The Best Ever 4-Ingredient Hummus

Best Ever 4-Ingredient Hummus

Hummus, oh yummy hummus.  My family loves hummus. Most times, I just grab a tub of hummus at Costco and we dip all kinds of veggies and crackers in it.  However, my mother-in-law makes the BEST homemade hummus.  We devour it. Let me back up a minute. My husband's mother is from Mexico (yay- … [Read more...]

He’s a Smooth(ie) Operator: Silk Dessert Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Silk Dessert Recipe

My son is growing up fast. He's as tall as I am now, his feet have long since passed mine up (even though he still insists on squeezing into my flip-flops to take out the trash), and he's developing some pretty strong opinions, especially about food and what he puts into his mouth. It's a good thing … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Eating Healthy on a Budget

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I've been guilty of splurging on food at the grocery store - mostly stuff I don't need, but think that I really might need at that point in time (Like, who doesn't need a random assortment of olives from the olive bar? Me. That's who.)  Now that I'm back in school, I've really had to pinch my … [Read more...]

Heart Healthy Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

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Heart Health Month is still going strong! Last week we suggested some winter friendly workouts to get your heart pumping. This week we’re talking heart-healthy nutrition. Campbell Soup Company is dedicated to helping women care for their hearts by providing delicious, heart-healthy foods and … [Read more...]

Chili Cumin Sweet Potatoes (sponsored)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For me, sweet pototaes are a year round staple. This recipe for Chili Cumin Sweet Potatoes is one of my favorites. They're perfect for a simple weeknight dinner, … [Read more...]

Edible Explosion {sponsored}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature's Care. All opinions are 100% mine. Over the last few weeks, my garden has literally exploded with edible goodness. Down here in west-ish Texas, we've gotten over 6 inches of much needed rain, and that combined with Nature’s Care … [Read more...]

The Health Benefits Of Kale

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It is known as royalty among its counterparts, often referred to ask the 'queen' or 'king' of greens. You can put it in a smoothie, juice it, make chips of it, use it as a wrap, put it in a salad, or just eat it as is. I am, of course, talking about KALE. Kale, also known as borecole, is one of … [Read more...]

The Vegan Diaries – The Final Countdown

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As of today, I have successfully been a vegan since March 11. That's about 5 weeks, people! I have been diligent and faithful with minor unintentional slip-ups. And guess what? I survived! It IS possible to go vegan without starving yourself or depleting your body of the vitamins and minerals it … [Read more...]

The Vegan Diaries – Hitting Home

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Yep. It happened. Twice. I went to a restaurant where all I could possibly have on their menu was the hummus appetizer, a salad (modified), or the edamame appetizer. Oh, I supposed I could've also had the olive plate, too. I feel stuffed just reading all that.... Then again I failed to research the … [Read more...]

The Vegan Diaries – Removing The Rose-Colored Glasses

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There are 3 kinds of people I've discovered in the past week: those who do NOT like their views to be challenged and will most certainly let you know, including what and how they eat; those who will entertain the idea of a change - they will listen, smile and nod, and maybe in some back corner of … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday: cookies!

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People, you are SO in luck this Meatless Monday! I'm going to share with you not one, but TWO, fantabulous dairy-free, egg-free cookie recipes! These are cookies filled with healthy, wholesome ingredients that you - and your kids! - will love. Usually in my Meatless Monday posts I aim to provide … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday: Indian-style

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Happy Meatless Monday! Have you ever had a cuisine that you loved, but that you didn't dare try making yourself, for fear of royally screwing up? That's me with Indian food. I love it, but find all the spices and various daals intimidating. So until very recently I only indulged in my … [Read more...]

Guess Who’s One? Shrinking Kitchen!

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Who's one? Well, it's actually a WHAT. It's our sister site, Shrinking Kitchen's, first birthday today! Over at Shrinking Kitchen, we're celebrating our 'cookiversary' with some fun giveaways - one for each week of February. If you've never visited Shrinking Kitchen before, you're in for a treat … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday: the dressing edition

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In my last Meatless Monday post, I spoke about building a better salad. Today, I want to chat about dressing that better salad. Dressings. They can make or break your salad. That healthy bowl of green goodness can be negated in an instant with a too liberal portion of high-calorie, high-fat … [Read more...]

Welcome to Meatless Mondays!

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We're starting a new series here at Shrinking Jeans - Meatless Mondays! I won't be coming at you every Monday - there are too many other great writers here for me to hog all the attention - but I hope you'll take in what I say, let it ruminate, and make ALL your Mondays meatless! If I can do it … [Read more...]