5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #3 – Vegetarian Quinoa Chili + Weekly Menu

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili 3

  Friday was my last day of work for THIRTEEN weeks. I know this will fly by once Shea arrives, but for now, that just seems like…forever. I love my job and all of my staff and coworkers and walking to my car at the end of the day was this weird sense of not… 

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Pumpkin Pie Bread

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As you may know, our bulldog Lily is a complete and total beach bum. Problem is (other than living in Michigan and only having a few weeks of good beach weather), there’s about 85 stairs to get to the beach (this photo gives you the idea…). She seems to have no issue getting down the… 

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Pretzel-Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers

Pretzel-Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers 4

I’m pretty terrible at all things surprises. This waiting game to go into labor is HARD. I know that every woman thinks they’ll go into labor before their due date. I mean, when you’re beyond uncomfortable, have no clothes that fit, and every movement feels like a stride in the last miles of a marathon…life… 

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Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes

Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes 3

My favorite breakfasts are carb-oooo-liiiiiicious. DONUTS!! My #1 most favorite. Waffles! Cereal! Fruit! Muffins! Cinnamon rolls! French toast! Biscuits! Granola! Smoothies! Protein is the forgotten element of so many breakfast meals and it’s a shame as protein provides both balance and satiety. Yet, proteins tend to be less convenient to eat on-the-go, cost more, and… 

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