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Recipe Calendar – Meal Planner for Android + $50 Amazon Giveaway

Mobile meal planner “Recipe Calendar”

save time and money

+ enter to win a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card

recipe calendar

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I am a meal planner. We do not eat spontaneously in my house (ever). Even spontaneous meals are planned out (such as eating out for birthdays). There are several reasons why I meal plan each week.

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Garden of Life: Recipe Challenge 2017 – Fruit & Granola Breakfast Cookies

Garden of Life

Blogger Recipe Challenge 2017

garden of life

Recently I was picked to participate in Garden of Life’s Recipe Challenge for 2017. Garden of Life would send me an ingredient box full of healthy, organic, vegan, non-GMO ingredients and I would take those ingredients and create something awesome. Think Gordon Ramsey style challenge! What would I get? THAT was part of the challenge, because it was all a surprise (so no planning ahead possible).

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Easy Three Ingredient Fruit Smoothies

Easy Three Ingredient Fruit Smoothies

 

I love smoothies, and I love going out to certain smoothie joints and ordering their yummy smoothies BUT smoothies do not have to be complicated and full of 18 different ingredients to be delicious and nutritious. With just THREE simple ingredients (yes THREE) you can have the perfect smoothie at home every time.

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Bruschetta Minute Steaks – Weeknight Dinner #Recipe

Easy Weeknight Dinner

bruschetta minute steaks

I love minute steaks, but I have a really hard time finding them. I used to find them years ago at Safeway every time I went grocery shopping, but I have not seen them in a really long time.

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My Sick-Kit: 10 Things I need when I’m Sick + A Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

10 Things I need when I’m Sick

+ A Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

sick kit

I never really noticed before, but I apparently have a “Sick-Kit” of must-have items to help me feel better. Chris went to Walmart to grab me a few care items, and it was when I was putting together a list of things I like to have when I’m sick I realized I’ve been using the same cold & flu remedies for as long as I can remember.

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Pulled Chicken with Red Sauce

Pulled Chicken with Red Sauce Recipe
A fun take on Pulled Pork

Pulled Chicken with Red Sauce

You’ve heard of pulled pork, right? Well, this meal is just a variation. The dish is very simple and easy to make. Little ingredients are needed and can be made with items that you probably already have on hand. It’s one of my go to meals when old mother hubbard’s cupboards are a little bare just before grocery shopping day!

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Un-Stir Fry with Sweet + Sour Sauce

Un-Stir Fry with Sweet + Sour Sauce Recipe
The Two in One Meal on a Budget

Stir Fry with Sweet + Sour Sauce

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Sweet & Savoury Shepherd’s Pie

Sweet & Savoury Shepherd’s Pie

An Armstrong Test Kitchen Challenge

Serves 4

Sweet & Savoury Shepherd's Pie

Sweet & Savoury Shepherd’s Pie

I created this Shepherd’s Pie recipe as an entry into the Armstrong Cheese Test Kitchen Challenge. As part of the contest, I was given 4 ingredients that I had to use in a single recipe: Armstrong Medium Cheddar, Apples, Yams (Sweet Potatoes), and Bacon.

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Sweet Potato Pie with Cranberry Apple Reduction

Sweet Potato Pie with Cranberry Apple Reduction Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie with Cranberry and Apple Reduction-Compote

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Easy Fried Rice #recipe

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Serves 4 (as a side dish) or 2 (as a main dish)

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

I love rice, and I love how versatile rice is, but plain rice can get really boring really fast. One rice dish I never get sick of is fried rice, and luckily its a quick and easy side dish to prepare! As an added bonus, this rice dish can be made for only a couple of dollars. Fried Rice isn’t just for Chinese food anymore.

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