Southwestern Salad in Mason Jar {+a Giveaway}

Southwestern Salad in Mason Jar {+a Giveaway}

Southwestern Salad in Mason Jar

The Hungryman and I take our lunches to school/work everyday. Me – 100% by choice. The H-man…who knows. But being the thoughtful and conflict-avoiding husband that he is, his lunchbox goes with him exactly as I pack it. The man certainly knows how to make me happy ;).

My lunch usually equates to a salad made from whatever ingredients I’ve prepped over the weekend (here’s a glimpse of my usual routine), and no, I never get tired of it. However, I try to keep the Hungryman’s lunches a bit more “exciting” so that he looks forward to his lunch rather than thinking of ways to secretly toss it {gasp!}. And if he’s ever done so, I’d take that lil’ secret to the grave if I were him.

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Ketchup Fried Rice

Ketchup Fried Rice

Ketchup Fried Rice

A terrific Asian one-bowl comfort food, this ketchup fried rice is the perfect way to serve up leftovers. I lost my driver’s license a couple of weeks ago (on the day I passed the RD exam of all days). Note to self: Never store anything in the most unpractical place, a.k.a. the front pockets on […]

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Spicy Cheerio Nut Bars

Spicy Cheerio Nut Bars

Spicy Cheerio Nut Bars

  I can’t believe how quickly summer flew by, but alas, here I am gearing up for my last semester of grad school. I’m not looking forward to inundating my planner with due dates, but school supply shopping is always a thrill. It’s not that I NEED more cute notepads, brand spankin’ new pens (I […]

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Butternut Squash Red Curry

Butternut Squash Red Curry

Butternut Squash Red Curry

Curry in triple degree weather? Yup, that’s right. You mean eating spicy, bubbling hot foods on a scorching summer day doesn’t sound appealing to you? I totally get it. However, back where I’m from, people embrace profuse sweating and a tomato-colored face as they slurp up a sizzling pot of soup/stew or noodles or rice or […]

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Hatch Chile Southwestern Quinoa Casserole

Hatch Chile Southwestern Quinoa Casserole

Hatch Chile Southwestern Quinoa Casserole

Hatch chile season is in full swing, guys! The Hungryman and I look forward to it every year, and with each passing season our appreciation and love for these mild to spicy, meaty-fleshed chiles from Hatch, New Mexico (hence the name) seem to grow. Central Market (one of the biggest groceries in Austin) hosts an […]

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I’m attending the Blog Brûlée Conference!

I’m attending the Blog Brûlée Conference!

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Disclosure: My attendance at the event is partially sponsored. By writing this post I received a discounted registration fee.  August 5, 2014…that’s the day I officially became a Registered Dietitian! (You can read more about my journey here.) There were many ups and downs along the way…and the ever-recurring thought of “this is never going to […]

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