Baba Ghanouj | Eggplant Dip

SONY DSCWeekend warriors!  It’s Saturday!  What’s the good word?

We have a whole lot of nothing planned this weekend and I just couldn’t be more thrilled about it.  The weather here in MN is feeling a bit crisp and fall like-so as you can imagine, I intend on a cozy cup of coffee this morning with my husband who is [finally] back in town and a couple of kids running around in jammies until we decide what random Saturday adventure we would like to partake in.  Man, my kind of day.   Continue reading

Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Boats

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It’s {nearly} the weekend!  Hurrah!  And I couldn’t think of a better way to send you off than with a recipe that’s great for making on Sundays to gobble up throughout the week…Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Boats.

I love having something like this in the fridge during the week for quick lunches and it’s such a nice switch from my staple Roasted Chicken Salad I love so much.  Having it prepared at the beginning of the week is such a life-saver come lunchtime for me.   Continue reading

Sweet Mango Refresher

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I had a sick little boy last week.  Poor guy had a super sore throat and it was such a struggle to get him to eat because of the pain.  So thats when this Sweet Mango Refresher was born.  Complete success.

I wasn’t quite sure what to call this one.  It’s like a cross between sorbet, frozen yogurt and a slushy all in one.  My kids call it ice cream.  I call it a bowl of refreshing bliss.   Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Chip Spice Muffins

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Man can breakfasts get mundane in my home.  Finding something thats quick and healthful while still tasting yummy for the kiddos can be quite the challenge.  I am thankful they love eggs in all shapes and forms but, as it is, we darn near need to buy a family of chickens to keep up with that whole deal.

Sweet treats can be so fun for breakfast…and these muffins fit right in that category.  My kids love my pumpkin muffins and sometimes for something fun I add in chocolate chips. So I thought…if pumpkin is so yummy in a baked good, why wouldn’t sweet potato be? Continue reading

Roasted Balsamic Tomato Melts

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I like these.   I reeeeaaaalllly like these.

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This boring old tomato had been staring me in the eye for days and I finally caved.  I knew it wasn’t the kind of tomato that was worthy of being eaten alone with a little salt.  After all, it is March.  But I needed to utilize it in some way.  So I sliced it up and away to the oven it went for a roast.   Continue reading

Perfectly Healthful Blueberry Banana Muffins

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So these have sort of become a weekend breakfast staple for us.  They are quick and easy to put together and the leftovers freeze wonderfully for quick breakfasts later on in the week.

They are healthful and full of nutrients without refined sugars and flours which makes me pretty darn happy…and pretty darn ok with the fact that my kids always want seconds. Continue reading