Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes 3

Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes

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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Texas-Style Chili 3

5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #1 – Texas-Style Chili

It’s only appropriate to post the first of this year’s annual chili contest on the day Mr. Prevention and I (I look puffy and pregnant!) had the pleasuring of attending a football game at our beloved alma mater, the University of Illinois. Not only did we attend, but we won (!!) — something the Illini…

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Spicy Pickled Cucumbers and Peppers 4

Spicy Pickled Cucumbers and Peppers

They always say you want what you can’t have, right? Well, I’d kill for a cold IPA in this muggy August weather. And sushi? Oh lord, does some sushi sound phenomenal right about now. And don’t get me started on luncheon meat. I never had any desire to touch the stuff before pregnancy and now,…

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Braised Balsamic Chicken 4

Braised Balsamic Chicken

My co-worker in the kitchen hates chicken. She’s a big meat-eater, but chicken is just not her preferred protein. It’s a little ironic because there’s not a day that goes by that we’re not grilling and serving chicken – it is overwhelmingly the protein of choice in our hospital cafeteria. Of course, this suits me…

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Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken Stir-Fry 4

Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken Stir-Fry

I’m soon-to-be 32 weeks pregnant and starting to feel every bit of it. My stomach capacity is lessened due to the size of baby. I’ve been making my dinner plate, only to share half of it with Mr. Prevention. I wish it were more often that my eyes are bigger than my stomach, but that…

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