And We’re Back… Greek Quinoa Salad w/ Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

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Hello there!  It’s been awhile…let’s see… Christmas, lots of traveling, New Years, school, lunches to pack, RUF, bible studies, hanging out with students, dinner parties with friends, birthdays… The weeks have flown by between November and now.  I feel like our house has been full and my crock pot and oven have not stopped cookin… 

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Farmers Market Quinoa Skillet

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Last week the hubs was away.  Let me just say…parenthood is not meant to be a one person job, people!  I want to hand it to those moms and dads out there who are at it by themselves or have spouses that have to work all the time.  Parenthood has made me more exhausted, joyful, tearful,… 

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Lemon Dill Tuna Salad

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Lets talk about canned tuna – one of those strange foods that I love but if left to think too long about really grosses me out.  So I totally understand if you fall in the “grosses me out” category!  Perhaps this recipe will make you give it one more shot. Did you know there are different… 

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Summer Avocado & Corn Salad

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Tonight we spent two and a half hours hanging outside in our backyard.  I can’t tell you how happy it makes my heart to wear our girls out outside, throw them in the bath and call it a night!  Another thing that makes my heart happy: GRILLING.  Grilling makes my cooking life SO EASY.  Throw… 

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All Things Avocado: Avocado Substitute Recipes

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Sorry for the lack of posts these past two weeks!  I’ve been working on some back end stuff….and I think I’ve stretched my non-tech brain as far as it can go.  There are some exciting changes coming to The Unmeasured Scoop. Most notably, a makeover…yep, we’ve got a whole new look coming soon.  So stay… 

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Power Quinoa Salad w/ Lemon Honey Viniagrette

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While the hubby is away, the girls and I have been trying to fill our days with play dates, peanut butter and honey sandwiches for dinner and pbs cartoons…thank you lord for pbs kids and 30 minutes of distraction!  The other day we went to play over at a friend’s house and my friend Erica… 

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Simple Homemade Candied Pecans (using maple syrup)

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Last night, we had a group of students over who are going with Jonathan on a spring break missions trip to Jamaica. Jamaica has approximately 2,500 deaf children. Mission To the World in partnership with CCCD (Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf) hosts teams at four different project sites. Three of these are CCCD school… 

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Wilted Brussel Sprout Salad w/ Pine Nuts & Manchego

Wilted Brussel Sprout Salad w/ Pine Nuts & Manchego

A few weeks back, some friends and I did a progressive dinner to celebrate one of our friends birthdays.  It was so much fun!  We started with appetizers and drinks at a friends house, moved on to one of our favorite spots for dinner and then finished the night at this trendy tapas bar for… 

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Friday w/ Friends: Kristen Guilander, RD, LD – Butternut Squash Salad w/ Ultimate Mustard Vinaigrette

Butternut Squash Salad w/ Mustard Vinaigrette

  Today’s Friday w/ Friends features Registered Dietician, Kristen Guilander!  Kristen is a menu developer and a great resource for healthy living and eating.  She has compiled a list of the most nutrient packed vegetables and shared the MOST AMAZING fall/winter Butternut Squash salad.  We had it for dinner last night and it was divine…. 

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Quinoa Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

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My friend Kristin passed this recipe on to me when we first moved to town.   I remember going to a baby shower where she served it and hands down it is the BEST chicken salad I have ever had.  I tweaked it a little for the fall – threw in cranberries for sweetness and… 

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