Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Salad

Black Bean Corn and Tomato Salad (1)

Looking for an easy, colorful, low fat, protein rich, high fiber, high antioxidant salad that makes a great main dish or side? You can’t go wrong with a black bean and corn salad. The main ingredients are usually black beans, corn and chopped tomatoes. It can be as simple as my no-brainer recipe of 1… 

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Cornmeal Crusted Avocado with Eggs, Tomato & Crispy Bacon

cornmeal crusted avocado

Over the last few months I’ve been making a huge effort to eat a healthy, well balanced breakfast. One that includes lots of protein, healthy fat and carbohydrates in the form of vegetables. My go to has been eggs, bacon and sliced tomatoes. Delicious, but after a while? Boring. Plus, I needed some healthy fat… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {May 17, 2015}

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It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious free menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! This week is salad heavy…both as a main dish OR as a side dish. So you’ll want to stock up on leafy greens. Try to stay away from iceberg lettuce. You’ll get much more bang (not… 

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Slow Cooked Cranberry Beans with Prosciutto

cranberry beans

Cooking with dried cranberry beans is much different than cooking with fresh beans.  They take a while to cook, but they are really delicious and a great source of fiber and protein. The cranberry beans have a nutty flavor and I love the beautiful color of the beans.  This is the kind of dish that you… 

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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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Sauteed Kale with Currants and Walnuts

Sauteed Kale With Currants and Walnuts

I got this idea from a Sicilian recipe that called for pine nuts and raisins. I didn’t have either one but I did have currants and walnuts. This sauteed kale dish is infinitely (well, nearly infinitely) substitutable. If you don’t have currants, try raisins, dried cranberries or some other diced dried fruit. Don’t like walnuts?… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {May 3, 2015}

menu plan your butt off may 3

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 chocolatey cookie bars, tacos and even breakfast for dinner. I’m pretty sure that just about covers all the bases. If you’re new… 

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Harissa Salmon Cakes with Lemon Dill Aioli

harissa salmon cakes 1

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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