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pasta-less pasta salad

…a.k.a. “Old-School Zoodle Salad” or something to that effect. I live in the South, and, growing up, the small Baptist church I grew up raised money every year or two by selling cookbooks containing members’ recipes. One year, there was a fantastic and simple recipe for a cold pasta salad in the cookbook, which I’ve… Continue reading pasta-less pasta salad

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easy, low-carb sausage balls

I’m all about meal-prepping. Life is busy. I don’t have time to cook every night. (Or every other night, for that matter.) Besides, I’m usually just cooking for me, so there’s not point in putting out a lot of effort for every meal. I try to meal prep for the week on Sundays. And I’m… Continue reading easy, low-carb sausage balls

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week in review: mohawks and mayhem

Linking up with Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets as usual. This week was weird. There’s no other way to say it. Monday at work there was a staffing change at the boss’s other clinic, which means The Diva will be working over there for the foreseeable future, and I will now be doing the… Continue reading week in review: mohawks and mayhem

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veg-all casserole

One of my cousins used to make this awesome dish for family get-togethers that was loaded up with cheeseĀ  and mayo and topped with a Ritz cracker/butter topping. It was delicious! Since I’m trying to eat slightly healthier these days, I modified this a little bit to something of less calorie-bomb proportions. This is a… Continue reading veg-all casserole

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my version of healthy spaghetti and meatballs

I’m a little new to this whole posting-recipes thing, and to be honest, I don’t usually actually use a recipe…which makes that even more difficult. I also tend to eat a lot of the same foods often because 1) I’m on a budget, and 2) it’s just me, so I normally meal prep and batch… Continue reading my version of healthy spaghetti and meatballs

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3 ingredient pancakes (well, really four)

Yesterday morning, I woke up at 3 to get ready for work…but I was feeling pretty horrible. My head/sinuses were all congested, couldn’t breathe, drainage, you name it. Normally, we don’t have “extra” staff, so I’m accustomed to working even if I don’t feel 100%. Fortunately, this time we did, so I was able to… Continue reading 3 ingredient pancakes (well, really four)

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the vegan life

So, the vegan “detox” is going pretty well. Except they were out of my favorite hummus–roasted pine nut–and I ended up with sun-dried tomato, which I don’t particularly care for. I sort of fell off the healthy-eating wagon yesterday and had some french fries, but in my defense, I was stressed after work, and what… Continue reading the vegan life