{Monday Mentions} Chili and Coffee Cake

by Kris on January 16, 2012

What a week- and weekend! This last week has been packed with planning for a big ol’ catering I’m doing this weekend, as well as assisting my favorite Nutritionista with the photo shoot for her upcoming book – what fun we had! I managed to throw a few blogs posts out there and create a couple fab new recipes, as well- aren’t you guys lucky! I love you all too much to stay away, anyway. Here are a few things I’d thought were worth mentioning this week:

{On the blog}

Lots of new recipes this week! On Monday, I shared my new favorite meaty chili recipe for the slow cooker. On Tuesday, I shared how baking with coconut flour scares me, but I faced my fear and created these delicious cranberry lemon muffins. I used the leftovers cranberries for a refreshing cran-apple smoothie, which I slurp down if I’m not eating my newest breakfast creation, sausage and sweet potato hash.

Favorite post this week: Crock-pot Chili Colorado

{Around town}

Who’s coming to the Meal Prep Made Easy class tonight at the Meghan Telpner Culinary Academy? I’ll be there, helping Meghan cook you up a delicious healthy dinner!

No time for tonight’s class? There is still plenty of room in my schedule in January and February for private sessions, so you can learn the skills to cook healthy in 2012!

How about taking a break from cooking next week? I can come and cook you three, four, even five balanced, healthy dinners so dinner is ready to cook, freezer to oven, when you get home. No more hassles with grocery shopping, complicated recipes or menu planning- I do it all! To find out more, contact me at kristin@chefkristinrugg.com

Into boats? The hubby is going to be at the North Sails booth all week long at the Toronto International Boat Show. Go say hi, he’ll make you an espresso and maybe even give you a good deal on some sails!

{On the web}


So many yummy, healthy recipes and articles up this week!

Creamy Vegan Kale-stuffed mushrooms

Natural Laundry Solutions

Fire-pot soup

How to take a real break

A few of you mentioned you were interested in learning more about my plans for my organizing resolution. Since I’d like to keep this a mostly food- and healthy-living related blog, I started a second blog to document the efforts of my husband and I getting organized in 2012. Check it out: The Chef and the Sailor.

{What I’m nibbling}

IMG_1542Orange-infused Coffee Cake with Walnut struesel topping

{Recipe soon! Thanks for the inspiration, Sondi!}

{Things I’m loving}



Coconut sugar. My new fave natural-sweetener love! Buy some here.

Living Libations RoseGlow lip balm. Gives my lips the slightest pretty pink tint and tastes delicious! Oh, and it’s zero-toxins. Win win win!

Recipage. It’s taking a long time to get all my recipes up there (apparently I have hundreds… haha) but I am LOVING it so far. Thanks, Emily!

Tell me! What are you loving/reading/nibbling?


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