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Chicken Enchiladas Verde

daisi - February 15, 2014
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I know I’ve been going on and on about it, but the Real Simple cookbook has been one of my favorites lately. Everyone in cookbook club has made several of the recipes and all have been so good. My friend Katie told me about these Chicken Enchiladas Verdes and I needed an easy recipe to feed a crowd so I decided to give them a …

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my april menu

daisi - May 9, 2013
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April was a crazy busy month. We had a wedding in Marfa (a friend recaps it here), a surprise 40th birthday and we spent A LOT of time unpacking in the new house (still a lot more to do).  Not a lot of cooking happened in the beginning since my kitchen was all in boxes, but it was the first room completely ready and I couldn’t wait to …

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tabasco shrimp & sausage jambalaya

daisi - February 12, 2013
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Last year we celebrated Fat Tuesday with our friends CJ & Chauntay. They made this fantastic jambalaya that I had to attempt myself this year. I actually made it last night, so I could share with you today. It is very easy and the flavors are incredible. I made it a little healthier by using brown rice and quinoa rather than white rice. {also check out this …

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my January menu

daisi - February 1, 2013
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Since I wasn’t really great at keeping up with my weekly menu recaps last year, I decided to try something different this year: a monthly recap. You can click most of the pics below to take you to the recipe. And, here is what I made in January… enjoy. Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls | Technically I made these in 2012, BUT we had them for breakfast …

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cauliflower rice

daisi - January 9, 2013
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Since it’s the new year, it’s resolution time. Eat healthy, go to the gym, be a better person, stop your bad habits, etc. I have actually been boycotting the gym because all of the classes are over-crowded and everyone looks at you like you’re starting a resolution too. I say this because this is a healthy recipe, so I feel the need to defend it. …

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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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Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

daisi - August 6, 2012

In these warm (understatement of the year) summer months, I’ve been craving light, refreshing meals. This week cilantro was on my brain. I do love me some Qdoba, so I decided to attempt a healthier-homemade naked burrito bowl at home, complete with cilantro-lime brown rice. Inspired by this Two Peas & Their Pod cilantro-lime rice, I decided to make a healthier version by substituting brown rice for white. The …

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Crispy Orange Beef

daisi - February 19, 2012
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After the huge success that was beef with snow peas, I was eager to attempt similar recipes. I came across a recipe for crispy orange beef that sounded promising. This recipe is somewhat time consuming, so leave plenty of time to prepare it. I think you’ll enjoy the citrusy, crispy beef and if you serve it with brown rice it’s a very healthy REAL meal. Here’s what …

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Menu Recap: December / Week 1

daisi - December 3, 2011
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Monday: Rachael Ray’s Arroz con Pavo I love re-purposing leftovers, and this turkey with rice sounded perfect for all of the turkey we had leftover from the recent holiday. Unfortunately, my turkey had already gone bad, so sad. Thought I’d share the recipe, though, in case any of you were smarter than me and put some turkey in the freezer for a future meal. Tuesday: I …

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