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Fajita Omelet

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here.Omelets can be a filling […]

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What in the World Will I Eat This Week? (Meal Planning)

Day 2 lunch

If you’ve been following along lately, either here or on facebook, you know that I’m on an elimination diet to see if one of the foods I’ve been eating is causing me pain. It could be something else, like hormones or a need for a chiropractic adjustment. I’m definitely going to investigate those avenues as […]

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Grocery Geek: Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut

Well, maybe you don’t. But, I do. I realize that I am in many ways a woman without a country. I don’t fit perfectly into any one social, political, religious, financial, or educational package. I am an eclectic mix of lots of thoughts and habits. One friend dubbed me a freak of nature. And you […]

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Artichoke Chile Dip

Asiago cheese, artichokes, and diced green chiles combine in a hot and bubbly dip that is sure to bring comfort. I’ve been a pregnant lady many times over. I’ve got six kids to prove it. And the stretch marks. During pregnancy I was always very careful to eat well. I read that What to Eat […]

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Win Some Gelato from Talenti (CLOSED)

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: katiebamford@, mjmlvspoooh@, bkbonham4@ Remember this? THIS is Talenti. It’s one of my very favorite desserts in the whole wide world. We recently got to sample this Caramel Cookie Crunch. And let me tell you, the FishKids were pretty decided when it came to choosing a flavor of […]

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Why I Love My Bread Machine

A bread machine can be a valuable asset to your kitchen. I can, but don’t want to, live without it. Once upon a time, I was a lost cause in a kitchen store. Santa Barbara was a fairly smallish town when I lived there as a college student, newlywed, and then a young mom. And […]

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Wholesome Energy Bars

Bake up a batch of these energy bars, full of whole grains, seeds, and dried fruit. They are a great way to start your morning. Years ago I worked as a server for a small Santa Barbara restaurant group. Brigitte and Norbert owned Brigitte’s, Brigitte’s Bakery, and Cafe B. I was fresh out of college, […]

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Meal Planning for a Busy Week, Mardi Gras, and Valentine’s Day

Multi Grain Pancakes

Hold onto your hats! It’s going to be a busy week. Let’s figure out a game plan so we can still eat well. Each week I sit down with a meal planning form (typically one found here) and plot out the week. Sometimes, I plan for the month. But, seeing as it’s the 9th already […]

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Grocery Geek: I’m Back

Did you miss me? I had every intention to be popping my head in this space at least a few times this week. But, last weekend’s freezer cooking session followed by some small family emergencies kept me from chatting too much. The best I could do was this awesome sandwich. Have you tried it yet? […]

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Turkey Cheddar Melt with Grilled Onions and Spicy Mayo

Melted cheddar, thick-sliced turkey, grilled onions, and spicy mayo combine into a hot and filling sandwich. So good! I am a sandwich, soup, and salad girl. Inevitably, at restaurants, I will order one or more of those options. At home, those are my go-to meals. With the right ingredients, I never tire of these easy […]

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