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Loafing Around With Quinoa

Qunioa has quickly become one of my favorite whole grains.  I first had it last summer when I came across a recipe for a 3-bean quinoa salad.  That salad quickly became one of my favorite summer dishes so I started keeping quinoa on hand at all times.  I buy it from the bulk bins at… Continue reading Loafing Around With Quinoa

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Banana Nut Pancakes

Good morning!  Well almost afternoon now.  Did everyone sleep in this morning because of the time change last night?  I definitely slept a little later than I usually do, even without considering the time change.  It's nice to get caught up on sleep on the weekends and have a lazy morning. I woke up this morning wanting pancakes.  My… Continue reading Banana Nut Pancakes

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End of the Week Roasted Veggies

 It's Saturday - the end of the week!  Since I do my grocery shopping on Sundays, by Saturday I'm at the bottom of the barrel food-wise.  I probably have a few vegetables lying around that somehow did not get consumed during the week and need to be used up.  This is a great time to make "End of… Continue reading End of the Week Roasted Veggies

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Curried Chickpea Salad

 According to my meal plan this week, I was supposed to make curried chickpea salad for lunch.  Well life happens and I ended up making it Wednesday morning to eat for dinner later that night when we needed something to eat on the go.  That's a perfect example of meal plans being flexible! I found this… Continue reading Curried Chickpea Salad

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Baked Pumpkin Ziti

 Every once in a while I like to flex my cooking muscles by attempting a complex recipe.  Something completely from scratch that is a little more difficult that what I normally whip up on a Tuesday night.  This usually occurs on special occasions, as was the case last weekend for Valentine's Day. I recently checked… Continue reading Baked Pumpkin Ziti

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Easy Baked Polenta

I'm sort of a polenta virgin.  I've heard about it here and there but I don't really know much about it to be honest.  I've had it maybe once in my life.  But I've always been interested in making it at home.  So when I came across a recipe for easy baked polenta on All Recipes not too… Continue reading Easy Baked Polenta

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Mardi Gras & Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Happy Mardi Gras!  In case you didn't know, today is Mardi Gras and that means Fat Tuesday in French.  I wish I had planned ahead and made something Mardi Gras-ish to post today, but alas I did not.  I do have a yummy recipe as the title of this post suggests, but first....  Have you ever… Continue reading Mardi Gras & Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Big Bowl of Cozy

 There are tons of homemade vegetable soup recipes out there.  I've made vegetable soup with pasta and veggies, beans and veggies, whole grains and veggies, and just veggies.  There are so many different varieties, it almost never gets boring.  Plus I love soup, especially right now when it's so cold outside.  But I never really thought of… Continue reading Big Bowl of Cozy