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Spicy Shrimp and Kale Rice Bowls

Spicy Shrimp and Kale Rice Bowls (2 of 3)

Sometimes you just want to eat something that is both comforting while also being clean and really fresh. Enter the rice bowl. We are a big fan of rice bowls in our house mainly because they are delicious, healthy, and so simple – a matter of layering flavorful ingredients on top of a bowl of fresh, steamy rice. I love rice bowls because they just look so darn pretty.

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Kickin’ Chicken Potato Salad

Creamy summer potato salad made with Ginga Habanero and Salt and Vinegar Seasonings and Greek Yogurt

Every once in a while, something exciting and unexpected happens to me. Recently, my excitement came in the form of 4 FULL SIZED bottles of an incredible line of seasonings, delivered to me with the request that I please try them and, if I like them, share them our lovely readers. Ok, let me break this down for you. Someone gave me free food to write about…. Could we possibly combine two things that make this girl happier? I mean…I guess I can sacrifice some of my time for this. And let’s just pretend that when I received them, I didn’t immediately crack each bottle open in the car and stick my finger in to taste them.

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Bread!

Photo Credit: Honey and Rye Bakehouse
Photo Credit: Honey and Rye Bakehouse

Ok, so first of all, we have to apologize for being absent lately. I’d like to give you all kinds of fabulous, exciting reasons for this like – being asked to appear on the Ellen Show or winning a gagillion dollars or not having internet access while hiking through the Andes – but unfortunately, no, we don’t have any great excuses other than being moms and being busy working gals and doing the holiday shuffle to several family events. All fairly typical, albeit, mostly reasonable excuses. That’s all we got folks! We are sorry.

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7 Places to Satisfy Your Inner Steak Lover in the Twin Cities

Photo Credit: Burch Steak www.burchrestaurant.com
Photo Credit: Burch Steak

In the Twin Cities, when we talk about best places to get a tender, juicy, cooked-to-perfection piece of steak, there isn’t a conversation to be had that doesn’t include one of the two steakhouse giants Manny’s and Murray’s. Both places are what one might refer to as Minnesota steakhouse OGs and have proudly earned their claims to best steaks in the city as well as beloved and respected Minnesota restaurant staples. With slogans like, “Life is good at the top of the food chain,” and, “Home of the

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The Cheese House that Chad Built

Cheese
Photo courtesy of St. Paul Cheese Shop

“If there was a house of Cheese, I would definitely live in it” stated Chad this afternoon.  And he would…likely without inviting Elliot and me.

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Best Chocolate Treats in the Twin Cities

Photo Credit: Cafe Latte cafelatte.com

Today will mark the first huge snowstorm that we have had yet in Minnesota this winter. There are a few things I really look forward to when there is promise of piles and piles of the fluffy, white stuff. First there’s sweaters, and I’m talking the huge, soft, fall-into-them, probably-belonged-to-your-dad kind of sweaters. Of course we have to have a great movie marathon and in our house, this usually means at least 6 hours of Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings.

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