Cioppino

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My first and only experience with Cioppino was in the form of a frozen, prepared meal from Trader Joe’s. One Saturday afternoon here recently, Mr. Prevention decided to earn some brownie points and do the unthinkable: feed ME for once! I’ll be honest, Trader Joe’s makes a decent frozen, prepared meal…but there’s only so much… 

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Money Matters: Chicken Tortilla Soup (+ the quickiest, most amazing chicken shredding tip!)

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Classes are back in session starting today. As much as I love teaching, I enjoy having my evenings free. For a woman that loves to cook, lecturing 2 nights a week (I’m gone from 4:15pm to about 9pm) really puts a damper on any dinner plans — making or eating. Needless to say, I’ve been… 

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Cheese-Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto (+ my news)

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Cheese-stuffed dates. I’ve heard of them. I’ve thought, “Hmm, those sound interesting!”. And yet, it took me over 26 years to finally give them a whirl. Being a Giada recipe, I figured they would 1) be delicious…but 2) not be so kind to the waistline. However, the respectable 89 calories I spent on each of… 

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Meatless Monday: Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese {+ Happy Halloween!}

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Happy Halloween! I still have to decide what I’m going to work as today…a banana or a hockey player. There’s faults with both costumes. Entering a dialysis unit in a banana costume is an interesting concept. Seeing as my patients are all on strict potassium restrictions, it’s almost a tease…or sending the wrong message (I… 

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