We have these free wall calendars at work and every month a recipe is showcased along with a large picture of it. After staring at this recipe/picture of this recipe for the last month I decided to make it. I love the main ingredients in this and figured this would be right up my alley and it sure was. It also took less than 10 minutes to make this from start to finish, which can’t be beat AND you don’t have to cook anything or heat up an oven so it is very heat-wave friendly as well.
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Tagged avocado, avocado cups, cannellini beans, lemon juice, low carb, red onion, red wine, red wine vinegar, tomato, tuna, tuna and white bean salad
We had pork chops on our menu the other night and I wanted to do something new to me and more exciting than my ole standby, shake n bake (which is still awesome). We had the ingredients for Romesco sauce, which I saw some other bloggers make here and here. I encouraged Greg to make it for us and he did. We enjoyed it a lot. So much so we made salad dressing with the leftover sauce, adding some plain yogurt and a little water the very next night. This was also very delicious!
Posted in Pork, Sauces
Tagged dinner ideas, low carb, low fat, Pork chops, recipe, Roasted red peppers, Robert Irvine, Romesco sauce, spinach, tomatoes
What to do when you want chicken enchiladas but you don’t have any tortillas? Make this and you won’t even miss ‘em! This is all the good stuff of the chicken enchiladas you know and love without all the needless filler of tortillas. You’re probably a little unsure right now about not using tortillas… which is very understandable. I’m here to tell you that we really enjoyed this a lot and realized that the tortillas were never really that necessary after all. Maybe you’ll agree.
I once saw a Diners, Drive Ins and Dives episode that featured a place that made cheeseburger soup and I wanted to make it really badly. Something about it sounded so good to me, but time wore on and I kind of forgot about it. Recently, I saw that one the blogs I frequent featured their own recipe for cheeseburger soup and since the recipe was right there and all I decided to go for it… and I am so happy I did! I am still thinking about it and I made it quite a while ago
This was a quick and easy soup to prepare that packed some great flavor with very few ingredients. 6 to be exact. It was also the first time I have ever cooked with leeks. I’ve been meaning to for a while and now that I have I don’t know how or why I waited so long! Leeks are like jumbo green onions, but you don’t use the dark green parts. They have an onion flavor that is nice and mild. They are really pretty too.
Posted in Soups, Vegetarian
Tagged blender, bon appetit, broccoli soup, creamy, easy, homemade, leeks, low carb, low fat, one pot, pureed, quick, recipe, soup, thyme
On New Years Day our friends (and Wisconsin alum) invited us over to watch the Rose Bowl. The Badgers didn’t win, but they made an awesome lasagna using Ina Garten’s turkey lasagna recipe. It was so good and we were so impressed that I literally made it for us the very next day… with a twist of course. Instead of using lasagna noodles, I used spaghetti squash. If you are a fan of spaghetti squash and lasagna then you will truly love this recipe! No noodles at all and you won’t even miss ‘em. There’s also goat cheese in this recipe. Need I say more? It is a match made in heaven as far as I am concerned!
Posted in Pork, Recipes
Tagged barefoot contessa, casserole, goat cheese, goat cheese lasagna, homemade, Ina Garten, Italian, lasagna, lasagna without noodles, low carb, recipe, sausage, spaghetti squash
This was another dish we made for our Christmas feast. I had some leftover marscapone from the stuffed mushrooms I made and thought I’d try to use it to make creamed spinach. As if creamed spinach needs to be more decadent?! It worked out well and everyone loved the spinach.
Posted in Sides, Vegetarian
Tagged creamed spinach, fresh spinach, garlic, leaf spinach, low carb, marscapone cheese, nutmeg, parmesan cheese, recipe, side dish, vegetarian
For Christmas eve Greg and I were asked to bring a salad and veggie option to our family party. I thought it over and decided to make a homemade caesar salad, with fresh made dressing and croutons. Homemade dressings make such a difference. You can taste each ingredient and they are just far superior to any bottled dressing you find in the grocery store. Making caesar dressing was easy and and the outcome was delicious!
Greg got a loaf of bread from Mancini’s- tomato basil bread to be exact- and I made croutons with it. I don’t see any pictures of them on my camera so I guess I forgot to snap a few. Croutons are easy to make. I cut the bread into small cubes and placed them on a lined baking sheet. I brushed the pieces of bread with olive oil and baked them at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
Posted in Salads, Sauces
Tagged anchovy paste, caesar salad, caesar salad dressing, croutons, easy, fresh, garlic, homemade, Italian, lea & perrins, low carb, recipe, shaved parmesan, worcestershire sauce
We sometimes get requests from our loyal readers for certain recipes and one we recently received was for chicken tortilla soup. This worked out perfectly because I happen to be a huge fan of tortilla soup and I have never made it before. So, I happily took on this challenge and made it on a very cold Sunday afternoon.
Posted in Chicken, Soups
Tagged avocado, chicken, chicken broth, chicken tortilla soup, corn tortilla, dinner ideas, enchilada chicken, garlic, green chilis, green pepper, homemade, how to make, low carb, low fat, Mexican, onion, oregano, recipe, red pepper, soup, tortilla strips
Depending on how long you’ve been following us this may look familiar. I posted this recipe almost a year ago in one of our first posts ever. Since our style has changed a bit since then and I never even showed a picture of it in the bowl, I figured I’d go ahead and share this with you again, or for the first time.
Posted in Chicken, Soups, Uncategorized
Tagged broccoli, broccoli cheddar soup, broccoli cheese soup, cheese, chicken, dinner ideas, easy, good leftovers, homemade, low carb, nutmeg, panera, recipe, sharp cheddar, soup recipe