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17 Bean and Barley Soup

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I think it can happen to anyone. I wouldn’t call it a BAD thing. I just think it’s common and we shouldn’t read too much into it. Or judge. To my face. I bought a bag of dried mixed beans soup thingy from Trader Joe’s. Uh huh, the one with the instructions printed on the […]

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Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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I remember the first time someone told me about spaghetti squash, and I was all, “No way, dude. There’s just no way squash does that. ” And they were like, “Yes it does! You stick a fork in it and it gets all wrinkly like spaghetti.” And I was like, “Do whaaaaaa? You stick the […]

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Black Quinoa With Shrimp and a Lot of Healthy Stuff

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Today’s post is brought to you by….HEALTH. Um, I can totally sense a bucket of eye rolls from the male species. Wait, do I even have any male readers? Two? Three? Oh! Let’s see a show of hands! (This is the INTERWEB, lady. You can’t see jack.) Fine, have it your way. Anyway, after a […]

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Soba Noodle Soup with Shrimp and Veggies

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Need dinner on the table in a pinch? Need dinner on the table in a cinch? Need dinner on the table in a lrinch? Oh, you don’t know what a lrinch is? Oh, wow!  Well, it’s an….um….it’s this super……uuuh, they said it……well, it’s …. OH HEY LOOK OVER THERE! Weird, it’s gone now. I guess […]

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Fiesta Chicken and Rice Bake

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Imma bout to jump in the car and skiddly daddle south, but before I do, I have to share this dish with you. This is another pantry purge meal, with frozen chicken breasts, wild rice, a few peppers from the garden and a hodgepodge of molding vegetables from the fridge. Oh you guys, the vegetables […]

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Chicken Spaghetti

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Remember last weekend when my high school BFF came through town? Well, on their way home from vacation they dropped in one more night, for good measure. With 2 kiddos in tow, I decided to make an old childhood favorite of mine, the chicken spaghetti. C.H.I.C.K.E.N. S.P.A.G.H.E.T.T.I.  Shredded chicken, gooey Velveeta cheese, copious amounts of […]

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Roasted Eggplant Bruschetta

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We had a big storm last night. We had sheets and sheets of insane rain, monstrous claps of thunder and everything. We had lightning, too. Oh guess what! One of the lightning bolts struck my neighbor’s tree, splitting it right down the center. It totally looks like something you’d see in a National Geographic magazine […]

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Soy Chorizo and Two-Bean Chili

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You’re probably reading the title of this post, rubbing your eyes, re-reading it and thinking, “The girl’s gawn coo-coo. Who eats chili IN AUGUST?” Well hold on now! I need to explain something. For the most part of yesterday, it felt like fall. Delicious, crisp, I-can-go-outside-and-not-die-from-the-heat fall. The temperatures stayed right around 66, steady rain […]

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Thai Shrimp Curry

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I’m having a mild freak attack. I am. I’m not sure what’s actually happening. If it’s reality, a dream, if I’m looking at someone else’s life, or if this is really mine. I need someone to pinch me, slap me across the face, pour a bucket of ice cold water to snap me out of […]

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