The $25 Shopping Cart, v. 18.0 – Extreme Edition

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It’s been a LOOOOONG time since I’ve done one of these, and yet we’re still all the way up to #18! Pretty cool, and what an adventure it was.

My health being what it’s been lately, it’s become harder for me to find the best place to work (I still have…

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Recipe: Quinoa, Egg & Veggie Breakfast Bites (and a Breakfast Challenge!)

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Confession: I’ve become a bad, bad, bad breakfast eater.

I didn’t used to be like this. Naturally, there was no escaping breakfast in my younger years, when parents would monitor the heck out of stuff like that. But in my adult life, there…

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Recipe: Veggie & Pesto Quinoa-Stuffed Zucchini

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You knew I wouldn’t be able to stay away from posting new quinoa recipes for very long… ; )

One of the hardest things to do when you’re down for a couple of weeks due to illness (can we say double-sided shingles?), especially when you live alone,…

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Recipe: Paella Flatbread Pizza

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Before I get started, just wanted to share that I got a new job! SQUEEEE!!! I’ll tell you more about it another day because this is kind of a long post and I want to wax poetic about it at length. But I know a lot of you have been genuinely concerned…

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Recipe: Cashew & Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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*peeks out from under the covers*

Is it 2014 yet?

Because it feels like mean ol’ 2013 is still clinging like crazy, and I’d rather not deal with its crap any longer. That was so last year. ; )

Hello, everyone… I’m baaaaack! When I…

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A Very Poor Girl Thanksgiving: How to pull off a last minute, affordable Thanksgiving dinner for two

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Sometimes miracles really do happen.

Against all odds, and with the kindness of good neighbors and strangers, my mom and I are actually going to be able to have Thanksgiving together!!!

I didn’t think this was going to be possible this year. Things…

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Recipe: Pan-Roasted Cauliflower with Kale & Poached Eggs

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Hi there. : )

I don’t even know where to begin with this one. The first recipe post after my Daddy’s passing is bound to feel awkward, but I know he would want me to keep doing what I’m doing, so… yeah. Here I am.

It’s been a very rough seven…

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I miss you. I love you. And I will always be your little girl.

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He had the best sense of humor.

In the 25 days since my dad passed away, that is the one thing that everyone who knew my father tells me, after their condolences. “He was so hilarious!” “He had the best laugh!” “He…

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Thank you for your patience during this really difficult time.

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Hi everyone,

I hate not being able to post regularly, especially when I am in the middle of a series of posts, like the ones for the

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Hunger Challenge 2013: Days 1 & 2

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The first couple of days of this challenge were fairly uneventful. I’m still recovering from this latest bout of shingles (which means I’m now in for a good week or so of severe PHN flare ups before they taper off to normal flare ups… yay), so I’ve…

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Hunger Challenge 2013: Getting Started

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It’s that time of year again! For the fourth time, I am participating in the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks’ Hunger Challenge, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

I know,…

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