Foil Baked Basil Pesto Salmon


It’s no surprise I’m a foodie, but…don’t judge me, please? I already have my menu planned for next week. Maybe it’s because of the spring weather and lighter fare are heading “in”, or because I’ve crossed paths with a few new blogs lately. Or maybe it’s because next week will be the first week in… 

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Meatless Monday & Money Matters: Black Bean and Rice Stuffed Peppers


Yesterday at around noon-ish (I think it was noon-ish…this whole spring forward business has me feeling all sorts of off), my kitchen was bustling with pepper preparations. I had purchased all of the ingredients for these peppers about a week ago, and the peppers were showing signs of aging. It was time to make stuffed… 

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Grapefruit Cardamom Polenta Pancakes


I called Mr. Prevention yesterday afternoon…to let him know that Bruce Weber, head coach of the Illinois men’s basketball team, had been fired. He showed no surprise before telling me he was “cleaning”. I didn’t interrupt. If he’s cleaning, I am not going to stop him, slow him down, or get in his way. I’m… 

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Money Matters: Creamy Chicken and Artichoke Pasta


Friday! I didn’t know that you would ever arrive! It’s been one of those weeks. Next week is finals! And then? Then I have my weekday evenings free. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love teaching…but after a year, I’m ready for a break from the evening gig. Ideally, I like to teach during… 

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Meatless Monday & Money Matters: Lentil Tacos + Weekly Menu


My dog, Lily, is spoiled. I know, no one is surprised. (P.S. Lily has a post all of her own tomorrow – be sure to check it out!). Yesterday, Lily and I went on a mommy-daughter “field trip” to PetsMart (we referred to this as “Operation Get Away From Sick Daddy”). She got 2 new… 

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