Monthly Archives: October 2011

Italian Style Beef with Polenta

If you are just starting out trying to eat healthy like we are the task can be pretty daunting. That’s why I am so glad I have several resources to pull from that make looking at all the nutrition stats … Continue reading

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Menu: 10/30-11/5

It was a yummy week in our kitchen this week. We are really getting the hang of cooking healthier meals at home. It’s also getting easier to learn what our portions should really be. I’m excited to test out some … Continue reading

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Black Bean Patties with Corn Relish and Avocado Cream

Don’t let this recipe fool you, the title may be wordy and the recipe make look complicated but it’s really a matter of prepping (all of which can be done in advance) and then dinner is done in a matter … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Apple Cider Doughnuts

Oh Crap. I am in so much trouble. Making doughnuts at home is far too easy and far too rewarding (to my stomach)! My friend over at Sunshine Mom who is a fellow culinary student and an awesome baker told … Continue reading

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Skinny Chicken Tikki Masala

It is funny the things women think of when we can’t sleep. If I’m awake, I’m making mini to-do lists in my head. I woke up yesterday morning at 2:15 and just couldn’t fall back asleep. Finally at 3:30 I was getting mad at … Continue reading

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Menu: 10/23-10/29

Overall I would say last week was a great success. I tried several new recipes and with the exception of this sesame shrimp and cous cous salad, I liked them all. The salad was a massive failure in my book. Hubby thought it was alright, … Continue reading

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Orange Glazed Blueberry Doughnuts

Oh my goodness, these doughnuts are yummy. I never thought I would get to make doughnuts while on a diet but I did and boy am I glad. These aren’t your typical fried doughnuts and they aren’t your typical cake doughnuts … Continue reading

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Thai Chile Beef

Man oh man does my husband love this dish. It appeals to everything he loves: Beef, Thai and Spicy. Funny thing is, every time I make this I always question the recipe. Nothing about it makes sense to me. The … Continue reading

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Chicken Rollatini with Prosciutto and Cheese

I’m pretty obsessed with prosciutto right now. Which is funny because I really can’t stand ham but oh how I love the salty bite of a really thin slice of prosciutto. So, naturally when I saw this recipe I was … Continue reading

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Menu: 10/16-10/22

It was a good week in the kitchen here at our house. Coming into week three of our new diet regiment and I am happy to say that my husband has lost 23 lbs and I’ve lost 8 1/2 lbs! Numbers … Continue reading

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Flemish Beef Stew

It’s not rainy and it’s not cold here in Florida but I couldn’t put off making this stew anymore. Then I made it and I kicked myself for not making it sooner. This was another great recipe from eatingwell.com. The stew … Continue reading

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Roman Style Chicken

Before I started cooking and actually enjoying it (or for that matter, being good at it) I made the same few dishes over and over. I’m pretty sure I fed my husband both raw chicken and raw eggs on accident, … Continue reading

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Menu: 10/8-10/15

Another tasty week in the kitchen planned! I was definitely pleased with the General Tso’s Chicken and the Chicken with Creamy Chive Sauce from last week, lets hope I have the same kind of success with this weeks menu! I … Continue reading

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Chicken with Creamy Chive Sauce

Holy cow. What a yummy dish! I was more than pleasantly surprised at how great this chicken turned out. It is reminiscent of my pork tenderloin with mustard cream sauce, being that it’s a creamy sauce with Dijon mustard but much healthier I … Continue reading

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General Tso’s Chicken

So after spending 5 nights at the hospital with my hubby and eating cafeteria food for just about every meal, I was definitely ready to eat real food. Not only was I ready to eat real food, I was really … Continue reading

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Times they are a changin…(and a mini menu plan)

You may have noticed recently if you follow my menu plan, that we have been addressing some health issues with my husband lately. Well, actually we have been dealing with them for a while. I am thankful to say that this … Continue reading

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