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Entries Tagged as 'meal planning'

Learning to eat healthfully (and sticking to it)

January 7th, 2008 · 10 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: meal planning · quick meals

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

Weekly Meal Plan As Fall Dips Into Winter

November 26th, 2007 · 15 Comments

It’s raining! It’s raining in Georgia! It’s been raining in Georgia for two days! Yes, this is a big deal. For those of you who don’t know, we have been in the worst known drought in Georgia history. Our water source for Atlanta (Atlanta has the smallest watershed of any major US metro area) has […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week · dessert · meal planning · Uncategorized · vegetarian · winter

Considering the Holidays

November 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I’m sitting in Rev, a little independent coffee shop near my workplace in the ‘burbs of Atlanta, drinking a decaf peppermint mocha latte (made with hazelnut milk I provided, natch).  Just the smell of the drink wafting toward me as I carried it to the couch took me back to happy memories of childhood Christmases.  […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · celebrations & holidays · meal planning · new activity of the month

Weekend Baking

November 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Sunday morning, waking too late to attend church after not sleeping well, I took a few lazy hours to do some gluten-free, egg-free, allergen-free baking. (That’s the contrast between baking on a Sunday after a week off and baking on a normal weeknight: it felt lazy and enjoyable yesterday, not frenetic or harried.) I planned […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · fruits of my labor · meal planning · quick meals

A tasty, quick lunch . . . and this week’s meal plan

November 11th, 2007 · 10 Comments

I wrote a post on another blog a long time ago about the importance of keeping staples for quick meals, especially when you are only cooking for one or two people. Some of the staples I like to keep on hand are these: nuts (pecans, walnuts, pine nuts, etc.–bought in bulk)–which I keep in the […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · autumn · meal planning · quick meals · vegetarian

Labor-light meals for a busy week

November 3rd, 2007 · 5 Comments

It’s 2 p.m., and I’ve successfully completed Day 3 of NaNoWriMo. I’ve written around 5600 words. I think I may try to pull ahead a bit this afternoon if I have time. (I’m anticipating there may be a day or two this month that I do not have the time to write the full 1667 […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · autumn · meal planning · quick meals