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Coconut Cream Overnight Oats + Weekly Menu

Coconut Cream Overnight Oats + Weekly Menu

I always enjoy reading what’s in vogue in the world of food. In small-town Michigan, we get only a taste (no pun intended) and it’s guaranteed to lag months, even years, behind the foodie “capitals” of world, like New York City. I mean, we have a gourmet cupcake shop…that counts for something, right? Except cupcakes…

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Family Friday (vol. 41): Hanging On By A Thread

Family Friday (vol. 41): Hanging On By A Thread

I feel like my Family Friday updates have been really negative. I don’t mean for them to be, but man, parenting is not easy. Parenting + working full-time is loads of stress…and add to that a baby who gets up 2 times a night – yep, I’m hanging on by a thread. I daydream about…

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Family Friday (vol. 41): Hanging On By A Thread

Family Friday (vol. 41): Hanging On By A Thread

I feel like my Family Friday updates have been really negative. I don’t mean for them to be, but man, parenting is not easy. Parenting + working full-time is loads of stress…and add to that a baby who gets up 2 times a night – yep, I’m hanging on by a thread. I daydream about…

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Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree and Balsamic Brussels Sprouts {Whole30}

Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree and Balsamic Brussels Sprouts {Whole30}

You know how you get your husband to warm up to the idea of putting coconut milk in various recipes? You have him follow Whole30. Pre-Whole30 (or Whole26and2/3 in our case), Mark would’ve given me the stink eye about using coconut milk in anything. Now, I think he rather in enjoys it. He doesn’t give…

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Cajun Chicken Pasta + Weekly Menu

Cajun Chicken Pasta + Weekly Menu

I’m so glad I’m not all-out Whole30-ing. It was in the upper 60’s and STUNNING outside on Friday. My mom came to visit and we went to a brewery – we were sitting outside, without jackets, and simply loving life. I had my favorite people in my favorite weather…drinking my favorite adult beverage. It was…

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Spinach Quiche

Spinach Quiche

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hubby had chocolate-covered strawberries delivered to the house yesterday. It’s possible that Shea and I sat on the front porch and enjoyed one or two…enough to spoil dinner some. Oops. I figured Valentine’s Day had come a day early. When hubby texted that he was going to make dinner after the kids were…

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Thai Chicken with Spicy “Peanut” Sauce (Whole30) + Weekly Menu

Thai Chicken with Spicy “Peanut” Sauce (Whole30) + Weekly Menu

Hi, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth…even though it might seem that way if you follow my never-ending Instagram feed. A bunch of bad, no-good things have happened in the past week. Where to start…? First, Mark was in India all week for work. He left last Sunday and got back into…

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Whole30: A Registered Dietitian’s Thoughts – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly (…and the RESULTS!)

Whole30: A Registered Dietitian’s Thoughts – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly (…and the RESULTS!)

Whole30: It’s a stricter form of Paleo in that NO sugar (real, artificial, natural, etc.) is included in the plan. The premise: eat whole foods – protein, vegetables, fruit, healthy fats (emphasis on omega 3’s, less omega 6’s). No grains, no dairy, no alcohol (even extracts!), no soy. It’s not “low carb” but it is…

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Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Spinach + Weekly Menu

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Spinach + Weekly Menu

I promise to share my thoughts on Whole30 this week. February is flying by, it seems – maybe because ( ::knock on wood:: ) the weather hasn’t been completely dreadful? Southwest Michigan has been so blessed this winter. I mean, we just went on a walk – a WALK. With a 4-month-old. It’s not that…

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Family Friday (vol. 40): I lost my cool…completely.

Family Friday (vol. 40): I lost my cool…completely.

“Our children are trying to kill us…” That’s what I groaned to Mark as I angrily pried myself from bed at 6:20am this morning. I went to bed with wishful thinking that I’d be in bed come 7am and I might get through the night with only one wake-up call. Wrong. Piper was wanting to…

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