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… Continue reading Recipes That Will Inspire Your Week 5 Challenge!
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THE #1 EASIEST WAY TO GET YOUR GREEN IN TODAY!
Grab a bag of this salad on your next trip to the grocery! It has loads of green vegetables, dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds and a delicious poppy seed dressing! Loaded with all the benefits of greens as well as flavor, it doesn’t get much easier than that! This salad-in-a-bag is a perfect go-to for… Continue reading THE #1 EASIEST WAY TO GET YOUR GREEN IN TODAY!
Garlic & Soy Bok Choy
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… Continue reading Garlic & Soy Bok Choy
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl with Simple Tahini Dressing
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!
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.
One Skillet Soy & Sriracha Chicken with Carrots
Did you know that cooking in cast iron can increase the iron content of your food? Iron requirements rise significantly during teenage years
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.
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
Achcha Khana (Good Food)
I was fairly new to Indian cuisine when I visited London and fascinated by the orchestra of new flavors.
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…
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… Continue reading Veggie Flapjacks
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…
DIY Veggie Pizza
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… Continue reading DIY Veggie Pizza
Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup
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… Continue reading Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup
How To Ramen
Want Chinese takeout without consuming an entire day’s worth of calories? Here’s your answer!
The weather has finally cooled a bit Florida! With Halloween here, it’s time to put away the lemons and get out the pumpkin! I began my morning with mouthwatering, pumpkin pancakes. I’ve been hitting the snooze button way too many mornings lately and this morning was no exception. Getting out to run at 4:30 am… Continue reading Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!!!
Ham & Cheese Poppyseed Sliders
These succulent sandwiches will fly off the platter at any family meal or event!
Garlic & Lemon Roasted Cauliflower Rice
Parsley and lemon juice are all you need to make this cauliflower rice a quick, delicious and healthy side!
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!
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…
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.
I’ve Got Lemon, I’ve Got Lemon On My Mind
This treat was just what I needed on this smoldering October day!
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!
You Gotta Wear an Apron When You Fry Bacon
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?
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…
We’ve eaten a few good meals since my last post.
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!
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!
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
What’s for Dinner
Pasta carbonara with salad and maybe some diced beets and organic grape tomatoes for the little one since he isn’t a big fan of raw lettuces….yet. Pasta carbonara isn’t the healthiest of dishes, however my family has Italian roots and my husband would be delighted if I served pasta seven days a week. Plus, it’s… Continue reading 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,… Continue reading GARLIC!