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As someone who is super busy, but really wants to eat healthy (and not spend money out all the time) I have found that weekend food prep is by far the biggest time and money saver. If I could only make one lifestyle change I would make this a key part of my week. I try to spend part of my Sundays shopping, slicing and cooking up food for the week. These recipes are some of the fastest that I have in my repertoire. Hummus takes about 10 minutes, granola bars just take 5 minutes (plus freezing time) and the chicken soup is a crock pot invention that takes only about 10 minutes of active time.

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Sunny Saturday breakfast

Sunny Saturday breakfast

I love our weekends. Work is hard, but I love it. I just get so exhausted by Friday that I really need a weekend to recharge my batteries. Do you ever feel that way?

We try to take the time on weekend mornings to sleep in a little extra if our bodies let us, to eat breakfast at 10am if we can manage it, to spend a quiet morning drinking glasses of tea. These quiet mornings are my favorite thing about the week.

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Easy Fried Rice // Do All Things With Love

My favorite recipes are all ones that let you use up whatever might be in your fridge, freezer or pantry. For example, Minestrone Soup is one where all you need is kidney beans as a base and you can then add whatever other veggies and/or noodles and/or meat that you want. My Homemade Pizza is the same way. Any kind of random vegetable, sauce or protein you have laying around can go on it. Well, last week I added another favorite to my list: fried rice! All you need is rice and at least one egg, then just add whatever vegetables and/or meat to it  and voila! An easy-peasy, inexpensive, made mostly from the freezer, dinner.  Read the rest of this entry »

Baked Oatmeal // Do All Things With Love

Last week I discovered a great recipe for baked oatmeal, I won’t call them cupcakes, but muffin-shaped oatmeal. Perfect for a Healthy October menu! It’s cooked/baked rolled oats mixed with mashed banana, some sweetener and whatever extra additions you want to throw in. My first version I just added some cinnamon and chocolate chips, but this morning my second batch I added walnuts (from the farmers market!), raisins, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, and coconut oil. I like that this is a fairly healthy breakfast to grab in the morning to eat with some fruit or eggs. Read the rest of this entry »

Turkish Kısır Recipe // Do All Things With Love

As most of you know, Onur is Turkish. I am attempting to learn Turkish (Türkçe) which is challenging. I’m also trying to learn how to cook Turkish cuisine, but he happens to be an amazing chef, so usually I get kicked out of the kitchen pretty quickly. However, he agreed to let me try to document one of the many dishes he makes that he makes without a recipe.

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Late summer is a great time to get a hold of Zucchini.  If you have some in your garden, awesome.  If you are like me and don’t have a garden (yet!), then ask coworkers, neighbors, etc.  They will most likely already be trying to get rid of excess this time of year.  This last week I was gifted two very LARGE zucchini.  Onur laughed at my glee.  Silly man, I will make you eat all of the summer squash now.

This week I will share recipes for:
– Old-fashioned Oatmeal with apples, rasins, and honey-toasted walnuts
– Zucchini “Pasta”
– Minestrone Soup
– Carrot & Zucchini Bars or Cupcakes

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