leftover easter eggs

Egg-cellent Uses for Leftover Easter Eggs

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Happy Day After Easter to all my happy couples out there! If you took part in the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs, chances are you may have a lot of leftover eggs around (especially if you had a lot of ambitious little helpers with your dyeing). Now that the bunny has come and gone, it’s time to put those leftover hardboiled eggs to use. Continue reading “Egg-cellent Uses for Leftover Easter Eggs”

lunch bowl

Recipe: The PRO Bowl (Protein & Probiotics Lunch Bowl)

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Happy Spring!  This month’s challenge for The Recipe Redux is “Spring Clean Your Fridge” in honor of the first day of spring.  I have a tendency to buy a lot of items in the grocery store with good intentions of using for recipe development.  Therefore I was thrilled with the recent challenge of ONLY using items currently available in my fridge and pantry.  I decided to give my usual lunch a makeover with a lunch bowl.  The lunchtime PRO Bowl is born!

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energy blasts

Recipe: Energy Blasts

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Last week I was attending an intensive yoga teacher training. The days were long and they were working us hard, so at any given opportunity we were refueling.  I always pack an endless supply of snacks whenever attending these long days because breaks are short, but my hunger level is super-high!  Making a batch of these Energy Blasts was a lifesaver in the afternoon when there were still many more hours left in the day and more handstands to be mastered.  Continue reading “Recipe: Energy Blasts”

Freekeh Seafood Risotto

Freekeh Seafood Risotto

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If you haven’t heard, whole grains are going to be a top food trend for 2016.  By this point, you’re probably familiar with quinoa, the super-grain that is found everywhere, from cereals to salads.  But there is a whole supermarket aisle that is bursting with new grains just waiting for you to try.  And one of those grains waiting in the wings is Freekeh. Continue reading “Freekeh Seafood Risotto”

Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Last week I wrote about hanging on to summer with this summer squash dish.  Now that it’s mid-month, I’m slowly starting to embrace October.  I even stocked up at my favorite local farm market on some fall squashes – spaghetti and acorn.  I have spaghetti squash mastered, but acorn I typically just roast and use as a side dish. This time it became the star of the meal. Continue reading “Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash”

Pita Chip Crust

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I don’t buy many snacks to keep around in our house. No temptation, no snacking. My husband, on the other hand, loves to have a little “crunch” with his sandwiches and always wants to have a side of chips. So as a compromise, one of the few exceptions I’ll make is for Stacy’s Pita Chips. Continue reading “Pita Chip Crust”

One Meal, Two Proteins

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How do you and your significant other handle a house divided? For me and the Mr, this comes into play with our football team loyalties. My South Jersey Boy loves

Don’t I look better in Blue???

his E-A-G-L-E-S, while I root for the Big Blue. Two days a year we can’t watch football in our own home, so we go to “Neutral Territory” (aka. the local sports bar) for game watching. That’s the compromise we made Year One. Likewise, when a major shift in eating habits come into play, you and your significant other need to be in communication with how you’ll work that out. Hopefully you’ll find your own Neutral Territory.    Continue reading “One Meal, Two Proteins”

black bean burger

Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger

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Some nights I feel like I’m on a Food Network challenge show: prepare a meal only using ingredients available in your fridge.  Today I had started a slow cooker project a little late in the day, and realized the dish wouldn’t be ready until 11pm.  So… it was on to Plan B.  I opened the fridge, hoping something would magically appear, when there they were, looking up at me.  Earlier in the week I had made dried black beans to have as a side dish, and was reminded that half a package makes a LOT of beans.  I had been wanting to explore a black bean burger recipe, so today was as good a day as ever. Continue reading “Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger”