Category Archives: Meal plans

Quick kitchen tips

Just a few post-Superbowl quick tips… Did you know you can make chicken and rice in a rice cooker? I know, right?? Just put the raw, boneless chicken pieces on top of the uncooked rice and water, closer ‘er up and hit … Continue reading

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Stuffed chicken breast with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and bacon…oh, and cheese…and gravy

  Happy accident!  I had the following in my fridge the HAD to be cooked (or tossed the next day): 2 packages of chicken breast, 2 small heels of raw cheddar, a thawed package of Applegate Farms organic turkey bacon, and … Continue reading

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Feeding a small crowd on a special diet

My parents made their annual summertime trek to California, this year bringing my two nieces, ages 15 and 12.5.  For those keeping track, that’s 9 mouths to feed total.  They’re staying in their RV and eating breakfast there, but lunches … Continue reading

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When the mom’s away: A non-prepper’s guide to heading out of town

I’m getting geared up for the trip of a lifetime.  I’m going to the South of France on a pilgrimage of sorts.  I’ll be in the company of a like-minded band of sisters (mostly…) following in the footsteps of Mary … Continue reading

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Introduction to Gluten-Free Batch Cooking

Just a few days ago one of my Facebook friends was lamenting how complicated it was feeding her family rife with food allergies.  Plus she’s expecting another baby, running a business, and generally being a kick-ass warrior mama.  I suggested she … Continue reading

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Bulletproof Challenge Days 2-5

I was listening to a Bulletproof podcast and Dave Asprey said “If you’re hungry, it’s your own fault.” Well, yeah. How about that? I’m a few days in and I’m kind of amazed at the decrease in my hunger. My … Continue reading

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Kale and sausage soup

Completely delicious, easy to throw together, and packed with nutrition, especially if you choose grass-fed beef and homemade chicken broth. Ingredients: 8 cups homemade chicken broth 3/4 lb. bulk Italian sausage (I used one made with grass-fed ground beef) 3 … Continue reading

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Beef and Mushroom Stew

It’s foggy and chilly at my house, but we’ve dodged the polar vortex. It’s beef stew weather, plain and simple. It’s also another way to take full advantage of wallet-friendly beef shanks and reap the benefits of bone both and … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Lunchbox?

My youngest got kind of worked up about Lunchables recently. He wanted one sooooo badly. There’s no way is no way I’m getting him one, but wanted to recreate the concept in a GF, allergy- friendly lunchbox. I saw these … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Lunchbox?

Lunch this week is a little tiny bit extra complicated because Mike is attending Clone Wars Camp at the local JCC and pork and shellfish are not allowed (They’re not Kosher). This means no salami or pepperoni. Easy enough to … Continue reading

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