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Category: healthy meals
What To Cook This Week
“I want to eat healthy and I’m willing to cook, I just don’t know what cook or eat”.
What I’m Working On Right Now
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?!
Worth-It Challenge for Week 5!!
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… Continue reading Worth-It Challenge for Week 5!!
Emerald City Take Two
There is no question that sight and smell contribute to taste and the smell of the baguette will leave you wishing for daily visits to this bistro.
Bangers and Mash
That’s right, my British buds; last night’s Green Chef meal was bangers and mash! My sweet husband cooked it. As always, I was elated to have a night off from the kitchen! Our last Green Chef menu for the week is a Tuna Melt sandwich and I made Tuna Toasties for lunch today! Really? I’ve… Continue reading Bangers and Mash
How to Vegan
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.
Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms
mushrooms are extremely low in calories, contain vitamin D and selenium. These edible fungi are also a good source of riboflavin. Bake these amazing cheese stuffed mushrooms in 8 minutes.
Nature’s Cheeto Dust
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.
3 Step Meal
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… Continue reading 3 Step Meal
A Story I’ll Never Forget
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
Beaches, Beers & Tacos!!
Just about every restaurant, grill, bar, cafe, diner and dive on the beach advertises their version of the world’s latest food fascination.
Achcha Khana (Good Food)
I was fairly new to Indian cuisine when I visited London and fascinated by the orchestra of new flavors.
Just Give Me Tacos and Tell Me I’m Pretty
“You can’t make everyone happy. You are not a taco”
Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal…
Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal… When you wake up in the morning and the first thing on your agenda…
Don’t Eat Poopy…Wash Your Lettuce!
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,… Continue reading 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… Continue reading Roast Dinner
How to Make a One-Pot Dinner You Won’t Forget…
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… Continue reading How to Make a One-Pot Dinner You Won’t Forget…
How To Ramen
Want Chinese takeout without consuming an entire day’s worth of calories? Here’s your answer!
Knock Your Socks Off Veggie Burger
This is a very messy burger. But, if a burger ain’t messy, it ain’t a good burger ya’ll!
Think Outside the Pizza Box
I love using Naan bread to make homemade pizza. If you have a picky crowd, you can personalize each round.
A Family Favorite
I love soup because you throw it all into one pot and serve up a complete meal that everyone loves.
It’s All About the Bowl
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
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.
A Pizza My Mind
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!
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… Continue reading Seaside
Wishing to be Clever Enough to Come Up with a Name Like Epicurious
this is a low-calorie, low-fat meal. I even think we will have room to add a reasonably-portioned dessert!
Gonna Need to Run Extra Miles for This One…
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!!!
Juicier Than Juicy Cheeseburger
When you have seemingly numberless kids under foot, threatening your sanity, you burn things…
I guess I should be glad he didn’t ask for a Giada De Laurentils cookbook. My cleavage wouldn’t measure up.
Chicken & Arugula Cacio e Pepe
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… Continue reading Chicken & Arugula Cacio e Pepe
Soup for the Soul…
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?!
How To Make a Healthy Salad Taste Good
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… Continue reading How To Make a Healthy Salad Taste Good
On the Go!
I admit, there have been times I have offered fruit and yogurt to replace the neglected meal provided.
Funny Story About Pho
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… Continue reading Funny Story About Pho
Farmer’s Market Finds
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… Continue reading 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… Continue reading Pasta Disasta!
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… Continue reading Breakfast Parfaits
Steaks and Shambles
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… Continue reading Steaks and Shambles
So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?
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… Continue reading So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?
Pick Your Battles…
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,… Continue reading Pick Your Battles…
Moroccan Chicken, Roasted Curry Cauliflower & Indian Dahl
Beans, peas and lentils contain phytosterols, isoflaones and saponins that prevent colon, breast and ovarian cancers and prevent cancer cell multiplication.
Tuna Melts and Tortillas
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
#1 Green Chef
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
Back to the Grind!
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…
Pretzels in Pennsylvania
Julius Sturgis founded the first commercial pretzel baking company in 1861. The pretzels were hand twisted until the 50’s. Most pretzel twisters were able to twist 50 pretzels a minute. In about 2 minutes, I was able to roll out and twist one. This was an entertaining tour! They still had most of the wooden… Continue reading Pretzels in Pennsylvania
Going on Holiday
I’m not British but, sometimes I like to pretend like I am, so I call vacation “holiday”, my favorite adjective is “bloody” and instead of “dig in” I say, “tuck in”. The family and I are heading to Pennsylvania. I told myself I was going to eat as healthy as possible on this trip, as… Continue reading Going on Holiday
We’ve eaten a few good meals since my last post.
2 Simple Ways to Start Losing Weight NOW!
Don’t be fooled by weight loss gimmicks! Stop over-eating one food group and eliminating another! Don’t waste money on non-FDA approved supplements or silly powders!!
Do these 2 things for 2 months…
Whats for Dinner
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!
Good Morning Friends!
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… Continue reading Good Morning Friends!
Last Night’s Dinner…
Believe it or not, this recipe is a family hit with all…
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… Continue reading World Famous!
What’s for Dinner
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.… Continue reading What’s for Dinner
Another Green Chef Meal
We will have all four kids beginning Wednesday and I have already initiated the meal planning process. My goals are simply to provide meals that are nutritious, easy, and edible (or that which will generate the least complaining). I use a free app on my phone called “Any List” which I am able to share… Continue reading Another Green Chef Meal
Lunch with the Girls
Instead of packing for my 20 year high school reunion, I decided to ease my nervousness with a glass of wine (okay, two) with my friends at our favorite location, 30A. Toddlers in tow, we settled on Great Southern as our meeting location. Between the anxiety of seeing people I haven’t seen in two decades… Continue reading Lunch with the Girls
Dinner for Three
My three older step-children have gone to their grandmother’s for the week which means meal-planning transitions from the thankless efforts of pleasing children set in their ways to a more diversified cuisine. Last night was a meal of shrimp Po’boys with sliced avocado, seasoned plantain chips and a swiss chard salad with snap peas and… Continue reading Dinner for Three
Last Night’s Dinner
Last night was Taco Tuesday. We started Taco Tuesday almost a year ago and its been bitter-sweet. I have kept it up, as the kids would ask me even before breakfast if it was Taco Tuesday and a response of yes would inevitably be followed up by a, “YES!” and an old school “Saved by… Continue reading Last Night’s 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,… Continue reading GARLIC!
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