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Entries Tagged as 'meal planning'

The Year of Self-Care: Commit to Weekly Grocery Planning

January 14th, 2009 · 26 Comments

If you’re new here and want to understand the title and purpose of my blog, you can read my first post by clicking here. You may also want to subscribe to my RSS feed so that you don’t miss further posts of interest to you. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you’ll stop by often! […]

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Tags: 26 changes: the year of self-care · meal planning · New Year's resolution · weight loss

A Belated Post of Thanksgiving

December 11th, 2008 · 11 Comments

You might think from my earlier Thanksgiving post that traditional holiday foods don’t do much for me.  Au contraire—one of the more difficult things about food allergies has been dealing with family holiday gatherings where everyone, including me, has specific ideas about what we should be eating, how it should be constructed, and how it […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · autumn · celebrations & holidays · dessert · gratitude · meal planning

Weekly Meal Plan: Finding Balance & Eating Autumn Up

October 5th, 2008 · 14 Comments

This weekend was insanely busy and pleasurable–it was the kind of weekend where you run around all day, stay up late, then get up early just to do it all over again.  For once, I had enough energy that even though I was tired at points, I didn’t absolutely have to go take a nap […]

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Tags: flexitarian · locavore · meal planning

Weekly Meal Plan: Fall Foods and Anticipation!

September 21st, 2008 · 10 Comments

This morning it hit me that I have one more week of work before my life transitions full-time into my long-time dream of writing for a living.  I called my husband into the living room, grabbed his hands, and spun around with him like we were five years old and on a playground. I’m so […]

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Tags: autumn · flexitarian · gratitude · locavore · meal planning · Uncategorized

Meal Plan for the Week: Wholesome, Tasty, and Allergen-Free (Plus a weight-loss update)

August 25th, 2008 · 22 Comments

Do you ever have moments when your brain is so mashed full of thoughts, ideas, and feelings that when you open your mouth to speak or pose your hands to type, you pause to collect your thoughts, and then can get little of use to come out? That’s me today.  I’m sitting in a chair […]

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Tags: autumn · locavore · meal planning · running just as fast as we can · Uncategorized · vegetarian

Next Week’s Meal Plan (with miscellaneous notes on food allergies and weight loss)

July 21st, 2008 · 7 Comments

I’m finishing up this week’s meal plan while I sit in the cute little coffee shop that’s catty-corner from my office.  It is so pleasant to come in here (with my new laptop!) and take a break with some good music, a tasty hazelnut-milk latte, and a couple of the yummy little peanut butter cookies […]

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Tags: locavore · meal planning · summer

For the Love of Wine & Friends

July 9th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Despite the lack of energy that surgery brings, extrovert that I am, I knew I would be seriously jonesing for some company by two weeks after the date, so we planned our fifth monthly wine-tasting party for July 6th.  Every month, I mean for us to take extensive photos of the food and wine so […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · locavore · meal planning · summer

Gotta eat even when you’re busy, right?

June 10th, 2008 · 13 Comments

I owe you (and myself) the time to write out a variety of posts that have been floating around in my head the last couple of weeks.  And I’m gonna work on that . . . tomorrow. In the meantime, I did want to post my meals for this week, most of the ingredients of […]

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Tags: meal planning · quick meals

Busy busy busy–and here’s what I’m eating

June 2nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

Whoo, I have been busy lately. I always make a meal plan, but lately, I don’t always take the time to post it.  In any case, here’s this week’s, starting with this past Saturday.  As always, it’s gluten-free, dairy-(casein-)free, soy-free, and egg-free. (It’s funny that it’s become such a habit for me at this point […]

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Tags: flexitarian · locavore · meal planning · quick meals · spring

Patterns Matter

May 22nd, 2008 · 19 Comments

Why is this such a difficult post to write? For about two days now, this screen has been up on my computer, and I have been struggling to say what I am trying to say. I guess it is because this topic is so interwoven and because it is still, in some ways, a painful […]

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Tags: gratitude · meal planning · non-scale victories · on the soapbox · Uncategorized