June 2017

Calico Bean Salad

calico bean salad

Cheap, Colorful and Cheerful Calico Bean Salad – THM E

Calico Bean Salad is a great salad because it’s cheap, colorful, cheerful and very versatile. It makes a great side for grilled chicken or fish. Calico Bean Salad also makes a great dish to take to a picnic or family gathering.

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How to Choose an Instant Pot

How to choose an Instant Pot

How to Choose an Instant Pot for Your THM Journey

As you all know I love my Instant Pots, it’s an amazing small appliance that I use more than once a day. Mamas ask “Which Instant Pot should I buy?” so often that I decided to write this blog post to help you decide. This can be confusing and the prices vary between models so here you’ll find the differences in the pots with simple easy to understand information.

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Red Pear and Mixed Greens Salad-THM E

mixed greens with pear salad
Pear and Mixed Greens Salad

Mixed Greens with Red Pear Salad

Locally grown greens are the best. I love farm to table shopping at the farmers market.  Spring mix is usually a combination of smaller baby greens and lettuces.  These mix greens may contain: green leaf, green romaine, tango, green oak, green chard, baby spinach, arugula, red chard, red leaf, lolla rosa, red romaine, red mustard, radicchio, red oak, and beet tops.

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Blackberry Flaugnarde-THM S

blackberry flaugnarde fruit flan

Blackberry Flaugnarde is a Fruit Flan

When I worked at the restaurant, Millard’s at the Summit,  one of my joys was creating desserts for the owner. We both liked the same family style type desserts. This recipe is a an on plan version of our Dark Cherry Clafoutis (Custard Pie). Clafoutis is delicious but would be a crossover with the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. Flaugnarde (pronounced: [floɲaʁd]) is a baked French dessert with fruit arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.

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