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Balcony Bounty And A Veggie Stir-Fry

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Fresh from the balcony

Happiness is Fresh Snap Peas

It was a lovely morning, full of sunshine and the musical trills of red-winged blackbirds that live in the soggy marsh near my house. It was going to be a busy day, so I was up early,  with a cup of coffee in one hand and a basket for picking in the other. Today was the day I could FINALLY  harvest some snap peas.  I have been circling the two vine-filled pots on my balcony for weeks, like a hungry vulture.  Well, if vultures were vegetarians anyway. I’m certain anyone who follows me on Instagram has long-since grown tired of seeing pictures of pea plants.  Unfortunately for all of them, my next post will be about peas…again. Sorry guys!

Veggie Hummus Wraps: Smart Ways To Transform Leftovers

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 The  Leftovers Dilemma

Using all your food is the most budget friendly option, but coming up with creative ideas for how to do that can be challenging.  I don’t think anyone likes eating the same thing for days; I certainly don’t.  One way to avoid this is to freeze individual portions for later meals.  Another way is to recreate your leftovers into something tasty and appealing you can eat right away. That’s exactly what I did to transform our hummus and veggies into a satisfying veggie hummus wrap.

Amazing Red Pepper And Salami Panini In Minutes

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As usual, my boys returned from school hungry and ready for a second lunch. Making creative snacks is a great way to use up leftovers – not to mention get your kids to eat a healthy snack.  A Panini is just one way to put all those little bits and pieces from other meals to good use.  After making a quick search of the refrigerator, I found the makings for a tasty panini.