Monday Menus November 17th, 2014

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This post is dedicated to anyone who is suffering or grieving around the holidays.  May peace be with you.   Monday: Everything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink-Soup. Saute leftover chopped veggies in olive oil, cover in stock and/or water/chopped tomatoes, cook until veggies soft. Taste for salt, pepper, seasonings.  Blitz with immersion blender or blender... more

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Poor Cupcakes for Courage, Renata Supports you!

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 13, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Nutrition News

I absolutely love our local Cupcakes for Courage! The owner has always demonstrated outstanding integrity.   http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-rickert-chicago-food-truck-rules-perspec-1111-20141110-story.html   more

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Leftover bits and pieces? Throw them in your chicken breast and bake at 350F

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 13, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Uncategorized

Clearing out the freezer today to make room for holiday hugeness. Stuffing Costco Organic Chicken Breasts with leftover bits and pieces here and there. May do a few different ones. Right now: Farmer’s Market brie/blue combo (The Cheese People), sun dried tomatoes, and wrapping in Jake’s Country Meats free range... more

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Nutritional Namaste!

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 13, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Nutrition News

All the colors of the earth help your body heal itself.

If you are trying to maintain a healthy diet in the lead up to the holidays, you are not alone! It’s great to celebrate with traditional treats, but also important to prepare the body in the meantime with plenty of healthy foods.  Enjoy this link to Yoga By Degrees “Food as... more

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Monday Menus November 10, 2014

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 10, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Monday Menus

Organic Roast Whole Pumpkin Soup--Roasts in its own skin, served simply with bread and butter.

Time to start clearing the kitchen cupboards, fridge and freezer for the  holidays! This week our Monday Menus are for everyone who hoards just a little bit too much.  Let’s use ‘em up and move ‘em out! It won’t be long before you have to fill that fridge with a... more

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Please carefully check your nut butters on this list for FDA salmonella warning.

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 7, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Nutrition News

Oh NO! I am quite obsessed with taste tests and Maranatha is my absolute favorite peanut butter! You can imagine how upset I was when every grocery store was out of it.  This is why! Here is a press release from the FDA about the volunteer recall of this list... more

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Making and Taking Stock

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 6, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog

Remember...the best cook in the world is YOU!

Hi All, One of the best parts about getting old is realizing how all your perceived faults from your youth end up eventually becoming the discarded trimmings that make good stock for the rest of your life somehow or another. I used to be so down on myself for being... more

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Monday Menus November 3, 2014

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 3, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Monday Menus, Uncategorized

One Dish Wonder and No Boiling Da Pasta!!!

Monday Menus November 3, 2014 MONDAY: NO BOIL OVEN BAKED PASTA. Recipe: Preheat oven to 375F.  In a 9×13 baking dish, pour one box DeCecco rigatoni, DRY, into the dish.  (YES! UNCOOKED AND DRY!) Add 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 tsp salt, stir to combine. In a blender, one can... more

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Monday Menus October 27-31, 2014

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 27, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Economical, Monday Menus, Seasonal

MONDAY: *De Cecco Orecchiette tossed with leftover roast organic veggies, leftover roast chicken breast (from Sunday’s *Chicken-in-a-Bag, yum!) , a drizzle of Organic Half-n-Half, and Parmesan Cheese.  *Organic Chickpea, Tomato, Cucumber Salad with homemade garlic, lemon and sunflower seed dressing. TUESDAY: “Yes You Can!” Night. (Taking my son to get his... more

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A Dull Knife is a Dangerous Knife

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 26, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Uncategorized

Sharpen your knives!!! Never underestimate the importance of sharp knives. More people get injured from dull knives slipping and causing harm than really sharp knives!! Renata more

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