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A slice of heaven: tomato pie transitioning into pizza

I’d never heard of tomato pie until I saw it in the deli case at the Charleston Bakery and Deli. I was picking up some pastries at the time, but I couldn’t get that pie out of my mind. The … Continue reading

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Amazing smoothie that tastes like an oatmeal cookie

When our college student daughter sent us this recipe she found on Happy Herbivore, I was dubious. How could such a simple recipe, containing no sweeteners, taste like an oatmeal cookie? But it’s true. It really does. Here’s the slightly … Continue reading

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Crockpot apple oatmeal

This has become our go-to breakfast on Mondays and Tuesdays when I’m already at work by the time the kids get up for school. It’s super easy. I put the ingredients together the night before, and Bob dumps everything in … Continue reading

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Protein-powder brownies

We’ve been tinkering with these tasty bars over the last few weeks as spring sports season is gearing up. I tend to pack them as a pregame snack for Ben and Colleen. They also make a great pre-run snack, so … Continue reading

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Ben’s mighty meaty ‘masserole’

My 17-year-old son the weight-lifting addict got this recipe off reddit recently. There is 5 pounds of meat in this cooking pot, people. We adapted the recipe just slightly, using 2 pounds of roasted chicken breast (from the no-thaw crockpot … Continue reading

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No-thaw, low-fat crockpot chicken

It really is this easy: Dump 5 pounds of frozen chicken breasts in cooking spray-coated crock pot. Add half a cup of water and 2 teaspoons each of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Turn device to the “low” setting, get … Continue reading

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The chocolate-avocado ‘big breakfast’ shake

Earlier this week I wrote about how I get most of my fuel at breakfast and lunch. This chocolate-avocado pudding is a great example of that: It’s a serious calorie load at 545 calories, but it also delivers 40 grams of … Continue reading

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Chia seed pudding is like tapioica on steroids

Why would anyone eat tapioca pudding when they could have chia seed pudding instead? Frankly, I could go the rest of my life without eating tapioca – also known as “frog spawn” in some circles because of its gooey little … Continue reading

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Ben’s taco soup

Ben made this taco soup one day last week, using a recipe he learned in his Advanced Foods class, and it was a real hit – so much so that he made it again for Sunday dinner at Grandma and … Continue reading

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Low carb flax seed flatbread pizza

This flatbread made from ground flax seed has been making my life much easier during the week, when I’m avoiding most grains. It’s super simple. Basically I took the flax seed muffin I wrote about last week and took away … Continue reading

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