Sweet Blueberry, Lemon and Thyme Bread Recipe

Sweet Blueberry, Lemon and Thyme Bread Recipe

Even those of us who love to cook need a break from the kitchen, so Sunday mornings we head off to Starbucks for coffee and a treat. That leaves us with Saturday mornings to figure out what’s on the morning menu. On this particular Saturday, blueberry bread made an appearance with our morning jolt of caffeine.

Amaranth Porridge with Raisins and Pecans

Amaranth Recipe for Porridge with NuNaturals Vanilla

According to the Urban Dictionary, a “foodie” is “One who appreciates good cuisine, or just eats to do damn much.”  I believe I qualify as a foodie, but I would also add, “Someone who is willing to try new foods with abandon.” An example being this amaranth recipe for porridge.

Eggplant Parmesan Pita Pockets

Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Pocket Sandwiches with Portobello Mushrooms

My husband was the first to introduce me to pita pocket sandwiches. That was more than 30 years ago when we first started dating and had little money to spare. Mike would stuff pita pockets with inexpensive lunch meat and plastic cheese. Sounds delish, don’t you agree? These days we still love a good sandwich, […]

300 Calories or Less

Beet and Avocado Salad

Beet and Avocado Salad with Feta Cheese and Basil

Combining beets with avocado in the same salad recipe would never have occurred to this healthy home cook. That is until I discovered The Flavor Bible. I happened upon this handy tool for the kitchen a few weeks ago, and I’ve been using it ever since.  Amazon’s describes this book as “The Essential Guide to […]

Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding with NuNuturals Stevia

Where do you side on the subject of sugar substitutes like Equal and Splenda? I’m not a fan, so I chose stevia as my sweetener of choice for this chocolate chia pudding. If you aren’t familiar with stevia, let me give you fill you in. Stevia is a sweetleaf plant native to South America that is 300 times sweeter than […]

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500 Calories or Less

Chopped Salad with Pork

Chopped Salad with Pork, White Beans, Avocado and Cajun Lime Dressing

I don’t know about you, but when I roast a pork loin, or bake pork chops, I always have leftover meat. Most likely I find myself in this situation because I’m always ready to cook for a crowd, and now I’m cooking for two. But that’s okay, there’s no such thing as wasting food in […]

Spaghetti Squash with Beef

Recipe: Beef and Mushrooms in Rosemary Sauce Over Spaghetti Squash

If you’re skipping wheat and gluten these days and looking for an alternative to pasta, spaghetti squash probably isn’t for you. Especially if you’re a pasta lover. While I realize many a person might differ with me, I just can’t find the correlation between this stringy squash, and those tender pasta noodles swimming in a garlicky […]

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400 Calories or Less

Pasta Premavera

Pasta Primavera with Zucchini, Mushrooms and Chard

There is something about a bite of perfectly cooked pasta lightly dressed with sauce and cheese, that brings my family to the table in no time flat. I’m guessing die hard pasta lovers stick with traditional versions like those described on the Garrubbo Guide, but I’m a whole wheat or quinoa fan myself. This week […]

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Simple Suppers

Turkey Tenderloins and Garlicky Chard

Turkey Breast Tenderloin with Garlicky Chard

I’ll bet you’re thinking to yourself, “Why is she posting a turkey recipe in June?” Because turkey breast tenderloins were on sale, and chard is in season. It’s as simple as that. It was a breeze to keep this meal low calorie since turkey breast is a lean source of protein, and chard has virtually […]

Cod and Broccoli in Miso Sauce

Cod and Broccoli with Miso Sauce

When it comes to seafood, cod tops my list of fishy purchases. I buy cod at Costco in the frozen section. It’s affordable, and Pacific cod is on Monterey Bay Seafood Watch’s list of sustainable fish. It’s even on the Best Choices and Good Alternatives list. How can I go wrong!

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