Monthly Archives: May 2011

Crispy-Skinned Roasted Chicken with Sweet and Savory Paleo Sausage Stuffing

It is time for another recipe featuring a chicken fresh from our family farm! Nick loves roasted chicken with crispy skin, so I am working to obtain the crispiest-skinned bird possible. To this end, I patted dry my thawed bird … Continue reading

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Ultrasound Updates

On Wednesday I had my 20-week diagnostic ultrasound, the most medicalized procedure I have allowed during my pregnancy. First of all, the big news is that we are having a boy! He was not at all shy in sharing that … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Salsa

Rhubarb, like asparagus, is one of those wonderful signs that spring has finally arrived here in Wisconsin. The rhubarb plants at the farm have been going gangbusters, and I have already harvested stalks a couple of times. Here is one … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday

This is what I have been up to for the past week. Aside from a long workout on Saturday, I have been taking it fairly easy. I have been taking very few rest days lately. Since becoming pregnant I have … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

Nick has declared this to be one of his favorite meals in a long time. The tomato paste and coconut milk combine to make a thick and rich sauce, and the spice combination provides a luscious Indian flavor. I had … Continue reading

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Springy Asparagus Breakfast Pie

I think that spring is finally here to stay! Recently my parents took a trip to the farmers’ market outside of town and brought me back a delicious treat: fresh, local asparagus. (We do not grow our own, although this … Continue reading

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19 Week (Belated) Belly and Pregnancy Updates

The belly is looking considerably larger at 19 weeks (which was officially Saturday). I remember thinking that it was large when I was 16 weeks along, but I looked back at the pictures and realized that I had a very … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday

Welcome to another fitness Friday! Here is what I have been up to for the past week, along with walking Dakota pretty much every day. The weather was perfect for a walk last night, too. Let us all hope it … Continue reading

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Fruits and Veggies Chicken Stew in the Slow Cooker

This is an absolutely delicious stew that comes together with minimal effort. The sweet of the fruit, savory of the meat, and warmth of the spices make for a great combination. Much of the flavor and richness of your stew, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Roast Chicken

This recipe includes several steps – brine, dry rub, roast – and is rather involved, but it is sooooo worth it. The brining creates an incredibly moist, juicy, tender, and flavorful experience. Combine that with tasty, tender, healthy meat from … Continue reading

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