Planning for Thanksgiving

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter. Is Thanksgiving really less than two weeks one week away? I’m stunned. The year has gone by so quickly. It gives me pause: am I stopping often enough to […]

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Have a Healthy Holiday!

Ready for a healthy holiday? Check out these recipes from around my bloggy friends. All are designed to help you eat a little healthier this year. Breakfast/Brunch Turkey-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls from LifeasMOM Organic Hot Chocolate from The Thrifty Mama Starters Cranberry Apple Cider from $5 Dinners Healthier Spinach Dip from Good Cheap Eats Cactus Salsa […]

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Butternut Squash Puree

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Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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Cactus Salsa

Cactus Dip

Earlier this week I shared some ideas for creating healthier appetizers at holiday time. Today, I wanted to share with you an app that you may not have ever considered: Cactus Salsa Yes, really. Growing up in Southern California, I was exposed to a wide range of flavors at an early age and cactus happened […]

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Healthier Spinach Dip & Healthy Holiday Appetizers

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Munchies, appetizers, starters, aperitif, whatever you want to call them, those little snacks to whet your appetite before a meal are some of my favorite foods. Often we make a meal of little apps. A cocktail party can be so delicious! As the holiday season rolls around, you’re going to want to have a few […]

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Homebaked Pita Bread

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When I was in high school, my girl friends and I packed pita bread sandwiches all. the. time. We filled the pocket breads with chopped meats and cheeses, lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes and then packed salad dressing to add at the last minute. It wasn’t really “cool” to pack a lunch, but we were all […]

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Healthy Holiday Twitter Party – Can You Come?

Ready for a Healthy Holiday? As I mentioned last week, some bloggy friends and I are joining forces to present a multi-course meal that will knock your socks off. And it just happens to be a little bit on the healthy side, too. Us: 5 Dollar Dinners Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Good Cheap Eats Good […]

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A Grain-Free Dinner (& What’s On Your Plate?)

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Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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What’s Your Comfort Food?

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For some people, macaroni and cheese is the thing to eat when you’re feeling a little blue. For others, it’s Ratatouille. For me? Hmmm…. tough question. It depends on the ailment. Fatigue? Vanilla Coke Sore throat? Hot lemonade (fresh lemon juice + honey + hot water) Icky tummy? Yogurt Not really sure what ails me? […]

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Pancakes with Apples and Whipped Maple Butter

Pancakes with Apples

Breakfasts have taken a hit around these here parts since my youngest was diagnosed with an egg white allergy. I’m not cooking the morning meal in the same way and, truth be told, I’ve let it go to “fend for yourself” mode on a number of occasions. While flax seed meal works incredibly well in […]

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