Reinventing leftovers

Zucchini Moussaka

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This is my personal, quick and easy version of a classic favorite. This zucchini moussaka is lighter and easier to make than its eggplant counterpart, not to mention that in order to cut even more on the calories and workload, I skip the heavy bechamel topping and decorate my moussaka with tomato slices.   Zucchini […]

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Quick Salmon Lasagna

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This last month our family has hit many important milestones. I have reached eight months of my third pregnancy, celebrated my seventh wedding anniversary and got fired by email, all in the same week! the following three weeks included goodies such as finding myself a replacement (an insignificant detail the highly intelligent (ahem) coordinator at […]

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Savory Bread Pudding

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This recipe is an easy and tasty way to use up some old bread. Thank you Joie for reminding me to post it! Now thanks to you I can clean up my freezer! Savory Bread Pudding Ingredients: 8 cups diced old unwanted bread, hot dog buns, whatever is kicking around your fridge or freezer 1 cup […]

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Mini Yogurt Pancakes

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This recipe is for those of us plotting to get rid of some extra flavored yogurt kicking around in the fridge. Strawberry, peach, prune, everything goes! Did your spouse bring home a family pack of passion fruit flavored yogurt that was on sale? this is the recipe for you! I like to whisk all the ingredients in the food […]

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a weekend of cooking on a budget

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Last weekend I decided not to go shopping. My fridge was bursting at the seams with unwanted leftovers, semi-finished packages and forgotten ingredients. At that point in time that I decided to conduct my very own  iron chef competition. Against myself. The secret ingredient?  to come up with several dishes for the upcoming week using only what I […]

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

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This is one simple Banana bread to make. It always comes out right. It does not have gazillion pounds of butter in it and it contained 50% whole wheat flour. The crust has almost a crunch to it and it keeps on the kitchen counter on in the fridge for a few days, without getting […]

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Simple and flavorful Bruschetta

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I was hesitating if to post this recipe due to it’s simplicity, but then I remembered that sometimes, the simplest, most basic of recipes are the hardest to find out there in the Wild Wild West (oh, wait,  is that the World Wide Web?). No fancy duck confit here folks. Bruschetta is a great way to […]

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Reinventing Barbecue leftovers

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In our corner of the globe, it is barbecue season! The minute the sun sticks around long enough to melt the snow and make snowsuits optional, you will find my husband outside, scraping ice off the grill. Since it is now officially warm (I can hear my middle-eastern friends choking in the background) outside, I […]

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Baked Spaghetti Pie

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  The other day we had M & m over for supper. Big M stands for my cheerful red headed friend and little m. for her pint size little girl. I made spaghetti and meatballs. Actually, I made the meatballs, bread and salad in advance, knowing that everybody will be hungry after a long day at work and daycare. All […]

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Left-over management and Chunky soup

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No, I do not mean myself, even though left-over describes me pretty well now, 2 weeks into daycare-time-off. I have been alone at home with one very energetic, destructive, brilliant, zero attention span 2-year-old Tasmanian devil (little girl)  plus a don’t-you-dare-put-me-down-or-I -will-start-hollaring adorable 4 months old. Not an easy combo. In fact, who am I kidding. I was clawing at the […]

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