Pomegranate, Pear, and Pistachio Salad with Creamy Pomegranate Dressing + Weekly Menu

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In recent years, the USDA replaced the very well-known “food guide pyramid” with the almost-insulting, super simple “plate method”. In brief, half of your (9 inch) plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, 1/4 of the plate should be filled with lean protein, and the remaining 1/4 of the plate with a starch/carbohydrate. At… 

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Shrimp and Pineapple Curry Fried Rice + Weekly Menu

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Pre-kidd0 we rarely ordered take-out. We were the couple that made dining out on the weekends our entertainment. I mean, there’s not a lot to do in small towns like ours, especially in the colder months when all the tourists retreat home. It more or less went without saying that we dined out on Friday… 

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5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #8 – Chili Mac + Weekly Menu

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Have you emerged from your tryptophan coma? Did you spend all of your money on Black Friday deals? More importantly, do you know about Ebates? Because I just learned about Ebates and I’m hooked. As if I needed yet another reason to be enamored with online shopping. Hopefully everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving filled with… 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup + Weekly Menu

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By week 2 of my maternity leave, I was sneaking my way to work to keep my little hands in everything. Going into week 6 of my maternity leave, I’m already sad to be going back (in another 6 weeks). And I’ve definitely not been tempted by work, if I’m being honest. Shea and I… 

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5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #6 – Mexican Quinoa Chili + Weekly Menu

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 I’m here. It’s been too long. But my posting wasn’t from a lack of trying. See, Sunday morning I wasn’t able to log-in to my blog. And then I wasn’t able to load my site at all. Many of you ran into the same issue, and I’m sorry. The domain registrar kept pointing fingers at… 

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