Tortilla Soup Has NO Calories

Okay, technically tortilla soup does have calories, but I'm a bit amazed at how few.  The chicken broth base has next to nothing.  The gobs of vegetables we added has next to nothing.  The chicken we cooked and threw in is really what did it and even that was pretty minimal for an evening meal.  Of course, tortillas in tortilla soup could certainly up the calories, but we forgot to put those in and never even noticed they were missing- the soup was THAT good.So this starts opening up the world of foods for me....more

Healthy Delicious Recipes

Recently I was privileged to learn some cooking tips from Chef Jacques at El Camino hospital.  He made a delicious chicken with artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes.  It was low-sodium, and yet delicious because he used herbs for seasoning....more

Recipe Monday - White Wine Steak Sauce

  Sippy cups not included. RECIPE:...more

Sunday Pasta™: Fusilli con Funghi, Pancetta e Pinoli (Mushrooms and Pine Nuts)

I have no idea where this recipe comes from. I know that my mamma has been making it deliciously for decades, but from there its origins are obscure. Maybe it hails from a quaint village in northern Italy. Or just maybe it hails from a quaint village in northern New Jersey. Hmm… Either way, to me it is a quintessentially fall or winter dish. Pinoli (pine nuts), pancetta, and fresh mushrooms combine to serve up the colors, tastes, and smells of a cool crisp day....more
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Make this soup! Healthy lasagna soup: Laine style

Out of all the meals I’ve made this week, lasagna soup has been the fan favorite! And between our regular meal plan and the kids being sick, I’ve made a lot of soup this week....more
@Laine Griffin even better than the first time. it's a go to recipe in our arsenal now :) ...more

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

A few months ago I bought a box of organic quinoa at Trader Joe's, but never did anything with it -- until last night. I guess I was a little intimidated by it, but I'm not sure why because it was so simple to make and really soaked in the flavor of the other ingredients in these vegan and gluten-free stuffed peppers. I like my stuffed peppers a little bit firmer, but if you prefer them softer, just bake them in the oven longer. I also stuffed only 3 peppers, because they were extra large, but this recipe really makes enough for 4-5 regular sized peppers. ...more

Monday meals: week of January 9, 2012

Here we go ya'll. Time to figure out what we're eatin' this week. I'm only semi-inspired by my menu.Monday: Lasagna soup - tomato soup with  tortellini and a drop of part-skim ricotta on top. Also, some sort of mixed chopped veggie salad, and homemade bread if I can find the time to finally get my new bread machine out!...more
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Recipe Monday - Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

A great twist on buttercream frosting, not too sweet, and not too sticky. And so easy! RECIPE:...more

A super food in a super simple salad

I was a bad blogger. In my first post on a new site I only revealed the recipe for one of the items – the parsnip purée.   A very loyal reader wasted no time in pointing this out (thanks she-who-will-not-be-named).  The requested recipe – a kale salad with an apple vinaigrette. Yes, kale in a salad. Raw, crunchy, healthy, but oh so edible....more

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