Real Meal Planning Blog

Tips and tricks when you feel frustration or need inspiration

Asparagus, Avocado, Pea Salad

Consider this your own harbinger of spring. All the shades of green spread out on your plate to carry you out of the winter doldrums and into warmer days.  Asparagus, Avocado, and Pea Salad Dressing: 1/2 cup avocado oil1/4 cup champagne vinegar (or white wine...

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Quick Bean Soup

On a dreary Saturday afternoon, my sister and I were finishing our phone call. Her: what are you up to the rest of the afternoon? Me: I have to figure out dinner. Her: WHAT?? Oh, no. You are not allowed to say that anymore, sister. The Maven of Meal Planning cannot...

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Watching Yeast Bloom

I am always intrigued watching some dry grains dissolve into sweet milk and become this living organism. If you watch the lines on the measuring cup, you can see how this yeast is waking up, ready to join the flour and become a family favorite.  Yeast must be proofed...

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