Month: February 2012

Salmon and Spinach Pasta Toss

Salmon Fillets 1 pound salmon fillets (4 ounces each) Season the salmon with your preferred seasoning.  Heat a non-stick skillet, pan fry until cooked, about 3 minutes per side. Nutritional data, per serving:Calories:      190Fat:               9.0gSat fat:          1.5gChol:            70mg Sodium:        50mgCarbs:           

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Mini-Meatloaves

Mini-Meatloaves Makes four loaves, each approximately 5 ounces 1 pound lean ground beef (I used 93% lean)1 large egg2 tablespoons minced onion1 clove garlic, crushed and mincedPepper to taste 1.  Preheat oven to 350F2.  Mix all ingredients together. Only mix

Posted in Cheese, Meatloaf

Comfort Foods

Sometimes I just need simple comfort food. Right now I am under a pile of papers to grade for school, which leaves little time for anything else (including this blog.) I need to prioritize my time so that I get

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Veggie Hash with Eggs

Veggie Hash Makes 2-4 serving, depending on how hungry you are.  The picture shows two servings, on a 10″ plate. 8 ounces shredded potatoes 1 bunch (approxmately 1 pound) fresh asparagus, cut into  1/2 inch pieces8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced1 medium onion,

Posted in Breakfast, Cookbook, Eggs, Hash, Vegetables

Fish Fries and Fitbits!

Today was a happy day! It is Lent and in Wisconsin that means Friday Fish Fries.  Most restaurants and pubs offer fish specials with perch, cod and shrimp as the most common offerings. We have a restaurant near us (the Redwood Inn)

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Scrambled Eggs with Sauteed Leek

Scrambled Egg with Sauteed Leek 3 large eggs2 small leeks, sliced (about 2 cups)1 tablespoon olive oilSalsa (I used an artichoke-garlic salsa)Preferred seasoning (I used Penzey’s Sunny Paris salt-free blend)1/2 avocado, mashed 1.  Slice the leeks the long way.  Separate

Posted in Avocado, Eggs, Leek, Salsa

Shirataki Lo Mein

Shirataki Lo MeinMakes 3 servings, approximately 2 cups each 2 packages Shirataki (tofu) noodles (8 ounces each) 1 medium onion, sliced8 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced6 ounces snow pea pods, chopped1/2 cup shredded carrots1 cup fresh bean sprouts2 tablespoons sesame oil,

Posted in Asian, Ginger, Mushrooms, Pea Pods, Shirataki

Waiting for the Fitbit

Day four without my Fitbit. I’m not worried. I’m not frustrated. I’ll be okay. (If I keep repeating those statements, I’m sure I’ll start to believe it.) Yesterday, out of curiosity–okay, desperation–I went to the county fairgrounds and searched the area

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Beer Festivals and Frustrations!

Last night, I attended a local beerfest. In case you don’t know what that means, in this case it is a fundraiser for the local Jaycees club, held at a the county fairgrounds.  About 30 breweries were in attendance, pouring

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French Toast

French Toast (The picture is actually two servings.) 2 slices of bread, your preferred type (I used Healthy Life 100% Whole Wheat)1 egg2 Tablespoons milk1 tsp vanilla extract1/2 tsp cinnamon Mix egg, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Heat a non-stick skillet or

Posted in Bread, Breakfast, Eggs