Month: November 2012

The “Ps” of Long Term Success, Part 8

You’ve got PASSION, are PLANNED and PREPARED. You’ve PROCEEDED towards your goal with PERSISTENCE and you PAY ATTENTION with PATIENCE. 5.  Presentation Presentation is more than a bit of parsley on the plate. Proper presentation helps us anticipate what we will

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Warm Bourbon Egg Nog

Warm Bourbon Egg NogServes 3 1 egg1 ounce Irish cream liqueur1/2 ounce bourbon whiskey (the original recipe called for Irish whiskey)2 cup milkCinnamon to garnish Heat milk over low heat until hot, but not boiling. While the milk is heating,

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Mushroom-Spinach Baked Eggs

Mushroom-Spinach Baked Eggs Serves 4 4 pieces bread, lightly toasted 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 4 cups baby spinach (4 ounces) ¼ cup milk 4 large eggs ¼ cup shredded cheese 1.   Preheat

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The “Ps” of Long Term Success, Part 7

Getting back to the previous topic: You’ve PASSIONATE about your goal, are well-PLANNED and PREPARED. You ‘ve PROCEEDED and have demonstrated PERSISTENCE, and you PAY ATTENTION to yourself and your surroundings. 5.  Patience!! It won’t happen overnight. You didn’t gain all

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Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Serves 4 2 cups warm, shredded cooked chicken (or about 8 ounces) 6 ounces dry pasta, some sort of short variety (penne, rotini, etc) 1 cup frozen peas 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 cup Vidalia onion,

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Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Raspberry Balsamic VinaigretteServes 1 or 2 (depending on the size of your salad) 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin) 1 teaspoon Penzey’s Raspberry EnlightenmentSeasoning of your choice (I prefer Penzey’s Sunny Paris.)1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard Mix all

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Tomatillo-Radish Salsa

Tomatillo-Radish SalsaServes 8 (1/4 cup portions) 1 pound tomatillos (6-8)6 radishes, shredded3 celery stalks, minced1 cup fresh cilantro, roughly choppedJuice of 1 lemon Peel the husk off the tomatillos. Rinse them under cold water to remove the stickiness. Dice all but two

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Spaghetti Squash Boat

Spaghetti Squash BoatServes 4 1 medium spaghetti squash1/2 onion, diced1/2 red (or green) bell pepper, sliced1 teaspoon olive oil1/2 cup shredded cheeseSalt and pepper to tasteOptional ingredients: jalapeno peppers, diced cherry tomatoes, diced ham Pierce the skin of the squash in

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Coq Au Vin

Coq Au VinServes 8 (average 6 ounce portion by weight) Meals like this are great for cool days, or when you need to feed many people on a budget. It is fast, simple (with a few easy steps) and is

Posted in Carrots, Chicken, Healthy, Mushrooms, Stew, Wine

Somali Bizbaz Sauce

I found this recipe while listening to a podcast of American Public Radio’s The Splendid Table, and made a few minor changes to suit my personal tastes. This is based on a common Somali condiment.  It is creamy with a

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