Dinner recipes

PRO meals: Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow cooker, many nights you’re the very reason why we have a “real” dinner. Chicken cacciatore is one of my favorite easy summer meals, but the delicious smell of it simmering on the stove also makes it appropriate for fall. This past week, the only way it was going to happen would be in the…

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Vegan stuffed pattypan squash

There are a lot of things I love about my husband. He takes such great care of Liv and myself (just when I thought I couldn’t be crazier about him, he became a daddy), works extremely hard, looks verrrrryyyy nice in a flight suit… and so many other things that I could go on and…

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“Three Great A’s” Pizza

Before Liv was a twinkle in our eyes, we talked about how we would introduce our children to the three great A’s: avocado, artichoke and asparagus. I’ve always wanted to combine them into a dish, but thought they might taste weird together. But pizza? You can put anything on a pizza. This combo was RIDICULOUS.…

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Quick shrimp and quinoa stir fry

I took about 30 minutes yesterday to prep some goodies for the week: Ballz Steamed eggs and quinoa and dinner was one of those one-pot wonders where everything came together to make a delicious, quick and satisfying meal. I just threw some ingredients into the pot, said a silent prayer to the cooking gods, and…

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Liv’s favorite soup

Blogging from bed- still feeling a little under the weather, but still fighting it with everything I’ve got. (gotta love the baby bangs- after my post-baby hair loss, it’s on it’s way back) The only thing that really sounds good: Soup… and coffee. Oh, and chocolate. I have no idea why I don’t make soup…

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Lavender and honey salmon

I never, ever would have thought to do this. Looks like regular salmon, right? Nope, it’s coated in a mix of dried lavender and honey. Best surprising combo I’ve had in a looooooong time. Since my uncle the cheffer has been staying with us, we talk food pretty often. He’s given me some great tips…

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Slow cooker rotisserie chicken

It’s always hard to leave for work on Saturdays, when the Pilot and Oliv are home.   At the same time, it’s pretty amazing that they get a daddy-daughter day each week.  (Look at her face! “Yeah, just chillin’ in the pool with my daddy. You know”) Yesterday, while I was Zumba-ing, they spent the…

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Tempeh Taco Lettuce Wraps

Doing the same thing all the time can get a little boring, even if it’s something you like. Take tempeh, for instance. Tempeh-as-bacon is my usual favorite way to enjoy it, but I was looking for a new way to prepare it.  The result? Tempeh tacos! Not just any tacos–lettuce wrap tacos! Does that make…

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Slow cooker shredded Mexican chicken

A glass of wine and jammies = pretty much the best way to cap off a Monday night. Or any night, really. When are you too old to wear the PINK collection? Actually, don’t answer that. Some other highlights from the day: –The Schweaty May workout   Mom came over in the afternoon to hang…

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Stuffed chicken

Thank you so much for your sweet comments about the Fitness Magazine win and to those of you who entered the cookbook giveaway! I was cracking up reading your kitchen disaster stories. It made me feel better because I have them fairly often 😉 Congratulations to the lucky winner: Please send me your info (fitnessista…

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Dijon chicken with sundried tomatoes and quinoa

Ahhhh, Sunday <3 It feels so nice to take it easy after a long day of teaching, and my favorite night owl decided to sleep in with me. We woke up to see our favorite woodpecker, snacking out of the hummingbird feeder.   Breakfast: (oats with Sun Warrior, defrosted cherries and almond butter + tea)…

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Slow cooker chicken coconut curry

Last time I made Thai food, I almost burned our faces off with the spiciness factor. This is coming from a girl who eats jalapenos straight-up. It was borderline too much for me too handle, and way too spicy for the Pilot, who likes spicy foods, but not the same way I do. This time,…

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