Wouldn’t it be nice to merely consult a beautifully, laminated chart, written by a registered dietitian that tells you what to cook, how to make it and even provides your shopping list for the week?! Why haven’t I done this before?!… Read More What I’m Working On Right Now
How many of you guys have been filling half your plate with vegetables? I wanted to share a few recipes that are brilliantly tantalizing and will make this challenge a breeze! You can eat them alone as a meal or make ahead and serve several evenings in a row for half your plate sides! Take… Read More Recipes That Will Inspire Your Week 5 Challenge!
It’s not rocket science. It’s not fascinating. It is likely something you’ve heard before, maybe even repeatedly! But, it is brilliant and it works!! Week 5 Challenge: Fill half your plate with vegetables For lunch, dinner and if you’re really enthusiastic, breakfast! “It doesn’t matter which vegetable. It can be salad, squash or… Read More Worth-It Challenge for Week 5!!
Bok choy is rich in folate, vitamins A, C and K. It’s an excellent source of calcium and fiber. This dark green leafy vegetable is loaded with phytonutrients, plant-based compounds that help lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer. Here’s a recipe I found that I can’t wait to try! I’m planning to make… Read More Garlic & Soy Bok Choy
I’ve combined option 1 and 2. Keeping my sanity takes precedence. After all, there’s not much left… Read More A Bit.
not only are there tremendous health benefits, but going meatless even once per week plays a role in reducing livestock global emissions. Farm animals account for 14.5% of all greenhouse admissions and 1/3 of methane emissions!… Read More Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl with Simple Tahini Dressing
Gluten sensitive people may be able to tolerate sourdough bread products because the long fermentation process allows bacteria to break down carbohydrates and gluten in the bread.… Read More My Sourdough Baby
If you’re looking to eliminate all animal products in your diet, you have obviously done your research and are aware of the benefits as well as the challenges of going full veg.
… Read More How to Vegan
Did you know that cooking in cast iron can increase the iron content of your food? Iron requirements rise significantly during teenage years… Read More One Skillet Soy & Sriracha Chicken with Carrots
Since my son watched the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, he has been obsessed with meatballs. The first time I took him out to lunch and ordered spaghetti with meatballs, out came a plate of spaghetti with one giant meatball on top. As soon as it was placed before him, he yelled “MEATBAAAAAALL”!… Read More Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Boil some pasta, rinse frozen peas, throw in some rotisserie chicken, a little pesto, a tablespoon of mayo, a quick squeeze of lemon…done and done! Serve with salad. Serve with dessert. Serve with nothing; just have seconds!! Who doesn’t love pasta and who doesn’t love simple? Serve cold, or warm. Pre-make for a last minute… Read More Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy
Nutritional yeast is grown on molasses and is loaded with B vitamins! It contains 16 different amino acids (needed for building muscle), at least 14 minerals and 17 vitamins. Just 2 Tablespoons contains only 60 calories, a whopping 9 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.… Read More Nature’s Cheeto Dust
beans make a superior plant-based meat substitute as they are packed with protein, folate, fiber, iron, potassium, B vitamins and antioxidants! Plus, they’re low in fat!… Read More Taco Tarts
If you’re not a vegetable eater and this doesn’t look tasty to you, try it anyway! Making vegetables taste good is my speciality. It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s healthy and I’m certain you will like it!… Read More 3 Step Zucchini Flatbread
When more than five people who read your blog on the regular make the same comment, you should probably listen. “Everything you cook sounds good, but I’m not going to do all that”. Recently, a friend told me that she would love to make some of the dishes I post, but if any meal has… Read More 3 Step Meal
Feeling satisfied by his successful hunt for these wild gems and with full belly, he turned the page in his mushroom book, anxious to embark on his next exploration. With no small degree of trepidation, he read the words… Read More A Story I’ll Never Forget
Just about every restaurant, grill, bar, cafe, diner and dive on the beach advertises their version of the world’s latest food fascination.… Read More Beaches, Beers & Tacos!!
I was fairly new to Indian cuisine when I visited London and fascinated by the orchestra of new flavors.… Read More Achcha Khana (Good Food)
“You can’t make everyone happy. You are not a taco”… Read More Just Give Me Tacos and Tell Me I’m Pretty
Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal… When you wake up in the morning and the first thing on your agenda…… Read More Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal…
I’m always looking for ways to get kids to like vegetables. Does it always work? Absolutely not. Is it important to keep trying? Certainly! Many times, parents give up after one or two tries with a new vegetable. Don’t throw in the towel so soon! Kids should be offered a new food 7-14 times before… Read More Veggie Flapjacks
Salmon promotes eye health. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help lubricate dry eyes and the vitamin D in this fatty fish protects against macular degeneration. Eating salmon may improve your mood. Salmon contains tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with mood regulation. Studies show the omega-3 in salmon help depression.… Read More 10 Facts That Will Make You Want to Eat Salmon This Week
Lemon Pistachio Dressing…It’ll Make You Want to Eat Salad!! I found a great recipe for a lemon pistachio dressing on savoringtimeinthekitchenblogspot.com. Salad is versatile and an easy vegetable. It’s a palette for loads of tasty add-ons. Boiled eggs, pickled beets, toasted pine nuts, pecans or sesame seeds, for example. You can add marinated artichoke hearts,… Read More Don’t Eat Poopy…Wash Your Lettuce!
