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AN EASY TO MAKE SURE TO PLEASE MEDITERRANEAN PLATTER

Do you need a light lunch or a quick snack after that afternoon work out? Having friends or family over and need an appetizer plate? Or, just don’t feel like having a regular meal for dinner? Then, a Mediterranean Platter can be the perfect choice. In the summer, I always have eggplants and fresh veggies on hand that are available from the garden or the…

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AN EASY TO MAKE STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP RECIPE
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AN EASY TO MAKE STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP RECIPE

Summer is here, YEAH, which means crisps are made weekly at my house for dessert! And my new favorite is a strawberry rhubarb crisp. You see, I love fresh local food, so which crisp I make depends on what I find in season at the Farmer’s Markets.  This week, I found gorgeous strawberries and rhubarb, so I will make a Strawberry Rhubarb crisp.  But, in a…

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HOW TO TAKE THE CHAOS OUT OF FUELING A TRIATHLETE
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HOW TO TAKE THE CHAOS OUT OF FUELING A TRIATHLETE

Most of us married to triathletes have an active role in what nourishment they put into their bodies.  I, probably, am more active those most as cooking is one of my true loves.  I spend a lot of time experimenting in the kitchen, talking to experts, and reading.  So, when it comes to fueling David for his training and races, I feel it’s imperative that…

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AN ISLAND INSPIRED BREAKFAST
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AN ISLAND INSPIRED BREAKFAST

One of my great joys in life is cooking. So, I’ve always got an eye out when I travel for new ways to cook old favorites, for food I’ve never tried or even heard of, or for new spices, flavors, and colors. This breakfast just happens to be island inspired. Cooking inspiration. It’s truly all around you. Just be open to the possibilities… On our…

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STEAKALICIOUS GIVEAWAY AND TWITTER CHAT MARCH 26!
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STEAKALICIOUS GIVEAWAY AND TWITTER CHAT MARCH 26!

Join The #StraighTalkonSteak Twitter Party March 26th! Who wants Good Conversation, Healthy Lunch Tips, and well…a STEAKLICIOUS Giveaway!  Then join us…. TWITTER PARTY:  Thursday, March 26 at noon ET. TOPIC:  Elements of a healthy diet, including beef. WHO:  Anyone can join Omaha Steaks for a Healthy Lunch @Omahasteaks #StraightTalkonSteak. WHAT:  Two participants will receive the Eating Well Combo from Omaha Steaks, which includes Top Sirloins,…

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10 TIPS FOR EATING LOCAL WHEN YOU TRAVEL
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10 TIPS FOR EATING LOCAL WHEN YOU TRAVEL

Stay local when you travel!  And, eat local, too!  That’s our motto when we travel. Whenever we travel, we often try to rent a house in a residential neighborhood rather than stay at a hotel/resort.  And, we always eat local.  We look at all the reviews and tour books, then we turn to people in the know – the locals!  If we know someone who lives…

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30 MINUTE HEALTHY DINNERS - GARLIC SHRIMP & BUTTERNUT SQUASH
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30 MINUTE HEALTHY DINNERS – GARLIC SHRIMP & BUTTERNUT SQUASH

We had plans to head out for dinner over the weekend, but hubby’s bike ride ran longer due to a Computrainer issue.  So, he nicely asked if I mind staying in….Well, what could I say.  He did ask nicely.  So, I pulled a pound of shrimp out of the freezer to defrost, cancelled our plans, and prepared one of my 30 Minute Healthy Dinners recipes…

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30 MINUTE HEALTHY DINNERS - OCTOPUS & KALE CAESAR
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30 MINUTE HEALTHY DINNERS – OCTOPUS & KALE CAESAR

So many times, the simple meals with good clean ingredients are the best!  Don’t you agree?  That’s why I love these 30 Minute Healthy Dinners so much. It doesn’t come along often here in Omaha, but when it does, I jump at the chance to have it for dinner!  What is that you ask?  Why octopus of course! When we lived in NYC, I would…

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