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Lentil-Walnut Tacos from A Thing Shared

I’m dropping in briefly from my self-imposed hold-on-while-I-figure-out-life-with-three-kids hiatus to introduce you to someone special. Jenny is an old friend of mine whose many talents can be found over at A Thing Shared. Her knack for flavor is something special…

Trader Joe’s Staples: Snacks and Treats

This is our third post in the Trader Joe’s Staples series. We’ve talked practical stuff like frozen food and pantry staples. Now, it’s time for the fun stuff – snacks and treats! I’ve been relying heavily on snacks these days… because when…

Trader Joe’s Staples: Pantry Items

This is our second post in the Trader Joe’s Staples series. In September I shared the frozen food items that I love from Trader Joe’s. Let me tell you, those goodies save my tush on many a weeknight. Now,…

Under Pressure (I caved and bought an Instant Pot)

As I reached to vent the steam from my pressure cooker last night, my youngest daughter took two huge steps out of the kitchen. She looked at me with a very serious face and claimed, “I really don’t want…

Trader Joe’s Staples: Frozen Food

My relationship with Trader Joe’s has evolved over the years. It used to be my one-stop-shop, the neighborhood store I frequented a few times a week. My kids were small at that time and knew all of the friendly…

Hello, Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

Mr. Weatherman has thoroughly freaked me out with 108 degree predictions for today. Luckily we’ve already got plans to ditch our furnace (i.e. AC-less house) and head for a coastal breeze. BUT, if we were home, I’d be eating…

Digging for motivation

One of the things that motivates my healthy lifestyle is performance. I love feeling like I CAN, I WILL, I JUST FUGGIN DID! It’s what gets me up at 5am most mornings. It’s what reminds me to give it…

Hello, Spiced BBQ Chicken Rub

The days are getting longer and the skies are getting (sporadically) drier up here in the Pacific Northwest. And for me that means it’s time to bust out the Weber and get grilling! My favorite thing to grill is…

My Strict First Trimester Pregnancy Diet

I made it to the 2nd trimester! In the life of a preggo, this is a big ole’ deal. Mainly because the 1st trimester is the freaking worst, or has been for me historically. It’s full of nausea, vomiting, laziness, narcolepsy and…

Green Sunshine Smoothie

I was in the Denver airport last month. It was 7pm and my flight was delayed. I was hungry, but wasn’t about to spend another $15 on a crappy airport salad, like I had earlier in the day in…