Green Beans with Anchovy Topping

March 12, 2015

I’ve been back from Michigan for a week, but I have one more recipe to share from my time there. It seems weird to use the phrase “anchovy topping,” because it sounds desserty, but this dish definitely isn’t a dessert. It starts with three very un-desserty ingredients: onion, green pepper, and red pepper.

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That’s 1/2 an onion, 1/2 a green pepper, and (surprise, surprise) 1/2 a red pepper.

I should back up. The idea for this dish came about because Read the rest of this entry »


Double-Lemon Baked Chicken

March 4, 2015

Here’s an easy dinner idea for you. I whipped this up in Michigan, when my friend Lauren came over for dinner, and truth be told, I kinda made it up as it went along. But it ended up being a hit with Lauren, my dad, and my cousin, so… you should try it too!

And here’s a fun fact to sweeten the deal: this recipe has no added fat. The only fat on the plate is the fat in the chicken (some I which I trimmed off). So pig out – this is guilt-free!

It starts with two ingredients that make any dish super flavorful… Read the rest of this entry »


My Mystery Dip…REVEALED!

February 20, 2015

You must be on the edge of your seat! The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. I ended my last post with a tantalizing cliffhanger: what kind of dip would I serve with my jicama and cold cuts platter? The answer is about to be revealed.

But first…let’s play a little Read the rest of this entry »


Jicama + Meat = A Healthy Party Food!

February 19, 2015

Sometimes my mind goes to weird places. The other day, while I was waiting at the service deli at the store, I became fixated with a bizarre question: Could meat be sliced thin enough to be see-through? I ended up ordering 1/2 pound each of turkey pastrami and honey ham, as thin as humanly possible, as when I got home, I immediately tested it out.

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Honey ham = not see-through. Parts were translucent, though! As for the turkey pastrami… Read the rest of this entry »


Homemade, High-Protein Ice Cream!

February 17, 2015

Hope you had a great long weekend!

I got an easy, healthy snack idea for you, and if you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love it even more. This DIY ice cream only has a few ingredients, tastes great, and can be thrown together in a few minutes (although it does take a while to freeze).

Plus, it’s versatile. You can flavor it however you want. I used Read the rest of this entry »


Poached Hake With Orange-Molasses Glaze

February 11, 2015

I cook a lot, but I very rarely fire up all four burners on my stove at the same time. One recent meal, though, required all four, and while juggling so much cookware was a handful, the end result was magnificent.

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I built the menu around one ingredient: Read the rest of this entry »


Well? What Happened To That Poaching Liquid?

January 30, 2015

It’s the resolution to the cliffhanger that had, um, a couple of you racked with anxiety and on the edge of your seats!

Here’s the recap, in case you missed my last post: Read the rest of this entry »


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