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Mama's Weeds Patient Expert

Rochester, New York
I'm a former Computer Programmer turned stay at home mom of two.  I lost 35 lbs to reach my healthy weight in 2008 when I revamped my approach to healthy living.  My blog,  Mama's Weeds, captures my adventures in maintaining my healthy weight, healthy eating, running, parenting and... Full Bio
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Superlative Summer Potluck Dish by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This is the fastest, easiest, yummiest potluck dish that I whip together when I’m short on time and ideas (or not!) I saw this idea last summer and have used it a ... Read on »
Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If there is one thing that is perpetually on my list of Things to Get Better At, it would be meal planning. I always go to the grocery store and buy the same old, same old ... Read on »
Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Last summer one of my very best girlfriends told me about a homemade deodorant she’d been having good luck with, made with coconut oil and some essential oils.  SIX MONTHS ... Read on »
A Quinoa Salad (fit for a spring picnic) by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Yesterday morning a mama friend proposed to meet up for an evening dinner picnic with our families at a nearby park. It was quickly decided “Yes! Let’s do it!” and with th ... Read on »
Bacon and Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I get a kick out of eating Brussels sprouts.  In my mind, they are famous for being the most disgusting vegetable someone might ever threaten a child (or picky adult) with ... Read on »
Yoga Teacher Training, Part I by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I think I took my first yoga class in 2002. I was 23.  I talked fast, I thought fast, I liked things fast. Yoga was slow.  It was uncomfortable, it was kind of bor ... Read on »
Vanilla Chai (Optionally Green) Breakfast Smoothie by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Perhaps you’re a regular smoothie drinker, or perhaps you’re on a smoothie hiatus for the winter.  Either way, I was recently amazed at the way the right combo of spices c ... Read on »
Chick Pea Chocolate Chip Cookies by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am so excited to tell you about these cookies, you just won’t BeANlieve it! OK, so that pun was really bad, but these cookies are really good!  They’re made ... Read on »
Souper Combo by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I ate this exact turkey sandwich and soup combo for lunch for three days in a row, for two reasons: 1. Because it was really good. 2. The recipe I’m about ... Read on »
Muesli (with Pumpkin Seeds!) by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve been on a muesli kick for the last two weeks or so. And just in time, because pumpkin seeds are on the list of  healthy, affordable foods  - and pumpkin seed ... Read on »
The Pendulum (and Why I Broke Up With Low Carb) by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating (Just a heads up, this post is 2842 words long.) Healthy living is a journey.  (Shocking, I know.) photo credit: The Internet This image is such a great rem ... Read on »
Italian Sausage and Tomato Soup With Kale by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you eat kale, do you remember a time when you didn’t eat kale? I sure do.  Kale was totally a “No, thank you” food as a former only-iceburg-lettuce-eating lady.  Bu ... Read on »
Cottage Cheese in Da House! by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Today we’re going to look at cottage cheese as an affordable health food option because it’s on The List . Honestly, I rarely buy cottage cheese.  I like it, but it’s ... Read on »
Oatmeal is Cheap (and this post is random) by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating (It’s Friday night and I’m writing about oatmeal.  See –> “this post is random.”) With all the reading and blogging I’ve done about eating less grains and cutting down ... Read on »
Make Your Own Laundry Detergent by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Over the summer I saw an article from Make Magazine  about  making your own laundry detergent .  While we’re talking about eating healthy on a budget , this is a nice time ... Read on »
Sweet Potato Hash by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Today we’re making sweet potato hash. And by we I mean *I*, and by today I mean *yesterday*. Whoever, whenever – sweet potatoes are cheap, healthy and delicio ... Read on »
Red Pepper and Cauliflower Bisque by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This was supposed to be post #9 of 44 into this series of Healthy Eating on a Budget .  Cauliflower was on today’s agenda.  Unfortuantely, it wasn’t until after I made, ph ... Read on »
Spinach: Keeping the Green in Your Wallet by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This is the container of spinach I typically buy from Wegmans. For $3.99 you get 3.5 (2 cup) servings.  $3.99 divided by 7 cups of spinach works out to be $0.53 c ... Read on »
Potluck Lentils by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve blogged about this recipe before (it’s one of my favorites!) but today we’re going to talk about the cost break down of this giant pot of Coconut Curried Red Lentil C ... Read on »
Broccoli and Cheese Mini Frittatas by Mama's Weeds Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Broccoli shows up at #37  in the list of  44 Healthy Foods Under a $1  and this is at least true for conventional broccoli – organic tends to be more expensive. Brocco ... Read on »