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.
I love having a houseful of people willing to be experimented on! My in-laws were in town this weekend and unlike the husband they appreciate my food ideas. :) This was the second experiment I tried out on them, I’ll post the other one later this week.
The first idea is a simple sauce. Read the rest of this post
I totally don’t know what came over me this morning. I was hungry but I didn’t have a big desire to cook yet i wanted something homemade, warm and satisfying. So I whipped this up with what I had on hand. Notice it required no produce prep. :) You could replace some of the spices with fresh ingredients like onion, garlic and some peppers but I just didn’t have it in me. I wanted something uber convenient and this took a whopping 15 minutes to prepare. You can’t beat that! Read the rest of this post
Before you watch this video I have to tell ya a story. Now… I specifically make chicken into chicken nugget style for the toddler. Everyone knows toddlers like breaded chicken, right, RIGHT?!? Mine does so why not make a healthy nugget at home? (Ok, so I like them too but that’s besides the point.) Well all of a sudden when we sat down to eat dinner after this video the toddler declares he doesn’t like them. EVEN THOUGH he’s been eating them for weeks!