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Grocery Geek: March’s End

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.How did March disappear so […]

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Poorman’s Chicken Caesar Salad

Make a Chicken Caesar Salad from scratch without spending a ton on pricey ingredients. OK, Caesar Salad may be very 1994. It might also be very 1924, for that matter. But, I don’t care. It still tastes great. Caesar Salad is actually my kids’ favorite salad. It’s my favorite, too. For months, nay, years, I’ve […]

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Why I Love My Electric Griddle

This post is part of a series in which I divulge my secret love of small kitchen appliances. This week is the electric griddle! The electric griddle is one of the handiest tools for cooking for a crowd. It cooks up many pancakes, tortillas, or sandwiches easily at one time.   Once upon a time, […]

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What I Learned from the Whole 30

Here are my findings from my Whole 30, what I learned and what I’m going to do about it. Chicken Salad Wraps The day after Valentine’s Day I embarked on what I considered a pretty wild prospect: to abstain from eating anything containing soy, sugar, dairy, gluten, grain, or alcohol — for THIRTY DAYS. Since […]

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Meal Planning for Spring Break

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This week’s meal plan is very make-ahead and low maintenance to allow the kids to play and Mom to stay out of the kitchen. This week is a break from school at our house. The kids will continue with a few subjects (math and reading), but overall, we’ll kick it a little this week. Or […]

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Grocery Geek: Basics

Now that my strict eating regiment is over, I’m not having to go to the store quite as often. I’ve haven’t been able to use up the contents of the produce box in some weeks, so it’s a good thing I’m staying out of the stores, too. I haven’t reintroduced all the foods that I […]

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Cinnamon Applesauce Waffles

What do you get when you combine greek yogurt, beaten eggs whites, cinnamon, and applesauce into a waffle? A flavorful, light and fluffy, sugar-free breakfast treat. (This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees.) During my Whole30, […]

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Why I Love My Keurig

Wondering if a Keurig brewer is a good fit for you? Here’s why I love mine. In the last month I’ve made it pretty clear that I am a big fan of small kitchen appliances. I’ve waxed eloquent about the bread machine, the food processor, the immersion blender, and the waffle maker. This week let’s […]

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Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

The traditional “white” sweet potato makes lovely, almost crisp hash browns. This recipe for Sweet Potato Hashbrowns is quick and delicious. Over the last month or so, I’ve explored some foods I’d never previously had. Some I’d never even heard of. Some I bought but haven’t yet tried like the kombucha sitting in my fridge. During […]

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Meal Planning for Reentry

This is reentry week from my Whole 30. Here’s how the meal planning is going down. For those just tuning into to our program, for the previous 30 days, I’ve been on a whole foods nutritional reset. For the “Whole 30” I abstained from soy, gluten, dairy, grain, alcohol, and sugar. Yes, really. You can […]

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