Quick Mushroom & White Bean Soup
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Quick Mushroom & White Bean Soup

I think I just found one of my favorite soups to prepare. Ever. Yup, you heard right. This is a healthy, delicious, hearty soup that can be made in under 30 minutes! There was a ton of mushrooms in the fridge just waiting to get in my belly, and I thought I’d try something different. I’ve never made a mushroom soup before, but the thought of mushrooms in a soupy broth really appealed to my taste buds.

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Upon scouring my foodgawker app (as I usually do), I found this interesting recipe that is originally intended for the slow-cooker. I didn’t have time, or necessarily the desire to wait till TOMORROW to have soup, I decided to adapt the recipe to my time-frame and palate. I think everything tastes better with ginger and garlic, so of-course I had to add it to the recipe.

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Kale & Shrimp Whole-Wheat Spaghetti
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Kale & Shrimp Whole-Wheat Spaghetti

I realized that it was cheaper for me to bring a second suitcase along rather than mail it to me. And, I could pack more (yay, 50lbs!!!) winter coats and boots than I could have ever shipped!

I’m glad that I flew Virgin America because I was able to catch The Mindy Project on Fox via satellite tv. I never realized how funny Mindy Kaling was until I started watching her show…which led me to get her book Is Everyone Hanging Out without me (and other concerns). What’s even better is the fact that she reads her own audiobook…which I highly recommend getting. I couldn’t stop laughing…I found a new friend. Now, to get her to acknowledge this friendship, and we’ll be golden! ; )

Sticking to eating healthy hasn’t been hard, but I do admit I indulge sometimes (with a slice of pizza). I’m surprised at how easy it is to stay on track because the food is so appetizing. I am never tempted to snack on a piece of meat.  : )

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I tried kale for the first time last week when I made it two ways: kale chips (YUM!!!) and kale in pasta.

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