Last Night’s Dinner

January 29, 2015

Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed about all of the things I must do everyday to get healthy food on the table, I turn to Cook Smarts. Cook Smarts doesn’t pay me to say that – I truly love the service! When I’m running late for the grocery store on Sunday morning I have someone else do the thinking for me. Done and done. “What’s for dinner?” is a surprise each night.

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We have had several great dinners lately – including this one made with cauliflower rice!

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It was my first time trying it (this falls into the “I would have never tried this on my own” category. It was very much like real rice in size and shape, but I think I prefer the real deal for its texture. However, if you can’t eat rice for whatever reason, this was a great substitute!

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Served with shrimp and peppers in a red curry broth. Yum!

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The next night we made pork-stuffed cabbage rolls. I used beef instead of pork (because I already had some in the freezer) and they turned out delicious. Another lightened up meal for the win! (Unlightened by red wine two nights in a row <3 )

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On the dessert front, Carpe Donut is trying out a new smaller version of their Frodo, a donut ice cream sandwich (yes!!) I love anything that comes petite sized, so this was perfect split and shared in two. They are hoping to sell these in grocery stores!

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Karen says HI via Google Hangouts!!

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Snips + Jumps

January 28, 2015
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Mazen and I had SUCH a fun morning together!! I started the day with a special breakfast – baked banana oatmeal plus walnuts and chocolate chips. I prepped all the ingredients the night before so it was quick to pull it together first thing. My bananas turned a little brown, and I took it out […]

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Good Snowy Afternoon!

January 27, 2015
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We are getting a few flurries here, but nothing to write home the internet about. I hope those of you getting hit hard are safe and warm! Breakfast today was a quarter of a crumbled Whole Wheat Blueberry Buttermilk muffin from the bakery. Matt brought it home after a test bake and we gave it […]

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Weekend Highlights

January 26, 2015
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We had a great time with our visitors this weekend!! I didn’t touch my DSLR all weekend, but here are the highlights from my phone! Friday night pizza party!! We ordered from Belmont and made salads on the side. Saturday we packed in a full day for Mazen – visits to the Discovery Museum, toy […]

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I Love Things In Bowls

January 23, 2015
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I have a double meal post for you this afternoon! Breakfast and lunch in bowls. Did you know I actually gave away a lot of my bowl collection? At one point I probably had 100 different bowls in every color and size, and now I am down to just my very favorites – including all […]

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Easy Freezer Vegetable Soup

January 22, 2015
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Oooo I’m up late!! Rather, I’m writing late : ) And probably heading right to bed after this. Did you guys watch Downton Abbey and The Bachelor this week? The first half of the week gets all the good TV. But don’t worry – Survivor fills up the rest I LOVED the story line about […]

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Becoming A Better Cook

January 21, 2015
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This post is sponsored by Blue Apron For years I made dinners flying by the seat of my pants. I rarely ever used a recipe, and didn’t actually know what we were having until I started to get hungry. While this method worked, it definitely kept me on my toes. We stuck to many of […]

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