A great alternative to traditional potato salad made with mayo – this recipe uses plain yogurt and sour cream to be just as tasty!
A delicious winter soup made with fresh ingredients like potatoes, chives, onions and more. “Souper” savory and hearty :)
I whipped these up to go along with a southwestern stew I made to finish off the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. I couldn’t believe how fantastic they were. Only issue was what to do with the leftovers!
Balsamic vinegar is a must have for every kitchen. For me its a staple like salt and pepper. It can be added to so many dishes to add flavor and zest! Think about traditional fish and chips with malt vinegar on the fries…this is a slightly sweeter alternative! I also have a huge addiction to french fries, so this recipe provides an alternative option to deep frying. Thick-cut russet potatoes are easy to come by and don’t cost a lot of money.
Nothing says fall in New England like apples picked right from the orchard. My mother took my brother and I apple picking every year from the time I was little until I left the house to go to college. It’s a tradition that I always have in my memory. Apples have many natural health benefits, including lowering cholesterol, reducing your risk of certain cancers, asthma prevention, diabetes prevention and more.
If you ask any of my friends they will tell you that I am a pickle fiend. If there is a stray pickle sitting on someones plate that is not going to be consumed, I have no problem reaching across and stealing it without asking! :) I had my first fried pickle in Colorado about a year ago when I was away on a business trip. I recommend using dill pickle chips as the provide the best flavor, but you can also do this with bread and butter chips for a sweet and salty snack.
Like most recipes, the origins of the dish are obscure, and there are many legends about it. As the name is derived from carbone (the Italian word for coal), some believe that the dish was first made as a hearty meal for Italian charcoal workers. This theory gave rise to the term “coal miner’s spaghetti”, which is used to refer to spaghetti alla carbonara in parts of the United States. Regardless of how it came about, it’s a delicious combination of pasta, cheese and bacon (yay bacon!).
Craving Chinese takeout? Save the calories and make it at home where you can control what goes it in. This tangy, sweet and spicy dish has marinated chicken instead of fried and extra garlic for more flavor. The crisp snow peas offer a nice, crunchy compliment to the chicken. Add brown rice to the side for a health, fiber-rich starch!
The fall season is upon us and one of my favorite dishes to make is Chili. It’s filling, full of flavor and relatively healthy if you use turkey. You can also make this dish vegetarian by using beans and vegetable broth. This is a variation of a chili I found on allrecipes.com about 2 years ago. This chili will yield 2 portions (one of the hard ones to make for one….but I figure having some leftover is okay since it tastes good reheated!).
I definitely enjoy savory food over sweets. If someone offered me a fried chicken finger or a brownie, more than likely I’d take the chicken finger. This recipe is a variant of my mother’s classic pan seared breaded chicken breasts. While it’s not 100% low fat, it is a much healthier version of the classic chicken fingers and fries because it uses olive oil vs vegetable oil and doesn’t involve a deep fryer.