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Top 25 Skinny Recipes 2012

Top 25 Skinny Recipes 2012
As we come to the year's end, I can't help but reflect on the highs and lows of 2012, and try to imagine what 2013 will bring. Today is a gift we should grasp with both hands, and remember that our faith, family, health, our home sweet homes, and the food on our table are all we really need; everything else in life is a bonus! But looking back, there were lots of Skinnytaste highlights this year, the top of the list was a book deal with Clarkson Potter – woohoo!!! I've been really busy testing new recipes for the cookbook, then comes the photography, book design, cover designs, lots of fun stuff ahead! I promise to keep you posted as I go through the process. I can't express how grateful and thankful I am for all of your support. Some other great Skinnytaste highlights from 2012: Fitness Magazine Best Healthy Eating Blog WinnerBabble's Top 100 Mom Food BlogsHuffington Post Living 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts to FollowThe Daily Meal Top 25 Food Blogs 2012

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Top 20 Skinny Recipes For 2011 Whew, the Holidays are almost behind us, I can finally exhale and slow down for the next few days and reflect about what a great year it has been for Skinnytaste and myself in 2011. When I started this blog back in 2008, it was just a hobby that I really enjoyed. Never in my dreams would I have imagined what was to come. In March of 2011, I left my full time job and career in the city which allowed me to give my 100% to Skinnytaste and spend more quality time with my baby. It was scary and exciting at the same time, but I wouldn 't change a thing! 15 Basic Stir Fry Sauce Recipes I love a good stir fry and they are a great way to use up odds and ends of meat, vegetable and noodles. And let’s face it, they are a quick and easy dinner solution. Simply cook up some rice or throw in some noodles and it’s a family-pleasing meal. I rarely start with a recipe – just a pile of odds and ends.

Bang Bang Shrimp Time for another delicious football snack! This one would be good for a nice dinner too though! So this is supposed to be like the Bonefish dish with the same name but I’ve never had the dish so I can’t really say how close it is to the real thing. Skinny Mashed Potatoes Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite things to eat on Thanksgiving, but this year since I am pregnant and on a really strict low carb diet (for my diabetes) real mashed potatoes are out (bummer). I recently started researching alternatives to some of my favorite dishes because there is NO way my plate will be without a big ole pile of mash potatoes. I came across this recipe that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes. Hmmm not a big cauliflower fan so I wasn't sure. If there is a choice of either celery or cauliflower in a veggie dish 9 times out of 10 I will choose the celery. BUT I decided to give it a try since the reviews were outstanding.

Autumn veggie soup with pesto and cheese toast Well…it’s autumn now, isn’t it? And that means soup. Lots and lots of hearty vegetable-filled soups. Top 20 Skinny Recipes from 2010 At the end of each year, I have a bit of "down time" to reflect on the past twelve months and think about the new year ahead. What a busy year this has been for me! During these past 12 months my oldest daughter traveled to Europe, got a part-time job, went college hunting and got acceptance letters! I can't tell you how proud she makes me watching her mature into a young lady. And as this was all happening, my newborn, who just turned one experienced huge milestones each month, from cooing, to crawling, eating solids, standing, talking and now just about walking. And somehow through this all, I managed to find the time to continue posting recipes.

Grilled Cheese Social I've got to get this off of my chest. I care about bees. Like a lot. So much so, that when I have to write up the Links We Love at work each week I try to throw in one story about what's going on in the world of bees. It's gotten a little much though. Pizza Nacho Recipe We love watching football at our house. We don’t always cheer for the same team, but that’s ok…as long as my team wins..ha! Caleb is already getting in on the action too. Skinny Enchiladas My typical Mexican dining experience looks a little like this… First-I stuff my face with so many chips and salsa that I no longer have room for the three chicken and cheese enchilada special I just ordered. And of course I’ve already guzzled three diet cokes.

100 Delicious Holiday Recipes for the Low-Carb Crowd The holidays are known for being times of giving gifts, seeing loved ones and, of course, stuffing yourself with loads of unhealthy foods. Yet holiday eating need not be a calorie-laden, carb-tastic time of year and it is entirely possible, through the sheer power of good planning and self-control, to actually eat pretty healthy over the holidays. If you’re following a low-carb diet and don’t want to fall off the bandwagon over the next few months, check out some of these low-carb recipes that help you cut down on the stuff you don’t want to eat and maintain your health without sacrificing on taste. Appetizers Start your holiday meals off right with these low-carb dishes. Soups and Salads

77 Healthy Crock-Pot Recipes Crazy schedules, long work hours, and tempting takeout menus make it tough to even think about cooking most nights during the week. Despite the inconvenience, firing up the stove or oven is almost always cheaper and healthier than ordering in or eating out. How about a compromise? Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Chinese Buffet at Home It is no secret that I have an obsession with Chinese cuisine. The place that started it all was a local Chinese buffet here in Michigan. After frequent visits to the buffet over the years, I finally decided to take a stab at cooking my own Chinese dishes at home. The majority of the dishes were delicious and I began cooking different Chinese meals every week, but I had always wanted more variety just like the buffet.

Crock Pot Chicken Chili Con Queso How was your long weekend? Mine was extremely busy with painting our house’s trim, entertaining and kids. But it was great and the weather helped.:) Amongst all the cooking I got done during the weekend, was this fragrant, creamy and cheesy Crock Pot Chicken Chili Con Queso – a hybrid of chicken chili and famous Tex Mex cheesy dip known as Chile Con Queso. Just to make sure we are on the same page, this recipe is not a dip. But rather an easy and clean main course meal that is perfect for back to school/work hectic days.

Moving to Montreal, Quebec It’s all fun and games until a gigantic moving truck shows up at your house, spends all day loading up your belongings and heads out into the sunset. Huh, I guess we’re actually doing this. I woke up at 5am on Tuesday morning (the day of the big move) so that I could spend a couple of final quiet hours in my beloved purple office before we left our home forever. I’m going to miss that space. Come 7am, Kevin was up and decided to join me for breakfast on the only chair we had left in the house.

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