Menu Plan Your Butt Off {September 21, 2014}

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  School is in full swing. We’re finally getting into a routine and I’m all HALLELUJAH! Boring? Maybe for some. But I had a super exhausting, busy summer … it was so manic,  I’m actually welcoming the monotonous, day to day craziness. Menu planning is also in full swing, because honestly, it’s the only way… 

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Loaded Burger Lettuce Wraps

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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… 

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

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  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… 

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Sesame Beets and Sweets

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A recent trip to the farmer’s market yielded a bunch of beautiful little beets, already trimmed. OK, that’s half the battle. The messier half is peeling those little suckers. My kitchen looks like a slaughterhouse after I get done peeling a batch of beets but it’s totally worth it. I love the combination of beets… 

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Hatch Green Chili Mini Quiche

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It’s hard to believe we are wrapping up another Hatch green chili season.  It seems like just yesterday I was coming up with green chili recipes for Shrinking Kitchen last year.  Anyway, I knew life wouldn’t be complete without at least one new green chili recipe.  Enter…Crustless Hatch Green Chili Mini Quiches with Avocado Green… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off: 7 Nights of Slow Cooker

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School starts this week round these parts. Not just my son in elementary, but the my youngest is starting preschool. I anticipate many hours in the car and not a lot of time at home. Slow cooker to the rescue! It’s the time of year that we dust off our slow cookers and thank God… 

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Wild Salmon Spread

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This great salmon spread came about when I asked the teenager what he wanted for breakfast, which, given his noon wake-up time, was actually closer to lunch (teenagers do that). Mr. Sleepy didn’t have a preference so I decided to test out an idea on him. Fresh wild salmon is in season right now, and… 

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Heavenly Cold Tomato Soup

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Some years ago I was working as a Horticulturist for a beautiful, private golf club named Sahalee, which means High Heavenly Ground. At Sahalee, there was a wonderful fine dining restaurant where, as employees we were lucky enough to sample some of the chef’s best dishes. One of them that I always loved in summer… 

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Harcha with Avocado Egg Salad

GF Bread with Avocado Egg Salad

One of the hardest things for many people who have to or choose to eat gluten free is giving up bread. The good news is there are lots of options to still enjoy bread products! Harcha is a Moroccan skillet bread. It’s most often made for breakfast and drizzled with honey and butter. But this… 

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