Month: September 2012

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs, Creamy Cucumber-Olive Salad and Herbed Polenta

Oven Roasted Chicken ThighsServe 4 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 cup red onion, diced3 garlic cloves Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag, seal and refrigerate for 2-4 hours, turning occasionally. Preheat oven to 400. Place chicken

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Simple Steak Dinner

I made this on the eve before our eldest returned to college.  I asked what he wanted and he told me steak and my spinach salad.  I like to make the foods that people specifically want. Steak DinnerServes ? (Depends

Posted in Beef, Mushrooms, Onion, Steaks

Chicken Breast and Mushrooms in a Vinegar-Cream Sauce

Chicken Breast and Mushrooms in a Vinegar-Cream SauceServes 4 4 chicken breasts (I used 4 ounce breasts)Your preferred herb blend (I used Penzey’s Sunny Paris.)1 tablespoon olive oil1 medium Vidalia onion, sliced and quartered6 cloves garlic, smashed and minced3 cups

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Summer Quinoa Salad

Summer Quinoa Salad Serves 8 (1/2 cup portions) 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa1/2 cup red onion, diced1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, minced1 large bell pepper (any color) minced1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, then diced4 tablespoons red wine vinegar2 tablespoons olive oil1/2

Posted in Cucumber, Peppers, Quinoa, Salad, Side DIsh

Crimini, Onion and Bleu Cheese Pizza

Crimini, Onion and Bleu Cheese Ultra-Thin PizzaServes 2 1.  Preheat oven as directed on the package. 2.  Slice one-half Vidalia onion into 1/8 inch thick slices, and then quarter those. 3.  Clean and slice 8 ounces crimini mushrooms. 4.  Heat

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Old Fashioned Popcorn

Old Fashioned, Made-on-the-Stove PopcornServes 2 (approximately 3 cup portions) 6 tablespoons popcorn (yellow, white, black or blue, it doesn’t matter)2 tablespoons coconut oilSeasoning of your choice You will need a large sauce pan/ stock pot, at least 4 quarts, with

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Eggs Over Chili

Eggs Over ChiliServes 1 This is a nice way to use a little leftover chili and make a hearty breakfast. 1 cup chili (your preferred style)2 eggs, prepare in your preferred style Warm the chili and place on a plate.

Posted in Breakfast, Chili, Eggs

Do Something Good

This is not weight-related, but it is health-related. We are all gifted. And while we focus on ourselves and our life-changing journey, we need to consider how to use our gifts. Are you gifted with resources? Share those with a worthy organization. Do you

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Getting old is a Gradual Event (in other words … did I age this much, too?)

It seems like no time ago, both my sons were in high school (Bennet, on the left, was a senior and and Ethan a freshman.) Here was the “First Day” picture, in the fall of 2009. For comparison, here is a picture of

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Salmon Loaf with Grilled Beets and Broccoli

Salmon Loaf with Grilled Beets and BroccoliServes 4 1 can (15 ounce) can salmon, undrained1 egg1 cup panko bread crumbs1/2 cup minced onion1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon dried parsley or chivesPepper to taste Mix all ingredients together. It is

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