• Herbed Lemon Garlic, Baked Rutabaga Fries

    | Welcome to installment two of my latest series, “Grocery Store Finds,” where I focus on a specific ingredient that is new to me or I think is underutilized.  This week we have an ingredient that could fit into both of those categories.  Chances are you have heard of a rutabaga.  You may not know what it is, but your mind has remembered hearing about Rutabagas before, probably because Rutabaga is such a fun word to say.  Rutabaga, Rutabaga, Rutabaga.  It doesn’t get old.  I would guess, though, that most of you are like I was 3 weeks ago and don’t know the flavor of the humble rutabaga or how…

  • Crispy Salmon Burgers with Basil Edamame Pesto

    | Hello! I hope you had a wonderful Easter or Passover or normal, weekend.  My week has been a pretty good one.  My training app. updated my training schedule this week so I am a little more sore then normal, but it’s always fun to push myself.  My relationship with food has been better this week.  I can’t say I have been perfect.  I said no to the King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls at dinner…but promptly snuck one…or two, after dinner while doing the dishes, (I should have known better then to bring them into the house) but, I did say no to the Easter candy, so I feel like, all-in-all,…

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Bars

    | It is finally starting to warm up and the sun is coming out.  Do you know what that means?  No more excuses on getting in that activity.  No more, it’s too cold, too icy, too much clothes, too windy, too whatever!  Time to put on those leggings and get out there, take a deep breath of that fresh air and give yourself a pat on the back for getting through another winter. Right now I am training for a half marathon that is happening in a couple of weeks.  I am very excited about it.  It will be my first big city race where their are actual professional runners…give…

  • Sautéed Carrot and Cabbage Ribbons

    | This is just a little something extra this week that is the perfect Spring accompaniment to your Easter or Passover Feast.  It is really just an easy, tasty vegetable side for any dinner.  I threw this together to accompany the Roasted Pineapple Pork Tenderloin dish when I was testing the recipe.   I generally test each recipes at least twice.  Just like you, I make them for dinner.  If they don’t pass my husband’s taste buds, they don’t make it on this blog.  I did not plan on putting this on the blog but my husband was scarfing it down.  By the third time I made the Roasted Pineapple Pork Tenderloin , I was…

  • Roasted Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

    | Hello Everyone, Happy Wednesday!  Only two more days to go.  You got this! So, if I am being honest this has been a mediocre week for me in terms of eating.  I haven’t been out of control by any means, but I also haven’t been my normal, measure it all, count it all, self.  I have just been snacky, little picks here and there.  They haven’t been junk food at all, mostly fruit, the occasional pita, etc, but that stuff adds up!  My weight watcher leader calls it grazing, and it couldn’t be more true.  I feel drawn to the kitchen where I aimlessly open and close cabinets in…

  • Whipped Raspberry Vanilla Farina Pudding

    | Hello everyone!  First of all I want to let you know of a new update on the website, see above photo, to go straight to the recipe.  I understand that scrolling through can sometimes be frustrating, so this new feature with allow you to go straight to the recipe without any struggle.  I hope this makes getting your Feast on, a little easier.  Also, if you are looking to just have the recipe, without the photos, click the Print Recipe link above the header photo and that will give you a text version of the recipe. So I generally try to post A Sweet Treats or Morning Eats on…

  • Sheet Pan Chicken Pot Pie

    |   Hello All, Happy belated St. Patty’s Day.  I hope you got your fill of corned beef and cabbage, and received no pinches because you were sporting your emerald attire.  I had a delicious St. Patrick’s day feast provided by our local butcher.  It was amazing.  The corned beef was flavorful and the cabbage was a literal gift from God, melt in your mouth delicious.  I cannot over express how incredible it truly was.  One of the best meals I have ever had (see instagram for mouthwatering pic). You know what was not amazing this weekend, my self control.  I had a pretty severe case of the F*-its on…

  • Harissa Lentil & Butternut Squash Soup

    Today is my first post for a new section I like to call “Grocery Store Finds.”  This is a concept I have been thinking about for quite some time.  I will not be posting to this section weekly, but likely every other week, depending on the ingredients I find and how they inspire me. I know many of you view grocery store shopping with some distain.  I get it!  It’s another errand you have to run between everything else you have to do.  With the people, long lines, and huge assortment of choices these days, I understand keeping it routine.  This leaves you running in and out, going to the…

  • Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Banana Frosting

    Aka: Abomination Cakes.  Or that’s what my husband calls them.  He doesn’t believe in the cupcake.  He says he wants a full cake and anything short of that is an abomination.  Well wouldn’t it be nice to be able to control yourself with a full cake?  Here’s me with a full cake: Thinking to myself, “I will have just one bite.” I take the bite, now the edge is uneven.  “I will just scrape a little more, you know, to even the edge.” Bite taken.  “Oh no!  There’s even larger dent!”  I think you know where this is going.  Five minutes later, the cake is half gone and I swear…

  • Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Bowls

    Many of you know that I am a runner.  This past weekend I ran my first race of the year, and besides my marathon (because, obviously) this is the race I am most proud of to date.  It’s not that it was the fastest, or the longest, but it showed something in me that I didn’t know I had…perseverance. I started running two years ago just to see if I could do it, and, at a quarter mile at a time, I fell in love.  It’s one of the few times where my mind goes completely blank.  For a person like myself, who is in constant thought/worry, having a moment…