Month: October 2013

Bacon-Cheddar Popcorn Salad

Bacon-Cheddar Popcorn Salad Seriously?I saw this in the deli at my local grocery store. I normally don’t shop the deli, because there is little to choose from that meets our caloric and sodium menu plans. However, they had a healthier

Posted in Bacon, Cheddar, popcorn, Salad, Side DIsh

You Can’t Do That! It’s Impossible! It’s Crazy!

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho For those of you keeping track (you know who you are!), today was day 7 of my Cold Shower challenge. My what????

Posted in Challenge, Change, Fear, Motivation

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with MushroomsServe 6 Served here with roasted fingerling potatoes and a baked Atlantic cod. 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts (approximately) halved it they are large1 pound mushrooms, any type, washed and sliced4 tablespoons olive oil, dividedSeasoning of

Posted in Baked, Brussels Sprouts, Cod, Mushrooms, Potato, Roasted, Side DIsh

Poached Egg on Pulled Pork Chili

Poached Eggs on Pulled Pork ChiliA hearty breakfast for one Pulled Pork ChiliServes 8 8 ounces prepared pulled pork6 medium tomatoes diced (or 2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained)One 6 ounce can low sodium V8 (omit if using canned tomatoes)3 cups

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Fried Chicken with Sauteed Green Beans and Squash

Buttermilk Breaded Fried Chicken  6 pieces I have NEVER deep fried chicken at home before, only when I worked at a fast food restaurant 26 years ago. I don’t know why I have never done it. I will certainly do

Posted in Chicken, Fried, Green Beans, Squash

Update on Oatmeal Muffins

A few weeks ago, I posted a recipe for Oatmeal Muffins that my wife made. I want to tell you about a few modifications that we tried which were successful. (See the earlier blog post for the specific baking instructions.)

Posted in Corn, Cranberries, Muffin, Oatmeal, Pumpkin

Change is an Ongoing Process

If you want to change something, there is a defined process or set of steps. Everyone takes all the steps. Sometimes the time lag between steps is brief, and sometimes the duration of one step can be very long. Some

Posted in Change, Control, Motivation, Podcast, Self-control, Success, weight loss

Asparagus and Bleu Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Asparagus and Bleu Cheese Stuffed Grilled Chicken BreastServes 4 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless (approximately 6 ounces each)1 cup asparagus, cut into 1 inch lengths1 ounce bleu cheese1 ounce cream cheese1/2 tablespoon olive oilSpices and herbs of your choice

Posted in Asparagus, Bleu Cheese, Chicken, Grilled

Sauteed Asparugus with Shallots

Sauteed Asparagus and ShallotsServes 4 1 pound asparagus (fresh or frozen)1 tablespoon olive oil2-3 large shallots, choppedSalt and pepper to taste Trim woody ends from asparagus (either cutting the ends off, or picking up one stalk at a time, and

Posted in Asparagus, Shallot, Side DIsh, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian