Low Carb

meatless monday: enchilada stuffed spaghetti squash

meatless monday: enchilada stuffed spaghetti squash

  [dropcap]M[/dropcap]y husband recently started a new workout program and is strictly following the meal plan that goes with it.  Which is making it harder for me to put together meals.  The real challenge is when I want to cook vegetarian.  He is allowed lots […]

Sizzling Chicken Skillet

Sizzling Chicken Skillet

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] remember seeing a commercial for either Chili’s or Applebees before.  They had this cheesy chicken skillet that looked so good.  The base appeared to be mashed potatoes then they were topped with fajita veggies and chicken.  To finish the dish they topped it with […]

soup sundays: homemade chicken broth

soup sundays: homemade chicken broth

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n our house we use chicken broth for a lot of different things.  Anything that calls for water such as rice or quinoa we cook in chicken broth to give it an extra dimension of flavor.  Also if you follow this blog, you know that […]

carb fakeout: pesto spaghetti (squash) with roasted veggies

carb fakeout: pesto spaghetti (squash) with roasted veggies

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ately low carb nights have become a common theme in our house.  Previously I have written before about how my husband followed a pretty strict carb cycling program that helped him drop 10 lbs.  Now it’s more of a lifestyle for him.  Typically we don’t eat many […]

carb fakeout: meatballs and zoodles

carb fakeout: meatballs and zoodles

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] LOVE carbs!  Love them!  I like potatoes pretty much in any fashion. A good homemade pasta makes my mouth water.  I love the grains as well, farro, quinoa, wheatberries and lentils are some of my favorites.  When I lived alone I tended not to cook […]

spaghetti sauce turned soup: 2 meals, one method

spaghetti sauce turned soup: 2 meals, one method

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter being gone for a week from vacation sometimes all you want is a home cooked meal. However, in my case, I had one day for that to happen before I was turning around to jet set again. I was working from home on our […]

summer grillin’ sunday: grilled chicken with the sides

summer grillin’ sunday: grilled chicken with the sides

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]undays at my house are typically “Soup Sundays”.  Even in the summer.  I can eat soup when it’s 100 degrees out and it doesn’t bother me.  I mainly make it because then I have a huge pot for leftovers for lunches for the week.  However, […]

italiano inspiration: eggplant

italiano inspiration: eggplant

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]am not sure if I have mentioned enough my LOVE for travel.  Especially international travel.  I don’t regret too many things in life really because I believe that whatever experiences you go through, good or bad, will teach you a lesson.  You will learn something […]