November 26, 2014

How’s the Turkey Day prep going? We are hosting T-giving again this year, and the table is set. We are doing a few new dishes this year, and we have a little member of the family who is excited to sit at the table with the grownups and dig in!


Pumpkin oat fun! I cracked an egg into my pot for some extra protein and stirred in a half cup of pumpkin (this was for a few portions) for filling fiber. Orange sprinkles and peanut butter rounded out the toppings.


The next day I reheated the leftovers with a little milk and had breakfast in 60 seconds. I always make a triple batch of oats these days.


Two little pancakes with a Siggi’s pumpkin were on the menu the next day.


This bowl was cottage cheese oatmeal with baked apples on top. I put the apples in the rice cooker with cinnamon and water and they come out perfectly cooked.


And finally – pancakes at Sarah’s house! I went over for an early breakfast date and made them pancakes after Mazen and Sylvia had a sleepover. We topped the cakes with butter, syrup and banana.



Leftover chili mug and salad with cheese and jicama slaw on top!


A plate of leftovers – roasted brussels and sweet potatoes I made on the weekend, pork and grapes. A hidden puddle of ketchup in the middle : )


Continental Divide leftovers!! I ate this at 2pm absolutely starving and boy did it taste wonderful!!


The efficient salad bowl – add your dressing (or in my case, deconstructed dressing components) and shake! Plus leftover salmon, fresh veggies and goat cheese. A tiny piece of swirl bread on the side.


And finally, a leftover slice of spinach and mushroom pizza with grapes on the side.



This was an interesting dinner – I bought mushroom ravioli at the city market and we had that with broccoli. For a sauce I put leftover chili on top. It was actually really good!


Karen came over one night and we made fish tacos with grilled mahi mahi, a jicama apple slaw, avocado and crème fraîche. The tortillas are hand-made from the market.


Sarah took me out for my birthday, and we went to Continental Divide. DELICIOUS! A virgin marg for her, and a real one for me!


We shared the red, hot and blues – nachos with tons of melted cheese, including goat cheese. (It was insanely dark, so my phone was trying its best to capture the dinner!)


I had the bean and cheese burritos, which were just as delicious as I remember them. I only ate about 25% of this and had 2 meals more out of it!


And finally, we had a simple salmon dinner with leftover grits, sautéed chard and the Cook Smarts raisin marinade. Plus half a roll.


Toddler art class: just as fun for the adult as it is for the child. I loved getting my hands in that play dough – so soothing!


Happy Holiday Week!


New Finds + Multiple Giveaways!

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Butternut, Mushroom and Kale Dressing

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Stuffing?….Dressing?  …I think the official word is dressing because there was no turkey involved. In fact, this recipe is very much vegetarian! I’m partnering with the Grain Foods Foundation today to bring you a recipe that’s pumped with whole grains. When most of the dishes on your Thanksgiving table are loaded with butter and bacon […]

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November 20, 2014

Long time no lately! Which means….I have lots to share!! First up is my Coffee + Almond baked oatmeal. Ate it the next day reheated with some chocolate peanut butter and fresh fruit on the side. I shared the rest of the bake with some hungry friends : ) Next up: eggs, toast, apples with […]

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5 Ways To Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

November 18, 2014
Holiday season

Which club do you belong to: those who live it up over the holidays and recommit on January 1 or those who maintain (or lose!) weight throughout the season? I flip flop back and forth, but in general the squiggly line effect keeps me in the maintenance group (so I hope!) I’m partnering with Celestial […]

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