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The wonder and magic of Shakshuka

It’s about time for me to admit it. I like food with unique names. Shakshuka. Like…when you say that to someone not in the know, their first reaction is, “Whaaaaaa?” And I LOVE THAT! Also, I love trying foods from different cultures. I always learn something about food and myself by doing so. That, Foodies, is a big part of the …

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Pioneer Woman Inspired Chicken Zoodle Bake

Can I just tell you guys how much of a fan-girl I am of the Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond)? Ok so don’t laugh but…I would put on her show while on the elliptical at the Y so that I’d stay on for the whole time I was supposed to. That is…before the Y switched to the cheap affordable cable and …

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Thanksgiving Super Food Stuffing

Indulge me a moment of nostalgia. My mother. God rest her soul. She made the BEST sausage stuffing ever. Like, EVER. (But who doesn’t say that about their mom’s cooking?) And it was nothing fancy at all. She used Stovetop Stuffing (the cornbread kind, of course), onions/peppers, extra garlic and, of course, the piece de resistance…breakfast sausage. And not just any …

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Julia’s Thai Shrimp Skillet

Before we get into the yumminess you see above, indulge me a proud mama moment. My friend Julia (who some of you may know as the “Bariatric Foodie Pledge List Minion”) took this picture. When she did this picture I gave her a few pointers, as I give many of my friends, on taking a good food photo. It was …

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Thai Shrimp Salad

Are you gearing up for that family BBQ yet? If you’re early out (or if eating around non-ops works your nerves), be sure to check out my survival guide to summer BBQ’s to help you deal. In the meantime, let’s move forward with recipes you might pass. This one is for folks who have families that like (or are receptive …

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