the best of 2012

daisi - December 30, 2012
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I’ve taken a look back to see what the most popular recipe posts of 2012 were… some are a bit surprising. I had forgotten about some, yeah, my memory is great. Were these some of your favorites as well? {january 2012} Of course January resulted in a healthy breakfast smoothie as everyone was making their resolutions and such. The smoothie is easy and healthy and a …

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pinterest menu recap [week 33]

daisi - August 22, 2012
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Last week was FULL of pinterest recipes (follow me on pinterest here). Not sure why… but that’s just how it worked out! Maybe I was in withdrawal after cooking from my cookbooks for the past few weeks. Or maybe pinterest is a little easier for me to peruse during the day to pick out recipes. Pancake Bites As I mentioned, Sam’s birthday was Monday of …

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Corn Chip-Crusted Halibut

daisi - August 20, 2012

Continuing my cooking from cookbooks trend, I made recipes from this fantastic cookbook last week. Another perfect wedding gift we received and I highly recommend it for future brides (and/or grooms). Every recipe that my friends and I have tried have been a huge success. Buy it here whether for yourself or your next wedding shower, birthday, or even anniversary. For my first recipe out of …

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menu recap [weeks 29 thru 32]

daisi - August 13, 2012

The past few weeks, hell, months have flown by for us. Each week I’ve been meaning to do a “recap” and each week, I forget or it feels like not enough to “recap.” One recipe does not a recap make. Or would it be one recap does not a recipe make. Either way, you get my drift. Not a lot of activity going on in the …

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spicy chicken rice bowls

daisi - August 8, 2012
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So this isn’t technically a recipe, just simply an idea. An idea inspired by the naked burrito bowls at Qdoba/Chipotle, complete with a healthier, brown rice version of the cilantro-lime rice. This is kind of like taco night, only stepped up a notch or two. Pick your favorite ingredients, set them up in a row and let everyone build their perfect spicy rice bowl. here’s …

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menu recap [week 24]

daisi - June 15, 2012

So here’s what I made this week so far. I will definitely be cooking Saturday after my first trip to the farmers’ market this year, but I have no clue what it will be just yet. I’ll share if it’s good! Seriously, this week’s meals were so delicious and pretty light/healthy-ish. Monday: Chicken & Avocado Salad with Lime & Cilantro Saw this on Sunday, made …

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menu recap [weeks 15 -18]

daisi - May 10, 2012
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Sorry guys – I promise I have some great recipes coming up. But for now, here is what I cooked the past 4 weeks. Not a lot, but some good things I’d like to share. In no particular order at all, mainly because I can’t remember back that far… Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken from AllRecipes.com I made this for a friend who just had a …

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Spicy Tuna Salad [no mayo]

daisi - April 18, 2012

I love all things salad… chicken, egg, and yes, tuna. I even like these salads on top of regular salads.  The problem is, these salads typically include a creamy ingredient known as mayonnaise, which is not the healthiest option. And sometimes it’s fun to switch it up, so I gave this healthier version tuna salad recipe a try (thanks Megan for the suggestion). Here’s what …

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Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

daisi - January 5, 2012

I love smoothies. That being said I rarely make them at home. And by rarely I mean never. Usually I see a smoothie recipe that looks good, but the ingredient list is impossible. Long lists of healthy fruits and yogurts and vitamins equals a hefty price tag. I never saw the point. That is until a friend of mine, Miss Molly, told me about a …

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