Veggie Stir Fry

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Check out all these vegetables! This is a new thing for me. Veggie Stir Fries. This weekend, I discovered my grocery store has pre chopped and ready vegetable kits. Some were for salsas, stir frys and other things. I like this idea because I buy vegetables and never seem to use them before they go bad. Plus, you're getting a serving of vegetables in. This is probably the easiest and fastest dinner I've ever made. Just measuring ingredients and cooking some rice. Here's the recipe.  Thumbs ...

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Tomato, Cucumber, and Avocado Salad

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Well, I got to work this morning and wasn't expecting a whole garden. A co-worker was kind enough and gave me some cherry tomatoes and cucumbers.  There was a recipe floating around on pinterest that had avocado, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes in it. What a perfect dinner to make for lunch,  only had to get the cheese and avocado at the grocery store. This salad is so simple and so are the ingredients. I just love fresh cucumbers and tomatoes from the garden and the cheese and avocado just take t ...

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Easy Homemade Pickles

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This is probably the easiest pickle recipe you'll ever make, I swear!  The major ingredients you should already have in your pantry. If you haven't noticed, I don't really care for vegetables. That is why you mostly see appetizers, dinner ideas, and desserts on this blog.  Cucumbers are one vegetable that I really do love and this is the reason why. My ex used to call pickles  ruined cucumbers. My friend gave me this recipe a couple years ago and she had got it from her Mom. They are pro ...

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Kale Pesto with Toasted Walnuts

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Look at this gorgeous pesto! It doesn't have your typical basil leaves in there, it's kale. Super healthy, super food kale! Add in some toasted walnuts, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese, and voila. You have a spread for some very delicious pizza, pasta, or a spread on a crostini with some ricotta cheese. This weekend the Street Fair is here. There's usually a bunch of crafts and artsy stuff there. You walk up and down the streets of Broad Way looking at all the crafts. The best part is the food ...

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Weight Watcher’s Caprese Pasta Salad

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I've been noticing a trend in the type of recipes you guys like lately, and what I've found was, that you guys mostly like pasta and casserole recipes. I've done Caprese pasta salads before on this blog, but not a Weight Watcher version. There's not a lot of difference between a lightened up version of this dish, and a regular version. It's just your typical tomato, basil, and mozzarella. Use a whole grain penne pasta. Barilla has one with 19 grams of protein. Just make sure to watch your ...

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Watermelon Freezer Pops

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Here's the thing about layered ice pops. The waiting.  The jello layers take about 20 - 30 minutes to get hard enough in the ice box where you can start adding the second layers. The recipe states 20 minutes no less, but not every freezer is created equal. There are white fridges, stainless steal fridges, nicer fridges than the one I have... Boy, would I ever love to get a new fridge because it is ANCIENT. In order to actually do that though, there would have to be a lot of kitchen remodel ...

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Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

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I must admit something. I've been eating pretty terrible lately. That shrimp scampi pizza I made yesterday wasn't that healthy. On top of that, I've been eating Chinese Food from Panda Express, oatmeal raisin cookies, my favorite flax seed chips from Sam's Club, cheese sticks and Ben and Jerry's ice cream. I love carbs and I can't sop eating them! Thought a salad would be good to have in order to kick that carb habit. This is one of my favorite salads and I found it on Pinterest. It has ...

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Tropical Quinoa Fruit Salad

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This Tropical Quinoa Fruit Salad screams Summer and it's packed with kiwi, mango, pineapple, and toasted coconut. The dressing I chose for this salad is a honey lime dressing and I was debating on using poppy seed dressing. Poppy seed dressing is one of my favorites and goes on everything but this honey lime dressing is perfect. The dressing has 2 tablespoons of honey, the zest of 1 lime, and the juice of one lime. That it is. This tropical quinoa fruit salad will be on your dinner table in no ...

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