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Meyer Lemon Chia Pudding

I’m excited to share with you today this recipe for Meyer lemon chia pudding.  About a year ago, I was walking through a Costco and ran into a gigantic bag of chia seeds and wondered how to use them.  This particular item had come up a few times in podcasts and reading as a seed high in fat, fiber, and protein, but I didn’t know much about it.
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21DSD in 2014: Week 1

I hope everyone is enjoying a bountiful start to their 2014.  We are doing the same, and are refocusing our efforts on healthful eating to kick the new year off with some positive momentum.  If your holiday season was anything like ours, it was filled with positive and negative stressors, and maybe some (or a lot of) generosity with our 80/20 balance.  In the past, we’ve done a number of different diet “resets” with challenges of various lengths.  We appreciate their variety, as each has its own unique benefits.  This time around, we’re going with the 21 Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo, as one of our biggest vices over the holiday season has been indulging in sugar and carbohydrate rich foods/drinks.  If you’re interested and want to learn more, definitely check out the details over at Diane’s website Balanced Bites.  She also has a podcast, so there are many ways to interact with her and her knowledge.
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Spicy Curry Chicken Wings

Brent loves buffalo wings, and while I love his Zesty Buffalo Wings, I’ve always preferred wings with other flavors—sweet barbecue, teriyaki, honey barbecue, jerk, spicy barbecue… (Hi, my name is Heather and I have a problem: I love barbecue.) So, with all the big football games lately, I’ve been itching to experiment with the wings.

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Chicken & Shrimp Paella

Last week, a coworker of mine got a gigantic paella pan for Christmas from his mother-in-law.  This event reminded me of how delicious paella is, and how I’ve never actually attempted to make it.  It was a great time for us to finally venture out to the local international market, as well.  We were able to find everything we needed there, and all for much less than what we typically pay at the local grocer. Continue reading

Zesty Brussels Sprouts

While at Costco a couple of weeks ago, Heather and I decided that we should get some brussels sprouts.  I, of course, grabbed two  bags.  With about 1.5 bags left, I knew something had to be done.

This zesty, ranch inspired version of brussels sprouts came out really nicely, and I think you’ll enjoy it.  It is inspired by the herbs traditionally found in a ranch dressing, which was one of my favorite dips for buffalo wings and flavor of Doritos (which may soon be made a flavor of Taco Bell taco shell).  This mix of herbs and olive oil would also go well on pork or chicken if you make enough to coat the meat and let it marinate for at least an hour. Continue reading

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