Recipes

Asian Tuna Salad (No Mayo!)

February 24, 2014

It has been 24 hours since prepping my little heart out, and I am like a kid in a candy store. What salad should I eat first? How about a nibble or two from the sliced veggie box? Maybe a chicken sandwich? It’s like my kitchen has been transformed into a restaurant take-away cooler. It’s so […]

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Beet Salad with Quinoa, Swiss Chard, and Avocado

February 20, 2014

This post brought to you by Love Beets. All opinions are 100% mine. We love beets around here. In fact, Joe asks for them almost every night. And although we grow a ton of beets in our garden, taking the time to cook them before dinner doesn’t always happen. That’s why I am in love […]

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How to do a weekly food prep (5 Tips)

January 28, 2014

I’ve been following Lindsay (aka The Lean Green Bean) for a few years now, and she never fails to inspire.  Lately I’ve been especially smitten with her weekly food prep posts.  I begged Lindsay to teach us how to become food prep masters, and she agreed (yay!).  I can’t wait to get started! *** As […]

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Mexican Chicken Soup

January 15, 2014

On March 6, 2010 my friend Mary emailed me a recipe for Mexican Chicken Soup. She sent it to a bunch of our friends from college who had been asking her for recipe ideas because we were, well, awful in the kitchen.  While most of us were still learning how to make boxed mac and […]

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Olive & Garbanzo Bean Tapenade with Endive

January 12, 2014

It’s almost Superbowl time, and you know what that means: Snacks and Commercials! I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping for more ingenuity and a lot less shock value this year.  (I’m looking at you, GoDaddy). If you’re short on time, but still want to impress your friends with a stunning appetizer, this tapenade […]

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Coconut Chicken Chili

January 5, 2014

What a week! My beloved Sooners won the Sugar Bowl, my sorry KC Chiefs choked in the playoffs (again), and Jeff and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. Oh, and I made my first batch of coconut chicken chili. Friends, this is good. So good.  Serve over rice or quinoa with a sprinkle of cilantro […]

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Gingerbread Molasses Smoothie

December 27, 2013

Christmas may be over, but I’m not ready to give up the flavors of the season just yet.  Here is contributor McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN with a healthy way to enjoy the taste of gingerbread!   Tis’ the season…of gingerbread! I LOVE ginger therefore, it’s natural for me to gravitate towards gingerbread cookies and […]

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Woodland Holiday Snack Mix

December 20, 2013

One of my favorite holiday memories takes place in my childhood kitchen. Mom and I would throw on our aprons and bake all day. Pecan dreams, gingersnaps, cranberry bread and puppy chow. Grandma’s fudge, spiced tea, and our favorite savory snack mix. We would bundle it all up and take plates, jars, and pretty tins […]

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Butternut Squash Gluten-Free Pizza

December 19, 2013

I’ve been going back through some older recipes from my pre-celiac or “PC days” as Gluten Dude would say and making them over to be gluten-free and dairy-free friendly.  One of my favorites that I used to make all the time was a butternut squash pizza.  I would get the fresh pizza dough from Trader […]

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Don’t Just Eat, Journal Those Recipes Too!

December 17, 2013

I’ve always wanted to be a journaler.  I picture myself curled up with a cup of hot tea, writing about important memories, dreaming about the future through my pen.  But I never seem to stick with it.  Either I’m too much of a perfectionist to start (what if I mess up on the first page?), […]

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