Let’s start with a confession, as I normally do. I never make Portabello burgers. Actually, I RARELY even buy Portabello mushrooms. They are just one of those things that won’t fly with husband or child so I don’t bother. But when I saw them at the store this weekend, I couldn’t resist. I’m home for lunches now so whipping myself up something is a possibility. So that’s exactly what I did!
I did it! I FINALLY tried the green smoothie rage that seems to be sweeping the blogosphere. Many have suggested it to me in the past. So many I can’t even list them all but it was Wendy‘s recent comment on my Orange Creamsicle Smoothie idea that finally called me into action.
Based on my Single-Serve Upside Down Pineapple “Cake” I made a new variation. Seriously, the options are endless!
Today I used a clementine as inspiration for a small, perfectly portioned dessert just for me. No mess, no leftovers and completely satisfying! Write up below the video..
About a year ago I tried Kale for the first time. It’s just one of those ingredients I don’t gravitate towards naturally. I never really know what to do with it. While getting it weekly from the CSA this summer I experimented with a few ideas but I still haven’t really adopted into our weekly menu much.
One way to start is to actually BUY it. So at my last shopping trip I picked up a huge bunch. There’s only one problem, I’ve been staring at it in the fridge for days completely uninspired. Read the rest of this post
This idea came after a day of intense pineapple cravings. I rummaged through my pantry searching for a can of pineapple like a mad woman. I couldn’t get the thought of it out of my head. Thankfully I had one. :) I always try to keep a stock of canned fruit, especially through the winter.
Surprisingly I didn’t finish the can in one sitting–something that happens often–so today I decided to use a leftover ring in a single-serve experiment I’ve been pondering for some time. Read the rest of this post
I get too giddy about food. It’s sad. It really is. There is nothing I enjoy more then the challenge of looking in the fridge and coming up with something fun to eat. The creative aspect of it is as satisfying if not MORE satisfying then the eating aspect. Seriously, I’m a freak.
Today I got a package in the mail that made me smile eat to ear. Just look… Read the rest of this post
I wanted, I NEEDED, to start my day with a refreshing breakfast after my weekend of cookies, chocolate and potatoes. Yup.. that was pretty much all I ate for the last 3 days and boy am I feeling it!
So this morning’s simple breakfast was just a way for me to start the day off on the right foot. It was a fun twist on my normally berry based smoothies.
Sometimes I use the color of food to inspire me. There’s something about putting together certain colors that just seems completely satisfying in both the taste and sight departments. Today I was driven by the classic Christmas colors of Red and Green.
I picked up a couple of avocados during my last grocery store trip thinking they would be a good addition to my diet, especially while pregnant. Read the rest of this post
We’ve been severely slacking in video department here on GreenLiteBites. Blame the pregnancy and my new kitchen but I just haven’t been able to find my video groove lately. We are going to try to get back to our once a week recording sessions in the new year. Read the rest of this post
I may be married to the only man in America who doesn’t like beef stew. Seriously, you will have to let me know because I can’t imagine NOT liking only one of the most amazing comfort foods ever! My mom always made it with potatoes, carrots and beef. The sauce was thick and we’d dish out bowl after bowl at dinner.
When I make it, regardless of how, he pokes around the carrots, eats maybe one potato and devours the meat. The beef really is the only thing he eats. Read the rest of this post
Craving alert! Well, not really a typical pregnancy craving. It was more like a desire to eat a warm healthy lunch, kind of craving.
I don’t have much in the house in the way of fresh produce at the moment. I used all my spinach in the Turkey Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups, I don’t buy tomatoes off season (except for a pint or two of grape ones for snacking) and my CSA (the farm) season is over. :( Read the rest of this post
I’m not a baker. You’ll be able to tell with this recipe and my lack of basic baking equipment like parchment paper and piping bags. Don’t get me wrong I find baking fun but honestly, I’m a rebel in the kitchen. I don’t follow recipes or recommended cooking techniques. I simply don’t believe there is a “right” way of cooking. If I cook it and I like it, it’s “right.” End of story, case closed.
And an empty cookie tin means… Read the rest of this post