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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

D'lish Dinners


When I meal plan I keep the following glamorous guidelines in mind:

~Prepares in 20 minutes or less
~Cost $10 or less
~Contains 5 ingredients or less

I aim to make all my meals whole food {From farm to table with assistance from Full Circle Farm
 Not processed & as close to its original source as possible}, gluten and dairy free. I omit the or substitute ingredients to meet our dietary needs.

Meal Planning is SO glamorous! You don't have to stress at the last minute about what to make. You have all of the ingredients on hand. It is easy on your budget and on your waist line!  I also incorporate items from our  organic, local, home delivery crop share from 

Using sale items to structure your grocery list and making a Meal Plan is the #1 way to save in your grocery bill! Statistically, 70% of the purchases made at the grocery store on average, are impulse driven.  If you can take the guess work out of what you are buying you can save BIG at the grocery store without cutting a single coupon! 

Eating a sit down dinner with your family is VERY beneficial and will save you a lot of heartache it the long run! AND, it makes your house a home.


Pick & Choose from these d'lish dinners:


New to cooking with quiona?
It prepares the same way as oatmeal.  Double the water to quiona ratio.  Bring to a boil, turn down heat and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed and the seed is tender.
It is D'lish AND so good for you!



#3~ Easy Minestrone Soup with Gluten & Dairy Free Garlic Toast
Perfect option for Meatless Monday
I subbed out the barley and added Gluten Free rice noodles
Spoil yourself and make it in the CrockPot! 


left overs
with corn chips or tortillas of course!


#5~ Date Night
Make time for you and your other half to have FUN together, to connect, and to recharge as a couple.


I used to think that organic home delivered produce was WAY out of my budget!  Check out this blog post!  I was SHOCKED!  You can also check out this Vlog to see what is all included.  
It feels so good to eat well and feed my family well while sticking to my budget!  
Order now and tell them Tiffany Dirks sent ya.










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