The Pancake and the Puppy

A Saturday or Sunday ritual – the girls make pancakes or waffles.  I couldn’t even begin to put into words what a joy it is to see my girls empowered in the kitchen!!!

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Presto Pesto!

Basil and Walnut Pesto: 4 c. basil leaves 2/3 c. extra virgin olive oil 1 c. raw walnuts 4 garlic cloves 1 c. combination of grated Parmesan and Romano cheeses Combine all ingredients in a food processor (or split recipe in half and put in blender), mix for approximately 2 minutes.  Freeze in zip top … Continue reading »

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Octane booster

Packed with lots of nutrients this shake really gets me going! 1/2 banana 5-6 ice cubes 8 ounces of almond milk 1 T. each of wheat germ and ground flax seed (not pictured) 1/4 c. mixed fruit and nuts (I buy at Costco) 1 scoop of Body Strong 100% whey protein Here’s a great source … Continue reading »

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O.M.B. (Orchestrated Maneuvers at Breakfast)

Do you remember that alternative pop group OMD from the early ’80s (Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark).  This morning’s prep of coffee, breakfast, and packed lunch for Ben made me think of them as we deftly prepared all three lickety split in our kitchen this morning. At 7:15 am I was sitting outside on the … Continue reading »

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Mussels for Muscles

Packed with protein, B-complex vitamins, phosphorus, iron and zinc, mussels are a welcome change to our usual chicken, fish and beef meals.  Saute the following ingredients in 2 T. olive oil until browned: 1 C. diced carrots 2 shallots (minced) 3 cloves garlic Then add to the pot: 3 C. vegetable broth 1 C. white … Continue reading »

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Heineken Chicken

Open can of Heineken, drink half (or otherwise empty halfway), add 2T. melted butter, salt, pepper and 3 cloves of garlic. Shove the beer can (with beer/butter mixture inside) up the chicken’s a**, place on baking sheet and then place the baking sheet with chicken on top on the grill (approx. 300 degrees).  Cook chicken … Continue reading »

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