Monthly Archive: June 2011

Open Nature Ultimate BBQ Ribs, Chicken & Potato Salad

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  The Ultimate Open Nature™ Barbecued Ribs “Grilled baby back ribs are cooked slow then finished with a rich and smoky homemade barbecue sauce.” Prep Time: 10 Minutes. Cook Time: 2 hours 30 Minutes. Ready In: 2 hours 40 Minutes. Makes 4 servings. Submitted by Safeway Ingredients: 2 slabs Open Nature Pork Baby Back Ribs (about …

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Small Change Challenge Week 3 Check In

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WEEK THREE UPDATE! My goal for week 3 was to walk 3 miles a day for 5 days! I am so happy to report that I achieved my goal! I am sure when we were in San Francisco over the weekend I walked way more than 3 miles!  All of that exercise combined with cutting …

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Open Nature Debuts with the World’s Longest Picnic Table!

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Safeway invited hubby Tom and I to San Francisco on Saturday to participate in the debut of their new product line called Open Nature. We are always up for an excuse to drive over to San Francisco and enjoy cooler weather! Since it was national picnic day Safeway decided to go for the Guinness Book …

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Chicken Biryani

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The chicken and the rice are cooked separately and then layered. The recipe calls for baking it in a large oven proof skillet but I opted to layer it in a nice large baking dish. It called for chicken thighs but in the interest of keeping the fat content down I used half chicken breast …

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Chicken Biryani American Style

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One of my favorite newer cookbooks is Pam Anderson’s Perfect ONE-DISH Dinners. I’m working my way through it slowly trying “new to me” recipes and experimenting with some ethnic dishes she has included. Anderson’s recipes are  well thought out with detailed instructions which makes it easy to cook with new ingredients. It’s so rewarding and fun …

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