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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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menu/life recap: the final stretch

daisi - December 29, 2012
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Okay, since this recap is LONG overdue, it’s going to cover the past 6 weeks. I’ll keep it short and sweet with pics and links. Here goes… [week 46 – november 12 – november 18] skillet vegetarian curry chicken noodle soup slow cooker beef curry [week 47 – november 19 – november 25] work thanksgiving luncheon – pioneer woman’s mashed potatoes thanksgiving with the fam …

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Paleo Slow-Cooker Tortilla-less Chicken Soup

daisi - December 28, 2012
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I bought this cookbook on a whim after seeing it on pinterest. I thought some healthier slow-cooker recipes could be beneficial, especially going into the winter months. The first recipe I made was the tortilla-less chicken soup and we loved it. I already had cooked chicken, so we just made this on the stove top in about 15-20 minutes. Very easy and great results – the leftovers …

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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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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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chicken burgers with garlic-rosemary mayo

daisi - August 10, 2012
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We received Giada’s cookbook as a wedding gift and I finally got to use it last week! I love her show and I knew I’d love her cookbook just as much. The first recipe I tried from the cookbook was Chicken Burgers with Garlic-Rosemary Mayo and it is definitely a repeat recipe. Lucky for you, you don’t have to actually buy the cookbook since the recipe has …

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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 26]

daisi - July 7, 2012
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Monday: Fish Fillets with Tomatoes,  Squash, and Basil Again, I used the pre-made parchment paper packets, so much easier. We really liked this recipe and I used halibut instead of our usual tilapia so it was much heartier than our usual fish portion. Tuesday: Pasta with roasted tomatoes and Italian chicken In an on-going effort to clean out our freezer (story of my life), I …

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Lime Chicken Melt

daisi - June 25, 2012
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I bought double the ingredients for the Chicken & Avocado Salad with Lime & Cilantro I made last week. So later in the week, I re-invented the recipe into a chicken melt. It was the best sandwich I’ve had in quite a while. I’m typically not a fan of hot sandwiches (call me crazy) but for some reason the thought of lime, cilantro, and chicken with …

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menu recap [week 24]

daisi - June 15, 2012
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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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