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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Miso Sesame Cod

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If you’re looking for a versatile fish that can take on a world of flavors, you can’t beat cod. It works great in Italian-accented cioppino, cornmeal-dusted Southern dishes and can tuck into a Mexican fish taco or dunk into batter for British fish and chips. I recently bought a tub of red miso and was… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {September 28, 2014}

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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… 

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Pappardelle with Heirloom Tomatoes

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Is there anything better than a silky pasta dish, a glass of wine and some fresh heirloom tomatoes?  I think not!  This dish is so easy to make and comes together quickly for the perfect weeknight meal. It is loaded with beautiful tomato wedges, scallions and capers.  The sliced garlic gets sauteed in the oil… 

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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

sesame sweets and beets

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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