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Just For The Halibut – Anniversary Edition

One year ago, at the prodding of several friends who suggested I start a blog, I finally made a huge leap of faith into the blogging world. I had next to no experience with blogging; reading any, let alone writing one. A computer geek, I’m not. My goal at that time was to share my […]

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Marie Callender’s Chicken Salad

At the risk of dating myself, and before there were upscale restaurants serving fresh salads, there was Marie Callender’s. In the 70’s and 80’s, Marie Callender’s was the Starbuck’s and neighborhood diner in one. It’s where I remember Sundays after church and pie. Glorious pie. Pie was a thing then and believe it or not, […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Eating Paleo And Lupus

This is really an update on my ever-changing journey toward wellness and it goes without saying, in these last two months of transforming my diet to manage my symptoms, I learn something new everyday. 1. Wheat, gluten, and a “fad.” In my journey, I’ve run across folks who are skeptical of this whole gluten-free trend, […]

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Monument Cafe Quinoa Salad

Recently, I made a 4-day sojourn to Georgetown, Texas, where my parents have retired to their dream community. My initial purpose was to help them unpack and to see their new house and the surrounding Austin area. Of course, it turned into a foodie tour, but how could I help myself? The Monument Cafe in […]

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I Can Do Anything For 10 Days

I will preface this post by warning you, the reader that it veers off my usual kitchen-related musings. I felt it important enough however, to not just share my experience in the hopes of maybe relating to someone else, but also because my decision to invest in my wellness directly impacts the food I eat […]

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Two Easy Summer Vegetarian Dinners

“I think I’ll make a hearty casserole slathered in cheese”, said no one ever in summer. We want simple, easy food that’s not going to make our kitchen feel like the inside of my yoga class. With that in mind, here are two easy vegetarian recipes when it”s hotter than a ringside seat in hell. […]

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Celebrating 10,000 views!

Onceinabluemoon17.com is celebrating an amazing 10,000 views! Thank you to all my readers: the ones who read every post, and the ones that don’t, the ones right around the corner and the ones in places I can’t even pronounce, the ones who are blog writers themselves and the ones who aren’t, the ones who share […]

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Killer Veggie Burgers

Recently, my food journey has gradually changed me into a mostly vegetarian. I say “mostly” because I do still eat meat, I just pass it up normally. Coincidentally, The Habit just came to the nearby city of Upland and I’m obsessed with their veggie burger. I was quite the connoisseur of turkey burgers, but now […]

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Roasted Eggplant

In honor of National Running Day, I’m gonna give eggplant, specifically the roasted eggplant wedges I can’t stop eating, a quick shout-out. Eggplant gets a bad rap sometimes because of it’s funky texture and more recently, because it’s a nightshade vegetable. It’s a whole thing, trust me, but I can speak to the texture. The […]

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Pimp Potato Salad- The Remix

I play a little game with myself that I like to call “Top Chef”, only it’s in my own kitchen. I know, don’t judge. I like to take the food that I have and a) see if I can make something I can actually feed my family and b) think of a different way to […]

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4 Ingredient Cookies

I know there’s a lot of recipes out there for clean- eating cookies, but I admit I had to see for myself what all the fuss was about. Plus, I had some bananas that were past their time so I used what I had in my pantry. Simply, 4 mashed bananas, about 2 cups of […]

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Burrito Bowls

Turkey and vegetable chili beans + red leaf lettuce with cilantro lime dressing + avocado mash + salsa + whole wheat baked tortilla = burrito bowls for under 500 calories! Welcome summer β˜€οΈπŸ‘™πŸ™Œ

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Clean Oatmeal Casserole

I’ve been on my own food journey of late, partly to combat the effects of some pounds that staged a coup d’Γ©tat, which in turn has led me down new paths concerning calories. I’ve been counting them, rather than creating them and I apologize in advance for my brief hiatus in the blogging world. In […]

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Loaded Cauliflower

Calories? You mean delicious points? Sad, but true kids. All those delicious points add up I’m afraid, and the older we get, the more expensive the points. You know me by now, though. You know that I’m gonna eat mostly nutritious, healthy, organic food with the occasional splurge. Because I earn my splurge points by […]

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CSA Box Tuesday

It’s CSA box Tuesday and I’ve already used half the box in one fell swoop in this kale salad! Green kale, strawberries, red cabbage, Fuji Apple, Mandarin oranges, Deglet Noor Dates, almonds and a Blood Orange Honey Dressing. Happy Tuesday and eat well πŸ˜Šβ˜€οΈπŸ΄

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