January 2013

{Salty Sweet Carby} Sushi Rice

Okay, yeah, healthy food month. And I actually do have a healthy recipe going up on Friday that goes along with (or at least can go along with) this recipe, but a) the weather here is dark and drizzly and rainy and I don’t want to waste a super yummy, pretty recipe on really bad light, and b) there comes a time in every girl’s life when her husband is on a 2-week-long business trip and she has been busting her …

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Printable Valentine Love Notes

Kate and I were talking recently about how blogging and social media have led to every minor thing in life transforming into a major thing.  We both have been avoiding Pinterest this entire month because the onslaught of Valentine Day stressed us out.  When I was a kid, you went to the store and picked out the little cardboard box with the cartoon character you liked the best on it.  Inside there were those cheap little paper envelopes that you …

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How To:  Make a Bacon Bouquet

Oh, you betcha.  We’re really doing this. Why?  Because who wouldn’t want a fresh picked bouquet of salt-cured meat?  It’s possibly the most romantic display of affection, ever. Remember this tutorial on cute little felt rosettes?  Sort of the same thing going on here.  But with bacon.  Oooh, is anyone else having visions of a bacon wreath now?  Just me?  Okay.  Anyway, take a strip of bacon and roll it up.  Most strips of bacon have a “meaty” edge and …

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Homemade Natural Lip Gloss

So I do remember that it’s January and we’re posting healthy recipes and that this is lip gloss and not food and whatever. But I’m posting this recipe now for a couple of reasons. 1) Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us and this is a fun and easy little potential Valentine that is easy to make in large batches, but you might need to order or track down some semi-unusual supplies, so I wanted to give you plenty of …

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OBB Faves: Bodybugg {& Giveaway!}

Note:  This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to comment #2304, Kim, who’s favorite healthy snack is honeycrisp apples with peanut butter (one of mine, too!) OBB Faves has formerly been called “Friday Faves” and I decided to change the name since it seems we rarely do these on actual Fridays anymore!  If you’ve never read a Friday Faves post, here’s what you need to know:  These are never sponsored posts.  They’re just fun things we love and we think you’ll …

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Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Hey, guys, guess what? I found my curry paste! Well, that’s not completely true–I’m pretty sure I still have some lurking somewhere, but I have new-found curry paste. From the grocery store. Totally random side note: I discovered that the Walmart down the street from my house does not carry curry paste (or, really, any Asian-ish ingredients beyond soy sauce and chow mein noodles), but they do carry escargots. Good to know for, you know, all my forthcoming escargots-themed posts. Aaaaaanyway. This soup is …

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{Healthy!} Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Omelet

It’s no secret that eggs are a go-to ingredient for quick fix meals in my house.  I’ve shared some of my favorites like, Huevos Rancheros, Eggs on Toast with Creamy Spinach Sauce, Egg-Stuffed Baked Potatoes, and many more.  Omelets are especially great because you can really clean out the fridge and toss anything in there.  I’ve always enjoyed a good egg dish, but really fell in love with omelets when I headed off to spend a year and a half …

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All About Greek Yogurt

So you know how if the world was made out of ideas collected on Pinterest, we’d all sleep in beds made of wooden shipping pallets held together with burlap and washi tape and we’d stay perpetually skinny by adding dollops of coconut oil and Greek yogurt into everything we ate (and by “everything,” I mean a diet consisting largely of smoothies)? I love Pinterest (sometimes I love it more than others…I tend to like myself a lot more when I …

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Healthy Whole Grain Waffles {3 Ways!}

My darling sweet children have been less than darling and sweet lately at dinner time.  I can’t complain because honestly they’re pretty good eaters most of the time and are great about trying new things.  But the past few weeks it’s been one grumpy face after another and out of the blue, my perfect I’ll-eat-anything four year old turned into “I like everything about this chicken except for the crunchy brown stuff and gooey white stuff” kid (Oh, you mean …

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Honey-Orange Pork Tenderloin

Whether or not I’m trying to eat healthy, one of my very most favorite things to eat is pork tenderloin. It’s super lean and no matter how you cook it, it’s done in a matter of minutes. When cooked right, it’s super lean, flavorful, adaptable to all sorts of flavors, and something quick and easy for a weeknight but also fancy enough to serve for company. I saw this recipe in last month’s issue of Cooking Light and I knew …

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