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Last Week in Meals

Despite my lack of blogging, I actually have gotten pretty decent at meal planning.  Every Sunday I’ve been making a list of recipes for the week (mostly from Pinterest) and going grocery shopping for the ingredients.  That’s not to say that we don’t eat our fair share of frozen Trader Joe’s meals, because we definitely do, but despite having a 6-month old and working a full-time job, I somehow have managed to cook at least a little bit.  This was last week.

Salmon with Sriracha and Lime


with parsley pesto potatoes.

Pesto potatoes

The salmon was just okay but the potatoes were omg good.

We also had avocado black bean enchiladas.  Avocado, black beans and cheese – can’t go wrong with that combination, right?

Avocado enchiladas2

Avocado enchiladas

Chicken was on the menu too.  Chicken with tomatoes and mushrooms.

Chicken stew

I honestly thought this was bland, though Jason liked it.  Can’t win them all, I guess.

And tonight, I had ice cream and wine for dinner.  Like I said, can’t win them all.

Stevia Winners

Whoops, sorry this took me so long to post this.  I just used to pick four winners.

1.  Bianca Rogoveanu

2.  Joan Seymour

3.  Marissa

4.  Anita

Congrats!  Email me at with your name and address so NuNaturals can send you your winnings.

Stevia for the Win

Though I like cooking, I’m not a particularly good cook.  It’s not for lack of trying, I guess.  I’m just better at following a recipe than making one up.  Case in point- blueberry banana bread.

Banana blueberry bread

It looks decent but I put in too many blueberries and it made the bread way too wet.  And also, some of the blueberries turned an unappealing greenish color.  Live and learn, I suppose.

So while my banana bread wasn’t the best, you know what is?  This package that I received from NuNaturals stevia.


I’m not much for product reviews on my blog.  When I first started blogging, I wanted companies to contact me to see if I wanted to review their products.  But now, I just don’t have the time for that – unless it’s a product that I know I love.  And NuNaturals is just that product.  As my banana bread fail illustrates, I’m not much of a baker, so I don’t really use stevia for that.  But you know what I do use it for?  Coffee.  Lots of coffee.

Venti iced coffee with soy milk and no sweetener.  That’s my go-to Starbucks drink.  But I have to add some sort of sweetener.  I don’t like what Starbucks has to offer in terms of sugar substitutes so I carry my own NuNaturals white stevia packets in my purse.  One of these packets adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the iced coffee.  I’ve tried with other brands and it’s just not the same.  NuNaturals for the win!

In addition to my favorite stevia packets, NuNaturals also sent me some liquid stevia, some quick disolve tabs that I haven’t tried yet, some vanilla liquid stevia and some cocoa syrup.  The syrup was pretty good.  You have to shake it some, but the consistency is like a regular chocolate syrup, which is pretty cool.  I mixed it with some ricotta cheese and had a nice (and unpictured) dessert.  Much better than the blueberry banana bread.

Would you like to share in my stevia love?  NuNaturals is offering 4 readers a great prize package which consists of one bottle the Vanilla Stevia Liquid, a 50 pkt box of the NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets, plus, a bottle of the NuStevia No Carbs Blend and a bottle of our new NuStevia cocoa syrup.  Plus, you’ll also receive a free bonus product.  Sweet deal, huh?  Har-de-har-har.

This giveaway is open worldwide but they are unable to ship to PO boxes.  If you want to learn more about NuNaturals and see a bunch of recipes using their products, check them out on Facebook.  You can also order directly from and get 15% off your order by using promo code BLG1214 until 12/31/14.

I’ll choose four random winners on Monday (the 14th) morning, so you have until then to enter.  Just leave a comment to do so.

[These products were given to me free of charge.  All opinions are my own.]

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