A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to travel to Chicago for a Quaker weekend. On of the other guests there was Dave Grotto, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life. First, let me tell you Dave is one awesome guy! He tolerated me and all my questions about food and cooking. I swear I talked his ear off and could have kept him hostage for much longer! He was very gracious and it was a pleasure meeting him.
I LOVE bar style food and these little guys made me feel like I was being "bad" when I was actually being "good". Loose terms I know but you know that i mean. ;~)
Armed with leftover turkey from Christmas and stale pitas I put these together. YUM! Is all I can say! Read the rest of this post
Last year I shared my technique for making turkey (or chicken) stock with the Thanksgiving turkey bones. Well this year I perfected it! So I was ecstatic when the in-laws gave me the Christmas turkey carcass this year! (yes, yes… still a food geek.)
This weeks video I make another low fat cookie idea for the holidays, Chocolate Meringue Cookies. The idea is easy, make a simple meringue, flavor it how you like and leave it in the oven overnight.
This cookie recipe is a variation of my Chocolate Oatmeal Walnut Cookies. They are made exactly the same with just a few tweaks to change up the flavor a bit. I also lowered the sugar to 1/2 cup to cut back on the calories a bit. It worked! They are perfectly sweetened and these guys are now under 50 calories a cookie AND they are made with such good stuff! Read the rest of this post
I wasn’t going to post this idea until I watched the toddler DEVOUR his plate. I couldn’t believe it. My mission was to get more fish in the boy, he generally doesn’t like the texture. So I selected Mahi Mahi as it’s pretty firm and mild. I made fun toddler sized chunks out of them. Like fish sticks but better as I know EXACTLY what’s in them. :) Read the rest of this post
Yesterday I was looking for a quick, tasty breakfast and smoothies always hits the spot for me. Normally I go straight to the frozen fruit but this time I went for something a bit more seasonal. PUMPKIN!
Way back when I did a produce pick for fresh pumpkin but for the most part I stick to the canned pureed stuff. It’s just so darn convenient!
I haven’t been this excited about a recipe in a long time. I was a on mission to create a healthier cookie that ACTUALLY tasted good and I think I did it. I actually did it. To accomplish it I had to resort to using sugar and butter, two things I haven’t used in a recipe for a l-o-n-g time. Of course I severely reduced them but using some was inevitable to make a tasty cookie. Read the rest of this post
I love your site and how you put your own spin on recipes. I was wondering how long/many attempts does it usually take for you to get your recipe right? I had an idea for oatmeal made overnight in the crock pot/slow-cooker, so that my husband could have it at 4:30 am before heading out to work. I found a recipe on another site and the results weren’t to our taste, so I know I’ll be going through some trial and error until I get it the way we like it. Is this how you come up with some of your recipes? How many attempts until you either have it or give up? Just curious, do you have a crock pot oatmeal recipe? Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
I was making the toddler’s lunch when I realized I had a pint of cherry tomatoes that were getting a bit overripe. I don’t know about you, but I can’t eat cherry tomatoes once they get all "wrinkly". For some reason, they gross me out! So I decided to make a little evening snack.
This weeks video is a repost of my new favorite dish, Fried Bulgur with Peas and Pomegranate. I wanted to get you guys a real recipes with nutritional info instead of just the idea I posted a few weeks back.
This week’s video is a complete dinner idea from beginning to end. No edits, no camera cuts just me, in my kitchen as I am most nights trying to make a fast healthy home cooked meal for me and the family.
Boring? Possibly. Realistic? Definitely. :~) Read the rest of this post