Banh Mi on a Bun Hot Dog Topper

Banh Mi on a Bun Hot Dog Topper

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When we grilled a whole chicken a few days ago, I asked Dino to throw on a pack of hot dogs at the end to save for dinner the following evening. I wanted to try out one of the ideas from an awesome column on fun, healthy hot dog toppers that add less than 100 calories from the newest issue of Cooking Light. Continue Reading →

Coffee Sugar and Spice Nuts

Coffee Sugar and Spice Nuts

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One of the great things about having a toddler in the house is that snack time is totally a thing. Like, a legit thing.

No longer are my random, mid-day cheese and fruit plates random – they serve a purpose. And now that my son is 2, he loves helping me out in the kitchen, so snack time is even more fun because he helps make the food he’s eating! Continue Reading →

Beef Larb

Beef Larb

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Since I had such a good time coming up with a recipe for dinner last night using only items already in my kitchen, I decided that I wanted to do the same tonight. I once again gave Dino a choice of what protein I should cook with (his options were tofu, ground beef, tilapia or pork tenderloin) and tonight, he chose ground beef. I took it out of the freezer to thaw and thought about what flavors I could combine once dinnertime came. I decided to take a stab at making larb. Continue Reading →

Easy Overnight Oatmeal Chia Breakfast Pudding

Easy Overnight Oatmeal Chia Breakfast Pudding

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I finally found chia seeds a few weeks ago, and wasn’t sure how I’d use them for the first time. There are so many great options out there. They are full of health benefits, and don’t have to be ground up the way flax seeds to for your body to be able to absorb them. So when I came across this simple breakfast recipe that could be prepared the night before, I knew it would be the perfect way to get acquainted to chia seeds. Continue Reading →