Month: August 2012

Portabella “Burger” and “Fries”

Portabella Burger and FriesServes 2 1 large baker potato, washed, but not peeled2 large portabella caps1/2 Vidalia onion, sliced1+1 tablespoon olive oilMustard (I like a spicy brown)1 slice of cheese (optional and your preferred variety)2 hamburger buns (Optional, but it makes

Posted in Fries, Mushrooms, Onion


Just a quick thought today. This morning, I had just finished breakfast with my wife. It was nothing fancy. I fried some leftover polenta, topped it with two fried eggs, half a mashed avocado and some salsa. As I sat there, contemplating

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Hoisin Chicken Thighs with Rice and Asian Slaw

Hoisin Chicken Thighs with White Rice and Asian SlawServe 4-8, depending on how hungry you are 8 chicken thighs, boneless/skinless2 tablespoon sesame oil4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon

Posted in Asian, Chicken, Cole Slaw, Rice

Easy Complete Breakfasts

Easy Complete BreakfastServes 1 Note: This has a dumb name. I’d take any suggestions on what to call this meal. It has a texture similar to a muffin, but without the crispy top. Take a microwave-safe soup bowl or large

Posted in Breakfast, Cookbook, Easy, Eggs, Oatmeal

Potato Ham Skillet and Lemon Souffle Cheesecake

Potato Ham Skillet and Lemon Souffle CheesecakeThe Potato Ham Skillet serves 6 and the Lemon Souffle Cheesecake serves 8. Potato Ham Skillet3 Medium potatoes, peeled and sliced VERY thin (If using redskin potatoes, wash them well, and leave the skin

Posted in Cheese, Cheesecake, Dessert, Eggs, Ham, Lemon, Potato, Souffle

I’m Back! (Again!)

It is the beginning of the school year. Our college starts earlier than most, so I have been neck-deep in school work (to explain my recent absence.) Friday was a nice day (I define a “nice day” as “a day when

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Simple Tiramisu

Simple TiramisuServes 12 2 tablespoons instant coffee (instant espresso is best)1/4 cup boiling water32 reduced fat Nilla wafers1 tub (8 ounces) whipped low fat cream cheese 1/4 cup Splenda (or other non-calorie sweetener, or powdered sugar if you prefer real sugar)1

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The Godfather Event, Part 1 and 2

Tammy had an idea for a family event. We would find a movie that we were all interested in watching and then create an evening around it. I tossed around the usual things that the boys and I enjoy (Lord of

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Peanut Butter Cup “Sundae”

Peanut Butter Cup “Sundae”Serves 1 8 ounces (by weight) Fage 0% plain Greek yogurt1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, divided1 packet Splenda (or other non-calorie sweetener. Use 2 teaspoon table sugar instead of one packet sweetener if you

Posted in Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Protein, Snack, Yogurt

Warm Quinoa Vegetable Salad and Grilled Stuffed Cabbage

Quinoa Salad and Grilled Stuffed CabbageSalad Serves 8Cabbage Serves 4-8 (depending on the size of the cabbage) Quinoa Salad 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa (white or red) 2 cucumbers, peeled and seeded, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces (about 2 cups)1 cup

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