Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sorry it's been so long...

20 Minute Chicken Creole

French Onion Soup--yech! Never again...

Thanksgiving Turkey-
Whenever I roast a turkey, (about once a year) I do something kind of odd and actually marinate it, rather than dry roast it or use a brine.

One Dish Turkey and Biscuits

Turkey Frame Soup- - the best thing about cooking a turkey--all of the stuff you can do with the leftovers, as the above two dishes demonstrate!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Some other stuff...

Hickory Beef Fajitas

Sicilian Pasta with Tuna and Capers

Turkey Barley Soup

Tostada Pizza (made with buffalo)

Running Fuel

Let me tell you the best part about running and cycling a lot. What most people would call a "diet bomb"...I get to call FUEL. Below is my favorite pre-workout snack in two easy steps.

Step 1-
You take an oatmeal raisin cereal bar. And then you take another oatmeal raisin cereal bar. Slather one of them with reduced fat peanut butter.

Step 2-
You smush them together into a delicious sandwich-type snack.

Some more vegetarian stuff..


Green Lentil and Veggie Soup

Some sort of Greek Salad

Tomato and Feta Pita Pizzas

Garbanzo Skillet

Spicy Spaghetti and Veggies

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Some vegetarian stuff...

Cranberry Almond Cereal
Fresh blueberries from the farmer's market were a last-minute addition. There are so many grains in this cereal to help you power through the day: oats, bulgur wheat, barley.

Mushroom Tofu Pockets
My first time to make anything with puff pastry sheets, which probably aren't the healthiest thing you could eat. But everything inside is just fine for your body!

Spinach Salad with Avocado and Oranges

Pasta Primavera with Asparagus

Ham and Bean Soup

Chicken with Lemon Herb Pan Sauce

Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops

Lentil and Sausage Soup

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Broiled Shrimp with Feta, Orzo, and Tomatoes
Yum! This one's another recipe from _The Rock Cafe Cookbook._

Sloppy Joes and Corn on the Cob with Cajun Herbed Butter
This was a farmer's market special. Buffalo substituted for the ground beef, which is leaner, and the corn is finally in season! Woo-hoo!

Red Pepper and Onion Sandwiches

Vegetarian Stuff...

Meatless Tacos

Bean and Cheese Burritos

Tortilla and Black Bean Casserole

Lentil and Veggie Tostadas

Pasta Primavera

So, that's a lot of vegetarian meals right there at the end. I can't say I'm ready to totally eschew meat, but I must say, it's quite a bit cheaper when you're not buying those expensive cuts of meat.


Sometimes when you're trying new things, they don't work out. (See also listening to friends' musical suggestions, trying out new restaurants, viewing documentaries you've never heard of...)

Here are a couple monumental recipe failures from the last week or two...

Beans with Pesto Bulgur
YECCCHHH! I was able to get two bites of this down before I realized I had made a horrible, horrible mistake! (Yes, you have to take the second bite to make sure you didn't somehow process it wrong.)

Couscous with Dried Fruit, Butternut Squash and Turmeric
Woah! I can't describe to you how much of a disappointment this one was.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sesame Tofu Stir-fry

Meatless Tacos

So, I figured I would try something vegetarian every now and then, to dip my foot in another culinary pool, so to speak. I'm not sure what to think about tofu so far.

Summer Corn Soup

Salmon Teriyaki

Mozzarella Stuffed Burgers with Arugula Pesto

Here's three more from The Rock Cafe Cookbook.

Tuscan Style Chicken Pasta

Spicy Sausage Sandwiches

Here's another two from Runner's World. Lotsa protein!

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs--I've got tons of Jack's BBQ sauce made up if anyone wants any...

Lemon Mustard Chicken--Also really good on a salad the next day.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Fresh tomatoes from the farmer's market! (I'm pretty sure that if you didn't process this in the blender and let it cool, you'd wind up with salsa.)

Three More from Runner's World

Grilled Salmon with Lentil Tabouli

Tuscan Style Chicken Pasta

Feta Tuna Pockets