Simple Spaghetti Sauce

spaghetti sauce

Disclosure: I am being compensated by Cans Get You Cooking for my participation in this campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Please note, this post contains affiliate links.  As always, all opinions are my own!  At my house, we eat spaghetti at least once a week. It’s a simple pantry meal that I know I can… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {June 21, 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 simple no-cook tuna salad, delicious penne with chicken, an easy shrimp and sausage boil are on deck for this week, to mention a few. Yum! If you’re… 

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Cheesy Pot Pie Casserole

cheesy pot pie casserole

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m racing through Fry’s Grocery in Scottsdale, AZ.  I waited until the very last minute to buy everything for the camping trip I had planned.  As I ogle the massive veggie section of this Fry’s, I start to run down the list of items I need to feed everyone for the… 

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Lemon Thyme Roasted Asparagus

lemon thyme roasted asparagus

When asparagus season arrives here in the Northwest, I try to cook with it as much as possible. It is incredibly fresh and delicious right out of the ground or from the local farmer’s market. This is one of my weeknight “go to” recipes, a super simple and easy way to cook asparagus – roasted… 

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Harissa Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Aioli

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Disclosure: I am being compensated by Cans Get You Cooking for my participation in this campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Please note, this post contains affiliate links.  As always, all opinions are my own!  I hail from a long line of salmon fisherman, and canned salmon has long been a staple in my diet. It’s… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {March 22, 2015}

A free weekly menu plan with a printable grocery list !

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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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {March 8, 2015}

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I’ve got an amazing healthy menu plan for this week…are you ready? For this week’s Menu Plan Your Butt Off, I focused on vibrant flavors…a few recipes for the grill (it’s unseasonably warm here…you can cook inside if you need to), some quick fix meals, and a nice slow cooker dish for the middle of… 

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Tuna Melt on a Rice Cake

tuna melt

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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