The British love to make roast dinners. I had the privilege of eating many roast dinners served by my generous friend, Emma. Even though she lives in Germany now, I still look up to her. This gorgeous gal could get up in the morning, run a full marathon, clean her house, read an entire book, take… Read More Roast Dinner
At some markets when in season, you can find brussels sprouts on the stalk. I suppose it presents a bit of a storage issue and an extra step but, how cool to see them in their fresh from the garden state! Preheat oven to 400°. You’ll need to peel away the outside layers to reveal… Read More Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey
We were suppose to have Green Chef delivered today. It didn’t come. I need to plan meals and shop accordingly. If I stock fresh produce with no plan, I end up throwing a good deal of it away. Tonight, I wasn’t prepared. I’m also not one to load up all the kids to make… Read More Winging It
This is a recipe that is a bit sentimental to me. I haven’t seen or tasted it since the first meal Mike made for me. I have a theory that any man who offers to cook for you will always make spaghetti. Am I right or am I right, girls? He didn’t; maybe that contributed to… Read More How to Make a One-Pot Dinner You Won’t Forget…
I hate ordering delivery pizza with vegetables. I guess I just don’t really like unseasoned, barely cooked bell peppers with nearly raw onions slapped on top which is pretty standard for delivery. If I’m going to like vegetables on my pizza, I’ve decided I’m just going to have to make it myself. So, I made… Read More DIY Veggie Pizza
Forgive me for my recent lack of posts. We’ve been doing a bit of traveling, some crafting, a deal of Christmas shopping, decorating and a lot of eating, including Gilligan, my 13 year old Weimaraner, whose binging around the neighborhood hasn’t gone well for his belly….or for my rug. Ugh! I made everything from scratch… Read More Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup
Want Chinese takeout without consuming an entire day’s worth of calories? Here’s your answer! … Read More How To Ramen
These succulent sandwiches will fly off the platter at any family meal or event!… Read More Ham & Cheese Poppyseed Sliders
Parsley and lemon juice are all you need to make this cauliflower rice a quick, delicious and healthy side!
… Read More Garlic & Lemon Roasted Cauliflower Rice
This is a very messy burger. But, if a burger ain’t messy, it ain’t a good burger ya’ll!… Read More Knock Your Socks Off Veggie Burger
We had a couple of friends coming over so, I decided to throw together a few appetizers to munch on while we caught up. Herb and garlic Boursin stuffed baby bella mushrooms…… Read More Apps
I love using Naan bread to make homemade pizza. If you have a picky crowd, you can personalize each round. … Read More Think Outside the Pizza Box
This treat was just what I needed on this smoldering October day!
… Read More I’ve Got Lemon, I’ve Got Lemon On My Mind
I love soup because you throw it all into one pot and serve up a complete meal that everyone loves. … Read More A Family Favorite
Breakfast bowls, Greek bowls, burrito bowls, Buddha bowls…a side dish, a main dish, a great packed lunch! I like this new fad! Here are a few things you can put in your quinoa bowl:… Read More It’s All About the Bowl
When I began studying to become a dietitian, I knew I needed to discover a way to shift the savorless plants into something I could really enjoy eating. … Read More W.W.I.D
Pizza can become your artist’s palette with an endless world of topping options. There’s no reason to eat a plain old cheese and pepperoni pizza!… Read More A Pizza My Mind
The word seaside alone, awakens a sense of relaxation and conjures up thoughts of excitement, pleasure and magnificent beauty. This place on 30A, is no exception. With beaches all along the 18.5 miles of scenic 30A, Seaside is one of my favorite spots. The kids are thrilled to run free in the large open grassy… Read More Seaside
this is a low-calorie, low-fat meal. I even think we will have room to add a reasonably-portioned dessert!… Read More Wishing to be Clever Enough to Come Up with a Name Like Epicurious
Despite my early morning anguish, I did it anyway to watch Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”. One of the featured chefs spoke of these Asian garlic noodles that he had in Los Angeles. I had to have them!!!… Read More Gonna Need to Run Extra Miles for This One…
When you have seemingly numberless kids under foot, threatening your sanity, you burn things… … Read More Juicier Than Juicy Cheeseburger
I guess I should be glad he didn’t ask for a Giada De Laurentils cookbook. My cleavage wouldn’t measure up.… Read More Barefoot Contessa
Cacio e pepe in Italian means cheese and pepper. This is a pasta dish with few ingredients and is simple to make. I found this recipe on countryliving.com. Chicken and Arugula Cacio e Pepe 8 oz bucatini or spaghetti 2 Tbsp butter 1 cup grated Parmesan 4 cup baby arugula 2 cup diced warm… Read More Chicken & Arugula Cacio e Pepe
Ooooooo, this soup smells so good while it’s cooking! I wish you could smell it! Why can’t they make an app for that?! … Read More Soup for the Soul…
I have a pretty long list of dishes to take to social events. I can pretty much pull a recipe from my butt (as my Mom might say growing up, but more eloquently written, repertoire) according to request. We have a friend in town on a vacation from the Airforce. She and her fiancé won a… Read More How To Make a Healthy Salad Taste Good
I admit, there have been times I have offered fruit and yogurt to replace the neglected meal provided.… Read More On the Go!
