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10/4 2012

Preparation for Meatless Monday – A Few Easy Recipes

Just this week in Boise, the temperatures took a major nosedive. Fall is definitely in the air! Have you experienced the same in your neck of the woods? If so, what better time to step into healthier habits! Fall is a great time to take small steps towards a healthier lifestyle. If your big goal Read More

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09/13 2012

Panzanella Salad with Salmon

Panzanella salad is such a refreshing dish on a hot summer day. I have been ordering it from local favorite Bardenay for years, but I finally decided to recreate this dish at home. I’m not sure why I didn’t try sooner, as this one was easy to replicate. This dish also takes advantage of home-grown Read More

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09/11 2012

“Back from Vacation” Healthy Veggie Pasta

I love vacation. So much, in fact, that I wrote two blog posts about it last week. It was wonderful to travel across the beautiful state of Oregon and experience great sights and tastes, from the the mountains to the coast. The downside of eating out all the time, however, is vegetable deprivation. It’s often Read More

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08/29 2012

The quest for the best chicken lettuce cups!

For a while now, our  family has been on a mission to find the best lettuce cups. I’m not sure why – maybe because lettuce cups are a refreshing treat in the hot summer, they are healthy or Luke likes anything that resembles a taco. Regardless of our motive, we have found a number of Read More

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08/16 2012

Curry Salmon Stir-Fry

I prepared this dish the other night, anticipating a not-so-welcome-reception from Luke. What I got from him instead was, “Oh yeah! I LOVE this dish. What’s it called?…..It needs a name. I’m going to call it cool salmon.” Who would have thought an eight year old son of a Southerner would love a curry dish? Read More

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08/9 2012

The Perplexing Dilemma of What to Make for Lunch

As much as I advocate eating in, and as much as I love to cook, I struggle with what to prepare for lunch. I’m lucky in that I work from home and have the luxury of preparing my mid-day meal in my own kitchen, but I still seek new ideas to mix up the routine. I want Read More

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08/2 2012

Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

This is a very typical meal for our family – chicken with veggies. Though this isn’t the most exciting dinner on the planet, I add a little zip by marinating the chicken all day, while at the same time minimizing the manual labor required at 6 p.m. The yogurt-based marinade is from an older issue Read More

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07/24 2012

Steak and Potato Dinner Salad

Like a lot of the country, Boise is experiencing many triple digit days this summer. There’s something about delicious dinner salads that bode well in the heat! This steak and potato salad is a versatile salad that’s simple to make. You can choose whatever beef you like, or if you aren’t a meat eater, omit Read More

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07/19 2012

Kitchen Sink Meal: Tofu Enchiladas

There is a chapter in Eat In, Not Out titled: “Work Backwards.” These nights are ideal when you have ingredients in your fridge that you need to use now! Such was the case when I recently made tofu enchiladas. I was able to create a healthy meal that made everyone happy – without a special Read More

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07/12 2012

Chicken and Prosciutto with Fake Fried Okra

In Jamie Oliver’s Cook with Jamie, there are four roasted chicken recipes ideal for time-strapped individuals: with cherry tomatoes and asparagus, wrapped in pancetta with leeks and thyme, with creamy butternut squash and chili, and with lemony Bombay potatoes.  Each is designed to feed one person, so you can expand to fit your family’s appetite Read More

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