Month: March 2012

Mushroom and Shallot Chicken

Mushroom and Shallot ChickenServes 6 6 chicken breast, boneless/skinless, approximately 5-6 ounces each1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced5 large shallots3 tablespoons olive oil, dividedYour preferred seasoning (Italian herbs work well.  I use Penzey’s Sunny Spain.)4 ounces dry white wine 1.  Place chicken

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Knees and Naproxen

A month ago, I reported that my left knee pain was bad enough that it prevented me from jogging more than three minutes. I decided to rest it for 10-14 days and then resume my training. Well, even after 14

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Pan-Fried Shrimp and Asian Slaw

I found this recipe in Cooking Light “5 Ingredients, 15 Minutes” from October, 2010.  I linked to the Amazon site, simply so you can see the book, not buy it. Whoever is “selling it” must be not living in the real

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Onion-Mushroom Tart and Roasted Asparagus

Yesterday’s dinner was a new recipe, which I modified from the Best of Cooking Light 13 book. (More recipes will be featured in this blog from that magazine, so keep coming back here.)  The original recipe was a simple Onion

Posted in Cheese, Feta, Mushrooms, Onion, Pie, Tart

It’s the Common Question … and a Urgent Suggestion

I’m starting off with something that many of us have experienced: “Wow! You’ve lost a lot of weight!” My response now? “Thanks for noticing.”  And then I stop and go on with what I was doing. I used to start a speech

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Wild Rice, Cheddar and Spinach Pie

 Wild Rice, Cheddar and Spinach Pie Serves 6 1 tablespoon olive oil1 cup onion, minced3 cloves garlic, crushed and minced1 box frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry3 cups cooked wild rice1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese3 whole eggs, whisked togetherCooking

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Sometimes It’s a Home Run …

… and sometimes “it’s a swing and a miss!” (We are 17 days from the start of baseball season. Go Brewers!) You’ve seen many recipes on this blog. They were all very good. I hope that you have tried some

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Individual Chocolate Souffles

Individual Chocolate Souffles Make 2 servings Cooking spray1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa1 tablespoon all-purpose flour3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided3 tablespoons low-fat chocolate milk1 large egg white 1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Fill an 8×8 pan half-full of water (water bath), and

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Too Busy to Enjoy the Moment?

Have you ever felt so busy that you can’t enjoy life? Or that you feel if you stop and relax for a moment, life will run away from you? Or that you are juggling a dozen flaming logs while pedaling

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A quick and easy meal for one

It helps to keep a moderately well-stocked pantry and refigerator. I got home from work today. Yesterday I was at the clinical site until 8:30pm, back at the site at 5:30am, and finally got home after lecturing about the economics of

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