Pronounced “fuh”. Fuhnny, huh? The first time I ever had it, I wanted to try the full deal. No Americanizing for me, please. I want to experience the taste of the Vietnamese! So, when “Pho” opened on the beach (no need to question what’s being served here), I wanted to order the authentic pho with… Read More Funny Story About Pho
I love to support local farmers. Often, you get organic produce picked only a few days ago and you don’t have to pay the price for the USDA organic certification. We are very loyal to Elmer. He sets up shop less than 1/2 a mile from our house. He is a beekeeper as well as… Read More Farmer’s Market Finds
My spa blue KitchenAid mixer is my best friend in the kitchen. I use to have a red one to go with my red kitchen accessories. When I got married, I decided my new favorite color was spa blue, or light turquoise, if you will. I decorated my new beach home almost exclusively in this… Read More Pasta Disasta!
This quiche is outstanding! I don’t even want to know how much fat is in this meal but, you can’t eat rabbit food every day, now can you?… Read More You Gotta Wear an Apron When You Fry Bacon
Breakfast is a hard meal for me. Not everyone will eat cereal, you know, the easy breakfast. One kid says the sweeter the better, hardly able to contain her excitement if anything I make contains chocolate, syrup, honey or any other form of sugar. This kid will choke down canned asparagus (triple gross) if bribed… Read More Breakfast Parfaits
Here we were at dinner-making hour and all the kids claimed supreme boredom and couldn’t seem to entertain themselves. I reluctantly suggested a fort. Out came all the blankets in the house, pillows and dining chairs. Along with the craft project for Mimi’s birthday, my house was left in shambles and the fun lasted a… Read More Steaks and Shambles
Debatable. That’s what I’m making for dinner. Another one-pot-wonder. I’m aaaaall about a complete meal in one dish when I’m making dinner for the little monsters. I want protein, which means meat or meat substitute, such as tofu, eggs, or legumes, at least 2 carbs per serving and preferably one to two vegetable servings. Usually… Read More So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?
One of the nicest things anyone did for me after I had Andrew was make my family a meal. It is so overwhelming to bring a tiny, helpless baby home from the hospital. I felt like I couldn’t get anything done! It’s especially difficult when you have other little mouths to feed!! My friend, Heather,… Read More Pick Your Battles…
Beans, peas and lentils contain phytosterols, isoflaones and saponins that prevent colon, breast and ovarian cancers and prevent cancer cell multiplication. … Read More Moroccan Chicken, Roasted Curry Cauliflower & Indian Dahl
I feel like Green Chef meals are gourmet. If I were to make this on my own, not only would I have to search all over town to find all of these ingredients… Read More Tuna Melts and Tortillas
Mike said this Green Chef meal was one of his favorites. The more I have thought about it, the more I’m certain it IS my favorite… Read More #1 Green Chef
I made the “panini” from a Giada de Leurantiis recipe, much to my husband’s delight as is any mention of the name Giada. My Dad says, “Giada is getting too big for her…… Read More Back to the Grind!
We’ve eaten a few good meals since my last post.… Read More Recent Fare…
Mike seasoned the Snapper with a little salt, and pepper and gave the fillets a light dusting of flour, then pan-seared them to perfection. The meat was tender and sweet! … Read More Whats for Dinner
Several months ago, I gave my husband a gift of a cedar garden box for the blazing, hot top deck off our bedroom. I grew up with garden vegetables year round, as my grandparents and Dad were both avid gardeners. Organic fruits and vegetables aren’t cheap and we both thought it would be great to… Read More Good Morning Friends!
Believe it or not, this recipe is a family hit with all…… Read More Last Night’s Dinner…
My Mom often makes fun of me when she asks what I’m making for dinner and I reply, “My world famous (fill in run-of-the-mill recipe here)”. I make fun of restaurants which list “World Famous” as a part of their menu items. Preeeety sure, this Panama City Beach cheeseburger is NOT world famous. Despite the contrary, if… Read More World Famous!
I modified this recipe from a blog I like to follow kalynskitchen.com I add sautéed garlic or garlic powder and instead of Spike seasoning, I use a variety of different seasonings, usually some blend that I have in my spice cabinet. I usually use two sliced avocados instead of one and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.… Read More What’s for Dinner
I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to cooking for family and friends.. Garlic!! There are very few recipes I make that don’t include a clove or two…or five! If I follow a recipe that calls for two cloves, I don’t hesitate to use four. These delightful little bulbs have insignificant calories,… Read More GARLIC!