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Happy New Year! 
 
This meal plan has:

  1. Party foods 
  2. Lazy meets IMPRESSIVE 
  3. Traditional New Year's’ fare 
  4. healthy “mini detox” food for, well, you know. 

Can a meal plan really do all these things? Yes!

Everything you need and want in one convenient place. 

For New Years Eve:
Red Lentil Party Dip
Taco Poppers
“Fish” Croquettes

For New Years Day:
Cajun Black Eyed Pea Cakes 
Cornbread (my famous foolproof recipe)

For Weeknights:
Stuffed Pepper Soup ...

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The holidays generate up to 25% more garbage in the weeks leading up to, and after, a major holiday. Part of what is thrown away in unwanted holiday decorations. Everything from live trees to holiday lighting can find itself on its way to the rubbish bin, creating an estimated 1 million tons of extra garbage each week.

But what if there was a way to help reduce its environmental impact, and create less waste each holiday season? Through recycling, repurposing ...

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Ho ho h-OMG.

This weeks menu speaks for itself:

  • Holiday Tamale Cakes
  • Supreme Pizza Soup
  • Spinach & Artichoke Dip Casserole
  • Christmas Cobb Salad
  • West African Peanut Stew (new)
  • “Beef” Stroganoff 
  • Yule Thai’d Chili
  • Cranberry Kringles (new) 
  • Bread Pudding in a Mug (new) 

Holiday helpers ✅

“Familiar” Foods ✅

Trust these Christmas meals with meat eaters.

I thumbed through all our customer reviews from last December and these recipes were the favorite, most well-received recipes. 


These meals are pantry ...

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51% of annual weight gain happens between Thanksgiving and New Years.

Here are 12 scientifically-backed ways you can avoid weight gain this season from Brian Wansink, Ph.D.and the Cornell Food Lab:

1. Survey first. Do a loop around the buffet and decide what you really want to eat rather than taking a little of everything you don't hate.

2. Always sit to eat. If you only eat when you are sitting, you'll mindlessly munch less.

3 ...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! 

But busy. So so soooo busy!

This week's plan has classic comforts for family gatherings.

These meals will WOW out-of-town guests, please the pants off omnivores, and make the whole family gather around the table in delight without complaining. 

Plus each recipe is ridiculously easy, which means you’ll be as jolly as Santa.

Think of this meal plan as a cute little elf helping you make dinnertime easier.

My ...

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