"Tips" as in pieces. I just thought it sounded like a cool name and frankly, I didn’t know what to call this quick creation. I made it up on a whim and to my surprise it’s become one of the husbands favorite new meals. Even the toddler ate the chicken without complaint (well… with a little coaxing but I’m blaming that on his age, not the dish.) :)
I’m shocked at how good these came out. SHOCKED. I totally made them on a whim this morning while rummaging through my kitchen looking for something to eat at breakfast. I had a gross of bananas just about turning overripe, oatmeal and 2 eggs. That was really it and nothing sounds good.
As I say in the video this is my meatball version of a beef-a-roni classic. My goal was to get the toddler to eat a bit more meat and I succeeded! He loved this. It was the first meal in a long time where he didn’t make a face when we sat down. Even the husband ate without complaint. Although, when I asked him what he thought he said it was “pretty standard.” Whatever that means! Hey…. he ate it! :)
A couple of months ago I saw a recipe for Chocolate Sweet Hearts in my Everyday Food Mag. It intrigued me and I immediately thought of a few ways to tweak it a bit for GreenLiteBites. I finally got a chance on this snowy Monday to give it a try.
Not my most extravagant idea but it was sure fast, lite and tasty. Not to mention the toddler was in love! Before I get into the idea I have a confession to make. I never tried vanilla pudding until I made this. That’s right. I’m 32 years old and never had vanilla pudding. Why? Read the rest of this post
I don’t know what came over me this afternoon. I had a half pound of ground beef in the fridge, an empty stomach and a hankering to whip up something new. So I fired up the old interweb and saw this.
Now I’m not going to claim I know anything about Moroccan food. I’m not even sure I could find Morocco on a map! All I know is the flavors of that recipe intrigued me. Read the rest of this post
As a blogger people like to send me products for review. Generally I stay away from them here on GreenLiteBites unless they are something I can use in a recipe (like spice mixes.) So when the pancake mixes started rolling in I was unsure how to review them. Especially considering I make my own pancakes and have some pretty strong opinions on pre-made mixes, especially ones that aren’t whole grain.
I can’t take the credit for this idea. I got a wonderful email from Mary that said…
Roni, I love your recipes! I wanted to tell you about my roasted cherry tomato adventure! I made the roasted tomatoes as per your instructions. I roasted them a bit longer so they all popped and then, upon removing them from the oven, I stirred them so the oil and juice and herbs mixed. Then I tossed them, along with every bit of juice I could scrape from the roasting dish, with some penne pasta, sauteed mushrooms and steamed zucchini. IT WAS DELICIOUS! A meal itself, it’s wonderful hot or at room temp!
I don’t know WHAT came over me yesterday. I just felt like cooking ALL day. It started with the Tropical Pineapple Core Smoothie. Then the toddler and I made some Homemade Whole Wheat Thin Crust Pizza Dough for lunch. And the whole time I had this soup on the stove.
I came up with this idea a while back when researching what foods aid in reducing swelling. I discovered that pineapple contains an enzyme called Bromelain which is an anti-inflammatory agent. People believe that it can aid in everything from asthma to cellulite. I’m not going to hop on the alternative medicine soapbox here (as I’m not an expert and don’t claim to be) but I do believe food should be our first source for nutrients. Read the rest of this post
My favorite dinner of all time! I’ve always been taco obsessed. I remember begging Mom for taco night as a kid. I think it’s the hands on approach and the ability to keep going back for seconds. :) Whatever it is, nothing beats an easy laid back taco night!
I love being a blogger. People just send you great ideas! This one came from Krista S. She sent a muffin recipe she found online and adapated. I, of course, changed it slightly to use what I had on hand and make the toddler happy. He declared “I don’t like raisins in my muffins!” So we skipped them and the pecans and stuck with a simple apple muffin.