The $25 Shopping Cart, Version 4.0

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I don’t usually like to toot my own horn about how good I am at cheap shopping, but at the risk of sounding a little cocky, I think I deserve an award for this edition of The $25 Shopping Cart. Or at least a small round of appreciative applause. Going…

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Recipe: Red Quinoa & Broccoli Salad with Almond Honey Vinaigrette

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I noticed that I’ve been neglecting my vegetarian friends lately (and that I’ve reached a weight loss plateau already; why is this so hard after 30?), so I wanted to work on something different, something sans meat. Or even cheese. Don’t get me wrong,…

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Sometimes when I make lunch at work from scraps of this and cans of that and then call it a recipe, I feel like I’m cheating. It should almost be called an ingredient assembly, since that’s more accurate. But “recipe” sounds nicer, is more concise, and…

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Recipe: Quick Shrimp & Asparagus Noodle Soup

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Sometimes when I make lunch at work from scraps of this and cans of that and then call it a recipe, I feel like I’m cheating. It should almost be called an ingredient assembly, since that’s more accurate. But “recipe” sounds nicer, is more concise, and…

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Newsworthy: “Rachael Ray of Blogging” – PGEW featured in the Sac News & Review this week!

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A couple weeks ago the Sacramento News & Review (a free local paper equivalent to the Guardian in San Francisco) had a cover story called “Will Work for Minimum Wage”. Considering I’ve become…

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Recipe: Toasted Cumin Chicken with Broccoli & Curried Cashews

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It’s amazing how one ingredient can inspire a variety of ideas. I came up with the following recipe simply because of a free sample I got at the Sac Foods Co-op a few weeks ago. Along with their veggie chips and some other snacks, they were offering free…

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What’s In Store for March

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It seems I got a little overly ambitious last month; February really was too short a month to get to everything I was hoping to post, and I do apologize for that! Having a pretty nasty flu didn’t help (fortunately, I’m over it). But don’t fret:…

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Recipe: Makeshift Moqueca

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listening to people’s conversations on light rail over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a definite trend in conversation topics: cutting back on EVERYTHING because life is simply not affordable anymore. Since those that know me well know I’ve been struggling…

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Recipe: Tzatziki Chicken Salad

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My coworkers are starting to have fun playing “What Is Kimberly Having For Lunch Today”. Because I get bored having the same food for lunch all the time, and because it just costs so much to eat out for lunch, I try to bring at least one different ingredient…

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Recipe: Spinach, Red Pepper & Feta Stuffed Pork over Herbed Cous Cous

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After my recent recipe of Pork Loin Medallions in Balsamic Honey Glaze a couple weeks ago, I made sure to save the other half of that beautiful pork…

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Recipe: Berry-Chevre Cheesecake Parfait Shots

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There’s a particularly addictive type of chevre (goat cheese, en francais) at Trader Joe’s that my friend Jodi turned me onto recently. You TJ’s addicts have probably already tried it: the Chevre with Honey. It’s pure creamy bliss with just the…

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