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A Wee St. Patrick’s Day Date Night

It’s Date Night. And even though we don’t have even a teeny tiny bit of Irish between the two of us, it seemed a good idea to set an Irish theme to a Date Night that occurs on St. Patrick Day.   In his usual fashion, my resident bartender grabbed the Irish whiskey. . .  … Read more »

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Cauliflower Stuffing

4 Tbsp butter 1 onion, chopped 2 big carrots, peeled and chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 small head cauliflower, chopped 1.5 C baby bella mushrooms, chopped salt & pepper to taste 1/4 C parsley, chopped 2 Tbsp rosemary, chopped 1 Tbsp sage, chopped 1/2 C chicken stock   In a large skillet over medium… Read more »

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This Week’s Menu

After a week of vacation, we are both badly in need of some food discipline.  I’m a big believer of 80/20 – eat healthy and disciplined at least 80% of the time, and keep your unhealthy food choices to exceptions only, no more than 20% of your intake.  Except for vacations – vacations are always… Read more »

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This Week’s Menu

After over-indulging on sandwiches, pizza and cake yesterday at my oldest granddaughter’s graduation party, we’re ready to get back on track with our healthy eating. I only need a few recipes for this week, since we’re out and about and eating at other places, so in addition to the recipes I’m planning for this week,… Read more »

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Good Stuff from the Kitchen

Some new recipes I’ve tried lately that I really enjoyed: Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze These were really different, but the sweetness of the peach against the smoky saltiness of the bacon was really a nice flavor explosion in your mouth. And with fresh basil from the garden, I liked them even better…. Read more »

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This Week’s Menu

I really do love planning meals and finding healthy options for us.  Since I can’t just sit and watch tv, I usually spend that time planning meals and menus for us for the week.  I’m a big Pinterest user, and I use this as a way of keeping my recipes organized and easily accessible. I’m… Read more »

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This Week’s Menu

Oh my – I just noticed that I never hit publish on this blog.  How will any of you be able to plan your weekly meals?  🙂 I have always planned out my strategy for meals for the week.  Doing so in a published blog gives me a really handy tool for my own use –… Read more »

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Fun in the Kitchen

Here are some of the fun things I did in the kitchen lately: Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice. This was deliciously life-changing.  I will never again eat that unhealthy fried rice that comes from restaurants.  With all the good flavors, you honestly don’t realize you’re eating cauliflower. Or how about some guiltless Buffalo Chicken?  I made… Read more »

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This Week’s Menu

I’m a little late getting this week’s menu out because we really haven’t spent any time indoors doing anything, let alone my blog.  We’re working hard to get the weeding and mulching finished, and have just been so happy to have such beautiful weather to work in.  Of course, getting out of bed this morning… Read more »

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This Week’s Menu

I have to say, I’ve been really happy with some of the new recipes I’ve made in the past few months.  It’s really exciting to find things that are so delicious and filling, yet so healthy too. (pictured below: Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls, Spiralized Beef & Broccoli, Lemon Shrimp of Spaghetti Squash) (pictured below: Chili… Read more »