Healthy Cooking Archive

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Speedy Supper: Creamy Chicken Basil Pasta

The word around the food blogger water cooler is, most folks are looking for simple family-friendly meals they can throw together in under 30 minutes. Great! Me too. I have previously confessed my work-in-progress time management skills. Sometimes I get busy doing things right before dinner time. Unfortunately, once my stomach starts growling

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Easiest Slowcooker Chili

  [Update: Share this recipe between 2/3/2014 and 2/7/2014 for a chance to win wheat berries from Bob’s Red Mill – Details Here] In the quest to get to know all of the grains in Bon Appetit’s January 2014 Cooking School Issue, I am ahead of the game! I have been sitting on

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Festive Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Some very brave friends of ours started our Thanksgiving meals early this year when they invited all of their friends with kids to a pre-holiday feast. Over a dozen kids under the age of five generated a cacophony that made “11” sound like the mewing of a newborn kitten. Amidst the blur

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Farm Fresh Gorgonzola-Brussels Sprout Hash

I am fully embracing wooly sweater and fuzzy sock season. My love for cozy fall things extends from my wardrobe to my menu choices. But before I give you the recipe for this comfort food with a stinky cheese twist, let me tell you how I came to possess five stalks of

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The Thanksgiving Recipe Collection

I’m calling it early this year. I have a baby who pretty much wants to be held and snuggled all the time. I am happy to oblige but I’m also pooped! I’ve got ideas for all new and exciting light takes on Thanksgiving foods bouncing all around in my head unfortunately, chances

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Make dinner in 5 minutes!

Time, time, time… Where does it go and how can we get some more of it! This is likely to be a prominent feature in my writing for awhile. In juggling all there is to juggle these days I have to think harder about how to cook smarter. At the head of

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Sharing Holiday Tips on Set at New Day NW

It feels as though the last seven days have passed in as much time as it takes to complete a sneeze! Monday morning I accepted an invitation to appear on Seattle’s New Day NW morning talk show – on Wednesday. Two days to prepare for a live cooking segment is not much

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Muffin Pan Frittatas

Forgive me for working backwards. Rather than including a recipe in my previous post I thought those mini frittatas deserved their own moment in the sun. The frittatas were really very simple to prepare but I must confess I didn’t keep notes on the amounts used in the filling. Without revisiting the

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Burger Night Done Light

Burger night is a rare treat in our house. When it does come around, burgers are a great opportunity to put the recipe lightening techniques I shared earlier this week into action. Let’s apply those tips to the burger recipe below: Ingredient Swap To get a really moist juicy burger most sources

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How to Lighten Recipes

By now you should have caught on that I feel strongly about continuing to eat familiar favorite foods while maintaining my weight in a healthy way. Achieving the full extent of this lofty goal takes a combination of creativity and patience. When I look at a recipe I can tell fairly quickly

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From the Archive: Tomato & Sweet Onion Galette

This galette recipe was one of my favorites of last summer. I have been looking forward to revisiting it since plopping our little tomato plants in the ground in May. I plan to finally have the 2013 version on our dinner table tonight. The only thing I am going to change from

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Off The Shelf Shortcuts

Life is busy but that can’t be an excuse to let health goals go out the window. I thought you might like to see a few of the shortcuts I have been putting into action this summer. Lyfe Kitchen frozen entrees I had the opportunity to try these a few months ago
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