20110517_parfait21

From Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Parfait

Something disappointing yet glorious happens when you defrost frozen berries. Disappointing becuase once frozen you can never get that plump fresh fruit texture back. It’s gone forever. However, it’s glorious becuase you get something completely different yet tasty in it’s own right.

I’m sure not everyone will agree but I kind of like the fruit soup you get when you leave the berries to defrost on the counter for a few hours. Read the rest of this post »»

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Cucumber and Cheese Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

I’ve been in a mood lately with food. I don’t know what it is. I barely have anything fresh in my fridge. I have no time to go shopping. It’s gonna be a rough week.

Yesterday I whipped this up using what I had on hand. All I could find was an aging cucumber, half of a red onion, non-fat yogurt a few days passed it’s date, an open jar of roasted peppers, honey and two missed matched The Laughing Cow Cheese Mini Babybel rounds. Oh and of course my spices. I always have my base spices. ;) Read the rest of this post »»

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20110509_salmonGlaze1

A Simple Salmon Glaze From the Pantry

I pulled this together for dinner last night for some defrosted salmon fillets but it would be tasty on chicken or pork as well.

I say “from the pantry” on these ideas becuase I only used items that I try to keep on hand. Having a few staples like lemon juice, soy sauce and spices let’s me whip things up without having to hit the grocery story on a regular basis. Honestly, I’m a week behind on the shopping. I’ll be hitting that pantry hard until this weekend at least! Read the rest of this post »»

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Crescent Pizza Pockets

I’ve had a package of crescent rolls in my fridge since Thanksgiving. THANKSGIVING! Sad I know but these things are quite a trigger for me. If I bake them I tend to want to eat the whole package. So they are safer in my fridge tucked away out of site.

But then I catch a glance and things like this happen. ;)

The idea is simple. Use a the crescent dough as the vessel for my favorite food of all time.. PIZZA! Read the rest of this post »»

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The Simplest, Lightest, Easiest Tuna Salad Ever!

Ohh how I miss my kitchen! I’ve been so preoccupied with the conference and the baby I barely have time to eat let alone experiment. You could probably tell by my lack of new ideas recently.

*sigh* I’m not going to bore you with my whining. Let me get to this new tasty sandwich I made today!

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Introducing The 2011 GreenLiteBites "Garden"

I haven’t grown a vegetable plant in 2 YEARS! I can’t believe it’s been that long since I wrote this post–> Lessons Learned from my Ugly Garden! That winter we put our house on the market and since moving into the new house I’ve simply been too busy. Read the rest of this post »»

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Pineapple Poppy Seed Dressing

A few days ago the husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. Well, we didn’t really do much to CELEBRATE. It’s kind of tough with a newborn but we had fun all the same.

We did do gifts and the husband sent me an Edible Arrangement. I LOVE these things! So much better than flowers in my opinion. They are gorgeous and tasty. Plus who doesn’t like chocolate covered strawberries and heart shaped pineapples? Read the rest of this post »»

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A Cuban-esque Sandwich

So sorry for my short hiatus. It’s crazy times in these parts. The baby and the conference have been keeping me busy but the Easter holiday pushed me over the edge. I had a house full of grandparents and babies to feed. :)

The main course for Easter dinner was a marinated pork loin of which I have plenty of leftovers. Yesterday we ate some for dinner and today I turned a few slices into this amazing sandwich. I’m serious, it really was amazing. Let me say it again…. Read the rest of this post »»

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Beet-elicious Cupcakes. That’s right, BEET Cupcakes!

Ok, I’ve been trying to get this post up for days but I just haven’t had the brain power. Blame the baby. He’s still demanding to be fed every two hours. ;)

I kid but seriously, I’m sorry for the lack of posts. Please expect the frequency of ideas to be a little weak for at least another month. I have FitBloggin’ hanging over my head as well. I’m in for a crazy few weeks.

Anyway, this idea was a complete experiment based on our Simple Green Cupcakes. Joanne sent me this message Read the rest of this post »»

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Grilled Portabello and Hummus Wrap

Boredom. That’s usually where I get my ideas from.

Yesterday I was hungry but didn’t know what I wanted to eat. I was out of leftovers. The husband wasn’t home to tempt me with fast food. And I had no desire to make a BORING old ham sandwich.

Then I remembered I picked up two HUGE Portabello mushroom caps last weekend. They just looked so good I had to buy them.

But what to DO with them? Read the rest of this post »»

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Quick Asparagus Soup: Don’t Throw Away the Ends!

I’m lucky. Both husband and child LOVE asparagus. It took years to convince the husband but the Little Guy has always been fan, eating them like French fries when he was just “the toddler.” Him and I still use our fingers when having them with dinner. :)

Our favorite way to eat asparagus is just simply roasted with a tiny amount of olive oil and some kosher salt. If I’m feeling a bit creative I will marinate them or add some lime slices for my simple “Margarita Asparagus”

However, I decide to prepare it, I always start like this… Read the rest of this post »»

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20110410_chickenSoup1

Chicken Enchilada Soup

A few weeks ago the husband and I went to Chili’s for lunch and I ordered the Chicken Enchilada soup. It was DIVINE! Just complete cheesy goodness with chunks of chicken and veggies and a delicious mild flavor. I never had a soup like it before.

I immediately thought of ways I could duplicate it. Then I realized I probably never could nor would I want to. Knowing how to make something that good at home would be dangerous. Read the rest of this post »»

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