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Welfare Food Challenge 2015: It’s Going to be a Long Week

Today was the first day of the Welfare Food Challenge and I’m feeling a whole bunch of things at once. I am saddened by the fact that so many people in BC don’t have enough to eat. I am angry that we live in a place with so much excess, while so many have so little. I feel guilty that I complained about hunger pains after less than 24 hours of this challenge.  I am grateful for the support that I am already receiving on social media. My head is pounding, my stomach aches, and I’m tired. There’s a lot going on.

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Spicy Miso Soup

I’ve had spicy miso soup at least once a week for almost two months now. It comes together quickly and is warming on these cold and rainy days. I promised you all a recipe a while back, but I can’t seem to make this soup the same way twice. So, I’m giving you a recipe with lots of options. You can customize this soup to suit your tastes or match your refrigerator inventory.

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Pasta with Garlic Scape Pesto

dinner_blogPasta is one of my go-to dinner dishes. Why? It’s quick, easy, and leftovers are perfect for lunch the next day. One of my favorite ways to serve pasta is with pesto. While I do love a traditional basil pesto, I make it out of a lot of other things. I’ve learned that pretty much anything green and leafy can be made into a pesto. Beet greens, radish tops, kale, cilantro – use your imagination. Add some cherry tomatoes and peas to the mix and you have a fast and nutritious meal!

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How to Write a Weekly Meal Plan

One of the best things you can do to save yourself some time and money in the kitchen is create a weekly meal plan.  If you have never made one before, it can seem like a daunting task.  Besides, who wants to think about what to have for dinner next Thursday if you’re not even sure how the rest of today is going to go?  I started making weekly meal plans last year and found them to be a big help.  I didn’t always stick with them in the beginning and I still have days when ordering take-out instead of cooking makes me the happiest person alive.  Start small.  Work your way up.

last week's meal plan

Here’s what you can do to create your own.

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