Kitchen Revamp

3 Simple Strategies for Using Up Veggies Before They Go Bad

March 24, 2015
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In my house, vegetables are the food item most likely to get tossed out. That’s because most veggies have a short life and they tend not to be something (like fruit) you can just grab and eat as is. In other words, they take preparation time. I started to get serious about decreasing veggie waste […]

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30 Meals in 30 Days Challenge

December 30, 2014
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I was talking to my friend’s mom about how she did dinner when her kids were little.  She mentioned how every parent needs “the 5 meals” to rotate — a fish dinner, vegetarian meal, meat dish, etc. I realized after our talk that maybe family dinners happened more frequently back then because meals and planning […]

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5 Easy Ways to Expand Your Family’s Meal Base

July 30, 2014
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This is Kitchen Revamp, an ongoing series about simplifying cooking in my house It’s been a busy day and it’s time to think about dinner.  You can either try that new recipe that will take twice the time with questionable results or stick by an old standby that you know works.  Odds are, if you’re like […]

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The Kitchen Spring Cleaning Everyone Should Do (But Doesn’t)

May 23, 2014
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This is Kitchen Revamp, a new ongoing series about simplifying cooking in my house I was reaching for a can of kidney beans when I had to pull out 5 different items to get to it.  As I was going to put them back, I realized I barely use any of them.  But here I […]

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Family Meals: What Works, What Doesn’t and How to Prioritize

March 6, 2014

This is Kitchen Revamp, a new ongoing series about simplifying cooking in my house Somewhere along my cooking journey, I realized there were some dinners I enjoyed cooking and others I dreaded. And because I am drawn to certain meals, I tend to make them more. The problem with this is that meal variety can […]

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Are Recipes Like Diets?

January 13, 2014
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This is Kitchen Revamp, a new ongoing series about simplifying cooking in my house The picture above is of me recently going through all of my cookbooks.  It got me thinking about the endless number of recipes that are out there.  In addition to cookbooks, you can search any recipe online.  Really, we don’t even […]

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