Soy Grilled Salmon

Salmon and salad

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Beans, Beans, the Frugal Fruit…

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Beans and rice, rice and beans — one of the means that our family used to get out of debt. Talk about your super-frugal foods! We were able to live within our means, save money, eat well, and lose some weight during the year or two when beans and rice were served up two to […]

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Welcome Spring to Your Kitchen

orange salad

While the seasons have not quite changed, most people I know are itching for it to happen. Even in California, where it does sometimes get cold, we are looking forward to an end to the rainy, rainy season, and the return of spring and  summer local produce to be in proliferation. Despite their best efforts […]

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Quinoa Pilaf

quinoa pilaf

I first heard about quinoa about ten years ago. I knew it was healthy. But, it sounded weird, so I didn’t mess with it. About a year ago I bought some because I knew it was healthy. But, it sounded weird, so I didn’t mess with it. Then, we had dinner with a very healthy, […]

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Maple Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

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Grocery University Sale

There is a great sale going on for Grocery University today. I wrote extensively about it over at LifeasMOM. Pop over and check out the details.

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Lemonade like Chick-Fil-A Makes

Homemade Lemonade

Lemonade is a huge favorite at our house. In fact, the other night, hubs requested a date night stop at Chick-fil-A for lemonade instead of the Peet’s coffee that he would normally indulge in. Thankfully, my dad has a Meyer lemon tree growing in his backyard so during lemon season, we get to drink lemonade […]

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Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla Pizza

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Loving Your Family through Meal Planning

See that? That goat cheese pizza would make my heart sing if someone plopped it down in front of me. My kids? Not so much. A few of them love it, others hate it. My husband? Not his favorite. My sister and I also had very different tastes growing up. Sometimes I would put nuts […]

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Chopped Salad with Avocado and Radish

Chopped Salad

I am a salad girl. I’ve always loved green salads. My great aunts would stand amazed at family reunions as I would plunk myself down in front of the salad bowl. I’d rather eat salad than anything else. I never get bored because there are so many fun combinations to put together. I have yet […]

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