So far, I have been VERY impressed by the recipes I’ve tried from the South Beach Diet book. This recipe was so easy, and so good that I might serve it at my next dinner party. The lemon dijon sauce is optional — I think this would be great with or without. Continue reading →
I’ve been in love with mushrooms lately. For a while I convinced myself that I wasn’t a mushroom fan, but I totally flip-flopped and can’t get enough of them now. The original recipe (cooking light mag) called for breading the chicken, but frankly, I just didn’t feel like dirtying the 3 extra dishes. Instead I pan seared it and finished it in the oven. Next time I’ll make a pan gravy with thyme, lemon, and stock to pour over top. Yum. Continue reading →
Round two of homemade pizza night. I was a little willy-nilly with the mozzarella in my first recipe, so this one is a blend of cheeses that I had in my fridge. I think this pizza was my favorite of the two, but just by a hair and largely because there is BACON involved.
One of my favorite grocery-store guilty pleasures is the cheese-stuffed crust pizzas. Even though most frozen pizzas are so so so so unhealthy because it is so processed and has a lot of extra sugar and sodium, etc., I still crave this. I decided to try my hand at a whole wheat crust and this one won with its great reviews online. It’s so good! Make this for someone who doesn’t like whole wheat pizza – they’ll love it. This is pizza #1 of 2 that we made with this dough. And although it’s not technically whole wheat as it does have some white flour too, it’s still healthier than an all-white pizza.
This recipe comes from a vegetarian cooking class I was treated to at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. It’s a bit labor intensive, but overall it is a tasty and impressive looking treat. Colleen came up with the cute moniker (I just typed monkier by accident and laughed for 5 minutes to myself….ahhh, sigh) and I think it would be a super cute Christmas appetizer. Continue reading →
Chicken, chicken, chicken. Yes, my last few posts have been chicken dishes…but I’ve been a little uninspired lately. I’ve had scrambled eggs for dinner way too often lately. Hopefully we’ll be getting back on track soon 🙂