Category Archive: Healthy

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Here is what my mornings tend to look like: Stumble out of bed after snoozing for way too long. Put my contacts in, and jump in the shower. Get dressed and downstairs with just enough time to make a cup of coffee and head out for work. If I am lucky, I can grab something […]

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Back when Mike and I were just starting to date and get to know each other, one of our first dates was at a Japanese BBQ place. You   know the type, round grills in the center of each table and copious amounts of meat. It was love at first bite. Since then, I like to recreate […]

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Leading up to Thanksgiving last month, the challenge for the week was ‘rustic’. This is what my cooking is all about!! Typically my food doesn’t look perfect, and is made with hearty, good ingredients. I love rustic food. Rustic food loves me. And Mike doesn’t mind me making it all the time. Win. So for […]

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Week 45 of the cooking challenge was whole grains. I wanted to try something I hadn’t before… Scratch making whole wheat bread. I scoured the interweb for recipes on this one and found a super easy and DELICIOUS recipe. It really could not have been easier, and I was thrilled with the results. I will […]

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Years ago, I was introduced to Pumpkin Soup by a friend of mine. At the time I was actually kind of scared to try it. Writing that now sounds ridiculous. This soup is the savory incarnation of fall. It’s everything you want out of a soup. And it just so happened that week 41 of […]

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Stew is one of those fantastic, magical meals. It’s typically one-pot, which cuts down on prep. And you can customize to your hearts content. For this weeks challenge, I made Gumbo. This is the recipe I learned from my Mom. I know what you’re thinking, “Marga where’s the roux???” Well, I don’t make my gumbo […]

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You know that feeling of coming home from work and there’s a big hearty stew waiting for you? Yeah well, this dish is just as hearty, and comes together in a snap. It’s basically a veggie stew, and it’s delicious. When I was looking up Central Asian cuisine, this type of quick stew kept popping […]

I love when you’re out at a restaurant, especially any type of Japanese restaurant and they bring you pickled cucumber and ginger with your meal. The acidity and crunchiness break up all the richness of whatever you were eating. It’s a great palate cleanser. And…it’s incredibly easy to do at home! This is a fantastic […]

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100th Post!

October 29 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Healthy, News, Reviews

Wow, this is my 100th post. I’m pretty excited to have gotten this far, and I am even more thrilled to keep going with The Spicy Spatula. Please keep sharing/posting/RTing my posts. Reaching a wide audience is  one of the ways to make the blog grow, and I’m all about that. Here is a quick […]