Sometimes things don’t go according to plan but they still work out, like this idea for a Chicken, Kale and Sweet Pepper Wrap. Originally I was thinking I’d use the kale leaves for the wrap itself but once I pulled out the ingredients I realized it just wasn’t going to work. Thankfully I had some tortillas on hand so I decided to put the kale IN the wrap. It worked out great! I loved the combo of salty bacon, sweet peppers and slightly bitter kale. Read the rest of this post
I’m not feeling too well so I’m going to keep the banter short tonight but I had to share this quick side dish I whipped up tonight.
Here’s the story… We picked up a cooked rotisserie chicken and I wanted a quick side. This is what I came up with mostly because I didn’t want to make a separate veggie and starch. Shockingly BOTH the husband and the little guy LOVED it. I got unsolicited compliments and they totally cleaned their plates. Read the rest of this post
This is really a recipe reboot. Almost 2 years ago I whipped up my first ever batch of Quick Whole Grain Banana Pancakes. Since then we’ve made them a billion times. No. Really. I’m not exaggerating at all! OK, maybe I am. A little. But seriously.. this is one of our morning go to’s and it’s quick enough to do on a workday. The leftovers (if there are any) are easily thrown in the freezer and popped in the microwave for an even quicker breakfast when you are on the run.
I have been tasked with bringing a crockpot mini-meal to my friends bridal shower next week. One problem… I never made a crockpot mini-meal! And I can’t just follow a standard recipe. You should know me by now. ;)
So I decided to use my unsuspecting extended family over Easter weekend as guinea pigs and I whipped up an idea I had for a few weeks. Thankfully Mom was here to make some suggestions. The result was a hit and I’ll be eating the leftovers for lunch over the next few days. :) Read the rest of this post
We got a little festive today and revisited an old favorite of ours, Yelatin. It’s what we call the combination of jell-o (gelatin) and yogurt. We first experimented with it for St. Patricks day and then had fun mixing colors in a fun mold. This year we tried some new egg molds Grandma gave us with much success!
We made two colors but here’s the basic recipe… Read the rest of this post
This may be our most fun video yet and I don’t mean fun to watch. I mean fun to record! You may get bored of the toddler and I (the video runs about 20 minutes) but we were having a blast! I hope to give you some ideas on a fun way to involve your kids in the kitchen. Read the rest of this post
I miss baking. :( With my full time job I haven’t had time experiment like I used to. So when the little guy asked to make muffins the other day I hit the pantry, used a mix and put my own spin on it to appease the “from scratch” gene my mom passed on.
We used another VitaMix from Vitalicious. This time the BlueBran. Alone it’s good but not my favorite. It’s super sweet with a very bran texture which is fine but I thought adding a little chocolate would make it even better. I’m happy to say I was right. ;) Read the rest of this post
Last night was taco night! I love family taco night. It’s super fast and easy to make lighter and healthier by adding tons of veggies. You can check out some of my tricks by clicking here for my basic Taco Night post or click here to watch my taco night video.
With the tacos I usually like to make at least one side dish that actually ends up being my taco filler as it’s usually bean based like Spicy Black Beans and Zucchini. Well last night was no different except I had a craving for crunchy chips dipped in salsa. So I decided to make a hearty salsa/taco filler with what I had on hand. This is what I came up with. . . Read the rest of this post
Boy how I missed cooking! I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA. If you follow my other blogs you may know I’ve been wrapped up in the FitBloggin’ Conference. I ate out more then I’d like to admit over the last few days but now I’m back in my kitchen playing again and I couldn’t be happier!
Give me Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough and I will figure out some way to use it with whatever I have in the fridge. Today it was a box of frozen spinach and some fat free ricotta, 2 things I try to keep on hand. Of course I used more spinach then cheese but it was still a tasty guilt free pizza like lunch while being super healthy! How can you beat that?
Friday night for dinner I “cheated.” It was the end of a long week. I didn’t want to go out to dinner but I didn’t want to cook either. So I stopped by the grocery store for one of those store cooked rotisserie chickens. You know, the ones kept under the warming lights all day in the plastic containers.
Come on. . . I can’t be the only one that does this now and then. Read the rest of this post
Hi Roni — if you feel like you’ve gotten a few questions from Kathleen lately, well that’s because you have. ha! Lots of questions lately — I’m in the Weight Watchers, breastfeeding, working out ZONE right now…if only my 4-month-old could be in the sleeping thru the night zone…oh well…
so here’s a question about temptation and baked goods. I love your GLB recipes — [had Southwestern Turkey Burgers for dinner tonight!] I especially love the recipes for sweet treats. Cookies, bites, etc. my husband is not a ‘dessert guy’ – my 2 yr old has well, a 2 year old’s appetite. this is going to sound funny but I’m almost afraid to make GLB cookies/bites/muffins for fear that I will eat them all. I’m wondering if you have any tips — thinking maybe I should half the recipes or just freeze a bunch? baked good temptation….any experiences/tips/tricks welcome!