Money Matters: Fettuccine with Tomato-Cream Sauce + Weekly Menu

I am not a name-brand shopper (unless we’re talking about purses). As a coupon novice, I’ve learned a thing or two couponing my way through one of my new favorite stores – Kohl’s. I’m sure most women have or will find themselves in the “young adult” clothing predicament where the ladies sections may be too…

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Crock Pot Vegan Black Bean Soup

Last night was heavenly. Mr. Prevention and I purchased a new, rather large, LED TV for our bedroom. I snuggled into bed in my new Cubs onesie (um, no joke) at 9:30, watching Shipping Wars and flipped through a new cookbook my sister-in-law got for me — The Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health: More Than…

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Meatless Monday & Money Matters: Channa Masala

Food service management is such an unpredictable business. You’d think a hospital cafeteria would err on the side of healthy, but that’s not always what sells best. Fortunately and unfortunately, at the end of the day…you have to provide what sells and the consumers drive that decision. Just prior to starting my job in July,…

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Money Matters: Spanish Potato and Spinach Tortilla with Red Pepper Sauce

I had a lot of trouble sleeping Wednesday night….I was nervous to speak about my blog to a group of dietitians yesterday. I was glad to hear the group would only be about 20…but I was still incredibly nervous. Nicole, you used to lecture to college students for hours on end, multiple times a week…you…

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Money Matters: Slow Cooker Jambalaya + Weekly Menu

We had Thanksgiving last night with my family so we can put Thanksgiving 2012 in the books. Neither meals were overly gluttonous for the occasion, but after that small slice of pecan pie last night, I became anxious for the upcoming week. I enjoy meal planning, exercise, and vegetables. It’ll be good. It is needed….

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