Getting Healthy in 2017? Go Vegan! Food, Wine and Poopy Diapers

1 Month of Fast & Frugal Vegan Meals by Kelli Brink
1 Month of Fast & Frugal Vegan Meals by Kelli Brink
Have you ever wanted to try vegan living, but you were unsure of what you could eat besides salads and fruits? Then this ebook is for you. You’ll get an entire month-long vegan meal plan, along with recipes and grocery shopping lists! Your digital download includes Asian, Mexican, and Italian-inspired vegan meals, as well as good old comfort food!


My new year’s resolutions for 2017 revolve around getting healthier, in mind, body, and spirit. Number 2 on my list of 20 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions is to eat more vegan meals.

Going vegan, and eliminating animal products from your diet can help fight disease, reduce inflammation in the body, and even cut down on your grocery bill (meat is expensive!) A vegan diet can be good for both your wallet and your waistline.

If you’re wanting to go vegan in 2017, but not sure how to get started, my new Ebook, 1 Month of Fast & Frugal Vegan Meals, is the perfect place to begin.

If you think vegan food means eating salad at every meal, think again. In this Ebook, you’ll find delicious and healthy, meat-free recipes, like Vegan Pot Pie, Vegan Veggie Sushi, Vegan Sweet Potato Curry, and so much more. It’s an entire month of meal plans, recipes, and grocery shopping lists, all laid out for you, week by week.

Ready for some Vegan deliciousness? CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY EBOOK STORE.

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Taco Tuesday – Fish Tacos!

Fish Tacos - Food Wine & Poopy Diapers

Fish Tacos - Food Wine & Poopy Diapers

This is a delicious, light & fresh recipe that is super easy on your wallet!

We use fresh-caught fish that we score on our fishing outings, but when we don’t have that, I like to use Tilapia. I know Tilapia gets a bad rap, but I really do feel it’s a healthy option. It’s low in Mercury, high in protein, and very budget-friendly.

Frugal Recipe of the Day: Fish Tacos
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This is a super simple, delicious, and frugal recipe.
  • 4 Fish filets. I like Tilapia or any flakey white lake fish.
  • 8 Tortillas
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salsa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can beer
  • ¾ Cup Flour
  • Lots of spices, about ½ tsp of each: cumin, chili powder, garlic (lots of garlic!), salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, parsley, onion powder.
  1. Mix well batter ingredients well.
  2. Thaw fish (if frozen) & dry on a papertowel.
  3. Dip in batter and fry in hot oil until fully cooked and golden brown.
  4. Set on papertowel to remove excess oil.
  5. Break fish up into bite sized pieces.
  6. Add to tortillas and top with desired fix ‘ins.

To view an entire week of frugal recipes, meal plan, and shopping list, CLICK HERE! 🙂


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Zesty Cole Slaw Recipe

Zesty Cole Slaw Recipe - Food Wine and Poopy Diapers
Zesty Cole Slaw Recipe - Food Wine and Poopy Diapers
Zesty Cole Slaw Recipe – Food Wine and Poopy Diapers – Photo Credit Paulding & Company

Nothing beats the flavor and crunch of homemade coleslaw! This side dish is an All American classic you can enjoy this Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, or anytime!

Zesty Cole Slaw
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Serves: 6
Nothing beats the flavor and crunch of homemade coleslaw!
  • 2 Tbs. cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. sugar or to taste
  • 1½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage, about ½ of a large cabbage
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated on the large holes of a cheese grater
  1. Combine vinegar, sugar, Dijon, salt & pepper.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise.
  3. Add cabbage and carrots, allow to marinate together 1 hour or longer in the refrigerator.
  4. May be kept for a week without loss of quality.

Recipe courtesy Paulding & Company.

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Fit & Frugal Weekly Meal Plan to Get Bikini-Ready!

Clean Eating On A Budget Food Wine And Poopy Diapers

Clean Eating On A Budget Food Wine And Poopy DiapersBetween New Year’s resolutions and Spring getting ready to show it’s lovely face, a lot of us are starting to think about eating lighter, healthier, and getting our Winter selves in shape for Summer! I know I certainly am! Well, I’m here to help you (for a week, anyway) with a meal plan and shopping list that is sure to lighten your load, in more ways than one!

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Comfort Food At Its Best: Best of Bridge Homecooking

Best of Bridge Home Cooking
Best of Bridge Home Cooking
Best of Bridge Home Cooking

The Best of Bridge is back with this collection of recipes that evokes all the goodness of home cooking–that wonderful feeling of family and comfort.

This is food that makes you feel good and tastes great, too. These soul-satisfying recipes are easy, dependable, reassuringly familiar and above all, delicious. They will inspire you to get back in the kitchen and create some special memories and meals around your table.

There are loads of tips to help you deal with the midweek madness of meal preparation and, as always, the dishes are made with ingredients that are easily found at your local supermarket.

Within the 250 recipes there are dishes for every occasion and meal, whether it’s a soothing soup for lunch, one-pot dinners for those harried weeknights or delicious meatless mains.

Banana Nut Bread is sure to get your day off to a great start and Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon make the perfect lunch or light supper. Spinach Tortellini Bake or Turkey Mushroom Meatloaf make weeknight meals easy and delicious. And if you’re looking for entertaining ideas, look no further than Steamed Mussels with Herb Cream Sauce or Cauliflower with Hazelnut Crumb Topping. And Chunky Chocolate Shortbread or Luscious Lemon Squares are just some of the desserts and sweet treats that are sure to please!

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3 Wine-Tastic Cocktail Recipes from Little Black Dress Wines

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Little Black Dress Wines introduces three unique “PINK DRINK” cocktails this summer…Because it IS still Summer, after all… as part of their collaboration with the global non-profit organization Keep A Breast Foundation. A longtime supporter of causes that are important to women, Little Black Dress Wines’ summer-long campaign is designed to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention. 

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I recently had an opportunity to sample three great wines from Little Black Dress Wines, the same three wines included in these recipes…Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, and Divalicious Pink Pinot.

Try these three yum-a-licious wine cocktails made with Little Black Dress Wines before Summer slips away! 🙂


Vinopolitan: A yummy cocktail from Little Black Dress Wines


4oz Little Black Dress Pinot Grigio
1 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Triple Sec
12 oz Lime Juice
Lime Wedge for Garnish

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled white wine glass. Garnish with lime wedge.








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Diva Sangria: A yummy cocktail from Little Black Dress Wines


Diva Sangria
2 bottles Little Black Dress Divalicious Pink Pinot
1 apple, slice thinly
1 peach, sliced thinly
1 pint of fresh berries of choice
Simple syrup to taste
ice cubes
Fresh basil leaves for garnish
Club soda (optional)

Combine wine, apples, peach, berries in a pitcher. Add simple syrup to taste. Refrigerate or at least 30 minutes. Serve over ice in a red wine glass and garnish with basil and top with a few splashes of club soda if desired.




Cherry Shandy
Cherry Shandy: A yummy cocktail from Little Black Dress Wines


Cherry Shandy
3 oz Little Black Dress Pinot Noir
1 oz lemonade
1 oz Chambord
Maraschino Cherry for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.









Although these recipes are fun and fantastic, my favorite was the Pinot Noir just on its own ( I actually LOVED IT!) The Pinot Grigio was a close second. I enjoyed the Sangria recipe for a nice change (I’m not a big “sweet” drinker, but it was pretty delightful!) 🙂

Visit Little Black Dress Wines for more great recipes, fun ideas, and useful info!  

I was provided with free products by Little Black Dress Wines for review.

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