Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie and My First Giveaway!

January 26, 2014 Beverages
Skittle farts jwj

Hello, friends. I have SO MUCH to share with you today! Laughs, a book giveaway, and a gorgeous smoothie recipe. Yes, recipes can be gorgeous. For someone gifted with more words than one human ought to be, I do sometimes fail to promote that I am a nutrition expert. A registered dietitian. A know-it-all when it comes […]

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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

January 22, 2014 Breakfast/Brunch
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes -- Juggling With Julia

Apparently it’s Pancake Week here. Whole wheat cinnamon swirl pancakes? Nothing wrong with that. Except that I JUST re-posted my new-and improved pumpkin spice pancakes a few days ago. We’ll just say the polar vortex is starting to affect my taste buds. I am craving fluffy, sweet things. In fact, that explains the rare fluffernutter sandwich I […]

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Spaghetti Squash with Basil and Parmesan

January 15, 2014 Salads/Sides
Spaghetti Squash with Basil and Parmesan -- Juggling With Julia

Today we’re talking spaghetti squash, and we’re dressing it up with basil and parmesan. It’s a bit of a kooky vegetable. If you’ve never had the pleasure, allow me to describe. Picture bright yellow Silly String. Put it on a fork, and give it a taste. It’s got a flavor a bit like summer squash, but, even cooked, has […]

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15 Healthy Homemade Soups for National Soup Month

January 12, 2014 Chili/Soup/Stew

It’s January and it’s cold and wet and windy. That’s not news. What IS news is that fact that it is also National Soup Month. Wouldn’t’ it be nice to wrap  your freezing hands around a big bowl of hearty, warm goodness? Don’t you dare crack open that can of Campbell’s I’ve got something special. Try […]

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Irish Potato and Leek Soup

January 8, 2014 Chili/Soup/Stew
Irish Potato and Leek Soup -- Juggling With Julia

Irish Potato and Leek Soup? I don’t often characterize a recipe by its country of origin. It’s hard to peg a dish as being from this country, or that one. Traditional foods we enjoy regularly – think ratatouille, roast chicken, or potato salad - have been influenced and morphed by so many cultures, it’s hard to pin it on just one country. Of […]

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Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans

January 5, 2014 Main Meals
Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans -- Juggling With Julia

Hello to all! I have a treat for you today. A quick and easy vegetarian recipe, ready to go in under 30 minutes. This wonder-meal is thanks to my colleague, Erica, who is today’s guest blogger. See what happens when you post a picture of a delicious meal on Facebook? I might just ask you […]

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Snow Day Triple Chocolate Muffins

January 2, 2014 Breads/Quick Breads
Triple Chocolate Muffins - Juggling With Julia

Triple Chocolate Muffins. Good morning, indeed! Sweet, chocolaty, delicate, and touched with a hint of cinnamon, ’cause that’s just how I do it. This was a great way to wake up my snowed-in bunnies this morning. As if the 12 day school vacation wasn’t long enough, Mother Nature pulled a fast one and launched a […]

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My iPhone Reminder is Set. It Says “Chill Out and Enjoy Christmas 2014″

December 29, 2013 General
Reinbeer -- Juggling With Julia

Hello friends! Are you enjoying these last days of 2013? I write from beautiful mid-coast Maine, where we are re-Christmasing with Mark’s family. After missing out on a true Thanksgiving feast (boohoo, we were on a Caribbean cruise), I was very happy to feast on their traditional holiday fare like deep-fried turkey, sweet potato casserole, […]

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Soft and Chewy Whole Wheat Molasses Spice Cookies

December 18, 2013 Dessert
Soft and Chewy Whole Wheat Molasses Spice Cookies - Juggling With Julia

‘Tis the season for cookies!  The Meal Makeover Moms know it. Yesterday they shared a handful of healthy holiday cookie recipes, including my granola crunch cookies. That’s all the inspiration I needed to get into the kitchen. You see, I’ve been thinking about a cookie. A spiced, sweet, soft, chewy, and, shockingly, chocolate chip -free […]

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Five Fab Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

December 12, 2013 Appetizers & Snacks
Guacamole with Feta -- Juggling With Julia

If you’re a parent, I’ll bet you’d never call your life simple. Spare time – what’s that? It’s an oxymoron, a joke, a farce if you ask me. There is no such thing when you are coordinating the lives and well-being of your offspring. While I would never wish my kids away, I do crave […]

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