Taking the full measure of life

Entries from January 2008

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie & Dijon Avocado Salad (A Healthy, Easy, High-Veggie Meal)

January 10th, 2008 · 7 Comments

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · vegetarian · winter

Learning to eat healthfully (and sticking to it)

January 7th, 2008 · 10 Comments

“Easy healthy meal plan,” “weekly weight loss meal plan,” “post-holiday meal plan”: since about December 28th, I’ve been getting a lot of hits from people who are searching for meal plans for healthy eating. For those of you who have decided that, once and for all, you’re going to adopt some healthy habits this year […]

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Tags: meal planning · quick meals

Keeping motivated while making gradual change

January 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I watched this video and thought, “Wow, how often is that me?” I sent it to my husband with a note that it reminded me of someone (me), and he responded, “That reminds me of a lot of people, but you’re not one of them.” He thinks I make up my mind to do things […]

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Tags: new activity of the month

First 3R Success! Plus Reports on Other Recent Meals

January 4th, 2008 · 9 Comments

I just ate risotto leftovers for lunch–delicious. Here is the recipe for the pumpkin/spinach/cheese risotto my husband made for us, except he made these changes: He used leftover, homemade chicken broth instead of veggie broth; He used 2 small acorn squash, 1 small butternut squash, and 1/2 can of pumpkin instead of pumpkin; Rather than […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · meal planning · quick meals · vegetarian · winter

Food & Money

January 2nd, 2008 · 16 Comments

There’s a wonderful smell of sauteeing garlic emanating from my kitchen, but I’m not in there. My husband is making dinner for us tonight, which is a previously unusual affair that will become more common. It’s part of a new plan we are trying. As many people do, Dan and I spent some time over […]

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Tags: gratitude · meal planning · on the soapbox