Menu Plan Your Butt Off {September 20, 2015}

menu plan your butt off 9.20

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 for… 

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Tangy Chicken Salad

tangy chicken salad

Around the time I discovered the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans group, I was just beginning to branch out with my culinary desires.  I hated learning to cook growing up and I had 3 male roommates for several years during the “college” age.  Once I started to realize how much I enjoyed my time in… 

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Melted Oatmeal Cookie Breakfast Bowl

melted oatmeal cookie

Listen, I know plain, unflavored and unsweetened oatmeal is the way to go, and nine times out of 10 that’s what I make. But this morning I discovered a packet of brown sugar-cinnamon instant steel-cut oats in the back of the pantry (Quaker makes it). Knowing that a bowl of sweet oatmeal is basically a… 

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Faux Baked Potato Salad

faux baked potato salad

We hosted the end-of-school swimming party for my daughter’s high school gymnastics team. One of the mom’s sent a baked potato salad that was so rich and delicious that I saved some and had it for breakfast the next day. She told me that it was really delicious but totally not healthy. When I started… 

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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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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {March 8, 2015}

mpybo 3.8.15

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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Kale with Caramelized Meyer Lemons

kale with caramelized meyer lemons

Meyer lemons are not like your garden-variety lemon. Thinner-skinned and super juicy, they’re thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange, so the flesh is a lot sweeter. I picked up a bag from Trader Joe’s and wanted to take full advantage of their awesomeness — skin and all — so… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {February 8, 2015}

menu plan your butt off

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 littlecurry, nice chocolaty cookie bars, pasta and even creamy peanut soup. I’m pretty sure that just about covers all the bases. If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen, welcome!!… 

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