Easy Meals

30 Meal Challenge (Meals 26-30): The Final 5!

February 24, 2015

I’m glad I took the 30 meal challenge even if it took me well over 30 days! Finding time to really focus and figure out my family’s “meal vision” has helped tremendously. I’ve decided to rotate (and continue to master) about 25 meals instead of the original plan of 30. I still have to refine […]

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30 Meal Challenge (Meals 22-25): Three Kinds of Soup and Pork Tenderloin

February 2, 2015
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Up to meal 25! I know I haven’t met my goal of 30 days but I’m pretty close. Only 5 more meals. I focused on soups last week. For lunches, I like to have either soup or salad with my meal because it has staying power. Nothing is worse than feeling hungry an hour after […]

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Meat and Veggie Lasagna [Recipe]

November 14, 2014
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It dawned on me that I didn’t have a “go to” recipe for meat lasagna. I mean, I had recipes I tried but none of them really stuck. So I messed around and came up with this combination. What I like about lasagna is that you can make it ahead of time and then just […]

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The Secret to No-Fail Spanish Rice [Recipe]

March 13, 2014
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I have attempted many times to make Spanish rice for my family, only to be left dissatisfied.  It wasn’t until I was testing recipes for Fearless Feeding (where the recipe is adapted from) that I learned the secret.  Actually, four secrets. The first is to sauté the rice in oil until it is lightly browned.  This […]

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Holiday Slow Cooker Turkey Chili [Recipe]

December 9, 2013
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With the holiday season and cold weather officially here, this recipe for slow cooker turkey chili comes in handy.  It’s easy to prepare and it’s a complete meal.  I like to serve it with various toppings like shredded cheese, sliced avocado and sides of toasted bread and fruit. It bothered me that I didn’t have […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Tuesday August 27th

August 27, 2013
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It’s the last week before school for us.  There is so much to do to get ready, and because I’m a last minute person, it has to be done this week (which is why this is a day late). Big A has also started soccer practice on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00.  That makes it […]

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Cookbook Giveaway: SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue

May 27, 2010
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Okay, it’s time to reveal the new cookbook I’ve been raving about. Just so you know, I’m usually not a big cookbook person. I still buy them from time to time but I’m usually disappointed when the touted quick and easy recipes are really more involved and time-consuming. This is one of the reasons I […]

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Family Meal Planning Series (Part 5): 12 Tips for Getting Dinner on the Table Fast

February 25, 2010
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I’m wrapping up the family meal planning series with some expert tips. These are food and nutrition experts who spend a lot of (productive) time in the kitchen. The goal of this series was to help you overcome the “time” barrier to getting rewarding meals on the table, so I hope it succeeded. It’s all […]

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Hurry Curry [Recipe]

February 9, 2010
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I love curry but am always scared to make dishes that taste so good in restaurants. Kim, mom and yoga instructor living in San Diego, submitted this family favorite. She often makes this dish for her husband and two young daughters. She even took pictures. She served the chicken curry with roasted broccoli (she calls […]

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Family Meal Planning Series (Part 2): How to Uncover Easy & Healthy Meals

January 26, 2010
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There are plenty of online services that provide family meal plans, recipes and grocery lists. And while I think this can work for some people, I just find it odd being told what meals to make and what ingredients to use. I mean, beef stroganoff on Wednesday — really? I could devote this series to […]

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