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Entries Tagged as 'winter'

Little & Big Things, Over and Over

November 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

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Tags: autumn · celebrations & holidays · winter

The Big Question Marks

February 8th, 2009 · 20 Comments

When I quit my job, it seemed so plain to me:  I needed to quit my job. I love to write.  I had already researched freelance writing extensively.  The plan fit.  I knew the path wouldn’t be easy, but I felt pretty euphoric about it. And then I crashed into an emotional wall and fell […]

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Tags: gratitude · sturm and drang · winter

Fruit for Dessert: Heavenly Ambrosia (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

January 1st, 2009 · 12 Comments

I just ate a little bowl of ambrosia while I was sitting in a steamy hot bath.  It was decadent. Between Halloween and Christmas, my husband and I took part in the dessert slide of doom.  You may know what I’m talking about—a slippery slope from dessert as an occasional treat to dessert nearly every […]

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Tags: dessert · vegetarian · winter

Super-Social Week: March 10-16th Meal Plan

March 8th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Socially, this is going to be a busy week for me and my husband.  Tomorrow night, we’re hosting my simplicity circle’s meeting (a supportive group I really need to write a post about); Tuesday night, he’s going off with a friend for a beer/food event and I’m hosting 2 or 3 girlfriends for dinner at […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · flexitarian · winter

Pizza & Movie Nights (and one failed experiment)

March 4th, 2008 · 10 Comments

We’ve had lots of lovely meals lately, but with grad school app materials coming due and my job gearing up for a busy season, I haven’t been posting many of them.  So today I bring you three of the recent pizzas from our Friday ritual Pizza & Movie Night: Pissaladiere is a Provencal onion tart […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · flexitarian · locavore · winter

Busy Week’s Meal Plan: March 2-9

March 2nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

This is my menu plan for this week.  This week is the beginning of March, so it’s when I’m instituting the inclusion of a leafy green vegetable in my breakfast on a regular basis—I’m aiming for 5 out of 7 days this month. That’s my March new activity of the month.  With the addition of […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · locavore · meal planning · new activity of the month · winter

Late Winter Weekly Meal Plan

February 24th, 2008 · 7 Comments

I’m still on the road to recovery from anemia, though I am feeling somewhat better and was able (yay!) to do a run yesterday without the deep, sickening exhaustion that had been accompanying my exercise. (That was my first run—a short one, just a mile—after taking a week off from exercising while I get my […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week · meal planning · new activity of the month · winter

One-Dish Meal: Spaghetti Squash Casserole

February 21st, 2008 · 24 Comments

When people tell you that spaghetti squash tastes just like noodles, they’re lying. Or their taste buds are off, or they have some magical way of cooking it. But despite not tasting like carbolicious spaghetti, spaghetti squash does taste good, and it is filling enough to use as a recipe base in lieu of a […]

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

True Love (and some mighty-green pasta sauce)

February 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ve been exhausted lately. Not the kind of exhausted where you need a good night’s sleep—really, completely, totally exhausted nearly all the time, despite however much sleep I may get. And it’s reached critical mass in the last couple of weeks, because my exercise has begun to suffer from the feeling. Usually running energizes me, […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · celebrations & holidays · quick meals · vegetarian · winter

Valentine’s Week Healthy Meal Plan (& My Weigh-In for the Week)

February 9th, 2008 · 10 Comments

I’m weighing in this week at 168.8 pounds, which means I have now lost 34.8 pounds since January of 2007 and over 58 pounds since my highest weight. I have 18 pounds until I reach my goal weight! That’s exciting. (My goal weight could always change if I decide I’m comfortable at a different weight […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week · celebrations & holidays · dessert · flexitarian · fruits of my labor · meal planning · new activity of the month · winter