie

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I have a freezer full of fruit, ready to go for smoothies. It’s the usual — blueberries, strawberries, acai pulp, mango — but there’s another fruit that lives year round in my freezer that I hadn’t yet used in a smoothie. And I was determined to use cranberries in a smoothie because I love them… 

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Chili Cumin Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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So many dishes scream Thanksgiving…stuffing. Mashed potatoes.  Cranberry sauce.  And I love them. I love them all! But I eat them once a year (well, maybe more than that for the mash…).  Sweet potatoes (or yams) though? I eat them in some form at least weekly, year round. They’ve morphed into one of my go-to… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {11/09/14}

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It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for a brand new, healthy AND FREE menu plan. That’s right! We plan, you print out the grocery list, shop and you’re set with a full week of healthy dinners! Disclaimer: You still have to cook. Sorry about that! If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen, first of all, welcome!… 

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Pom Pom Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

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After a really wonderful weekend of celebrating with friends and over indulging in rich foods and adult beverages, I realized that I needed to get back on track quickly.  One of my favorite ways to do that is with a tasty, fresh and revitalizing smoothie for lunch. Here is my version of a pomegranate and… 

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Creamy Tortilla Soup

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I love a good soup when autumn rolls around so I’ve been thinking a lot about soup lately. The weather here in Texas hasn’t cooled much. In fact, my daughter was complaining this morning about the fluctuating temperatures. It was chilly enough last night for a jacket and when we woke up, we needed shorts… 

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Garlicky Kale Salad

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Most obnoxious sentence in the world alert. I can’t get enough of this garlicky kale salad. When I see statuses like this on Facebook, I want to reach through the computer and virtually slap somebody. But I can truthfully say, I have made this recipe at least every other day for the last month and… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {October 12, 2014}

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Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s edition of Menu Plan Your Butt Off! If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen, check it out: we’ve got an entire week’s worth of healthy dinners PLUS a printable grocery list.  All for free. Every gosh darn single week. Is this week’s plan not your cup of tea? No worries…. 

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