Beyond the Turkey Sandwich: 7 Delicious Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

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For the past couple years, I’ve made it a point to help procrastinating Thanksgiving cooks with easy, affordable menu ideas to get their Turkey Day festivities going. As much as I love it this holiday sneaks up on me every year, and I know I’m not alone…

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Recipe: Baked Eggs with Broccoli, Mushrooms & Cheese

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You know that expression, “He’s a good egg”? Every time I have an egg that is poached, or baked, or over-easy, or in any form in which the egg is the true star of the show, I think of that expression. Not in the metaphorical sense, but quite literally….

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Recipe: Super Simple Egg White & Veggie Salad

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Back in the day when I still had an office job, there were times when there was so much work to do, even things like my lentil tacos took too much time to prepare in our break room. Getting through lengthy audits and dealing with the madness of moving…

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Photo Friday: Ghoulie Guacamole

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Before I bombard you with a deluge of new egg recipes (I’ve been on an egg kick again, lol), I thought I’d share something fun for this Halloween’s upcoming festivities. Halloween is one of my top three holidays of the year, and while the past couple…

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The $25 Shopping Cart, v. 17.0 – How to shop Trader Joe’s without breaking the bank

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Oh, Trader Joe’s. Just the name brings a smile to my face, as visions of Fearless Flyer items dance in my head. I flippin’ LOVE this store, and it’s easy to see why: new and interesting foods, plenty of healthy choices, and super low prices. If…

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Time Out: Bloggers are people, not machines

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I’ve thought long and hard about whether or not to post this and when I should post it, and I finally decided that before I could move on with the new tips and recipes I have in the queue, I had to address this. I know I’m not the only blogger who has…

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I ♥ the Farmers’ Market: the San Diego and birthday edition

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Last weekend I celebrated my 36th birthday. I’m still reeling from that idea because I’m pretty sure I missed 35, it flew by so quickly. But here I am, another year older (and 75.5 pounds lighter, woo hoo!). The original celebration plan was…

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Happy 4th Birthday, PGEW.com!

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Can you believe it? My baby blog is FOUR years old! As always, we’ll go on a delicious trip down memory lane, revisiting some of my favorite recipes from the past year in PGEW. Photos &…

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Recipe: Chimichurri Potato & Tomato Salad

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Whenever I’m asked where I get my recipe inspirations from, I can honestly say, “Everywhere.” I’m not kidding. Not only am I constantly creating things in my head, I’m also highly suggestible and can be easily swayed to try something different just by…

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Recipe: Stuffed Tomatoes with Herbed Chicken & Orzo Salad

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If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I am very close to my mama. From a very early age I always considered her my best friend (and apparently introduced her as such to everyone I encountered; never did clarify that she was also my…

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Recipe: Asian Noodle & Veggie Salad with Soy Vinaigrette

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Back in the day when I used to work at a regular 9-5 jobs in offices filled with cubes of modular furniture, lunchtime was a big deal. It marked that special moment when you can say your workday is almost half done; it gave folks a chance to escape the…

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