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Honeydew Spinach Smoothie

I have been on a huge melon kick lately. Each week I’ve been buying watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew. For so early in the season it’s been really good and has been a nice change up to the standard strawberries and blackberries I usually eat at this time of the year. […]

Fajita Chicken Bowl

Do you ever have a recipe idea pop into your head that persistently hangs out and pops up into the most random thoughts until you finally create it? That’s what happened with this recipe. As I’ve mentioned before, I frequently eat the same thing for lunch for an entire week […]

FMD Chicken and Vegetable Soup

I quickly found that Phase 2 is the hardest phase on the Fast Metabolism Diet. I don’t really mind not being able to have grains or fruits other than lemon and lime, but taking away carrots, zucchini and tomatoes really makes this phase a challenge for me. This soup kind […]

Stuffed Zucchini

Are you still sick of zucchini? Almost everyone I know has an overabundance of zucchini in the summer either from their out of control garden or a CSA they participate in. I figured I’d wait a while before posting this recipe just in case you were one of those people […]

Recipe Swap: Shrimp Po Boy Sandwiches

Sometimes I wonder if there is a recipe god of coincidence. I’ve had some shrimp in the freezer for a while now and every recipe I plan to make with them just hadn’t happened. I went searching through my binders to find something and found a recipe for Shrimp Po’ […]

Spicy Basil Chicken

Do you know how a recipe must be really good? When you star it in your Google Reader three times because three separate bloggers that you follow all made the recipe. I have a bad habit of doing that. Sometimes when I search through my starred recipes I realize I […]

Crock Pot Asian Pork with Mushrooms

You know how I mention quite frequently that I live in the middle of no where and usually have a hard time finding certain ingredients? This recipe was no exception. Even before reading this recipe I’d heard of Chinese Five Spice. I swear I’ve even found it in a grocery […]

Barbecue Pulled Chicken – Crock Pot

I’ve had pulled pork sandwiches but I’ve never had a pulled chicken sandwich. Last year when I bought the 30 Day Shred Jillian Michaels DVD I was suckered into signing up to see what recipes she offered. I quickly found out that almost all of the recipes she recommended came […]